If It Fits, I Sits


If It Fits, I Sits
Cats in Awkward Places

Gallery Books, 2016

From the back of the book, “Anyone who knows cats knows how much they love squeezing themselves into weird, uncomfortable-looking, and unfortunate places. And they do it with such aplomb! Will we ever know why? Probably not. With more than one hundred photos of cats caught in the act, If It Fits, I Sits celebrates the quirky, adorable, no-nonsense spirit of felines everywhere.”

It’s amazing what we felines can get up to, isn’t it? We can get ourselves in the craziest places and in the oddest positions and still be comfortable. This book is full of photos of cats doing just that and some of them are really funny.

I will admit I was worried a little when I saw some of the photos of cats and kittens in outdoor places. I hoped they weren’t strays left to fend for themselves. And that brings up the only thing I didn’t like about the book – that there is no identifiable author and maybe 98% of the photos came from various ‘stock’ sources online. That worries me because with other books, the author/compiler/photographer goes to great length to say no cats were harmed and all the cats were either rescued or adopted. The ones inside are probably fine. But it’s the outdoor kitties where I pause.

Rating 3 out 5 paws only because I worry about the fate of the outdoor kitties in these photos.

if-it-fits-i-sitsReviewer: Simon



4 thoughts on “If It Fits, I Sits

  1. Book Club Mom February 1, 2017 / 6:48 am

    These pictures make me smile. When I was growing up, our cats would do some of the same things and they were always so smug about it – wanting recognition but barely thanking us for the attention! I agree with your comments about the source of the outside pictures and hope the same for the outdoor kitties.


  2. 15andmeowing February 1, 2017 / 11:31 am

    I hope all the cats were safe too.


  3. Summer February 1, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    The idea for this book sounds awesome… sad that they didn’t use more original photos, and so many stock ones. It would have been easy to get originals by sourcing the cat blogging community and soliciting through social media.

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