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8 Books That Prove Cat Lovers Are Insane

Hi, Internet. Cats!

While we're talking about cats, rampant cat enthusiasm has created an opportunity for any lonely maniac with a computer to publish a book, and that kind of thing doesn't go unpunished. The following eight books are the consequences of cat lovers selling ridiculous things to one another.

Please note that despite my exhaustive archaeology of the esoteric, I want to respect the attention span of any cat enthusiasts who might be reading this online. I know they're expecting Impact font and absurdism, so for those people, I ended each entry with a review written by an actual cat from the book. Of course, those people stopped reading a few sentences ago, so I guess now I'm just bragging to you about how thoughtful I am to the feelings of those dumber than us.

#8. Feng Shui for You and Your Cat by Alison Daniels, 2000

Feng Shui for You and Your Cat is 154 pages of home decorating tips to maximize your cat's spiritual happiness, except 80 pages are just portraits of cats nowhere near furniture. It's like someone spent three years of their life taking glamour shots of pets and only made this book about furniture sorcery to not look crazy.

Let's assume for the sake of the cats that there is an invisible force called qi that flows through your apartment. It can heal wounds, cheer you up and even block yoga flames, yet it's completely foiled by an improperly facing card table. I already know it works, because every war has been won by the side with the most unimpeded qi in their foxholes. So I'm not trying to convince anyone that feng shui is real. I'm trying to say that when you're dealing with an animal that at any time may see a ghost and sprint into the wall, magical furniture arrangement is pretty irrelevant. I mean, am I right, wizards?

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#7. How to Massage Your Cat by Jane Buckle, 1996

Only about 1 percent of this book has anything to do with massage techniques, because there are only two ways to massage a cat -- regular and Of Mice and Men. Most of How to Massage Your Cat is devoted to strangely sexual encouragements to touch cats under any and all circumstances. For example, here's an excerpt from Chapter 2 -- When to Massage Your Cat:

"Well, what's wrong with starting right now? Whisper massage into your cat's ear. Linger over the S's. Your pet will respond with a curious look until he has learned the word. But then he will roll over onto his back, smile a dreamy smile and whisper back, me-ooh, now."

I can't say much for the author's sentence structure, but her raw feline sexuality has me spraying all over the wall. And that passage wasn't taken out of context for comedic purposes-- that's the entire chapter. Oh, and if you're wondering what kind of erotic mischief this sexy author got up to on page 69, I've included it here. I swear I didn't modify this in any way.

When you're talking about punchlines for cat butthole cartoons, "FIRE NUMBER 1" is what's known as a "slam dunk."

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#6. Crafting With Cat Hair by Kaori Tsutaya, 2011

Most people waste their pet remains. I personally have so many cat skeletons piling up in my garage that many nights I can't tell where their screams end and mine begin. The fact is, nearly all sane households throw their pet hair away before they've even glued eyes to it! Not Kaori Tsutaya. She makes book covers and mittens out of hers. Thanks to her, I know how to not only harvest the hair of a cat, but also use it to patch a hole in a moth-eaten sweater! That sounds like an absurdly specialized skill, but if I'm ever in that situation, I can't think of a better way to tell nearby people they'll be the first to die.

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#5. Training & Showing Your Cat by Marie Cahill, 1991

Do you want to teach an animal tricks but have too much spare time for a dog? Then this is the book for you. Training & Showing Your Cat isn't simply for men looking for a way to tell their wives they've lost their penis. This is a comprehensive guide to cat tricks and cat runway shows. If you want to do anything to or with a cat, it's either covered in this book or you're under arrest. It is impossibly efficient. By page 23, it's already showing you how to train your cat to do this:

This book might make your cat too smart. In fact, the title of the last chapter is "You Have Trained Us Well, Human. Now Witness the Master's Reward," and it's a picture of your cat giving birth on your grave.

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