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Cat's Eye View ('Cat' Poetry by MG Rorai)

Title: Catnip, Toilet Paper, and Lasers
Author: M.G. Rorai
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 146
Genre: Poetry

My Review

At the risk of being called a heartless person, I have a confession to make. I am not really a cat person. That is not to say that I am a dog person instead. Actually, I am not really a pet person. As in, I had a pet once for a very short duration, but then certain circumstances made it impossible for me to keep him. My only close interaction with a cat was when I stayed with a friend, who is a cat lover, for a couple of days.  But I do like cat pics and small doses.

So, why did I choose to read this book? Well, one, because it is poetry. And two, it is poetry on a subject that I've never read and that I can't even imagine writing about. The very idea fascinated me. You know, treading into unchartered waters, etc.  this is me doing it in a very small way.

Catnip, Toilet Paper, and Lasers is the world from a feline viewpoint. The poems tell us about 'my human/my owner', about adventures  indoors and outdoors, and more. These poems will leave you with a smile on your face and a warmth inside you, irrespective of whether you are a cat lover or not.

My favourite through reading these poems has been viewing the human activities from the eyes of the cats. An example:

My human raked leaves
this way and that,
gathering a pile
then tapping it flat.

And the feline reaction to the human activities. An example is what follows the leaf-raking:

I saw my chance
and zoomed out the door
aiming straight for the pile—
this will be a great score.

All in all, MG Rorai's Catnip, Toilet Paper, and Lasers is not just poems about cats. It is also about finding smiles in day-to-day routine work and choosing to love the eccentricities in others.

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Book Blurb

This purrfectly hilarious cat poem collection while bring back wonderful memories of your feline friends and have you busting with laughter. 9 out of 10 cats recommend this book, the 10th one was Grumpy Cat.

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About the Author

M.G. Rorai enjoys hanging with her cats and annoying her husband. She's been writing for as long as she can remember and is slightly obsessed with cats.




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