In this age of the Internet, cats rule. They’re everywhere. They make us squeal with delight, coo at their adorableness, and laugh at all their video hijinks. That’s why a novelty book like Some Very Interesting Cats Perhaps You Weren’t Aware Of fits in very well with today’s audiences.
This new full-color small hardcover book comes from author and illustrator Doogie Horner, whose insanely adorable 100 Ghosts: A Gallery of Harmless Haunts made our 2013 All Hallows Read recommendations. In Some Very Interesting Cats Horner gives us a look at just that — a tiny glimpse at the secret lives of 100 or so very interesting cats (one of nine lives per cat, that is). But unlike famous felines Morris the finicky spokesperson, Socks the Presidential pet, or current internet sensations Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub, the furballs featured in this illustrated collection are very little known. For example, there’s David, the Werecat, who was bitten upon the Scottish moors; the “Declawed” Boots Tidyman — you thought he was defenseless, think again!; and my favorite, Snickers, the Hideous Stray, who comes to your door not for a saucerful of milk, but rather for your souls (he’s swallow your soul!!!).
From the people who brought you Thor Kid comes a new video called X-Men Origins: Wolverine Cat and with a title like that, you should hit the jump and watch that shit. I’ve also included the making-of video, which has some deleted shots – don’t worry, watching the behind-the-scenes magic won’t spoil it for you, you’ll still enjoy seeing the Adamantium-clawed kitty tear shit up.
And while we’re on the subject of cats, I thought I’d give a shout-out to my talented kitty-sister, Layla The Counting Maine Coon Cat, who recently learned to count to seven — to 7, people! She also does Hi Fives, Hi Tens, and Roll Overs. Watch her latest video here. Treats!