I’ve been reading Chuck McKenzie’s accounts of his conversations with his cat, posted sporadically on Facebook, for a while now, and the exchange always make me laugh. It’s the age-old double act with the hapless and confused (but occasionally triumphant) on one side, and a cat on the other.
These little chats are not twee or cutesie in the slightest. They’re sharp – as sharp as Macready’s claws, ever ready to be deployed to make a… ahem… point. The topics range from politics to poop, and the consequences of vet visits for both human and kitty, especially when certain ‘required procedures’ are enacted upon unsuspecting felines (and they get their revenge).
Full of dark humour, swearing, and the daily argy-bargy of cats and their people trying to establish dominance, Conversations with my Cat is full of dialogue very familiar to every cat owner in the world. It’s no coincidence that it’s also full of the deep fondness that humans have for their contrary and sometimes bossy best friends.
Looking for a delightful gift for the cat lover in your life, or the office Secret Santa/Kris Kringle – look no further!
You can get Conversations with my Cat at several different online stores, including:
Or ask your bookseller to order it in through IngramSpark (Australian RRP AU$24.99).
You can also contact the human author directly (through DMs on Instagram @chuck.mckenzie.author or Facebook) for a paperback signed by both Chuck and MacReady!