I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano

Dec 7, 2012

Francesco Marciuliano writes the comic strip Sally Forth and has carried his sense of humor over to I Could Pee on This. As the title states, this is a book of poetry written by cats. It is illustrated with pictures of the cat authors.  The cat pictures range from awww cute to majestic to disdainful, just like cats. I laughed my way through the whole book and had to mop my eyes several times. The first poem is entitled Family and sets the tone for the rest of the book. Here is Family:

Sometimes when I lie on your warm chest
And hear your every happy sigh
I gaze into your two kind eyes
And wonder, ‘Who is that?’

There is also another poem on toilet paper and I couldn’t decide whether to laugh or cry (I have hooligan twins who are bent on destroying every roll in my house). It helps to be obsessed with cats but I suspect non-cat lovers will enjoy the humor as well. Highly recommended for laugh out loud pleasure and stressful times.

Written by Fran D.