Why Cats are Assholes
Liz Miele, Chelsea Trousdale
- 200 Pages
- March 30, 2021
- ISBN: 9781510756229
- Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing
- Trim Size: 5.5in x 8.25in
Most people love cats. They’re fluffy, playful, and can be a joy to have as a companion. However, they can also be huge assholes. So what can you do? How do you deal with a roommate who always seems to be plotting to kill you?
While we all love sharing adorable photos of kittens, these frisky felines are known more for marching to the beat of their own drum than abiding by the rules. From running around your home at two in the morning, knocking everything off your shelves, or taking up most of your bed, these furry critters can be immensely selfish and disrespectful to those who give them endless love and affection.
Why Cats are Assholes is up for such a challenge. From studying their history all the way back to ancient Egypt, comedian Liz Miele—the daughter of veterinarians—digests the cat psyche to try and understand why they do the things they do, and how we, as their loyal servants, can handle domestic bliss with them around.
With the help of her cat Pasta, Miele breaks down the common behaviors of cats in an attempt to try and better understand their plan of attack (if there is one), as well as what we can do to better prepare ourselves.
Whether you have one, two, or twelve fur babies, Why Cats are Assholes is the ultimate guide to better understanding your pet’s behavior while taking back your home from these domesticated terrorists.
Chelsea Trousdale is an illustrator and designer, currently based in Utah. She received her BFA in illustration from BYU. Trousdale has two studio assistant cats named Mac and Dillion, who are both very unhelpful but a great source of inspiration. You can view her work on her website at www.chelseatrousdale.com or on her Instagram @chelsea_trousdale.
“I was mere seconds into my friend Liz Miele's Why Cats Are Assholes, when I was interrupted by my cat Michaeleen, who thought biting my feet would add a 3D life-imitates-art element to the reading experience. Why Cats Are Assholes is perfect for people who don't really think cats are assholes, but sort of understand how Liz came up with the title.” —Todd Barry, comedian and author of Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg