20 November 2009


Whiskers, Wit, and Wisdom
True Cat Tales and the Lessons They Teach
by Niki Anderson
Howard Books (July 7, 2009)
ISBN: 978-1416590682

True Cat Tales and the Lessons They Teach
A Book Even Dog Owners Will Love
(THE WOODLANDS, TX) Niki Anderson delights cat lovers with a new release of 45 kitty stories filled with wisdom, both feline and divine. Tales of mischief and narratives of compassion serve as a bridge to the heart of cat owners among the 90 million cats in America. Each true account points the reader to a loving God. Biblical concepts spring naturally from every story and focus on themes like service, trust, opportunity, and courage.

This charming collection of pussycat purr-spectives, enhanced with full page photos of cats and kittens, offers the refreshing surprise that lessons abound in good and not-so-good experiences with cats. Feline fur-iends like Maxwell, Lily, and Cinnamon, shed wit and wisdom on human challenges.

Worried about a teen? Through a kitten named Lucky, readers observe God's mercy on the young and reckless. Waiting for a break? Like Kitty, leap on opportunity. Put off by tough types? Try offering friendship, like Danger.

Numerous truths unfold from the antics, habits, and endearments of cats in their various predicaments and services:
  • living in a tree
  • facing death in a snow bank
  • bringing cheer at a prison
  • surviving 9-11
  • comforting the cancer-stricken
  • leaving a memorial after Hurricane Katrina

Each story begins with a Bible verse and a sentence Purr-rayer that launches the story (Dear God, deliver me from the arrogance of unfounded and arbitrary judgments).

Included is a humor quip of Kitty Wit (The house belongs to the cat; we just pay the mortgage), and a snippet of fact in The Tail End (A tabby cat is not a breed, but a color pattern of stripes or whorls or even spots), and a biographical note describing the cat’s owner, like Libby Riddles, the first woman to win the Iditerod.

“With a researcher’s verve, a journalist’s precision, and a contemplative’s heart, Anderson teaches as well as entertains,” says consulting editor and reviewer Laurie Klein. “Each story opens with a fetching photo-op…and closes with musings that never wag a finger.”

In stories that portray the nature of cats and reveal the character of God, readers gain practical help from the fur-coated tutorship in Whiskers, Wit, and Wisdom.


Best known for her cat books, Niki Anderson is the author of bestseller, What My Cat Has Taught Me About Life, and has received three Angel Awards for literature that promotes ethical and moral excellence. She composes unusual and factual stories that enamor readers and offer insight for wise and godly living. Her books of meditations for cat fanciers have sold over 340,000 copies in the US and are translated in Japanese and Thai.


"Each story satisfies the soul. Beyond that, the unique format offers feline
trivia, humor, and prayer. I bought a copy for a friend and she reads one story
to her cat every night!"
Anne F. Kleehammer


"Great stories with Biblical applications make the purrrfect start for my day or
a quick afternoon pick up. Impeccable writing and wonderful layout--this book
makes a great gift."

"Truly uplifting stories about cats whose loyalty, wisdom and intriguing antics
have amazed us all for years. And the life-lessons Ms. Anderson draws in each
account are equally worth our sincere reflection."
James Vasquez,
PhD, MDiv


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