Thousand Oaks, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/11/2014 -- XC Publishing, a small, independent publisher, has a unique distinction. They are the first publisher to provide a guidebook explaining humans -- from a cat's point of view. The Cat's Guide to Human Behavior by Xina Marie Uhl is a humorous look at humans' bizarre habits and desires from a feline perspective. Designed as an entertaining gift book, it advises cats on such topics as how to:
- Chase away their humans' annoying romantic partners
- Implement tried and true techniques to increase their food supply
- Wake their slumbering companions at prime meowing hours —2 am – 5 am
The guidebook addresses numerous situations, such as how to deal with getting wet. This excerpt is from p. 15:
Humans have a distressing love of water: drinking it, rubbing their hands in it, standing in showers of it. They will sometimes try to put you in it. DO NOT LET THIS OCCUR. Fight for your life. When they try that stuff, all bets are off. Yowl. Howl. Scratch. Hiss. Fling yourself back and forth, up and down. Make sure they remember how much trouble this is.
Uhl has released several fantasy novels, but this is her first humorous book. "I realized that things we take for granted, such as the garbage truck coming down the street, have no frame of reference for a cat. As I imagined what explanation they would come up with, and took into account cats' aloof and distinctive personalities, the result naturally became humorous."
The slim volume, 5.5" x 8.5", clocks in at 50 pages. Full color photos of cats illustrate the book. Readers can purchase the title directly through XC Publishing.net or via online outlets such as Amazon.com. High resolution photos of the book cover and author, along with other promotional material and an excerpt, are posted at XCPublishing.net. Review copies may be requested free of charge.
About Xina Marie Uhl
Xina Marie Uhl is an animal lover and freelance writer living in Southern California. She maintains a Facebook page of crazy kitty pictures and other links. She is available for interviews and appearances, and can be contacted through XC Publishing.net.