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While I'm not entirely pleased that my kittens seem to have taken this up as a manual of behavior. Seriously, I often ask them--AGAIN?!

The specificity and truthfulness of this book of poems -- ostensibly written by cats, although I'm pretty suspicious that a human helped a bit -- makes it my all-time favorite gift for cat people, and one of our best sellers in the store to boot. Whether modern or traditional, with iambs or without, these poems all manage to hit home in a way that's both humorous and wince-inducing.

I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats by Francesco Marciuliano ($12.95, Chronicle Books), recommended by Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC.