All I Need to Know

Merlin here.

Look, we all know that cats know everything. And most of us are pretty good at teachin' our beans what they need to know. This one ladybean had a cat named Binky, and she learned a whole lot from Binky. So the ladybean wrote a book about how much she's learned from Binky, even though Binky has gone to the Rainbow Bridge, the ladybean still remembered all the important lessons that she learned from Binky over the whole 18 1/2 years of Binky's life! Isn't that a very neat thing, and very nice of the ladybean to do.

I wonder why Mom hasn't written a book about all she's learned from me. Anyway.

So the ladybean wrote the book, and so many beans and kitties liked it, that they re-issued it with new stuff! The nice people at the publisher sent me a copy of it, because they wanted to get a kitty's opinion. But they didn't pay me or anything. Maybe I should look into that.

So the book has LOTS of important rules that all cats know, and that beans should learn. One of my favorites is "Be Hard to Leave." Look, nobody's better than cats (except maybe bean blurpy things) at making sure to be hard to leave. I know I am VERY good at it. See, here's the picture from the book.
See that? Okay, now for an example of how skilled I am at this particular characteristic, I present the following picture. Just so you know, this isn't staged for this particular post, this picture was first posted exactly one year ago today.

See? I am very good at this stuff. Even though I already know everything, readin' the book was good for me, cause it reminded me of all the things that are important to remember, and things that I have to be sure to remind my Mom and Dad about a lot.

The book also has a quiz in it, so beans can find out if they are "cat people." Whatever that means, who doesn't like cats? But Mom says that the quiz was really funny, and that especially all our cat blogosphere friends would particularly appreciate it.

Mom read the book, too. She laughed and laughed, and she said "awwww" a couple times, too. And it made her want to hug me and kiss me and pet me, so I liked that. She liked the book a lot, and said she was going to give it to some people for Chrissymouse. If you're one of those people, I hope I didn't just spoil the surprise. Mom says the book isn't very spensive and would prolly make a good stockin' stuffer.

Here's where you can go read about the book or the ladybean.
Here's where you can pick a place to buy the book.

18 Meows:

The Meezers meowed...

oh we just gotted that book! Mommy gotted the original when it ferst came out and she loved it lots, and she loves this one even more!

Anonymous meowed...

I missed ya merlin! Glad to see you back...I wonder what my cat person quiz results would be?

Anonymous meowed...

I'm definitely getting it for mom.
Maybe she'll learn something :)

Cecilia & The 2Bs meowed...

Ha, ha. Merlin you are a very skilled cat. It's good to see you guys are doing well.

Eric and Flynn meowed...

That looks like a furry good book. Our mum could probly learn a lot furrom it.

Purrchance To Dream meowed...

We readed that bookie, too!
Lotsa beanie giggles.

Daphne & Chloe

Parker meowed...

I bet my mommy would love that book!

Tyler meowed...

Now I know what to get Mom for Christmas.

Spooker meowed...

Wishing you & your family a very Merry Christmas!

The gang from Purrchance To Dream

Maggy & Zoey meowed...

Merry Meow Christmas to Merlin and Dobby and all their family...
have fun.

Rascal meowed...

Merry Christmas Merlin and Dobby!

ML (Mary Lynn) meowed...

Hi Merlin & Dobby, just stopping by to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas,
Love that book and that photo of you in tha window... be hard to leave, hee hee.
Missy Blue Eyes & KC
and all the "Sherwood Shelter"

Spooker meowed...

Merlin & Dobby,
Where are y'all???
Anyway, Meowy Christmas from
Purrchance To Dream

Daphne, Chloe, Spooker, Jazper, Little Isis
(and Not The Mama, too!)

Fat Eric meowed...

Just stopped by to say Happy Christmas! and big purrs from me, Fat Eric

Artsy Catsy meowed...

Merlin & Dobby, we hope you and your family are having the very Meowiest Christmas ever!

Holiday Hugs & Purrrrrs,
& everybody at Artsy Catsy

Karen Jo meowed...

That sounds like a very good book. A very Merry Christmas to all of you.

THE ZOO meowed...

We hoped yall haded a Merry Christmas.

Skeeter And LC meowed...

Yer Bein wrote that book? WOW! That is SO cool.