Books that are just cat propaganda

*Attempt at humour alert- take this post seriously at your own peril!*

cats and dogsSince that incredibly note-worthy film Cats and Dogs was released, the fact that cats not-so-secretly want to rule the world has been exposed for us all to see. Well, I posit the theory that cats have an even greater agenda! Cats are ever-present in books and their oft sympathetic portrayals are evidence that a lot of books are just propaganda, designed assist this feline takeover. Letโ€™s look at the evidence shall weโ€ฆ

Dick Whittington and his Cat– cat heroics- need I say more?

dick whittington cat
This one even inspired a cat statue in London!!

The Warriors Series– more cats fighting the good fight. No points for spotting the hidden messages here ๐Ÿ˜‰

warriors into the wild

The Tiger Who Came to Tealast time I mentioned this book I was larking about making fun of people that read a little too much into childrenโ€™s books- but not this time! This time Iโ€™m DEADLY SERIOUS. The message of this book is very indirect, because some might even forget that a tiger is in fact a BIG CAT. But if you look below the surface, itโ€™s basically telling young and impressionable souls to open their doors to felines, let them take advantage of hospitality and then saunter off as if nothing has happened. Well, Iโ€™m onto these disgusting fiends!

tiger who came to tea

Samuel Whiskers– even though itโ€™s about a rat, you support the cat. Because thatโ€™s what the cats want!

tom kitten

Garfield– the ultimate fat cat teaches us to indulge our furry โ€œfriendsโ€ with lots of lasagne and basically let the scroungers sponge off us (little suspecting that they might one day pounce on an opportunity to enslave us further!)


We also canโ€™t forget movie adaptationsโ€ฆ

the birds

The Birds– this is super subtle, but just think, when youโ€™re watching this movie, didnโ€™t the thought occur to you that the problem could have been solved with a bunch of cats? Portraying their mortal enemies as our mortal enemies is one of the ways cats ingratiate themselves into our lives. Iโ€™m telling you, theyโ€™re conspiring against us!

illuminati conspiracy

Disney was also very pro cat (no Iโ€™m not skirting over the fact there are dog movies and the logo is a mouse- thatโ€™s all a front I tell you!)

Ermm yeah- so thatโ€™s my really logical argument that cats are trying to indoctrinate us through different forms of media. I doff my tin foil hat to anyone Iโ€™ve convinced- which, Iโ€™m sure, is everyone. So what books do you think are on board with this pro-cat agenda?

Also- at the risk of starting a flame-war in the comments- what do you prefer, cats or dogs? (Iโ€™m gonna disappoint you all and say that I donโ€™t actually have a preference, I just wanted to make this silly post ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

72 thoughts on “Books that are just cat propaganda

  1. Hehehe all the cozy reads have a cat… And you are right, never thought Dysney had been doing this so secretively… ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ Good job for revealing a huge scam with evidence… Now we know… The public knows!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  2. Cats want to rule the world and I’m OK with that. They get their way because they’re adorable. Disney’s not always pro cat though – think of Lucifer in ‘Cinderella’ (portrayed as evil… I always wanted him to eat those helpful mice) and the sneaky Siamese cats in ‘Lady and the Tramp’ (make a mess and blame it on the well-behaved dog).
    I love cats. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Love it! What a fun post to read. ๐Ÿ˜Š
    I love animals and have looked after both cats and dogs. I think they are both awesome in their own unique way. I love how dogs get all excited about seeing you when you are gone literally for a few seconds. I also love how independent and selective cats are. I refuse to choose one over the other. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ
    To go along with the ๐Ÿ˜บ theme: I loved Joy Adamsโ€™ books about lioness Elsa whilst growing up. I wanted to be Adams one day… ๐Ÿ˜ป

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  4. Cats!! I have one named Nala. She is spoiled and rebellious. Iโ€™ve had to spray her with the water bottle multiple times today for taking ornaments off the tree and bows off presents. I love it, haha.

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  5. Boom Chicka Rock written by John Archambault and illustrated by Suzanne Tanner Chitwood – absolutely wonderful book that purports to be for teaching little ones to tell time as they watch a bunch of mice outwit a cat – but it’s really a book for adults so we remember there’s more to life than anything other than reading this book and savoring the art, the words, the wisdom of having – cake! Even more fun when read aloud.

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  6. Great post ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜‚ I was OBSESSED with Warriors as a child. Oh, man. While I am happy with cats and dogs, I am known to favor the ever excitable dogs more! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  7. The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft has an epic cat army that saves the human protagonist…they even have military propaganda. I, for one, succumbed to my kitty overlord years ago.


  8. The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft has an epic cat army that saves the human protagonist…they even have military propaganda. I, for one, have succumbed to my kitty overlord years ago.


  9. Lol! We watched the movie Scrooged last night, and this post reminds me of this TV executive guy in the movie talking about studies showing that pets watch TV now so the company needs to jump on it and start adapting some shows for pets, hahaha.

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  10. Love your ‘silly’ posts. I’m predominantly a cat person (though I have two Cavalier King Charles spaniels as grand-dogs who have stolen a piece of my heart).
    Cats don’t need any propaganda – they DO rule the world without it.
    Great cat books are everywhere if you look. As a child a favourite books of mine was “Thomasina” and as an adult I loved “James Herriot’s cat stories”, “All my patients are under the bed”, “A street cat named Bob”, “Dewey, the small-town library cat”, “Simon’s cat”, Bukowski’s “On cats”, and many, many, many more.

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  11. I was indoctrinated with Garfield and Friends as a child which has BLATANT cat propaganda about how dogs are dumb, cats always save the world, and even has outright cat content showing cats ruling the world. If that’s not propaganda, I don’t know what is. -_-


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