Way of the Cat
Teaching Humans to Be
Way of the Cat—Teaching Humans to Be is a
book by a cat, for cats to help humans
become more like cats—more peaceful, more
philosophical, more… well, perfect.
Originally published in 2004, Xena has
decided to celebrate the 10th anniversary by
making her training book for cats digital.
'The Way of the Cat' is filled with
information every cat should know along with
quotes from such humans as Twain, Colette,
and Gandhi. Chapters: 'Walking Your Talk;'
'When Do We Eat?;' 'Let a Sleeping Cat Lie;'
'Our Furry Bodies, Our Selves;' 'Mumbles and
Meows;' 'A Tail of Two Kitties' and more.
'The Way of the Cat' may well be the vehicle
humans need to get 'back on the path.'
Xena is delighted to
see the book, now out of print, available in
a digital format. Be sure
and check it out at Amazon.com.
The Way of the Cat Kindle version
Excerpt from Chapter One:
Walking Your Talk
We live "in the moment", which
is something that humans are
rarely able to do. Although we
try to teach them by example
they continue to dwell on the
past and worry about the future,
and no amount of catnip seems to
As cats, we never really need to
be anywhere, so wherever we are
we are there because we choose
to be, just as we are who we are
because we choose to be. These
are some of the things we can
and should teach our humans.
About the Author
Xena and her Mom live in Oregon.
Besides being an author Xena is
an artist and a philosopher. She
sspends much of her day
contemplating all things cat and
occasionally lays on the patio
to commune with nature.
I couldn’t let it out of my
paws. This book will help so
many cats help so many humans.
Thank you Xena. Allie Cat
We can see the difference in
our human already. She seems
happier, more alive. This books
is the best thing to come along
since—well, since cats. Abby
I give it four paws.
Felix, Ed, Human Lovers
I wasn’t familiar with Xena’s
work before, but I am now and
she has saved at least two of my
lives by giving me more insight
into helping my humans. I have
shared it with so many of my
friends that my copy is cat
funny collection of cat wisdom. The humor was well done and the narrative flowed
smoothly. Highly recommend to cat lovers.
My cat adores this.
Absolutely brilliant! An expose of feline wisdom. My cat nodded sagely as I
shared excerpts. A reference of knowledge for cats and a must read for all their
human servants. Loved it! Have read four times already just for the sheer
delight and humour.
little book, but don't forget the dogs
By Kristin J. Johnson
"Three-time published author"
is a wonderful, funny, humorous, cute human self-help book and
commentary on the feline nature akin to The Pekinese Who Saved
Civilization." There's a bit of cats-versus-dogs bias when Xena
says, "Our brains are more like human brains than dog brains are.
The order in rank, I believe, is cat brain, human brain, and then
My dog however looked over the slight to his canine brothers and
sisters and saw the brilliance in Xena's views. Contrast that with
we humans, who write books such as The Savage Nation, Lies and the
Lying Liars Who Tell Them and Bushwhacked.
Forget the human nonsense and read Xena's book, with amusing quotes
from real cats. But how about a little cross-species cooperation and
including what dogs have to say about cats? How about teaching dogs
and cats to just get along?
a great book for anyone who owns a cat. I'm sure you'll recognize
your own cat (and yourself) in the observations that are made. This
book contains a lot of good information on cat behavior and
'maintenance'. Written from the point of view of her cat, the author
writes with insight and humor while sharing the joys of being a cat
owner and what the experience can teach us about ourselves. As a
person who has six cats, I read it through in one sitting and
enjoyed every page.