Four White Feet Publishing

The best cat book you'll read all year

You Had Me at Meow: A Portrait of an Extraordinary Ordinary Cat

One year. One cat. One extraordinary book. You Had Me at Meow is an award-winning coffee table book about a beloved orange cat. 

A terrific book for cat lovers...

The author photographed her cat every day for a year, recording his life in loving, poignant detail.  She relates his extraordinary life story and the lessons he taught her about life and adversity. 

...and anyone who's ever loved an extraordinary pet

Terry didn’t want another cat. But then a stray tabby showed up in her barn one night and, instead of running off, meowed and bounded over to her, purring loudly as he twined around her legs. With that simple act of trust and love, he found himself a family and began a new life. In the years to come, this friendly stray would prove to be a phenomenal hunter, survive getting hit by a car, learn how to live in the house and walk on a leash, win a hard battle against heart disease, and even have a late-life romance. And through it all, he taught her that the greatest lesson of all love.  

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Brief excerpt (You can preview the first two chapters below)

[He] embraced life with gusto, happy to take on whatever came his way, regardless of the risks. He caught squirrels. He chased dogs. He made new friends everywhere he went. He pooped in the snow. He was tough. He was Popeye. He was Friendly Furry and Lethal.

Reader reviews

Incredible storyteller and photographer.

Poignant. Fantastic photos!

I wish I could have met Simon, but through your book, feel like I knew him nonetheless.

Delightful book!  Reading this fascinating, heartwarming, and at times laugh-out-loud funny book was a highly enjoyable experience. 

Beautifully photographed and written.

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You can buy You Had Me at Meow direct from the author right on this website! It's also available from these local and online merchants:

Upcoming events

I'll be selling and signing my book at these events.  I hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 11  9am to 3pm  Westminster United Methodist 23rd Annual Christmas Bazaar  3585 W. 76th Ave., Westminster CO

Sunday, November 19  11am to 2pm  Longmont Humane Society Holiday Pie and Dessert Sale

9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont CO

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Part coffee table book and part pet memoir, this beautiful and heartwarming book tells the extraordinary story of an extraordinary cat.