by Janet Blue on May 24, 2014

Book Author Bailey

We are so proud of our brofur Bailey and his Mum Louise for writing this most pawsome book, Bailey Boat Cat: Adventures of a Feline Afloat. We received our very own pawtographed copy a couple of weeks ago. Though not available in hardcover in the U.S. until September 2, and scheduled to be reviewed at a later date by some of your favorite blogging kitties, we felt compelled to give Bailey a shout out.

Bailey’s book is a must read for any kitty aspiring to be a boat cat or human contemplating taking their feline on sailing adventures.

A portion of the blurb from the back cover of the book sums up its content quite well: “Alongside a gallery of his glamorous onboard poses, Bailey reveals in these pages his feline philosophies on the world afloat. Discover the importance of cubby holes, the secret to catching tasty fish, and how to execute a textbook cat overboard drill.”

Every page includes full-color photos and the book is sprinkled with tidbits called, “Whisker Wisdom.” A couple of these insights are: “To be curious on a boat is to have the world at your paws,” and “When you are hungry, eat. When you’re tired, take a nap. When you crave adventure…go sailing.”

A variety of informative lists are part of the text as well, including “Eight ways to communicate with your tongue!” and our favorite, “Five knots every boat cat should know.”

You’ll find out about those darn dingy devils, using GPS (Getting Places Safely), navigating the galley, sending a MeowDay message and a wealth of other impawtant advice.

A Nook version of the book is available at for $10.49, and a Kindle version is on Amazon for $8.69. But we suggest waiting for the hardcover version, which you can pre-order from the aforementioned sites for $11.96 or $12., respectively. This is a book that you want to hold in your hands and enjoy viewing often.

And please don’t forget that you can visit Bailey daily on his blog, Bailey Boat Cat, where you can read about his current adventures on Nocturne.

We thought it would be so much fun to make this review part of Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop. Click on the badge at the left to visit Athena and Marie to enter your own Caturday Art or view the other submissions.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

p.s. Our other honorary Kitty Blue, the sweet and beautiful Nylablue, is ailing again and really needs all your prayers and purrs. We all know how powerful these can be in helping both kitties and humans heal. You can visit Nylablue and Sherri-Ellen’s Purrfect Pad by clicking here.

Disclaimer: We received Bailey’s book as a gift. We were not asked or expected to review the book, and the opinions expressed are totally ours alone.

Sherri-Ellen T-D May 26, 2014 at 7:48 pm

We haz our own pawtographed copee too n we laffed about da GPS…Bailey iz a BERY clever kitteh n we iz reelated to him!!!
Makez us clever by proxie me finkz???
Much lub frum me Nylalbue n Sherriellen Mum <3 <3
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Timmy Tomcat May 26, 2014 at 7:49 am

What a great life he has with his humans. We are going to get this book and have Dad read it to us. Going to be great.
Have any word from Denmaster? I was thinking we could have a pawty this weekend. *Timmy sighs*
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Austin Towers May 26, 2014 at 6:11 am

We follow Bailey Boat Cat but don’t always comment. We kinda lurk mol. Many years ago when The Staff was a little girl (we’re talking prehistory here!) She and her family took their tabby kitty on a boat for a holiday on the Norfolk Broads. Apart from an initial scare when she tried to get into the engine, the kitty took to it like a duck to water (mol) and used to sit in the very front bit feeling the wind go through her furs as they went along!
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Susan and the gang from Life with Dogs and Cats May 25, 2014 at 7:42 am

So exciting!

I’m going to start following Bailey. I don’t know any other boat cats.

Looking forward getting the book (and I agree; it’s so much better for a book like this to be a hold-it-in-your-hand kind.)

–Purrs (and wags) from Life with Dogs and Cats.
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Marty the Manx May 24, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Woohoo! Wonderful catart! Waiting patiently for our book…. that is what we get for pre-ordering from Amazon….grrrrr!
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The Island Cats May 24, 2014 at 7:36 pm

This is so cool! Congrats to Bailey on being a published author!
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Cathy Keisha May 24, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Concats to Bailey having his book published and it sounds like a good one. I’m not familiar with his blog.
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Melissa May 24, 2014 at 6:13 pm

This books sounds pawsome. We love Bailey’s blog too! I hope to get the chance to read and review it 🙂
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Katie isabella May 24, 2014 at 5:21 pm

LOVE book reviews and I have to tell you because I haven’t yet! Mom and I LOVE seeing all of you as Cat Scouts. You look bodacious!

Angel Abby Grace May 24, 2014 at 5:04 pm

I follow Bailey on FB and some of the photos of him on the boat are beyond fabulous. We will purr for Nylablue.
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Sometimes, Cats Herd You May 24, 2014 at 4:44 pm

We love Bailey’s blog and are so happy for him that he now has his own book!
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Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101) May 24, 2014 at 4:04 pm

That is so cool. I love their blog and look forward to reviewing the book.
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Kitty Cat Chronicles May 24, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Bailey’s book sounds awesome! Can’t wait to read it!

Kitty-kisses to Astrid from Sampson, and love and hugs from all of us

McGuffy Ann Morris May 24, 2014 at 12:27 pm

That sounds like a great book! I hope to review it. Hugs.
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Glogirly and Katie May 24, 2014 at 11:52 am

OMC!!! We’ve read Bailey’s blog before and love it!!!
How cool!
: )
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Athena May 24, 2014 at 10:59 am

Love it! And the book sounds awesome!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie
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Kuruk May 24, 2014 at 10:46 am

Apaws, apaws! Pawesome bookie review!
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Bailey Boat Cat May 24, 2014 at 9:12 am

Oh thank you so very very much brofur and sisfurs! I’m soo happy that you enjoyed the book and I’m very honoured that you have written such a pawesome review. I’m greatful everyday for your furiendship and support. I have my paws crossed for our sisfur Nylablue too. Happy Caturday! Love and Bisous, Bailey
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Brian May 24, 2014 at 8:53 am

That sounds so amazingly cool!

speedyrabbit May 24, 2014 at 8:33 am

Looks a great book,hmm might have to get mum to look in to this one,xx SPeedy
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Scylla, Socks, Tuiren & Fenris May 24, 2014 at 8:22 am

Thanks for an excellent book review. The book sounds very interesting and like something we would like Mommy to read to us.
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The Florida Furkids May 24, 2014 at 7:29 am

That looks like a pawsome book!!!

The Florida Furkids with special smoochies to Mau from Allie
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Molly The Wally May 24, 2014 at 7:04 am

Sounds like a great read and we wish them every success with it. With all the kitty support you show each other we are sure it will be a smash hit. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly
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Sammy May 24, 2014 at 6:17 am

We are so excited for Bailey and his Mom as the book makes its debut. I’m sure it’s a totally fabulous book cover to cover and we’re anxiously awaiting our copy now. Bailey is truly “living the dream” afloat and we wish them SO much success with the book and in their life aboard Nocturne.

Hugs, Pam and Sam
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Cat Scout Charles May 24, 2014 at 6:17 am

Kitties Blue …thank you for sharing information about Bailey’s book. I’m putting it on mom’s Amazon Wish List.Sending healing and warm purrs for Nylablue. I hope things are getting better. I miss chatting with Mau at Cat Scouts. A special hug to Lisbeth. I hope she is doing well.
C S Charles

Mythreemoggies May 24, 2014 at 5:12 am

Bailey is a great moggie 🙂
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Sparkle May 24, 2014 at 4:38 am

Oooo! What a cool image – and review! I am looking forward to getting my copy of Bailey’s book!
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Clooney May 24, 2014 at 2:29 am

Oh that does sound like a wonderful book for sure, and such a fun Caturday Art too! Congratulations to Bailey and his Mum Louise!
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Deztinee High May 24, 2014 at 2:16 am

Meez luvs dat Bailey and Nylablue. Dat’s so pawsum dat yous got Baileys book as a gift wiff a pawtogwaff and evewfin’. 🙂 And wees purrayin’ fur Nylablue.

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥

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Kwee Cats and Art May 24, 2014 at 1:42 am

Aww, that sounds like a really great book! We love to read 🙂
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Katnip Lounge May 24, 2014 at 1:38 am

On our wish list!
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prancer pie May 24, 2014 at 1:00 am

This sounds like a great read. We believe we’ll wait for the hardcover, too.

Happy Caturday, furriends!
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