A humorous collection of dozens of photos of funny and adorable cats as they play with, roll in, and chow down their favorite snack of choice -- catnip.
Cats love catnip. Whether it's eating it, playing with it, or rolling around in it, catnip turns our domestic feline friends into hilarious balls of activity. Carefree and unconstrained, they are free to be silly, exceptionally playful, and downright gnarly.
Professional pet photographer and self-confessed crazy cat man Andrew Marttila (the photographer behind Shop Cats of New York) captures a range of the cats' silly and expressive personalities as they react to their catnip trip. Delightful, elegant Fluffy transforms into a hell-bent renegade. Shy, reserved Mittens becomes a free-loving acrobat. In the blink of an eye, a cat's expression transforms from bored to inquisitive to playful to curious to bizarre . . . to utterly unhinged. A fun and delightful look at our furry companions, this gift book is perfect for every cat lover.
About the Author
Andrew Marttila is a professional animal photographer best known for his captivating images of felines. He reaches hundreds of thousands of cat lovers through social media where he documents his travels promoting shelters across the country, taking photos for clients, and snuggling his cat, Haroun. Andrew's photography has been featured in Catster, Vanity Fair, Real Simple, and the Guardian, and on CNN and MSNBC, among others. Andrew is the photographer behind Shop Cats of New York and author of Cats on Catnip. He lives in San Diego, CA.
"Cats on Catnip lets us see cats in a whole new light -- and it is absolutely hysterical! I roar with laughter over their huge eyes and lashing tongues during these freeze-framed freakouts."—Hannah Shaw of Kitten Lady
"Hellllo itqsd me, Llil BUB. WOEw thiS booK itts so ggreaytr/"—Lil BUB
"They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In the case of Cats on Catnip, only two words are necessary: Cat Bliss!"—Jackson Galaxy
"There's nothing funnier than seeing your furry friend gacked out on catnip. Andrew's shots capture it all so perfectly!"—Jim Tews, author of Felines of New York
"This is an uplifting journey of cats exploring catnip! Andrew reminds us how essential it is to have fun and embrace silliness. His photography is paramount and a real piece of art! We're obsessed!"—Nala Cat
"Pawesome book sure to make you LOL at the multiple pics of cats and their different reactions to this meowvelous herb."—Venus the Two Face Cat
"Cats on Catnip celebrates the playful nature of these party cats that we can all relate to. Andrew Martilla is again at his best here, as every photograph comes to life and reminds us of our undeniable love for our furry companions."—Kady and Eli of Cats of Instagram
"Cats on Catnip proves that Marttila is a master of feline photography with a unique sense of humor."—David Williams of Men With Cats
"Cats on Catnip perfectly captures that I-just-lost-my-mind, nip-induced vibe. Absolutely hilarious!"—Angie Bailey, author of whiskerslist and Texts from Mittens
"Andrew once again succeeds in capturing an often overlooked dimension of feline life, elevating it to an art form. Through his unique intimate photographic style, he brings the viewer directly into moments of feline whimsy and comedy. This book is sure to bring a smile to any cat lover's face."—Tamar Arslanian, author of Shop Cats of New York and founder of ihavecat.com