A collection of cat stories – both nonfiction and fiction. There were scientific essays about cats biology and genetics, conservation stories about big cats, short memoirs, celebrity cats, famous Facebook cats, cats running for political office etc. These were enjoyable.
If cats could talk, here’s what they would say — if they felt like it. Leigh Rutledge (acclaimed by everyone from “Dear Abby” to People magazine as the writer who best understands the feline perspective) presents a cat’s very own diary that reveals the intimate secrets and private reflections of a neighborhood tom. Day by day through a full year, readers will discover just what a cat is thinking when it stares for hours at a speck on the wall; how it feels about a new kitten in the house; why sleeping — preferably in a warn, sunny spot — is such a vital activity; and just what can happen to an unattended Thanksgiving turkey. Along with these playful moments, readers will meet a delightful cast of human characters whose lives are touched by these sleek and special creatures. Diary of a Cat will charm and delight anyone who has ever been enchanted by a feline friend.
This is a how-to-book showing you ways to make your abode more liveable for you and your cats. This is especially important if you live in a small space – like an apartment – and if your cats cannot go outside. But it involves a fair amount of construction, including attaching hangers to the walls, so that might be a problem for some apartment renters. One of the first couple examples depicts the makeover for a man who lived with 2 Savannah cats, one of whom was launching himself on top of the range hood that hung from the middle of the ceiling.
I need to figure out some catification to keep my cat off the kitchen counter where he looks for more catfood – maybe I’ll try some perfume .
Does your kitty have emotional issues? Does kitty feel unfulfilled? This humorous guide, based on classic self-help texts is filled with quizzes and tips to teach all cats how they came make small daily changes that will improve their lives and the lives of those around the. With chapters such as “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff . . . But Feel Free to Freak Out Over Anything That Moves Suddenly or Without Warning” this book was a great help to both my kitties. They were able to test out their newly learned skills and life philosophies this week when the four little nieces and nephews came to visit for Christmas. I can’t say that peace and harmony reigned but there was less hissing and tears. ; )
James and his street cat, Bob, have been on a remarkable journey together. James was a homeless drug addict before meeting Bob. Bob helped James see important truths: friendship, loyalty, trust and happiness. This book picks up where “A Street Cat Named Bob” left off. James shares how Bob has been his protector and guide through illness, hardship and danger. James has taught Bob tricks such as how to high five but he knows he has learned so much more from his street-wise cat. Not just an animal story but the story of one man and his animal companion.
All cat lovers will enjoy these 19 short stories, essays and poems. Some are new while others are previously published. Murphy, the serious editor is the author of the popular mystery series featuring a cat detective. There’s something for everyone, including an informative piece by Christine Church on holiday safety for cats.
Author Patti Davis shares how she became the owner of a cat and found out how fulfilling having cats as pets can be. Though she formerly considered herself a dog person and was unprepared for the differences between cats and dogs. Soon she discovers how cats are actually in charge and the life lessons they can teach humans if only we listen.
This is a collection of heart-warming stories about cats and how they have changed the lives of their owners. Even some very reluctant pet owners and self-identified “dog people” share how they were touched by having a cat in their lives. Well-known authors, including Melody Carlson, Tracie Peterson, and Robert Benson, as well as new voices share their inspirational true stories of these otherwise ordinary cats and dogs whose presence in the lives of humans make them remarkable.
Max Thompson known far and wide on the Internet as “The Psychokitty” is an expert in all things feline. He has decided to help out humans everywhere to understand the ways of the cat. That with cute furriness comes hairballs. There are paw drawn illustrations and note pages to further assist people with their learning curve. At the end are included some letters from cats and their people who have written to Psychkitty for advice. A funny book. Though I must say that Psychokitty seems to have more issues with poop and barfing then any of the five house cats I have had.
Nothing is cuter than a kitten or more curious. This book of poems by kittens shares their amazement at their new world around them, their never ending curiosity and how they learn to live with older cats and their people. Filled with cute photos and funny poems that made me laugh out loud.
Each page contains an important live lesson, such as “Learn from those who have come before you,” the name of the cat counselor giving advice on this lesson, the counselor’s moment in “purrspective” and then the advice he or she has learned during their nine lives. Next page has a photo of each cat counselor. These house cats try to share the lessons they have learned with us, the humble human, to reduce the stress in our lives and lead a more enjoyable, stress-free life. After all if we are happy and stress-free we will have more time to devote to kitty.
This book is full of fun photos of cats and kittens and the poems are straight forward and funny. If you have ever owned a cat, especially a house cat this book is for you. Some of the poems made me laugh out loud. Others made me give an exasperated sigh, because “my cat has done that.” The author of the syndicated comic strip, Sally Forth, helps cats unlock their creative potential and explain their odd behavior in perfectly cat logical ways. But no matter how wacky, whimsical or exasperating cats are always still loveable. At least mine are. : )
Looking for a simple gift for a cat lover? This is a sweet get-yourself-in-the-mood-for-Christmas book for Cat-lovers. It is a book featuring Christmas recipes, Christmas tips, Christmas songs, all sorts of Christmasy is both humor here as well as stories traditional Christmas tales told from Cat standpoint. The humor was gentle and clever, not the loud guffaw and bust your gut type of humor, but genial and endearing. I was impressed at how continually Samek was able to riff on the cat humor, finding all sorts
of puns and ways to have fun. This book includes feline versions of Christmas Carols, treats and goodies for cats, a cats version of the poem The Night Before Christmas, as well as Dicken’s A Christmas Carol for cats (eg Bob Scratchit). Some of the ideas really did seem plausible and I wondered if she thought readers might take her up on some of the suggestions.
In this volume of Chi’s adventures, Chi moves to a new home. At first she isn’t thrilled with the place, but she slowly warms up to the idea. Chi meets fellow animals in her apartment complex, and I can foresee that these animals will play a big role in some of her next adventures.
Like the last books, Chi’s Sweet Home Volume 4 was fun, simple, and delightful. These books always put me in a good mood!
I love Sharon Creech’s work (Walk Two Moons is my fav). So when I saw she had a book about CATS, I had to read it. Apparently, this book is a sequel to Love that Dog. In this book, the protagonist Jack is still mourning the loss of his dog and Not ready for a new pet, and is still in Miss Stretchberry’s poetry class. Miss Stretchberry is a wonderful teacher, I really wish I’d had such a good literature teacher poetry or what-not or any sort. She makes the poetry come alive, even for me in this short book. I guess I will have to take an online class on poetry. She explains what makes the poetry work, and she is very encouraging of Jack. Eventually, when the black kitten disappears he realizes he does like the cat.