Feline behaviorist Johnson-Bennett (Twisted Whiskers: Solving Your Cat's Behavioral Problems) suggests that if cat owners learn how to think like a cat, they can better understand their pets and build a more positive relationship. One way is to view the world not from the vantage point of a 5'7" human but from the cat's level, ten inches off the ground. If you needed to scratch your claws and saw only drapes and furniture and no scratching post, what would you use? The author gives helpful tips for stopping destructive chewing, aggression, furniture scratching, and litter-box difficulties. Her advice on grooming, pests, traveling, and first aid are clear and straightforward. She also recommends types and brands of toys, equipment, food, and other feline products. A similar guide is Brian Kilcommon's Good Owners, Great Cats (LJ 10/1/95), which has a more attractive layout and is easier to use. Still, this volume is more comprehensive than Johnson-Bennett's earlier works, with excellent insight into feline behavior, humor, and common sense. Recommended for most pet collections.
-Eva Lautemann, Georgia Perimeter Coll. Lib., Clarkston
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
I'm in the process of adopting a new kitten and i wanted to make sure i knew SOMEthing before we got him. Read morePublished on May 2 2011 by Mgardin
Written in an entertaining and straightforward manner, this book is an excellent guide for perplexed humans who wish to better understand and appreciate their treasured feline... Read morePublished on June 6 2003 by Lisa Bahrami
This hyphenated author's book on how to think like a cat is, I suspect, of some value. I purchased it in order to "know my enemy" as they say. Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2002 by Hoppy Doppelrocket
This book is very good! Pam told me things that were both interesting and necessary for a cat owner. Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2002
The author's insight into cat behavior is almost supernatural. After fostering over 100 cats through rescue groups, I recognize that this book is "right-on" with its... Read morePublished on July 17 2002 by Hairballs.com Cat Art