Let’s Talk About Cats: Conversations on Feline Behaviour by Anita Kelsey
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Let’s Talk About Cats: Conversations on Feline Behaviour features 16 unique in-depth conversations with devoted feline experts, each chapter answering a question about our cats. An abundance of catty conversation points which provide many useful takeaways for cat owners to improve their own every-day connection with their cats.
This book, the first of its kind, presents the combined wisdom of experts from all over the world on the psychology, behaviour, diet and training of cats, in a relaxed and conversational style. Contributors include Jackson Galaxy, star of My Cat From Hell, and composer David Teie, whose ground-breaking album, Music for Cats, was released by the Universal Music Group.
Each illuminating chapter exudes a love for cats and a wealth of fascinating insights.
This book is packed with helpful advice, guidance and true stories from the author’s own professional experience of cat care topics, explaining the most important cat concepts, giving food for thought and expanding on all the most important issues and debates in the cat world.
Caring for and loving another being outside of yourself is something everyone should try to experience. The world would be a much better place if we truly understood that life is all about love and we, as the human race, have a duty to make this planet better for all of earth’s creatures, not just the ones we recognise as pets.
I have been a cat lover all of my life and I have to admit I’ve read tons of books on felines so my expectations were mediocre at best. However, I was pleasantly impressed with the insight and thoroughness of this book.
The format of the book is easy to read and broken down by chapters including topics to be covered in each chapter, interviews with cat experts, cat therapists, and cat researchers, A Catty Sum Up summarizing three points from each chapter followed by a Cat Chat covering cat stories and observations by the author. In addition, there is a comprehensive list of references at the back of the book.
As to the content, there were topics covered ranging from the importance of play with your cat, to your cat’s diet, and from interpreting cat language to how to care for your elderly cat. One of the most important things I took away from the book was the importance of seeing your cat as an animal first and a pet second in order to give your cat the best life possible.
Overall, this educational book with cat facts and tips clarified many things I am doing right by my cat and some things I need to rethink to make my cat happy and comfortable for the rest of his years. I recommend this book to new and seasoned cat parents. It would make a great Christmas present, too!
Thank you to Ms. Kelsey for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anita Kelsey holds a first class honours degree in Feline Behaviour and Psychology (work based BA Hons) and runs a vet referral service dedicated strictly to the diagnosis and treatment of behaviour problems in cats. She is also a qualified cat groomer and specialises in grooming aggressive or phobic cats. Anita writes for Your Cat Magazine and is on their experts panel answering readers questions on cat grooming. She also advises on feline behaviour for the CFBA (Canine and Feline Behaviour) magazine as well as being a full member. Anita, a strong advocate of a vegan lifestyle, is based in London but consults all over the UK as well as international requests. She lives with her husband, a music producer, and two Norwegian Forest cats, Kiki and Zaza.
Her debut book ‘Claws. Confessions Of A Professional Cat Groomer‘ was published by John Blakes in 2018 and her second book Let’s Talk About Cats, Conversation On Feline Behaviour is due out November 28th 2020.
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