Let’s Talk About Cats. Conversations On Feline Behaviour
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.
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.
Let’s Talk About Cats is a treasure trove for cat lovers. I’ve had cat and dog family members all my life and have learned they have different ways of expressing themselves - which is why I feel cats get a bad rap. While dogs are fairly transparent with their feelings, cat’s express their emotions more subtly and softly.
I’m learning so much from this book. For instance, who knew that cats respond to music? I didn’t, though I’ve kept the Sirius station on while I’ve been gone for the day to keep my kitties from feeling alone in a quiet house. So perhaps I knew it instinctively?
There are so many tidbits of information in this book, from discovering a cat's emotional needs to teaching behavioral tips and keeping them physically healthy. A few of the subjects made me pause, such as communicating telepathically, but most of the chapters kept me fully engaged.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.