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post #1 of 14
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Hey, I just received 12 cat books from Amazon! I'll have lots of reading to do now. It's a great source for learning about cats. I guess you'll get some of the things via future articles in TCS...

Do you have a favorite book about cats that you can recommend?
post #2 of 14
I haven't actually read any - can you recommend a good one? I'll put it on my christmas list.
post #3 of 14
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I'm reading a fabulous one at the moment. It's called "Think Like A Cat". It's at the top of this page.

I read a lot about cats this year, yet I learn new things in every chapter. The author, Pam Johnson-Bennett, writes very nicely with lots of stories and humor, but without getting off-topic. It's a great read IMO. I'll write a book review about it for next month I think.

I've got some other good books, but this is definitely a nice gift to get and something to read even if there's no problem with your cat.
post #4 of 14
I got a really cool book for Xmas from my mother-in-law. It was called 101 ways to keep your cat entertained when you aren't at home (or something like that). Included with it is this furry white ball that is attatched to the end of a curved piece of wire and the wire is attatched to this plastic piece that you clamp on to the side of a door or a table. My kitties love it!
post #5 of 14
"The Kingdom of the Cat" by Roni Jay. Its a coffee table book, following the history of the cat, from the Egyptians through today. It, also, covers, anatomy, myths and legends, breeding and showing. It has beautiful illustrations.
post #6 of 14
I talked to a volonteer, from the Hermitage, last week. They, currently, have 40 kittens, being bottle-fed. Since they are a no-kill shelter, these kittens, at least will have a home. This crop should be ready fro placement, next month. Bill and I are going to look for a brother or sister for Opie. My problem is: I want to take them ALL! (Memo to self: You can't save them all.)
post #7 of 14
I mostly read cat fiction. There are 3 great cat fiction books that I know of - actually fantasy novels.
Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams
Summon the Keeper and Second Summoning a series by Tanya Huff

All 3 books are excellent stories. The 2 by Tanya Huff are set in Canada.
post #8 of 14
Tailchaser's Song is Fantastic! I've had my copy, for several years and have read it three times.
post #9 of 14
I recommend The Cat Repair Book, it is the best book of Cat health I have found.
post #10 of 14
I have a couple of cat health care books to recommend:

The first one is The Cornell Book of Cats. it's written by the faculity, staff and associates of Cornell Feline Health Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University.

This book is very large (over 400 pages) and very comprehensive, some of the topics in the book are: behavior, anatomy, illnesses of cats, gentics and geriatrics. This book uses a lot of veterinary terms, the first time a term is used it is in boldface and the meaning is explained.

The second book is What Your Cat is Trying to Tell You, and it's written by a veterinarian. This book is a much smaller book and it is easier to understand. The book gives symptoms that a cat may be showing, what the possible cause is, how you should care for the cat and whether or not veterinary care is needed. Toward the end of the book there is various health related information, a couple of these are what to look for if you examine your cat at home, and various problems different breeds are prone to.
post #11 of 14
"Catwatching" by Desmond Morris is, for the most part, a good book. His views on spaying and neutering are weird, though. He advocates vasectomies and tubal ligation, so that cats can still "enjoy" sex. AS IF they do it for pleasure! Puh-lease!
post #12 of 14
The Encyclopedia Of The Cat...Not sure who the author is, I'll have to check...
post #13 of 14
The Tribe of Tiger by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas is incredible. I read it a few years ago, but I remember she had a lot of insight into cats and why they do what they do.

The Tiger on Your Couch is another good one, I can't remember the author.

As far as fiction, The Cat Who series by Lillian Jackson Braun are good for mystery fans. A very smart Siamese (as if there is another kind )helps solve mysteries.

I also read a book from the Star Trek series which had cat people as the dominant species on a planet. Really cool, but I can't remember what it was called. Anyone know this book?
post #14 of 14
The Tribe of Tiger is one of my treasures and I have read all of Lillian Jackson Braun's books. Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy books are great, too.
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