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Cats as pets

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Of Cats and Men Profiles of history's great cat-loving artists, writers, thinkers and statesmen

Of Cats and Men Profiles of history's great cat-loving artists, writers, thinkers and statesmen

Author: Sam Kalda Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2020

Of Cats and Men is a stylish illustrated gift book from an award-winning artist profiling notable cat-loving men throughout history in words and pictures. Sam Kalda presents a fresh approach to the cat book trend that is smart, sweet and driven by engaging and beautiful illustrations. Appealing to both men and women, Of Cats and Men is stereotype-breaking and charming, making for a highly giftable book. The 30 men profiled range from writers and artists such as Haruki Murakami, T.S. Eliot, Marlon Brando, Andy Warhol, Freddie Mercury and Ai Weiwei, to historical luminaries such as Sir Winston Churchill, Edward Lear and Sir Isaac Newton. In each of the profiles, readers uncover the men's devotion to their feline companions, surprising moments of fame for their beloved cats throughout history, and more. The book also features beautifully hand-lettered quotes, such as Twain's When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.

How to Take Awesome Photos of Cats

How to Take Awesome Photos of Cats

Author: Andrew Marttila Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2020

If you or someone you know loves a cat, chances are they love taking pictures of their cat, too. But cats can be tricky little guys to photograph. They move quickly when you want them to stay still and are sedentary logs when you're going for an action shot. Add to that all of the variables of shooting indoors or outdoors, and it can be a difficult job. Enter How to Take Awesome Photos of Cats, where popular cat photographer and Instagrammer Andrew Marttila (Cats on Catnip, Shop Cats of New York) walks you through all the steps you need to know to take perfect photos of your favorite feline. This lighthearted, gifty guide will include dozens of photos and share practical tips for both amateur photographers and experts alike, all told in a fun, accessible, and lighthearted way.

Cat Body Language 100 Ways To Read Their Signals

Cat Body Language 100 Ways To Read Their Signals

Author: Trevor Warner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/05/2020

Cat Body Language looks at all the postures cats are likely to adopt in and around the home, both with other cats and with their owners. Using the psychology of cat behaviour, it explains how a cat is likely to react in stressful situations, such as during a visit to the vet, when it is ill, and before or after a fight. All the most common behavioural traits of cats are examined in detail, from raking the dirt in the backyard and kneading their paws while being stroked to chattering their teeth at flying birds and meowing when a can of food is opened. Also included is a whole section devoted to the cat's most expressive body part - the tail. Cat Body Language is an easy-to-use reference guide that enables cat owners to read the signals their pets are giving through their body language. Cats are often regarded as being part of the family, and this book will help readers understand more about their quiet companions.

Cats on Catnip: 20 Postcards

Cats on Catnip: 20 Postcards

Author: Andrew Marttila Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 06/04/2020

Cats on Catnip caught the attention of cat lovers everywhere with its hilarious cats and wow-worthy photography. Now you can send Cats on Catnip postcards to your friends and family with this deluxe postcard book enclosed in a three-piece case, featuring twenty individual postcards -- two cards of each design -- showcasing funny and adorable felines as they play with, roll in, and chow down their beloved catnip. Professional pet photographer and self-confessed crazy cat man Andrew Marttila's brilliant photography captures a variety of breeds with their lovable and silly expressions and personalities.

The Golden Tail

The Golden Tail

Author: Yasmine Zahran Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/2020

The Coach House Cats

The Coach House Cats

Author: Marilyn Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

'A colourful series that celebrates the many ways animals enrich our relationships and our lives' Karin Slaughter It's become obvious that the time has come to have Pushkin, the Russian Blue tom, and Titus, the ginger moggy queen, neutered. This was indeed the plan for Fannie, the tortoiseshell, but with her longed-for pregnancy well under way it must now be postponed. Fannie's due date for her kittens arrives and, in the time-honoured tradition of cats and the best laid plans, unexpected problems arise. Following this drama, the household finds itself in turmoil again with the arrival of a black Bengal kitten, called Gilly, who disrupts the peace of both cats and people resident in The Coach House. . . With a fine eye and ear for the world of natural history, Marilyn Edwards writes about rural living with charm and passion - but it is her observation of cats and their ways that make her books so utterly magical. **Fully illustrated throughout** Praise for the Moon Cottage books: 'My all-time favourite cat book' Jacqueline Wilson 'Cat lovers will adore this book . . . A tender story of love between the author and her cats' Celia Haddon 'All the many delights and a few of the heartaches of a life with cats are told with charm and wit. A vivid, honest, observant and involving book' Desmond Morris

The Cats on Hutton Roof

The Cats on Hutton Roof

Author: Marilyn Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

'A colourful series that celebrates the many ways animals enrich our relationships and our lives' Karin Slaughter Marilyn and husband Michael have known many happy years at Moon Cottage, with their cats Fannie, Titus and Pushkin. However, the time has come to make a dream come true, and for the family to move to beautiful Cumbria. However, as all cat-lovers will know, the feline companions in our lives do not always share our dreams, and getting Fannie, Titus and Pushkin on board with the change will be its very own challenge. . . Capturing the highs and the lows which come with living with cats, The Moon Cottage cat series is a testimony and a tribute to that unique and rewarding relationship which exists between humans and their feline companions in which cats, in their splendid complexity, remain among us, but not of us. **Fully illustrated throughout** Praise for the Moon Cottage cat series: 'My all-time favourite cat book' Jacqueline Wilson 'Cat lovers will adore this book . . . A tender story of love between the author and her cats' Celia Haddon 'All the many delights and a few of the heartaches of a life with cats are told with charm and wit. A vivid, honest, observant and involving book' Desmond Morris

The Cats of Moon Cottage

The Cats of Moon Cottage

Author: Marilyn Edwards Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

'My all-time favourite cat book' Jacqueline Wilson Independent Septi is very much his own cat, established as lord of his domain within Moon Cottage. When Otto, a tiny delicate tortoiseshell kitten, joins the household, she must set out to win Septi over - in her own unique way. Written with unending humour and warmth, Marilyn Edwards' Moon Cottage cat memoirs perfectly capture the highs and lows of living with cats, and pay a touching tribute to the joyous and loving relationship we share with our feline companions. The books are also beautifully illustrated throughout by Peter Warner, the designer of the world-famous Whiskas cat. **Fully illustrated throughout** 'At once engaging and uplifting - a colourful series that celebrates the many ways animals enrich our relationships and our lives' Karin Slaughter 'Cat lovers will adore this book . . . A tender story of love between the author and her cats' Celia Haddon 'All the many delights and a few of the heartaches of a life with cats are told with charm and wit. A vivid, honest, observant and involving book' Desmond Morris

The Inner Life of Cats The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions

The Inner Life of Cats The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions

Author: Thomas McNamee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2020

As it begins, The Inner Life of Cats follows the development of the young Augusta while simultaneously explaining the basics of a kitten's physiological and psychological development. As the narrative progresses, McNamee also charts cats' evolution, explores a feral cat colony in Rome, tells the story of Augusta's life and adventures, and consults with behavioral experts, animal activists, and researchers, who will help readers more fully understand cats. McNamee shows that with deeper knowledge of cats' developmental phases and individual idiosyncrasies, we can do a better job of guiding cats' maturation and improving the quality of their lives. Readers' relationships with their feline friends will be happier and more harmonious because of this book.

Cats on Catnip: A Grow-Your-Own Catnip Kit

Cats on Catnip: A Grow-Your-Own Catnip Kit

Author: Andrew Marttila Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 13/03/2020

This kit includes: Ceramic pot Package of catnip seeds Peat pellet that expands in water 3 magnets 32-page book with growing instructions and photos of funny and adorable cats playing with catnip