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Cats as pets

See below for a selection of the latest books from Cats as pets category. Presented with a red border are the Cats as pets books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Cats as pets books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Shop Cats of Hong Kong

Shop Cats of Hong Kong

Author: Marcel Heijnen, Catharine Nicol, Ian Row Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2021

Fluffy or sleek, lithe or lazy, the cat has enraptured humans for centuries. With left or right paw beckoning, cats are a fixture across Asia. The cats in this book are believed by their owners to be lucky, each an essential part of the life, business and family of the shops in which they live and hunt. This one-of-a kind publication features captivating photographs, and light-hearted haikus on shop life.

Diary of the Cat Named Carrot

Diary of the Cat Named Carrot

Author: Erin Merryn Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2021

Celebrate a year in the life of the Cat Named Carrot, as she goes from humble beginnings in a shelter to a loving home with a family of three adorable little girls and internet stardom. Bailey was certainly no ordinary cat-an orange tabby who gained fans around the world when his humanlike antics went viral. Sadly, when 14-year-old Bailey died, his family grieved their loss. They'd never find a cat quite like him-or would they? Then along came Carrot, an orange tabby kitten born as a stray, who appeared just as Erin Merryn and her young girls Abby, Hannah, and baby Claire were mending their broken hearts. Written in the voice of Carrot, follow her remarkable journey from shelter cat to top Instagram celebrity feline. Much like Bailey did, she loves spending time with her human family: making mischief with her girl gang; going joyriding in a pint-sized pink Barbie Jeep; doing arts-and-crafts projects; modeling a pink tutu and flowery headband; enjoying a spa day complete with fluffy robe and cucumber eye treatments; celebrating Christmas, Easter, and every holiday in between. It's no wonder that Carrot's videos have gone viral-garnering millions of views on Ellen, the Dodo, Good Morning America, Access Hollywood, People, and many more. Complete with four-color photos that will leave readers purring with delight, the journal of this sweet, adorable kitty with personality to spare shows us that the human-animal bond runs more than fur deep. It is love that will last a lifetime!

The Little Book of Cats

The Little Book of Cats

Author: Orange Hippo! Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2021

Time spent with cats is never wasted. Comforting, cuddly, cute... What could be better than the presence of a fabulous feline fur-ball? As well as being totally adorable, cats are fiercely independent, curious and mischievous - and they make wonderful, low-maintenance companions. Research has shown that a purring cat on your knee - or quite possibly lying across your computer keyboard! - is the perfect antidote to stress. It's no wonder these superior beings have inspired many a bon mot or wise insight over the decades. Packed full of wonderful quotes as well as fascinating snippets of information, this little book is the purr-fect gift for any cat lover. 'In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods. They have never forgotten this.' Terry Pratchett. 'Unlike a human smile, purring cannot be, as far as anyone knows, faked.' Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats: A Journey Into the Feline Heart, 2002. 'Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later.' Mary Bly. 'Cats have it all - admiration, endless sleep, and company only when they want it.' Rod McKuen.

The Divine Feline

The Divine Feline

Author: Belinda Alexandra Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Cats and women share many traits: beauty, elegance, sensitivity, affectionate natures, a knack for nurturing and a love of the luxurious. Cats also embody the feminine dark side, with a tendency towards neurosis and fear of change. Then there are the qualities that cats possess which women long to emulate: fighting fiercely to protect themselves, never saying yes when they mean no, and being unafraid to claim the best seat in the house. Cats are loyal to those who love them but couldn't give a toss about what others think. They don't suffer self-esteem issues or worry if they're overweight. And then there is that enviable air of mystery, that slinky walk . . . oh to be a cat! They're the ultimate totem of female strength. Belinda Alexandra, writer and ardent cat lover, makes no apology for celebrating the special bond between women and their cats. In The Divine Feline, she shares her own experiences with cats, describes the relationship between women and cats throughout history and solves behavioural and philosophical issues in a whimsical and practical way. Viva la cat lady!

Of Cats and Men

Of Cats and Men

Author: Sam Kalda Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2021

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.

Dewey

Dewey

Author: Vicki Myron Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2021

On the coldest morning of the year, Vicki Myron found a tiny, bedraggled kitten almost frozen to death in the night drop box of the library where she worked, and her life -- and the town of Spencer, Iowa -- would never be the same. Vicki was a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm and an alcoholic, abusive husband. But her biggest challenge as the new head librarian in Spencer was to raise the spirits of a small, out-of-the-way town mired deep in the farm crisis of the 1980s. Dewey, as the townspeople named the kitten, quickly grew into a strutting, adorable library cat whose antics kept patrons in stitches, and whose sixth sense about those in need created hundreds of deep and loving friendships. As his fame grew, people drove hundreds of miles to meet Dewey, and people all over the world fell in love with him. Through it all, Dewey remained a loyal companion, a beacon of hope not just for Vicki, but for the entire town of Spencer as it slowly, steadily pulled itself up from the worst financial crisis in its long history. Dewey won hearts and proved to everyone he encountered that unconditional love comes in many forms.

The Inner Life of Cats

The Inner Life of Cats

Author: Thomas McNamee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2021

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.

The Golden Tail

The Golden Tail

Author: Yasmine Zahran Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2021

Catwise

Catwise

Author: Pam Johnson-Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/01/2021

Zen Garden Litter Box

Zen Garden Litter Box

Author: Running Press Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 22/01/2021

This kit includes: Litter box tray2 miniature catsBag of kitty litter sand5 decorative rocksMini wooden rake32-page book on the beauty of zen litter box gardening

Your Ideal Cat

Your Ideal Cat

Author: Benjamin L. Hart, Lynette Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2021

For a happy relationship with your cat, go beyond the looks and make your pick based on demonstrated breed behavior. This is the advice of the Harts, two experts in animal communication and behavior, whose new book takes the process of selecting a cat to the next level by offering data-based behavioral profiles of a wide range of cat breeds. Developed over a lifetime of research and through extensive interviews with eighty veterinary experts, the profiles are presented in easy-to-use graphical form. A history of the development of different breeds is presented, and then breed-specific differences across a range of variables are discussed. These include twelve behavioral traits, in areas such as affection, sociality, activity level, and litter box use. After giving guidance about choosing a cat, the authors present some strategies for avoiding problem behaviors and resolving those that emerge. They also share fascinating theories about the origins of various common cat behaviors, including purring, yawning, eating grass, flipping out on catnip, and staking out territory. While the focus is on purebred cats, there is also lots of good information for owners of blends. The book ends with helpful guidance on further reading. Based on the latest science, this is a great book for anyone interested in the fundamental building blocks of feline behavior, and an invaluable handbook for cat owners.

The Essential Survival Guide for Cat Owners

The Essential Survival Guide for Cat Owners

Author: Mona Eklund Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021