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The Ultimate Cat Lover: The Best Experts' Advice for a Happy, Healthy…

by Marty Becker

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This is a very special book for me because my story, "Home is Where the Kitties Are," is included on page 111. My cats Palom and Porom are now famous. And... this is my first paid writing job! So yes, this is review may be a bit biased.

The Ultimate Cat Lover is a brand new book by HCI Books, publisher of the famed Chicken Soup series. The majority of the book is filled with short (1,000 word-or-so) essays about people and their cats. Some of the stories are tear-jerkers, whereas others are hilarious. The one titled "Heaven-Sent" on page 107 had me laugh so hard I cried - and then I told my mom the story on the phone that night, and I laughed so hard I choked. It's good to have a diverse mix of stories, because I don't like to weep my way through a book.

Towards the back of the book there are essays on the care and maintenance of felines, and much of that did seem like preaching to the choir. However, I did learn that cats may be attracted to plastic bags - not because of the noise or texture - but because they are made with animal fats, and some cats can detect this.

This is a very good book for cat lovers, and the short story format makes it very easy to read snippets through the course of a busy day. AND IT MAKES A GREAT GIFT! *cough* Oh, and there are lovely full-color cat pictures throughout as well. ( )
  ladycato | Dec 15, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0757307515, Paperback)

Are You Crazy About Your Cat?

During their professional lives spent caring for, writing about, and rescuing cats respectively, Marty Becker, D.V.M, Gina Spadafori, and Carol Kline have seen and heard some amazing, awe-inspiring stories about Cat People and their feline family members. They've also fielded almost every cat-related question under the sun, from the bizarre to the baffling: 'How can I keep my bored kitty entertained while I'm at work?', 'What should I feed my cat if she's getting a bit too 'fluffy' around the middle?', 'How can I put the stops on her shedding--and my boyfriend's sneezing?'

Here, these esteemed experts have compiled a winning mix of true stories that celebrate the unique and life-changing bond between cats and their people in all its glory.  And, since sharing your home—and your heart---with a special feline is not without its challenges, they share essential information from top experts in the areas of kitty behaviors, training, nutrition, and preventative health and medical issues.  With must-know facts, more than sixty pages of stunning four-color photography, and entertaining true stories, this is truly the 'ultimate' book for ultimate cat lovers.

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Presents a collection of stories that celebrate the joy of cats and of cat ownership, complemented by photographs of cats and advice on handling common problems.

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