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Herding Cats

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Raising Your Cat
A Complete Illustrated Guide
Amberson
1969

Ah, yes! Another contender for cat “training” is here for your consideration. Cats are frequently featured on this site. (I think the ALA should consider a free kitten and a cardigan with every membership.) Mostly, because I just love the idea of someone thinking cats can be trained. I frequently wish there was a section in the library called “Wishful Thinking.” We can shelve items such as diet books, understanding your parents/kids, how to have an interesting meeting, and, of course, cat training.

The photos are just okay, and the information is dated. I think the death glares from the cats are also maybe a good sign that this book isn’t quite up to par. You must do yourself a favor and look into the world of Cat Flexing we featured last year. I think it remains one of the best books on this site.

Slave to my feline overlords,

Mary

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Cat Tricks

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The Educated Cat
How to Teach Your Cat to Do Tricks
Ney and Fadem
1987

Had I been thinking, I would have posted this last week during World Cat Day. (Initially, I thought it was WorldCat day and we should be digging into to the catalog.) Evidently, there just aren’t enough cats on the Internet so we need a special day for our feline overlords.

I was browsing for cat books on a reference question and I couldn’t resist this title. I am always amused at the idea of “training” a cat.  I am not sure this particular guy has the answers since all the cats look annoyed. I especially like the photos on teaching a cat to sit.

This book was in circulation as of this posting. I still think 1987 is a bit old for a book like this, even if the material is still good. Cat books (and other pet themed books) are always a hit with the kids. For the record, I have never had a request or even a conversation about training a cat. Dogs, yes, but no cats.

Now excuse me while I attend to every need of my feline masters.

 

Mary

 

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