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Home & Garden

Cat Life: Celebrating the History, Culture & Love of the Cat

By Amy Shojai

Synopsis

“Though a cat may choose to share her affection with a human or two, she will always remain that quixotic mix of unpredictability and individuality that challenges the understanding of the most patient among us. It is as if they know that when they first stepped into the human ring of firelight, they forever altered our history, influencing our religions, our literature, our art—our very lives.” –From the Introduction

Chapter One, “Evolutionary Cat,” traces the domestic feline back to the Paleocene Era, then introduces its big cat relatives.

Chapter Two, “Cultured Cat,” is a survey of artistic homage paid to the cat. From Aesop’s fables to Alice in Wonderland, cats have been featured as analogy, metaphor, and hero in literature, art, music, and more.

Chapter Three, “Physical Cat,” is a guide to understanding and caring for your cat. Each of the cat’s senses and physical attributes is described. Important cat care issues are discussed, with tips for proper training, and information about choosing and caring for kittens.

Cat Life closes with a “Gallery of Breeds,” with descriptions of their unique personalities and special characteristics. Overflowing with 150+ endearing photos and fun text, Cat Life is sure to capture your fancy.

About the author

Amy Shojai is a certified animal behavior consultant. She's an award-winning author of 30+ pet care books covering puppies and kittens to aging pets, first aid and holistic care. Amy also writes the pet-centric September & Shadow thriller series, and is inspired by Karma-Kat and Bravo-Dawg. view profile

Published on October 20, 2019

40000 words

Genre: Home & garden

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