Pets

97 Ways to Make a Cat Like You

Author: Carol Kaufmann

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761184163

Category: Pets

Page: 208

View: 4498

From the publisher of B. Kliban’s Cat, All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat, and Bad Cat, comes a new book that answers the question all cat lovers ask: How do I make my cat like me? 97 Ways to Make a Cat Like You is the perfect interactive guide to these mysterious, fickle, seemingly aloof—yet really, just particular—pets. Paired with a full-color photograph of friendly, extroverted, happy cats (in case you’ve forgotten what a cat looks like when he “likes” you), the 97 inspired, occasionally silly but always behaviorally-based tips and tricks prove that when a cat is treated right, he or she will respond in kind. Within reason. There’s the “Eye on the Ball”—record a tennis match or a Ping-Pong game on TV to play back for your cat when he needs a bit of exercise. “Cat Burrito”—wrap your cat in a towel, burrito-style, which is particularly good for anxious pets or trips to the vet. The “Boing, Boing!”—wind pipe cleaners around a pencil in a spiral shape to create springs. Carefully slide off the pencil so the spirals go “boing” when pressed. The classic “Tickle, Tickle”—tickle Kitty under her chin and softly say “gitchy, gitchy, gitchy” in your highest-pitched voice. And for the cat owner willing to go the distance, the “There’s No Business Like Show Business”—practice your best Ethel Merman by belting out favorite show tunes for your cat. Kitty won’t care if you’re off-key and she’ll enjoy the stimulation.
Humor

97 Ways to Make a Cat Like You

Author: Carol Kaufmann

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761182160

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 3358

Offers nearly 100 silly, but behaviorally-sound tricks to get your feline companions to really like you, including playing tennis matches on the TV, wrapping them in a towel burrito-style to reduce anxiety and making toys of pipe cleaner “springs.” Original. 35,000 first printing.
Humor

97 Ways to Make a Dog Smile

Author: Jenny Langbehn,Pat Doyle

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761184481

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 4660

Offers ninety-seven exercises and games to play with a dog, including activities involving unique ways to rub, tickle, role-play, and pantomime.
Pets

Adventure Cats

Living Nine Lives to the Fullest

Author: Laura J. Moss

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761193561

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 9237

Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about cats comes the ultimate—and unexpected—guide to taking your cat into the wild. Here are cats walking on a leash. Cats hiking on a leash. Cats tramping through snow. Cats camping. Cats kayaking, canoeing, even surfing—yes, cats who love water. When animal writer and active hiker Laura Moss couldn’t find an online resource for hitting the trail with her cat, she created one. AdventureCats.org took off like wildfire, with attention from Wired, the Huffington Post, Outside magazine, BuzzFeed, and much more. Now, the book Adventure Cats—a collection of jaw-dropping photographs, inspiring stories of real-life cats, and all the how-to a cat owner needs—will take readers and their cats well beyond the backyard. Learn how to leash-train a cat. What to do if you encounter wildlife on the trail. Plus, winter safety tips, and how to bring a little bit of the outdoors to an indoor cat. The stories themselves are catnip for animal lovers, from Nanakuli, the one-eyed cat who hangs ten; to Georgie, a four-year-old gray tabby who lives on a sailboat; to Quandary, who not only insists on hiking with her family but also teaches them a valuable lesson: When you follow your cat’s natural tendency to wander, you experience the outdoors at a slower, richer pace. This book will delight every cat person, regardless of whether their pet is inclined to adventure. (Take the quiz at the beginning of the book to find out!)
Pets

Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me

Author: Cynthia L. Copeland

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761184090

Category: Pets

Page: 176

View: 8251

Playful spaniels completely covered with snow—“There’s no such thing as ‘bad’ weather.” Two happy dogs sleeping, one on top of the other— “Sometimes you need a pillow. Sometimes you are the pillow." The bulldog who’s headfirst in her bowl—“Every meal is THE BEST MEAL EVER.” Cynthia L. Copeland has a gift for discovering those sorts of simple, timeless lessons. She did it when her children were younger with Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me. Now she distills all-new wisdom from her lifelong love of dogs. Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me is tender, funny, warm, and utterly inspiring. Pairing an irresistible photograph with just the right sentiment, every page delivers a life lesson that appeals as much to our hearts as our minds. It reminds us again and again of what’s important, like love: “Be there when others need you.” Compassion: “Even the smallest act of kindness matters.” Perseverance: “Keep going until you find your way home.” A healthy sense of self: “Make it squeak until someone pays attention.” Living in the present moment: “Scratch where it itches, when it itches.” And that happiness is a choice: “Leap higher than you have to.”
Humor

97 Ways to Make a Dog Smile

Author: Jenny Langbehn,Pat Doyle

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761184481

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 5162

Offers ninety-seven exercises and games to play with a dog, including activities involving unique ways to rub, tickle, role-play, and pantomime.
Art

Catdoodles

The Cat Lovers Drawing Book

Author: Akiko Masuda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631593684

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 714

Cat lovers unite! Now you can doodle away your days like never-before with of fun prompts for doodling, drawing, and decorating hundreds of kitty cats. From cat feelings to cat colors, and cat dances to cats clothing, this drawing book will never let you down with its collection of fun, creative collection of prompts in the style of the beloved game Neko Atume. Scribble, doodle, draw, color, and love this cat-extravaganza.
Pets

The Maine Coon Cat

Author: Liza Gardner Walsh

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 1461744741

Category: Pets

Page: 96

View: 5654

The Maine Coon is arguably the most popular breed of cat in the United States, and it is certainly the largest, with some males weighing nearly 20 pounds. This book provides an informative and fun look at America’s favorite feline, exploring the history and origins of the breed, traits and characteristics, interviews with breeders and owners, and some practical how-to advice. Filled with color photographs and sidebars of pertinent information, this is the perfect book for cat lovers.
Family & Relationships

Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me

Author: Cynthia L. Copeland

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761185518

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 1038

With over 400,000 copies in print, the original edition of Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me celebrates the wisdom of the sandbox—the smart, funny, innocent, surprising, and yet completely sensible things that kids say. Now the author, Cynthia L. Copeland, whose last book was the immediate bestseller Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me, reimagines her timeless collection of children's wisdom as an illustrated— and irresistible—gift book. Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me is a little book with a big heart, combining deceptively simple life lessons with engaging images that make the reader feel instantly moved and joyful. Children see the world in ways that adults don't, and their insights inspire readers to widen their horizons: “There are a lot of different ways to get to the top of the jungle gym.” Celebrate their individuality: “If the flowers you draw don't look like anyone else's, that's good.” Set their priorities straight: “Don't sit down until the game is over.” Kids are expert negotiators: “If you want a kitten, start out asking for a horse.” Know how to seize the moment: “Jump right in or you may change your mind about swimming.” And sum up how to get more out of life with the simplest of mantras: “Go barefoot!”
Humor

Grumpy Cat: No-It-All

Everything You Need to No

Author: Grumpy Cat

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452153701

Category: Humor

Page: 96

View: 2255

Grumpy Cat is back with a mission: Teach the world to "NO" everything. She's collected all her least favorite things and can't wait to tell everyone what to think about them. Grumpy Cat: No-It-All is packed with feel-good topics just begging for a cranky makeover: kittens, rainbows, smiles, birthday parties, cuddles, and more. Anyone who takes delight in sometimes seeing the glass half empty will love the hilarious new photos and commentary from the official mascot of misery. Where others say "aww!," Grumpy Cat teaches us to say "ugh." Nothing sweet is safe from this famous frown.
Family & Relationships

How to Be a 3% Man, Winning the Heart of the Woman of Your Dreams

Author: Corey Wayne

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1105876675

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 481

View: 4394

Dear Friend, This book teaches you the hidden secrets to completely understand women. It covers both the dating world and long term relationships. You will learn how to meet and date the type of women you've always dreamed of. The best part is you can do this while remaining who you truly are inside. The book teaches you how to create sexual attraction in women & get women to chase & pursue you! It takes you step by step with easy to follow instructions. You will be able to meet women anytime, anyplace, & anywhere...this will give you choice with women. Whether you are single & searching or already with your dream lady, my book has the secrets most men will never know about women.
Pets

The Complete Cat Breed Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409350037

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 9781

Choose the perfect cat for you From Siamese to Sphynx cats, The Complete Cat Breed Book will help you choose the perfect companion for you. Fully illustrated and featuring over 150 of the world's best-loved cat breeds, this is the only cat breed guide you'll ever need. Complete with breed history, appearance and personality traits with Q&A charts, you're sure to find all the information necessary when choosing your cat. Also find expert advice on communicating with your cat and top tips on tackling behavioural problems such as ankle biting or furniture scratching. A concise care programme will cover all stages of your cat's life, from establishing a routine to dealing with common health problems. The Complete Cat Breed Book is a one-stop manual to helping you become the owner of a happy, healthy, well-mannered cat.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Cool Cats, Calm Kids

Relaxation and Stress Management for Young People

Author: Mary L. Williams

Publisher: Little Imp Books

ISBN: 9780915166947

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 27

View: 7576

Uses cats and their lifestyles to present techniques to help young people deal with stress.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Of Cats and Men

Profiles of History's Great Cat-Loving Artists, Writers, Thinkers, and Statesmen

Author: Sam Kalda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399578447

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 112

View: 5444

A stylish, illustrated gift book profiling notable cat-loving men throughout history. Some of history's greatest men have been cat lovers, and their cats have contributed to their genius and legacy: the static charge from a cat's fur sparked young Nikola Tesla's interest in electricity; Sir Isaac Newton is said to have invited the first cat flap; visitors to Ernest Hemingway and Winston Churchill's homes still encounter the descendants of their beloved cats; William S. Burroughs and Andy Warhol both wrote books inspired by their feline friends. Stylishly illustrated and full of charming, witty profiles and quotes from history's most notable "cat men," Of Cats and Men pays tribute to thirty luminaries and visionaries who have one thing in common: a pure and enduring love of cats.
Humor

How to Think Like a Cat

Author: Stephane Garnier

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062846043

Category: Humor

Page: 176

View: 8374

Do cats worry about retirement? Nope. Do cats do things they don’t want to do? Definitely not. Do cats rush around at all hours of the day when they’d rather be licking their paws and looking out a window? Please. Calm, free, charismatic, wise, elegant, self-assured—our beloved feline pets strut those traits that we humans spend a lifetime aspiring to. No wonder everybody wants to be more like a cat. After observing his own cat, Ziggy, for years, bestselling French author Stéphane Garnier decided that he would be much happier if he could just live more like Ziggy. Closer study only confirmed his suspicion that cats have that je ne sais quoi, and he set out to share Ziggy’s innate wisdom with the world. Whether at work, at home, or in your social life, your cat can teach you how to manage stress, cultivate independence, and live life on your terms. Peppered with humorous yet inspiring tips for living a day in the life of a cat, cat secrets from Ziggy, and a quiz to assess your “cat quotient,” How to Think Like a Cat is an inspiring, humorous, and remarkably insightful guide to the subtle art of living like a feline.
Juvenile Nonfiction

My First Cat Book

Simple and fun ways to care for your feline friend for kids aged 7+

Author: Angela Herlihy

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN: 9781782493808

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 7239

Even though cats are independent creatures, they still need a certain level of everyday care, attention, and understanding. This practical guide, complete with informative illustrations, helps children to care for and get to know their cat. In Chapter 1, Preparing For Your Cat, there is essential information on getting ready for a cat’s arrival, such as what equipment to buy and how to make your home safe. Chapter 2, Getting to Know Your Cat, reveals what to expect in the first few days. Learn how to handle a cat, help her socialize, and, most importantly, understand her—cats are fascinating creatures and you can glean a great deal from their behavior and body language. Good everyday care is essential to a cat’s health and wellbeing, and so in Chapter 3, Everyday Care, there is useful advice on feeding your cat, teaching her to use a cat flap, and spotting the signs that she may be unwell. Chapter 4, Your Cat as Playmate is all about having fun with your feline friend. There are great ideas for games to play, such as Find the Food, and simple toys you can make yourself.
Pets

Tiny Hats on Cats

Because Every Cat Deserves to Feel Fancy

Author: Adam Ellis

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455558125

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 9585

A fun and creative book for cat lovers, crafters, and pop-culture devotees alike. Following the success of recent bestsellers like Grumpy Cat and How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You, TINY HATS ON CATS combines adorable photos of cats with author Adam Ellis's hilarious anecdotes, but also has a fun DIY element: Readers will learn how to craft colorful and creative feline headgear from the book's step-by-step instructions. With a portable trim size and a beautifully designed interior, TINY HATS ON CATS is the perfect gift for every animal lover or for any reader who wants their cat to feel just a little more fancy.
Juvenile Fiction

Bud, Not Buddy

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1101934263

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 2374

The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree. It’s 1936, in Flint Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud’s got a few things going for him: 1. He has his own suitcase full of special things. 2. He’s the author of Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself. 3. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers advertising Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!! Bud’s got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him—not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself. AN ALA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK AN IRA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD WINNER NAMED TO 14 STATE AWARD LISTS “The book is a gem, of value to all ages, not just the young people to whom it is aimed.” —The Christian Science Monitor “Will keep readers engrossed from first page to last.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “Curtis writes with a razor-sharp intelligence that grabs the reader by the heart and never lets go. . . . This highly recommended title [is] at the top of the list of books to be read again and again.” —Voice of Youth Advocates, Starred From the Hardcover edition.
Juvenile Fiction

They All Saw a Cat

Author: Brendan Wenzel

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452150486

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 44

View: 4650

In simple, rhythmic prose and stylized pictures, a cat walks through the world, and all the other creatures see and acknowledge the cat.