Be More Cat

Life lessons from our feline friends


Author: Alison Davies

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 1787131939

Category: Pets

Page: 144

View: 9249

Embrace your inner cat with this light-hearted self-help book. From living in the moment, trusting your sixth-sense instincts, to taking cat naps and even going feral, this book will show you how to benefit by unleashing your innate cattitude. Cats' ability to seize the day makes them excellent examples of how to make the most of every moment; whether it's playing an impromptu game of chase the sock, or an opportune swiping of a slice of roast chicken, our cats have it sorted. They're flexible but also prepared to tread their own path and they recognise the importance of play and rest in equal quantities. This book reveals the nine different traits that you can take on board to Be More Cat and live a happier, healthier and all-round 'feline fabulous' existence. Packed with practical tips and exercises, interspersed with folklore and fun facts about our kitty gurus, there's something for everyone. So stretch out, relax and learn the art of being more cat.

Be More Cat

Life Lessons from Our Feline Friends


Author: Alison Davies

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

ISBN: 9781849499521

Category: Self-Help

Page: 142

View: 8228

Careful observation of the behavioral quirks of our favorite felines can actually be very revealing. From living in the moment, to trusting our sixth-sense instincts, to taking cat naps, and even going feral, there are real benefits to being more cat! In Be More Cat, Alison Davies explores nine key traits we can take on board to be more cat-like and live a happier, healthier, and all around 'feline fabulous' existence. With practical tips and exercises, interspersed with folklore and fun facts about our kitty gurus, there's something for everyone in this cute, fully illustrated guide!

What Cats Teach Us...

Life's Lessons Learned from Our Feline Friends


Author: Glenn Dromgoole

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781572232969

Category: Pets

Page: 112

View: 7083

Fresh on the heals of the successful What Dogs Teach Us, author Glenn Dromgoole offers the similarly insightful What Cats Teach Us. Cats, better known for their reprimanding attitudes towards humans, still have much to teach. From keeping fastidious grooming habits, eating a healthy fish diet and getting plenty of rest to nurturing your independent spirit, expressing your individuality and embracing your curiosity, What Cats Teach Us reminds us of what in life is important to avoid, defend, cherish and enjoy.

Lessons from Stanley the Cat

Nine Lives of Everyday Wisdom


Author: Jennifer Freed,Tone Gellerstedt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101443820

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 9326

Seduction is just the practice of artful stretching. Never let people know how fast you are. Appear slow in all things, and less is expected of you. When someone is on the computer too long, help them by distracting them, or walk lightly on their keyboard. So advises Stanley, a remarkably astute cat with a keen eye for the important things in life. Perhaps you don't have time for yoga, can't afford therapy, or wouldn't dare cry to mother. If so, let Stanley be your guide. Lessons from Stanley the Cat offers wise and witty maxims from Stanley himself, translated by his doting psychotherapist (human) parent, Jennifer Freed. Whether you're a cat lover or prefer companions of the canine variety, Stanley's warmth and insight are sure to brighten even the grayest days.

Buckley's Story


Author: Ingrid King

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440166234

Category: Pets

Page: 132

View: 8306

Buckley’s Story is the story of how one small cat changed the author’s life in ways she never could have imagined. In this warm-hearted memoir, Ingrid King shares the story of Buckley, a joyful, enthusiastic and affectionate tortoiseshell cat she meets while managing a veterinary hospital. When Ingrid leaves her job at the veterinary hospital to start her own business, Buckley comes home to live with her and Amber, another tortoiseshell cat who had adopted the author several years earlier. Buckley is diagnosed with heart disease after only two years of living with Ingrid, and caring for Buckley through her illness only deepens the bond between cat and human. Interspersed with well-researched information about cat health in general, and heart disease in particular, the author describes the challenges and rewards of managing illness in a feline companion, and ultimately helping her through the final transition. Ingrid shares both the day-to-day joys of living with a special cat as well as the profound grief that comes with losing a beloved animal companion. Buckley’s Story is a celebration of the soul connection between animals and humans, a connection that is eternal and transcends the physical dimension. PRAISE FOR Buckley’s Story Buckley’s Story is a true celebration of the bond between pets and their humans. This story of a “gimpy” little tortoiseshell cat with a huge heart who changed her human’s life in unexpected ways shows us how pets teach us universal lessons about living a joyful life, how caring for a terminally ill pet can deepen this special bond, and how to navigate the devastating grief that comes with losing a beloved animal companion. Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian” and author of The Healing Power of Pets: Harnessing the Amazing Ability of Pets To Make and Keep People Happy and Healthy *** Ingrid King loves animals, and in Buckley’s Story she leads us through how these precious creatures — in particular, one “gimpy tortie” named Buckley — can teach us how to open our hearts to the world. - Clea Simon, author of The Feline Mystique: On the Mysterious Connection Between Women and Cats *** For those of us who think–or, rather, know–that cats have a thing or two to teach us in this life, you’ll appreciate Ingrid King’s story about her cat Buckley. - Megan McMorris, Editor Cat Women – Female Writers on their Feline Friends ***

Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me


Author: Cynthia L. Copeland

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761185518

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

View: 4346

Celebrate the wisdom of the sandbox—the witty, innocent, surprising, and yet completely sensible things that kids say and do. A little book with a big heart, Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me combines deceptively simple life lessons with engaging images that together not only offer insight but inspire joy. Kids see the world in a way that adults don’t, so glimpsing life through a child’s eyes offers a fresh—and often funny—perspective. Kids encourage us to be open-minded: There are a lot of different ways to get to the top of the jungle gym. To be fearless: Jump right in or you may change your mind about swimming. To aim high: Even babies grab for things just beyond their reach. To be kind to yourself: Sometimes you need a Saturday on a Wednesday. To follow your own path: If the flowers you draw don’t look like anyone else’s, that’s good. And to stay young: Go barefoot! Tune in to the chatter on the playground, and remind yourself how simple everything really is.

Cat, What Is That?


Author: Tony Johnston,Wendell Minor

Publisher: David R Godine Pub

ISBN: 9781567923513

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2494

Rhyming text presents the many facets of the behavior and characteristics of cats.

Choosing to Be

Lessons in Living from a Feline Zen Master


Author: Kat Tansey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1844093689

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 2288

Drawn from the deeply personal reflections of a formerly depressed person, this uplifting story shows how a cat taught meditation and allowed the mind to heal. This lively, magical, and enlightening book revolves around a wise Maine Coon cat, his kitten muse, and the author Kat Tansey as they take the reader on a challenging and often amusing journey from the disorienting haze of depression to the freedom and clarity of the Buddha mind. The narrative is both inspiring and essential for gaining an understanding of the inner self, reducing stress, finding inner peace, and knowing the joys and comforts of answering to a cat master.

You Need More Sleep

Advice from Cats


Author: Francesco Marciuliano

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452146535

Category: Humor

Page: 112

View: 9443

Our feline friends have spent eons observing, napping, pondering, napping, and taking notes about the human condition. In between naps, they've realized that we humans could use some catlike guidance when it comes to handling the ups and downs of life. In this book they've condescended to share their invaluable wisdom in short advice columns such as "Always Stay at Least 30 Feet from a Loved One" and "Never Let Anyone Dress You." Whether it's coping with romance, surviving a social gathering, or clawing your way to the top of the corporate ladder only to realize you can't get down, the cats in this ebook will have you relaxed and ready to take on the world! Just after one more nap.

Feline Philosophy

Life Lessons from your Cat


Author: Mike Hatt

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 1848393423

Category: Humor

Page: 96

View: 9018

Independent thinkers and immaculately groomed, cats know how to make the most of their nine lives. Our kitty companions get what they want, express themselves, and get away with murder by looking cute. Paws and reflect: these purrls of wisdom will enrich every day, or at least encourage you to take more naps.

Two Cats and the Woman They Own

Or Lessons I Learned from My Cats


Author: Patti Davis

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780811851664

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

View: 566

A self-avowed dog lover describes how her life has been taken over and changed for the better by her two feline companions, describing the valuable lessons they have taught her in an illustrated series of vignettes, including "The Mouse That Got Away" about hope and "The Little Scoundrel" about how wrong first impressions can be. 50,000 first printing.

Mark Twain for Cat Lovers

True and Imaginary Adventures with Feline Friends


Author: Mark Dawidziak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493027093

Category: Pets

Page: 208

View: 4211

America is cat crazy, and Mark Twain may have been the American writer most crazy about cats. From his boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri, to his last years in Connecticut, Mark Twain spent much of his life surrounded by cats, and they stalk through many of his best-known books, including The Innocents Aboard, Roughing It, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, and Puddn’head Wilson. In this lighthearted book, Twain scholar Mark Dawidziak explores the writer’s lifelong devotion to cats through stories, excerpts, quotes, photos, and illustrations, illuminating a little-known side of this famous writer’s life that will appeal to Twain aficionados and cat lovers alike.

Of Cats and Men

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


Author: Sam Kalda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399578447


Page: 112

View: 9240

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.

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit


Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1453279911

Category: Self-Help

Page: 480

View: 4014

Rediscover the power of inspiration with timeless stories about the everyday miracles that illuminate the best of the human spirit. Whether you're discovering Chicken Soup for the first time or are a long time fan, this volume will inspire you to be a better person, reach for your highest potential, share your love and embrace the world around you.

Life Lessons I Learned from My Cat


Author: Jamie Shelman

Publisher: Buster Books

ISBN: 9781910552919


Page: 128

View: 9767

Cat lovers are invited to curl up with the art of Jamie Shelman and celebrate our favourite feline friends. They may have nine lives but there is much cats can teach us about getting the most out of the one we have. Whether it's advice for purrfecting your downtime, navigating romance, friendships or your career, this book features 100 essential lessons to help you through the ups and downs of life, such as:- A beautiful mane takes serious work- . and so does the perfect set of nails - Preserve your dignity at all times- Stretch regularly- Demand the bestSo, put down your self-help book and pick up your cat. It's time to take a nap with the life guru you never knew you had. (Please see life lesson no.1.) Perfect for fans of Simon's Cat and How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You.

100 Ways to Be More Like Your Cat

Feline Wisdom for Happy Humans


Author: Celia Haddon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147368188X

Category: Humor

Page: 128

View: 6532

From the bestselling author of One Hundred Ways For a Cat To Train Its Human comes a new guide on how to improve your own life by learning from your cat. Content, living in the moment, finding pleasure in small things - your cat knows exactly how to get the best out of life. So let your cat be your guru as Celia Haddon shows in 100 ways how adopting their outlook can lead to our own happiness. Stretch out, relax, find a warm spot - and enjoy purrfection.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Cat

101 Stories about Life, Love, and Lessons


Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Amy Newmark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1611591481

Category: Pets

Page: 416

View: 576

Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Cat will delight readers with humorous, heartwarming, and inspiring stories about lessons our feline friends and family members have taught us. Lessons come in all shapes and sizes, like our feline friends. Cat lovers, both lifelong and reluctant, share their stories about life, love, and lessons learned from their furry companions.

Cat Champions

Caring for our Feline Friends


Author: Rob Laidlaw

Publisher: Pajama Press Inc.

ISBN: 1927485312

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 9443

Looks at the problems faced by lost, abandoned, and feral cats, and offers examples of children whose volunteer efforts help improve the lives of cats.

A Lesson My Cat Taught Me


Author: Saul Weber

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781452810881


Page: 38

View: 1999

What do you get when you take a young girl, Jennifer, who loves her Maine Coon cat, Mr. Tickles, and wants to get him another cat to keep company while she's at school? What happens after Jennifer and her mother find another cat one day while going to go shopping to get her some new clothes at mall and later finds it again when they have a pet carrier to bring it home in? What happens when her two cats meet for the first time? What happens after she discovers her new cat, who she has named Uno, has only one eye? What happens when a new girl, Hillary, who's in a wheelchair, joins her class? And last, what is the lesson the book tries to convey? All of these questions get answered in the award winning children's book "A Lesson My Cat Taught Me." This book was a runner-up in the 2011 Sharp Writ Awards - Children's Books Category. To see an image of the award the book had received please copy and paste the following URL http: //

Cat Daddy

What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me about Life, Love, and Coming Clean


Author: Jackson Galaxy

Publisher: TarcherPerigee

ISBN: 0399163808

Category: Nature

Page: 295

View: 7186

In this inspiring book, Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet's hit television show My Cat from Hell,tells the story of the cat who saved his life and set him on the path to becoming America's Cat Daddy. When Benny arrived in his life, Galaxy was a down-and-out rock musician with not much more going on than a part-time job at an animal shelter and a drug problem. Benny's previous owner brought the cat to the shelter in a cardboard box to give him up. He had seen better days - his pelvis had just been shattered by the wheels of a car, and his owner insisted he'd been 'unbondable' from day one. Nothing could have been further from the truth. An inspiring account of two broken beings who fixed each other, Cat Daddyis laced throughout with Galaxy's amazing 'Cat Mojo' advice for understanding what cats need most from us humans in order to live happier, healthier lives. 'A joy . . . Sometimes the biggest stories are actually the smallest ones - one man, one cat, and a quiet love that was large enough to save them both.' Gwen Cooper, author of the New York Timesbestseller Homer's Odysseyand Love Saves the Day 'This book is no ordinary cat memoir, nor is it an ordinary cat advice book. It is an inspirational tour de force that offers an intimate glimpse of Jackson, the man, and Jackson, the Cat Daddy.' Ingrid King, publisher and founder, The Conscious Cat, and award-winning author of Buckley's Story- Lessons from a Feline Master Teacher Includes a new afterword by the author