Just like dog people say dogs are the best creatures on this planet, cat people say the same about their feline friends. They say cats are super smart, loving too but often misunderstood. To be honest I’m certainly a beginner when it comes to understanding cats and I guess I misunderstand them too. Since I’m sure there are more people like me, in this article I’m going to list 5 books to better understand cats.
Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy
This book by Zazie Todd demystifies the feline-human relationship. The book touches upon the important aspect of how to build a strong and special bond with cats. It explores ways to enrich a cat’s life through play and exercise. Interestingly, this book talks about how cats can also suffer from separation anxiety, which is something that we tend to associate with dogs more than cats. And how to help reduce your cat’s separation anxiety as well as fear of vet visits.
The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions
Written by Thomas McNamee, this book beautifully integrates life experiences of the author with his cat Augusta with scientific details about physiological and psychological development of felines.
After her bestselling books ‘Think Like a Cat’ and ‘Cat vs. Cat’, in this book author and feline behaviour expert Pam Johnson Bennett answers questions related to cat behaviour.
The Trainable Cat: How to Make Life Happier for Your and Your Cat
Going against what tends to be a popular belief this piece of work by anthrozoologist John Bradshaw and cat expert Sarah Ellis talks about how cats are trainable. And why cats should be trained to deepen the human-cat bond.
All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat
Finally, a beautiful, illustrated book that I picked up recently. As the title suggests, the book is based on author Suzy Becker’s life with cats. Besides the humorous messages sure to resonate with a cat person and the beautiful illustrations, the book includes a “Are you a Cat Person” quiz too.