From Publishers Weekly
Crazy about cats? Fine. But even consummate cat lovers may have trouble with a book that makes suggestions like "Experiment with calling the little furball on the phone and leaving a message on the answering machine. Some cats love to hear your voice and know Mommy or Daddy is talking to them. . . . " and probes the issue "Can Kitty have a midlife crisis?" (Yes, Kitty can. The authors recommend surprising her with a new litter box or taking her on a picnic to ease her through the trauma.) Writing in collaboration with his wife, Eckstein, a pet psychologist who has ministered to pets of the stars, chides owners insensitive enough to amuse themselves with jokes at their pets' expense; discusses how to shore up a cat's self-image; and addresses the dilemma of the forlorn "latchkey kitty." The Ecksteins also offer useful information on litter training, on convincing cats to stop scratching furniture, on teaching them to walk on a leash and even to "sit" or "stay." But the cumulative impression the Ecksteins leave is that cat owners should devote nearly all their waking hours to the improvement of their pet's life. The volume merits a warning label: for fanatics only.
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From the Inside Flap
"A practical, down-to-earth guide...Well organized and easy to read and to understand."
World-renowed pet behaviorist Warren Eckstein shows you how to walk with your cat, make it come when called, play for hours without ruining your plants and furniture, and more, in this warm, readable guide for feline lovers everywhere. Here are on-the-mark observations, wonderful insights, and step-by-step advice for: Alleviating kitty stress and nervousness; Coping with feline old age; Exercising your beloved mouser, and much more. Plus: diet, grooming, and dentistry tips.From the Paperback edition.