From Library Journal
Johnson, a feline behavior consultant, details the causes of and suggests solutions for such common cat problems as aggression, abnormal eating habits, and litter box difficulties. Her approach is to use techniques that work in harmony with cats' natural proclivities and instincts. One section details the use of Bach flower remedies in treating feline emotional problems, although readers interested in other alternative treatments such as herbs and homeopathy may wish to consult Anitra Frazier's The New Natural Cat (LJ 11/15/90). The book is repetitive in parts (the author recommends "play therapy" as treatment for a wide variety of emotional maladies, and the use of an air ionizer is suggested many times), but it does discuss many common behavior problems with more depth than most cat care books, including Johnson's previous cat book, Cat Love (LJ 5/1/90). Not essential, but libraries with large animal care collections may wish to consider.Stacy Pober, Manhattan Coll. Libs., New York
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
PAM JOHNSON-BENNETT is a certified animal behavior consultant who has served as the spokesperson for Friskies. She is also the resident cat behavior expert at Yahoo!, where she writes the Think Like a Cat column. She owns Cat Behavior Associates in Nashville, Tennessee.
THE AUTHOR SCOOP
What is the hardest thing about writing a book?Making sure I disguised my clients' characteristics well enough so no one would get mad at me.If you were an animal, what would it be & why?Well, that's a no-brainer! I'd have to be a cat. They have life figured out—protect your turf, stay well-groomed, and always be on the lookout for food.Have you ever met a famous person?With my career, I've had many famous clients, especially in country music since I live in Nashville. I love cats because they don't discriminate. They don't care that their owners are famous. They pee on their sofas anyway!What is your favorite thing about being an author?Knowing that you can step into people's lives through your words and hopefully make a difference.