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Cat Calls: Wonderful Stories and Practical Advice from a Veteran Cat Sitter Paperback – September 1, 2011
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"With its fun-to-read tone, the book transitions seamlessly from charming memoir to practical how-to advice, offering the reader the best of both genres."(Stacy N. Hackett Cat Fancy)
"With amusing anecdotes and clever illustrations, this useful guidebook offers tips on how to care for happy, healthy cats while discouraging them from wrecking the furniture, and other anti-social behavior."(Publishers Weekly)
"Her new book, Cat Calls: Wonderful Stories and Practical Advice from a Veteran Cat Sitter is filled with anecdotal cat tales as she offers her unique brand of common-sense advice."(Jeryl Brunner The Huffington Post)
"For all things feline, this one is a cat lover's fancy."(Kirkus Reviews)
"The heart of Cat Calls are the stories of playful, adventurous, recalcitrant, excited, needy, or just plain curious cats, which will delight ailurophiles everywhere."(Midwest Book Review)
"This pairing of authors has resulted in an informative and reader-friendly work especially suitable for new cat owners and also for anyone aspiring to be a cat sitter."(Meredith Ann Rutter Blog Critics)
About the Author
Jeanne Adlon has been deeply involved with animals for over thirty-five years. She worked for Cleveland Amory’s Fund for Animals,operated the first Manhattan store designed for cats and cat lovers, and became the city’s first full-time cat sitter. In between calls, she writes a popular weekly column as a cat expert on CatChannel.com, a website for cat lovers.
Susan Logan is the editor of Cat Fancy magazine, the premiere publication in its field. She is a regular speaker at the Cat Writers' Association and was awarded the Muse Medallion, the association’s highest honor, in 2006 and 2007 for her insightful series of editorials.
Top Customer Reviews
A Cat Lover in NJ
To start with, we have the delightful Introduction by Jim Davis, who is none other than Garfields Cat-Dad!!! A great start to an excellent book (Oops - No, BBBT -- get away from that lasagna!!).
This is a very up-beat, enjoyable and informative book -- with cute illustrations throughout. The author deftly weaves her (30+ years' worth of) cat-sitting narratives with very useful information on raising a cat and cat care basics, plus stories about her own kitties.. She also includes information on special-needs kitties (who are lovable and are just like the special-needs humans that we know and love and care for) - as well as information on how NOT to raise a cat (no litterboxes on the exposed totally unsafe terrace please!No kitties and drop cloths either -- The kitties could suffocate!!!)), as well as quirky cats and quirky cat owners (kleenexes instead of litter in the litter-box? Big Bad Baby Twinkle -- who LOVES to hit her cat sitter on the ankles and grab her shoelaces, LOL!! -- would freak out if she set her tusch on that!!!<;-)
I LOVED her DEARLY NEEDED information on Moving and kitties. Her mantra -- as is mine -- Put the Cats in a Separate Room with The Door Closed and A Sign On The Door -- so that they do NOT get packed up in the moving boxes or flee out the front door when the movers leave it open!! Also, she imparts great information on introducing a cat to a new home, where she says to make sure there are NO exits in the new home where the cat can escape -- do you know how many cats have tried to run BACK to their OLD home?Read more ›
CAT CALLS is filled with wonderful stories from Jeanne Adlon who has been taking care of cats for thirty five years. It is obvious she loves her job as a cat sitter. The cat care advice is helpful and entertaining too. I just love this book!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I"m a cat-lover and a half and this book was puuuuuurrrrrfect to tickle my fancy about my feline friends. Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Man
Cat Calls starts with great advice for adopting cats - how to bring them into your home, introduce them to the family (including other pets) and make them feel relaxed. Read morePublished on December 11, 2012 by Peter Scottsdale, author
I enjoyed reading Ms. Adlon's stories about her pet sitting experiences. As a fellow pet sitter, I could identify with a lot of the situations she has to deal with. Read morePublished on November 27, 2012 by Meeser
This is an excellent memoir and guide book in which the cats (to the delight of the two authors) steal the show disproving W.C. Read morePublished on March 1, 2012
Provides good basic advice for someone who suddenly finds themselves with a cat or two - covers litter-box management, feeding a finicky feline, giving medication, fat cats, a few... Read morePublished on February 9, 2012 by Loyd Eskildson
The book reads as if the author is talking to me, a very pleasant style. More importantly, the content is practical and authoritative.Published on December 26, 2011 by Nadine