What Is My Cat Thinking?

by Gwen Bailey | Pets & Animals |
ISBN: 1571458697 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSqueakyChuwing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 11/11/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Friday, November 11, 2022
This hardcover (c. 2002) is one of 11 books donated by a Twinbrook neighbor to the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) during November, 2022. Thank you!

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***The November 2022 E-less Release Challenge hosted by motherof11


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Journal Entry 3 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Tuesday, November 22, 2022
I selected this book from the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) to travel elsewhere...

Journal Entry 4 by wingSqueakyChuwing at -- Wild Released Somewhere In Rockville in Rockville, Maryland USA on Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Released 3 mos ago (12/18/2022 UTC) at -- Wild Released Somewhere In Rockville in Rockville, Maryland USA


I'm releasing this book as part of a Book Buffet at a private home (melydia's) for the BCinDC annual BookCrossing party.


I'm releasing this book for...

***The December 2022 What's in a Name Challenge Release Challenge hosted by DragonGoddess. The book title contains the names CAT and KING. The name Cat is primarily a female name of English origin that means Diminutive Form Of Catherine. The name King is primarily a male name of American origin that means Ruler.


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Journal Entry 5 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Monday, December 19, 2022
I ask myself this question multiple times a day. In all fairness though, I think my cats are equally baffled by me.

Journal Entry 6 by wing6of8wing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA on Friday, January 20, 2023
I often wonder what my cats are thinking -- to the point that I am seriously considering getting them the FluentPet or similar communication buttons. I am pretty sure that Errol would use them to ask for food, but Molly might have all sorts of things to say. When this book was passed along to me, I figured it wouldn't hurt to read it to see if I could learn a few things.

The best aspect of this book is that it couples descriptions of cat behavior and body language with actual photos of actual cats demonstrating the actual behavior and body language. It made it much clearer than hoping I was imagining what was being described. I found one weakness of the book to be the amount of attention focused to outdoor cat activities, since I live in a very populated area and my cats are indoor only. I did pick up a few interesting tidbits that I didn't know about how cats interact with humans, how they respond to new things, and how they act with each other. Based on the discussions in the book, I do think that Molly and Errol are having actual spats more than just playing at times, because the body language is pretty clear. I don't have any idea how to change that, though, so I iwll have to look for other books to help with that.

Journal Entry 7 by wing6of8wing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Released 1 mo ago (1/26/2023 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


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Journal Entry 8 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, January 30, 2023
I'm claiming this one from the latest round of the Biographies of Things bookbox.

Later: This didn't turn out to be what I'd call a "biography of things" - it doesn't dwell on the history of cats and their cultural influences on people, other then brief mentions here and there. That said, as a guide to cat behavior, it did have its points, and could be an excellent basic guide to new cat-owners.

As a long-time person-with-cats, most of this wasn't new to me, but I did find some bits reassuring - especially those dealing with aggression (play, "peeved", or serious) between cats who share a household; that's been an ongoing issue with my current clowder, who usually get along but sometimes go into tizzies of misdirected aggression, from which I have to separate them for some cool-down time. This book includes photos for each description of behaviors, and illustrates the distinctions between play-fights, territorial squabbles, and out-and-out battles.

The tips on how to respect the cats' preferences re frequency and type of touch, play, being picked up (or not), etc. could come in handy.

Released 1 mo ago (2/6/2023 UTC) at Little Free Library, Humane Society for Greater Nashua in Nashua, New Hampshire USA


I left this book in the Little Free Library outside the Humane Society; hopefully it will be of use to someone who's adopted a new cat!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

** Released for the 2023 Keep Them Moving challenge. **

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