source for broad-range of cat info, July
IN, United States)
This book answered many questions I had (& ones I
hadn't even thought of yet).
I am a first-time kitten owner,
for lack of a better word. ("Owner" is not PC, I know.)
Having also purchased at least 5 other cat behavior/care
books, I was happily surprised to find a different approach in
Christine Church's HOUSECAT. She goes into detail on many
subjects dealing with living with and nurturing your housecats,
yet her style of writing is not dry. She writes in an easily
understood, matter-of-fact manner that covered everything that I
wondered and worried about, my being new to housecats. Just one
example: she covers the different types of cat litter on the
market, explaining what the merits & disadvantages are of each.
Being new to all this, litter box filler can be confusing
without some specific info and opinions about all the choices
that exist, and she sufficiently covered it for me.
Her manner is that of an experienced cat person, having 11
herself (at the time she wrote the book), and this can be a
refreshing contrast to that of a vet. (Books by vets are
aboundingly helpful, but after purchasing more than a handful of
them, I was interested in checking out a different perspective.)
Also, having had as many cats as she has, she has diverse
experience, such as living with blind and elderly cats.
Occasionally, you might not agree with an opinion or two of
hers, as with anyone, but anyone with a cat (or cats) of their
own can probably sort out the few ideas that don't work for
them. This book is worth the sorting-out.
value for money, March
II found this book easy to read and informative.
"Housecat" covers every aspect of life with indoor cats, as well
as health issues faced at some time by everyone with cats in
their daily lives. It gives you solutions for problems you never
knew you had!! Now if only I could get my cats to read it!!!
Great for all, January
By A Customer
Bringing a cat indoors after they have lived outside all
their lives is a tough decision to make. Housecat is a great
book in helping give the new indoor cat owner insight and advice
about all aspects of indoor cat life, not only bringing an
outdoor cat in, but getting a kitten, teaching an older cat and
helping an existing cat adjust. I learned more from this book
than a year's worth of cat magazines.