The Secret Life of Cats: Everything You Cat Would Want You to Know
For many cat lovers, our pets are our best friends. But how well do we really know them? What do they want? In The Secret Life of Cats, Claire Bessant draws on years of experience to tell us exactly how to better communicate with and look after our pets. We learn what those meows mean, how to read cat body language, how to tell their likes and dislikes, and a great deal more. Written with the conviction that the more you understand your cat, the more fulfilling life will be for both pet and owner, this book shows you how to fully appreciate your cat’s natural behavior.
Naughty No More: Change Unwanted Behaviors Through Positive Reinforcement
Thought you couldn’t train your cat and resolve troublesome cat behavior challenges? Yes, you can! Clicker training, combined with other friendly, positive behavior modification techniques can effectively solve cat behavior problems and train your cat in a way that will be quick and easy for you?and fun for your cat. Clicker training can also improve your cat’s activity rate, attitude and, more importantly, strengthen the bonds between you and your cat.
In this easy-to-read beginner’s guide, Marilyn Krieger, a leading clicker-training expert, tells you how to teach your cat to: sit and stay and not dart out of doors; not scratch the furniture; have stress-free introductions to new cats; stay off the table and counters; get along better with you, your guests and other cats; have a stress free association with both the cat carrier and the trip to the veterinarian; do tricks and much more!
H is for Hawk
When Helen Macdonald’s father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer-Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood-she’d never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk’s fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel, and turned to the guidance of The Once and Future King author T.H. White’s chronicle The Goshawk to begin her challenging endeavor. Projecting herself “in the hawk’s wild mind to tame her” tested the limits of Macdonald’s humanity and changed her life.
Heart-wrenching and humorous, this book is an unflinching account of bereavement and a unique look at the magnetism of an extraordinary beast, with a parallel examination of a legendary writer’s eccentric falconry. Obsession, madness, memory, myth, and history combine to achieve a distinctive blend of nature writing and memoir from an outstanding literary innovator.
Lucile C Moore, Kathy Smith
When Your Rabbit Needs Special Care: Traditional and Alternative Healing Methods
When Your Rabbit Needs Special Care is an illustrated guide to the care and behavior of rabbits with special needs. The book provides information on topics as diverse as how to administer subcutaneous fluids to a rabbit and how sounds and color help promote healing.
Quotes from top rabbit veterinarians and alternative healing practitioners from across the country are included, as are useful tips from rabbit owners who have had experience in dealing with particular medical conditions. The text is illustrated with both photographs and drawings, making it easy for readers to follow.
Authors Lucile C. Moore and Kathy Smith provide pet owners with special-needs rabbits with information on basic care, pain control, digestive system problems, chronic illnesses, physically challenged rabbits, progressive disabilities causing mobility problems, dental care, elderbuns, and emotional issues.
Photographer and animal trainer Barbara O’Brien has spent years photographing aspiring canine actors, from prancing puppies to stately hounds and tenacious terriers. At first, she discarded the photos if her subject was barking, sniffing, or otherwise looking less than perfect-until she realized that those outtakes best revealed the true personality of the pup.
O’Brien is a skilled and seasoned photographer, and this winsome collection shows the care she took to reveal each dog’s essential character. The goofiness of the boisterous Border Collie, the decorum of the genteel Great Dane, and the curiosity of the regal Corgi-all of them are captured here in gorgeous four-color photography.
In the United States alone, more than eighty million households are home to a pet, and every dog lover out there will succumb to DogFace’s canine charms-not to mention its irresistible price point.