Be More Cat

Life lessons from our feline friends
Author: Alison Davies
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 1787131939
Category: Pets
Page: 144
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Embrace your inner cat with this light-hearted self-help book. From living in the moment, trusting your sixth-sense instincts, to taking cat naps and even going feral, this book will show you how to benefit by unleashing your innate cattitude. Cats' ability to seize the day makes them excellent examples of how to make the most of every moment; whether it's playing an impromptu game of chase the sock, or an opportune swiping of a slice of roast chicken, our cats have it sorted. They're flexible but also prepared to tread their own path and they recognise the importance of play and rest in equal quantities. This book reveals the nine different traits that you can take on board to Be More Cat and live a happier, healthier and all-round 'feline fabulous' existence. Packed with practical tips and exercises, interspersed with folklore and fun facts about our kitty gurus, there's something for everyone. So stretch out, relax and learn the art of being more cat.

Be More Cat

Life Lessons from Our Feline Friends
Author: Alison Davies
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
ISBN: 9781849499521
Category: Self-Help
Page: 142
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Careful observation of the behavioral quirks of our favorite felines can actually be very revealing. From living in the moment, to trusting our sixth-sense instincts, to taking cat naps, and even going feral, there are real benefits to being more cat! In Be More Cat, Alison Davies explores nine key traits we can take on board to be more cat-like and live a happier, healthier, and all around 'feline fabulous' existence. With practical tips and exercises, interspersed with folklore and fun facts about our kitty gurus, there's something for everyone in this cute, fully illustrated guide!

Life Lessons I Learned from My Cat

Author: Jamie Shelman
Publisher: Buster Books
ISBN: 9781910552919
Page: 128
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Cat lovers are invited to curl up with the art of Jamie Shelman and celebrate our favourite feline friends. They may have nine lives but there is much cats can teach us about getting the most out of the one we have. Whether it's advice for purrfecting your downtime, navigating romance, friendships or your career, this book features 100 essential lessons to help you through the ups and downs of life, such as:- A beautiful mane takes serious work- . and so does the perfect set of nails - Preserve your dignity at all times- Stretch regularly- Demand the bestSo, put down your self-help book and pick up your cat. It's time to take a nap with the life guru you never knew you had. (Please see life lesson no.1.) Perfect for fans of Simon's Cat and How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You.

Buckley's Story

Author: Ingrid King
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440166234
Category: Pets
Page: 132
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Buckley’s Story is the story of how one small cat changed the author’s life in ways she never could have imagined. In this warm-hearted memoir, Ingrid King shares the story of Buckley, a joyful, enthusiastic and affectionate tortoiseshell cat she meets while managing a veterinary hospital. When Ingrid leaves her job at the veterinary hospital to start her own business, Buckley comes home to live with her and Amber, another tortoiseshell cat who had adopted the author several years earlier. Buckley is diagnosed with heart disease after only two years of living with Ingrid, and caring for Buckley through her illness only deepens the bond between cat and human. Interspersed with well-researched information about cat health in general, and heart disease in particular, the author describes the challenges and rewards of managing illness in a feline companion, and ultimately helping her through the final transition. Ingrid shares both the day-to-day joys of living with a special cat as well as the profound grief that comes with losing a beloved animal companion. Buckley’s Story is a celebration of the soul connection between animals and humans, a connection that is eternal and transcends the physical dimension. PRAISE FOR Buckley’s Story Buckley’s Story is a true celebration of the bond between pets and their humans. This story of a “gimpy” little tortoiseshell cat with a huge heart who changed her human’s life in unexpected ways shows us how pets teach us universal lessons about living a joyful life, how caring for a terminally ill pet can deepen this special bond, and how to navigate the devastating grief that comes with losing a beloved animal companion. Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian” and author of The Healing Power of Pets: Harnessing the Amazing Ability of Pets To Make and Keep People Happy and Healthy *** Ingrid King loves animals, and in Buckley’s Story she leads us through how these precious creatures — in particular, one “gimpy tortie” named Buckley — can teach us how to open our hearts to the world. - Clea Simon, author of The Feline Mystique: On the Mysterious Connection Between Women and Cats *** For those of us who think–or, rather, know–that cats have a thing or two to teach us in this life, you’ll appreciate Ingrid King’s story about her cat Buckley. - Megan McMorris, Editor Cat Women – Female Writers on their Feline Friends ***

What Cats Teach Us...

Life's Lessons Learned from Our Feline Friends
Author: Glenn Dromgoole
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781572232969
Category: Pets
Page: 112
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Fresh on the heals of the successful What Dogs Teach Us, author Glenn Dromgoole offers the similarly insightful What Cats Teach Us. Cats, better known for their reprimanding attitudes towards humans, still have much to teach. From keeping fastidious grooming habits, eating a healthy fish diet and getting plenty of rest to nurturing your independent spirit, expressing your individuality and embracing your curiosity, What Cats Teach Us reminds us of what in life is important to avoid, defend, cherish and enjoy.

You Need More Sleep

Advice from Cats
Author: Francesco Marciuliano
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452146535
Category: Humor
Page: 112
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Our feline friends have spent eons observing, napping, pondering, napping, and taking notes about the human condition. In between naps, they've realized that we humans could use some catlike guidance when it comes to handling the ups and downs of life. In this book they've condescended to share their invaluable wisdom in short advice columns such as "Always Stay at Least 30 Feet from a Loved One" and "Never Let Anyone Dress You." Whether it's coping with romance, surviving a social gathering, or clawing your way to the top of the corporate ladder only to realize you can't get down, the cats in this ebook will have you relaxed and ready to take on the world! Just after one more nap.

Purr More, Hiss Less

Heavenly Lessons I Learned from My Cat
Author: Allia Zobel Nolan,Erika Oller
Publisher: HCI
ISBN: 9780757306389
Category: Pets
Page: 224
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Wisdom with a Side of Whiskers... If you've ever shared your home or your heart with a special kitty, you know that cats know that we mere humans have much to learn from our furry friends. Purr More, Hiss Less celebrates this special bond by pairing eclectic pearls of feline wisdom with the watercolor splendor of artist Erika Oller. The result? The purr-fect reminder that, as every cat knows, "Life is precious-even if you have nine of them."

Feline Philosophy

Life Lessons from your Cat
Author: Mike Hatt
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 1848393423
Category: Humor
Page: 96
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Independent thinkers and immaculately groomed, cats know how to make the most of their nine lives. Our kitty companions get what they want, express themselves, and get away with murder by looking cute. Paws and reflect: these purrls of wisdom will enrich every day, or at least encourage you to take more naps.

Lessons from Stanley the Cat

Nine Lives of Everyday Wisdom
Author: Jennifer Freed,Tone Gellerstedt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101443820
Category: Self-Help
Page: 144
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Seduction is just the practice of artful stretching. Never let people know how fast you are. Appear slow in all things, and less is expected of you. When someone is on the computer too long, help them by distracting them, or walk lightly on their keyboard. So advises Stanley, a remarkably astute cat with a keen eye for the important things in life. Perhaps you don't have time for yoga, can't afford therapy, or wouldn't dare cry to mother. If so, let Stanley be your guide. Lessons from Stanley the Cat offers wise and witty maxims from Stanley himself, translated by his doting psychotherapist (human) parent, Jennifer Freed. Whether you're a cat lover or prefer companions of the canine variety, Stanley's warmth and insight are sure to brighten even the grayest days.

Miss Mink

Author: Janet Hill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781770499225
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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This whimsical collection of twenty cat-approved life lessons for living your purrfect life is accompanied by gorgeous, lushly detailed paintings. Miss Marcella Mink and sixty-seven of her favorite feline friends live happily in her big house by the sea. But there was a time when Miss Mink was not so happy. When Miss Mink created her own business -- a feline-friendly cruise company for cat lovers and their furry companions -- she found she no longer had time or energy for herself or her friends. For advice she turned to her cats, who always seemed so happy, healthy, well-rounded, well-groomed and well-rested. It was not long before the Cat Countess was feeling shipshape again. Collected here are Miss Mink's twenty cat-approved lessons, from the benefits of a good grooming and an afternoon nap to valuable advice on friendship and diet.

Cat, What Is That?

Author: Tony Johnston,Wendell Minor
Publisher: David R Godine Pub
ISBN: 9781567923513
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Rhyming text presents the many facets of the behavior and characteristics of cats.

Two Cats and the Woman They Own

Or Lessons I Learned from My Cats
Author: Patti Davis
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780811851664
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 96
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A self-avowed dog lover describes how her life has been taken over and changed for the better by her two feline companions, describing the valuable lessons they have taught her in an illustrated series of vignettes, including "The Mouse That Got Away" about hope and "The Little Scoundrel" about how wrong first impressions can be. 50,000 first printing.

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit
Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1453279911
Category: Self-Help
Page: 480
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Rediscover the power of inspiration with timeless stories about the everyday miracles that illuminate the best of the human spirit. Whether you're discovering Chicken Soup for the first time or are a long time fan, this volume will inspire you to be a better person, reach for your highest potential, share your love and embrace the world around you.

Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me

Author: Cynthia L. Copeland
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761185518
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 176
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Celebrate the wisdom of the sandbox—the witty, innocent, surprising, and yet completely sensible things that kids say and do. A little book with a big heart, Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me combines deceptively simple life lessons with engaging images that together not only offer insight but inspire joy. Kids see the world in a way that adults don’t, so glimpsing life through a child’s eyes offers a fresh—and often funny—perspective. Kids encourage us to be open-minded: There are a lot of different ways to get to the top of the jungle gym. To be fearless: Jump right in or you may change your mind about swimming. To aim high: Even babies grab for things just beyond their reach. To be kind to yourself: Sometimes you need a Saturday on a Wednesday. To follow your own path: If the flowers you draw don’t look like anyone else’s, that’s good. And to stay young: Go barefoot! Tune in to the chatter on the playground, and remind yourself how simple everything really is.

The Cats of Butterwick Sands

Author: Gabriella Thomas
Publisher: Book Guild Publishing
ISBN: 1912575175
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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The Cats of the Butterwick Sands is a children’s book following the various adventures of cats in a small run down seaside town called Butterwick Sands, a place that has seen better days; the hero being one special cat named Percy. He is a very clever and dignified cat and he is at the centre of all the adventures, stories and intrigues that the cats and other animals have. The other cats within the book are strays from across England and beyond – they come together to restore the funfair and caravan park, breathing life back into Butterwick and thus ensuring its survival. Author Gabriella Thomas lives in Brixton, London but was born and raised in Reading in Berkshire. Gabriella has also lived in Aberystwyth in Wales, and it was there, amongst the sea and mountains that she decided to write the book. The inspiration to write the book came from her two grandchildren, Mariella and Elliot. Gabriella grew up in small villages where she often felt quite lonely, so she found herself giving voices to the cats and other animals and imagined what the world would be like if they could talk. Latterly, when reading stories to her grandchildren, Gabriella saw how much they all loved the voices as well. Gabriella has worked in Nursing in the NHS for over twenty-five years, and currently works as full-time Clinical Nurse Specialist, working with children and families. Gabriella is also a qualified Psychiatric Nurse and has gained diplomas in Family Therapy from the Institute of Psychiatry and in Psychotherapy from the Tavistock Centre in London. The characters within the book are a reflection of people that Gabriella has met or known over the years; the animals all reflecting the quirks and nuances of the human condition.

I'm a Dog, You're a Cat

Love Lessons from Our Furry Friends
Author: Marla Press,Jim Tweedy
Publisher: Mpressive Results
ISBN: 9780983096818
Category: Humor
Page: 46
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I'm a Dog, You're a Cat is a short, delightfully humorous book filled with beautiful watercolor illustrations that highlight the sometimes quirky personality traits of felines and canines and how they mirror those of humans, especially as it relates to their interpersonal relations. Dog and cat owners who are in relationships will understand and appreciate the correlations and conclusions drawn from this unique comparison. How wonderful it would be if we were able to discover a new insight that helped us all communicate more effectively with the special people in our life. This book will help you identify if you are hard-wired more like a cat or a dog and how to understand that dog or cat in your life. By using a little humor to gain a deeper appreciation of your partner, you can begin to understand their behavior and how to react in those instances when you just don't see eye to eye on things. Visit and take the quiz.

Choosing to Be

Lessons in Living from a Feline Zen Master
Author: Kat Tansey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1844093689
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 160
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Drawn from the deeply personal reflections of a formerly depressed person, this uplifting story shows how a cat taught meditation and allowed the mind to heal. This lively, magical, and enlightening book revolves around a wise Maine Coon cat, his kitten muse, and the author Kat Tansey as they take the reader on a challenging and often amusing journey from the disorienting haze of depression to the freedom and clarity of the Buddha mind. The narrative is both inspiring and essential for gaining an understanding of the inner self, reducing stress, finding inner peace, and knowing the joys and comforts of answering to a cat master.

Life Lessons from My Cat

Inspiration for Cat Lovers
Author: Betty Ost-Everley
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781624166792
Category: Religion
Page: 191
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Here is a great new inspirational title—just for cat lovers! Life Lessons from My Cat features all-new devotional readings celebrating faith, fun, and our furry feline friends. In addition to devotions, there’s a plethora of other cat-centric inspiration: scripture, prayers, quotes, and quips, sure to bring a smile to your face. Ideal for cat enthusiasts of all ages, Life Lessons from My Cat promises bountiful blessing. It’s a perfect way to start or end your day or to snatch a quick pick-me-up in between.

How to Think Like a Cat

Author: Stephane Garnier
Publisher: Harper Wave
ISBN: 9780062845016
Category: Humor
Page: 176
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Do cats worry about retirement? Nope. Do cats do things they don’t want to do? Definitely not. Do cats rush around at all hours of the day when they’d rather be licking their paws and looking out a window? Please. Calm, free, charismatic, wise, elegant, self-assured—our beloved feline pets strut those traits that we humans spend a lifetime aspiring to. No wonder everybody wants to be more like a cat. After observing his own cat, Ziggy, for years, bestselling French author Stéphane Garnier decided that he would be much happier if he could just live more like Ziggy. Closer study only confirmed his suspicion that cats have that je ne sais quoi, and he set out to share Ziggy’s innate wisdom with the world. Whether at work, at home, or in your social life, your cat can teach you how to manage stress, cultivate independence, and live life on your terms. Peppered with humorous yet inspiring tips for living a day in the life of a cat, cat secrets from Ziggy, and a quiz to assess your “cat quotient,” How to Think Like a Cat is an inspiring, humorous, and remarkably insightful guide to the subtle art of living like a feline.