Outsmarting Cats

Author: Wendy Christensen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762793090
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While cat owners adore their purring, fuzzy friends, cats can have another, rather unpleasant, side. Some pee on carpets, shred upholstery, chomp houseplants, caterwaul at all hours, and scratch and bite. Skeptics will claim that it’s impossible to train a cat. Happily, Wendy Christensen knows they’re wrong. True, cats are intelligent, adaptable, patient, independent, stubborn, observant, and extremely quick learners. But they're also remarkably self-interested and quick to exploit a good deal. Outsmarting Cats enables you to persuade your cat that what you want is also what she wants. Whatever your specific cat problem, Wendy Christensen gives all the latest information on what works, and what doesn't. She shares tried-and-true tips and resources for resolving even the thorniest behavior problems. And she'll tell you how to head off future problems, simply by understanding how your cat thinks.

Natural Beauty From The Garden

Author: Janice Cox
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805057812
Size: 15.70 MB
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Presents more than two hundred special step-by-step recipes for home beauty treatments using such ingredients as common grasses, flowers, and trees

The Cat At The Wall

Author: Deborah Ellis
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
ISBN: 1554984920
Size: 34.43 MB
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A cat sneaks into a small Palestinian house on the West Bank that has just been commandeered by two Israeli soldiers. The house seems empty, until the cat realizes that a little boy is hiding beneath the floorboards. Should she help him? After all, she’s just a cat. Or is she? It turns out that this particular cat is not used to thinking about anyone but herself. She was once a regular North American girl who only had to deal with normal middle-school problems — staying under the teachers’ radar, bullying her sister and the uncool kids at school, outsmarting her clueless parents. But that was before she died and came back to life as a cat, in a place with a whole different set of rules for survival. When the little boy is discovered, the soldiers don’t know what to do with him. Where are the child’s parents? Why has he been left alone in the house? It is not long before his teacher and classmates come looking for him, and the house is suddenly surrounded by Palestinian villagers throwing rocks, and the sound of Israeli tanks approaching. Not my business, thinks the cat. And then she sees a photograph, and suddenly she understands what happened to the boy’s parents, and why they have not returned. And as the soldiers begin to panic, and disaster seems certain, she knows that it is up to her to diffuse the situation. But what can a cat do? What can any one creature do?

The Trainable Cat

Author: John Bradshaw
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465096492
Size: 79.94 MB
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A New York Times Bestseller "I have to hand it to Bradshaw and Ellis: Once you suss out their basic cat-training philosophy, their methods totally work." -Slate We often assume that cats can't be trained, and don't need to be. But in The Trainable Cat, bestselling anthrozoologist John Bradshaw and cat expert Sarah Ellis show that cats absolutely must be trained in order to enrich the bond between pet and owner. Full of training tips and exercises-from introducing your cat to a new baby to helping them deal with visits to the vet-The Trainable Cat is the essential cat bible for cat owners and lovers. "I doubt you'll find a more well-informed or scientific book on cats that better shows you how feline thinking works."-Times (UK)

That Yankee Cat

Author: Marilis Hornidge
Publisher: Tilbury House Pub
ISBN: 9780884482437
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With humor and wisdom, Marilis Hornidge has answered these and other oddlydifficult questions in THAT YANKEE CAT, the best reference guide to the first truly American breed - the Maine Coon Cat. This newest revised edition includes up-to-date breeding facts, new stories, old legends, color photos, an updated appendix with resources that include Internet sites, and other information essential to anyone who has fawned over a cat with ear tufts, a neck ruff, "britches" or a glorious banner-like tail.

Serious Business

Author: Stefan Kanfer
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Size: 63.58 MB
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Traces the history of animated films from the silent era to the present, and describes how they reflected and influenced contemporary society, sometimes by adopting and spreading racial and other stereotypes

Cats Behaving Badly

Author: Celia Haddon
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 146680257X
Size: 52.33 MB
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Cats that bite, cats that won't eat, cats that won't stop eating. Cat expert Celia Haddon has seen it all, and, in Cats Behaving Badly, an essential guide to cat behavior, she teaches readers how to turn even the grumpiest cat into a perfectly lovable animal. One of today's foremost feline experts, Haddon provides practical solutions to a myriad of perplexing situations that only cats can dream up in this valuable manual. Why does a cat suddenly stop using the litter box? Can an aloof kitty turn into an affectionate, cuddly cat? Is expensive cat food really worth it? The author unravels the mysteries of cat behavior and dispenses easy, affordable, and animal-friendly solutions to help both cats and their owners live happier lives. From kittens to senior cats, Haddon explains feline behavior that has puzzled cat owners for decades, including true-life and humorous cat tales that help illustrate her advice. This charming and informative handbook is essential reading for anyone who has ever asked, "Why in the world does my cat do that?"

Outsmarting Alzheimer S

Author: Kenneth S. Kosik, M.D.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 162145245X
Size: 10.13 MB
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An easy-to-follow, research-based guide to the simple, low-cost choices that give the reader the power to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and dementia; slow the progression of the disease; and mitigate symptoms and improve well-being. Did you know that getting on the treadmill can help keep your brain sharp? Or that repeatedly staying up to catch the late show could increase the likelihood of being struck down by dementia? The dozens of choices you make over the course of any average day—ordering the curry versus the burger with fries, taking the stairs versus the elevator—all add up. Together with your family history, they establish your chances of getting Alzheimer’s years from now. No drugs or procedures can cure or even effectively treat Alzheimer’s yet. But you have the power to help reduce your risk of ever getting this terrifying disease. Based on the latest scientific research, Outsmarting Alzheimer’s gives you 80 simple lifestyle prescriptions in the six key areas with the most scientific evidence for protecting your brain health: S = Social Smarts M = Meal Smarts A = Aerobic Smarts R = Resilience Smarts T = Train-Your-Brain Smarts S = Sleep Smarts These easy, low-cost, and fun brain-boosting activities can help you delay or even avoid the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, mitigating symptoms like forgetfulness or depression and sharpening your mental edge. With a personalized 3-week plan that includes recipes, brain games, and exercises, along with advice for caregivers, Outsmarting Alzheimer’s is your best shot at staying sharp and vibrant for life.