Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 6, 2023 by Crystal Uys


We all want to know more about what our cats think and why they do the things they do. In Cats Work Like This, the authors offers insights from two generations of observing cats.

From the publisher:

Though there are many famous felines, it is the day to day cat which provides the most enduring interest. Though each one’s behaviour and mannerisms are unique, we can find enough practices in common to guide you to becoming an expert in how cats work. … Learn how cats practice their values and explore what your cats know about you. Find out what cats do while you sleep, what a cat’s eyes can tell you …  With a focus on attention, emotion, cute affection, manipulation, cunning and cussedness, Cats Work Like This gives … insight into the workings of a cat’s elusive mind.

Featuring beautiful 4-color photographs, this tongue-in-cheek guide addresses such topics as where your cat likes to sit, what your cat thinks of you, and how cats make sure we know they’re in charge.

I found the section on food particularly amusing. The authors posit that we are nothing more than proxy for their prey (after all, we’re the ones who can operate the can opener.) “You are going to be stalked. If you are not already in the kitchen, your cat will locate you. Believe me, they always know where you are.”

This delightful little book makes a great gift for yourself or your cat loving friends.

Cats Work Like This is available from Amazon.

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