The Secret Language of Cats
Cats do not meow randomly, nor do they growl or hiss because they have nothing better to do. Cat sounds have a purpose, and they can carry important messages, whether for us or other cats.
Susanne Schštz is hard at work on breaking the cat code. She is a professor at Lund University in Sweden, where a long-standing research program is proving that cats do actually use vocal communication—with each other and with their human caretakers. Understanding the vocal strategies used in human-cat communication will have profound implications for how we communicate with our pets, and has the potential to improve the relationship between animals and humans within several fields, including animal therapy, veterinary medicine and animal sheltering.
In The Secret Language of Cats, Schštz offers a crash course in the phonetic study of cat sounds. She introduces us to the full range of feline vocalizations and explains what they can mean in different situations, and she gives practical tips to help us understand our cats better.
Wow, you can really tell that Ms. Schotz is very passionate about her work in the study of cats and they way they communicate. She is a pure cat lover. I am a dog lover. Yet, when I was younger there was some cats that graced our family. A true cat lover will really appreciate this book. In fact, it would make the perfect gift for the cat lover in your life. Whereas, to be honest, because I am more of a dog lover, I did like this book but maybe not as much as I should have. So, you may ask why did I read this book. It is because I did find the premise of the book intriguing and wanted to check it out.
After reading this book, you can say that I became more educated as well as well versed in all of the different expressions of the vocabulary that cats use. Ms. Schotz explains her research in a very easy and understandable way. As I said previously, I learned a lot about cats that I never knew before. Although, as much as I did like the information in this book; I did find that it seemed to be lengthy and after a while, I found it hard to focus at times. Kind of skimming at times the book.
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Wednesday, November 7th: Books a la Mode – excerpt
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Friday, November 9th: From the TBR Pile
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Thursday, November 15th: Musings of a Bookish Kitty
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Wednesday, November 21st: Blooming with Books
Monday, November 26th: Splashes of Joy
Tuesday, November 27th: West Metro Mommy Reads
Wednesday, November 28th: Kahakai Kitchen
Thursday, November 29th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Friday, November 30th: View from the Birdhouse