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Skeptics claim it's impossible to understand
- much less train -- cats. Happily, Wendy Christensen knows
they're wrong. Cats are smart, independent, and often stubborn. But
they're also extremely self-interested: always alert for a
good deal. In this book, you'll learn the secrets of offering
your cat that irresistible "good deal" he craves. Outwitting
a cat means persuading him that what you want is also
what he wants.
And it's not as hard as you
"Never before has so much feline
wisdom appeared in one place. Outwitting
Cats is to most cat books what War and Peace is to Dick
and Jane. Bastet herself might have written it. As the owner of
four formerly destructive cats (three quite bad, one not so bad) I
greeted Outwitting Cats with a certain skepticism but
nevertheless put Christensen's advice to the test. The results were
amazing. In very little time my four demons became sweet tempered
pussies, my marriage was saved, and when I enter a room people no
longer sniff the air and ask how many cats I have. All of us are living
happily ever after, and we have Wendy Christensen to thank for this."
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas,
author of The Tribe of Tiger: Cats and
Their Culture and The Hidden Life of Dogs
Have a tough cat problem? Litter box crisis?
Endless fights? Sofa-shredding? Counter-cruising? Spraying?
Plant-chomping? Midnight wailing? Stealth attacks? 'Fraidy cat?
Neighbor's cat digging in your petunias or stalking your bluebirds?
your current cat conundrum, you'll find answers, tips, options
and solutions here. Wendy Christensen reveals what works - and
what doesn't. What to do right away - and what never to
She'll tell you which products to buy, and which to avoid. Best
of all, she'll help you head off future problems by revealing
the secrets of how cats view their world, and ours.
"This book is the answer to the
prayers of every cat owner -- and every
cat. But it's also fascinating reading even if you are unfortunate
enough to lack a cat in your life at the moment. Wendy Christensen
understands housecats like no other human I know. As a result, her
brilliant Outwitting Cats is wise and funny, its advice
comprehensive, humane, and marvelously effective."
Sy Montgomery, author of Spell
of the Tiger, Search for the Golden Moon Bear, Journey
of the Pink Dolphins and Walking
with the Great Apes
WENDY CHRISTENSEN, an award-winning writer and
illustrator, has written extensively for Cat Fancy, Cats USA,
Catnip, CatWatch, and many others. Her
books include The Humane Society of the United States Complete
Guide to Cat Care and Great Empires of the Past: Empire of
Ancient Egypt. Her illustrations appear in Daddy Day, Daughter
Day, a children's book by TV's Larry King, and Why Cats Do
That: A Collection of Curious Kitty Quirks. She lives in New
Hampshire with her husband, over 10,000 books, and nine extraordinary
"Christensen takes us into the
mind and spirit of the cat as few
writers can, leading us deep into the cat's world, helping us know our
cat's thoughts and know his 'inner wildcat.' With a sure hand she lets
us see ourselves through our cat's eyes, too, and teaches us how to
charm him into the behavior we'd like. A delightful read, filled with
all the facts you'll ever need to be a good cat 'parent.' A must for
every cat lover."
Shirley Rousseau Murphy, author
of The Catswold Portal
and the best-selling Joe Grey cat mystery series
"No need for a cat at my house --
I do all the napping, laying around, and turning up my nose at
perfectly good dinners. However, this book is a pretty good guide to
P.J. O'Rourke, best-selling
author, columnist and humorist
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