Thursday, April 26, 2012

Your Cat's Just Not That Into You

By Richard Smith

This is a book for cat people, those who love cats, are owned by cats, or want to try to understand cats.

Divided into sections, Richard Smith makes a humorous attempt to help people understand cats. Some questions are posed to Richard, in which he addresses issues to the cat owner, including illustrations.

Issues range in topic. A common one is why cats seem to ignore their owners, or seem to "fake" interest. There are also questions regarding aggressive behaviour, why they do it and how it should be handled.

Richard helps with tips in making and keeping cats happy, though he wonders if cats ever  can be. He tries to decipher if cats are ever really into you, or really just themselves.

The book offers quizzes, checklists, pledges, lists of rules, do's, don'ts, games, and advisories. Richard's book is humorous, fun and yet informative. His advice is realistic, practical, and useful, and his explanations are sensible. The illustrations are amusing, adding levity and enjoyment to the book.


  1. Oh, I have that book! No, had it...put it in one of the CB auctions quite some time ago. :-)

  2. This sounds like a fun read! My husband and I used to always debate whether cats show affection in return for being fed. But now a couple of ours have adopted him so completely that they have their own special places on his lap and are always parked there when he is sitting in the evening. He loves them dearly, and I am so blessed that he is a cat lover too!

  3. I have this book but haven't read it yet.