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Cat Daddy

What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me about Life, Love, and Coming Clean

Author: Jackson Galaxy

Publisher: TarcherPerigee

ISBN: 0399163808

Category: Nature

Page: 295

View: 9800

In this inspiring book, Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet's hit television show My Cat from Hell,tells the story of the cat who saved his life and set him on the path to becoming America's Cat Daddy. When Benny arrived in his life, Galaxy was a down-and-out rock musician with not much more going on than a part-time job at an animal shelter and a drug problem. Benny's previous owner brought the cat to the shelter in a cardboard box to give him up. He had seen better days - his pelvis had just been shattered by the wheels of a car, and his owner insisted he'd been 'unbondable' from day one. Nothing could have been further from the truth. An inspiring account of two broken beings who fixed each other, Cat Daddyis laced throughout with Galaxy's amazing 'Cat Mojo' advice for understanding what cats need most from us humans in order to live happier, healthier lives. 'A joy . . . Sometimes the biggest stories are actually the smallest ones - one man, one cat, and a quiet love that was large enough to save them both.' Gwen Cooper, author of the New York Timesbestseller Homer's Odysseyand Love Saves the Day 'This book is no ordinary cat memoir, nor is it an ordinary cat advice book. It is an inspirational tour de force that offers an intimate glimpse of Jackson, the man, and Jackson, the Cat Daddy.' Ingrid King, publisher and founder, The Conscious Cat, and award-winning author of Buckley's Story- Lessons from a Feline Master Teacher Includes a new afterword by the author

Cat Daddy

What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me about Life, Love, and Coming Clean

Author: Jackson Galaxy

Publisher: TarcherPerigee

ISBN: 0399163808

Category: Nature

Page: 295

View: 7955

In this inspiring book, Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet's hit television show My Cat from Hell,tells the story of the cat who saved his life and set him on the path to becoming America's Cat Daddy. When Benny arrived in his life, Galaxy was a down-and-out rock musician with not much more going on than a part-time job at an animal shelter and a drug problem. Benny's previous owner brought the cat to the shelter in a cardboard box to give him up. He had seen better days - his pelvis had just been shattered by the wheels of a car, and his owner insisted he'd been 'unbondable' from day one. Nothing could have been further from the truth. An inspiring account of two broken beings who fixed each other, Cat Daddyis laced throughout with Galaxy's amazing 'Cat Mojo' advice for understanding what cats need most from us humans in order to live happier, healthier lives. 'A joy . . . Sometimes the biggest stories are actually the smallest ones - one man, one cat, and a quiet love that was large enough to save them both.' Gwen Cooper, author of the New York Timesbestseller Homer's Odysseyand Love Saves the Day 'This book is no ordinary cat memoir, nor is it an ordinary cat advice book. It is an inspirational tour de force that offers an intimate glimpse of Jackson, the man, and Jackson, the Cat Daddy.' Ingrid King, publisher and founder, The Conscious Cat, and award-winning author of Buckley's Story- Lessons from a Feline Master Teacher Includes a new afterword by the author

Cat Daddy

What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and ComingClean

Author: Jackson Galaxy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101585617

Category: Pets

Page: 320

View: 383

Cat behaviorist and star of Animal Planet's hit television show My Cat from Hell, Jackson Galaxy, a.k.a. "Cat Daddy," isn't what you might expect for a cat expert (as The New York Times noted, with his goatee and tattoos, he "looks like a Hells Angel"). Yet Galaxy's ability to connect with even the most troubled felines -- not to mention the stressed-out humans living in their wake -- is awe-inspiring. In this book, Galaxy tells the poignant story of his thirteen-year relationship with a petite gray-and-white short-haired cat named Benny, and gives singular advice for living with, caring for, and loving the feline in your home. When Benny arrived in his life, Galaxy was a down-and-out rock musician with not too much more going on than a part-time job at an animal shelter and a drug problem. Benny's previous owner brought the cat to the shelter in a cardboard box to give him up. Benny had seen better days --- his pelvis had just been shattered by the wheels of a car -- and his owner insisted he'd been "unbondable" from day one. Nothing could have been further from the truth. An inspiring account of two broken beings who fixed each other, Cat Daddy is laced throughout with Galaxy's amazing "Cat Mojo" advice for understanding what cats need most from us humans in order to live happier, healthier lives.

Catify to Satisfy

Simple Solutions for Creating a Cat-Friendly Home

Author: Jackson Galaxy,Kate Benjamin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698412273

Category: Pets

Page: 272

View: 4222

In this book, Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet’s hit show My Cat from Hell, and Kate Benjamin, cat design wizard, show cat guardians everywhere how to use home design tricks to address everyday cat care issues. Does your feline friend like to pee everywhere but in his or her litter box? Does your kitty have a thing for your furniture that has left your beloved couch in tatters? Catify to Satisfy will show you how simple DIY design projects and hacks can help bring harmony back into your home. Featuring the amazing projects cat guardians from around the world have shared with Jackson and Kate—design strategies for solving even the most daunting kitty challenges—this book is the ultimate guide to creating a happy home for cat guardian and cat alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Total Cat Mojo

The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat

Author: Jackson Galaxy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143131613

Category: PETS

Page: 384

View: 4143

This comprehensive cat care guide from the star of the hit Animal Planet show "My Cat from Hell," Jackson Galaxy, shows us how to eliminate feline behavioral problems by understanding cats' instinctive behavior. Cat Mojo is the confidence that cats exhibit when they are at ease in their environment and in touch with their natural instincts--to hunt, catch, kill, eat, groom, and sleep. Problems such as litter box avoidance and aggression arise when cats lack this confidence. Jackson Galaxy's number one piece of advice to his clients is to help their cats harness their mojo. This book is his most comprehensive guide yet to cat behavior and basic cat care, rooted in understanding cats better. From getting kittens off to the right start socially, to taking care of cats in their senior years, and everything in between, this book addresses the head-to-toe physical and emotional needs of cats--whether related to grooming, nutrition, play, or stress-free trips to the vet.

Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul

Stories of Feline Affection, Mystery and Charm

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145327488X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 380

View: 8715

From playful and hilarious accounts of life with cats to heartwarming tales of cat courage, healing and learning, each touching story in Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul celebrates the special bond we share with our cats.

Catification

Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!)

Author: Jackson Galaxy,Kate Benjamin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101632313

Category: Pets

Page: 304

View: 8102

A New York Times bestseller! The star of Animal Planet’s hit television series My Cat from Hell, Jackson Galaxy, shows cat owners everywhere how to make their homes both cat-friendly and chic. Cat owners know the struggles of creating living spaces that are both functional and stylish for owner and cat. Don’t just go to your local pet shop and adorn your home with unattractive cat towers and kitty beds. In Catification, Jackson Galaxy, the star of Animal Planet’s My Cat from Hell, and Kate Benjamin, of the popular cat design website Hauspanther.com, walk readers through a step-by-step process of designing an attractive home that is also an optimal environment for cats. This gorgeously designed, full-color book includes more than twenty fun DIY projects, from kitty beds and litter boxes to catios (cat patios) that will be sure to make readers—and their cats—purr in approval.

Lost Cat

A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology

Author: Caroline Paul

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408835576

Category: Cats

Page: 159

View: 8451

What do our pets do when they're not with us? Caroline Paul and Wendy MacNaughton used GPS, cat cameras, psychics, and the web to track the adventures of their beloved cat Tibia.

Lawfully Wedded Husband

How My Gay Marriage Will Save the American Family

Author: Joel Derfner

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 0299294935

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 5256

When Joel Derfner's boyfriend proposed to him, there was nowhere in America the two could legally marry. That changed quickly, however, and before long the two were on what they expected to be a rollicking journey to married bliss. What they didn't realize was that, along the way, they would confront not just the dilemmas every couple faces on the way to the altar—what kind of ceremony would they have? what would they wear? did they have to invite Great Aunt Sophie?—but also questions about what a relationship can and can't do, the definition of marriage, and, ultimately, what makes a family. Add to the mix a reality show whose director forces them to keep signing and notarizing applications for a wedding license until the cameraman gets a shot she likes; a family marriage history that includes adulterers, arms smugglers, and poisoners; and discussions of civil rights, Sophocles, racism, grammar, and homemade Ouija boards—coupled with Derfner's gift for getting in his own way—and what results is a story not just of gay marriage and the American family but of what it means to be human.

The Natural Cat

The Comprehensive Guide to Optimum Care

Author: Anitra Frazier,Norma Eckroate

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440641497

Category: Pets

Page: 528

View: 5605

The holistic bible for cat caregivers—now updated and expanded. The Natural Cat was one of the first books to advocate natural cat care when it was originally published in 1983. Now fully revised and expanded to address the many new discoveries in holistic pet care, this edition includes: -A new introduction detailing the latest advances in holistic care for cats -Updated statistics, new diet guidelines, and health care recommendations, including the latest on vaccines -An updated resources section with suggestions for finding a holistic veterinarian and advice on how to deal with conventional veterinarians -A complete overhaul of language to reflect new attitudes toward caregiving Combined with classic and reliable advice on grooming, neutering and spaying, common feline health problems, elder cat care, behavioral problems, and emotional bonding, the latest information makes this edition of The Natural Cat the only handbook pet owners will need to naturally nurture a happy, healthy cat. From the Trade Paperback edition.

There's More to Life Than This

Healing Messages, Remarkable Stories, and Insight About the Other Side from the Long Island Medium

Author: Theresa Caputo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147672704X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 744

For fans of TLC’s Long Island Medium and anyone interested in the big questions of life, death, and finding out what’s important in between, New York Times bestselling author and medium Theresa Caputo shares how she discovered her gift and her many encounters with Spirit. Beloved medium Theresa Caputo, star of the hit television show Long Island Medium, opens the door to her world and invites you to experience her exceptional gift of communicating with those who’ve crossed over to the Other Side. The always funny, frank, and down-to-earth medium—whether she’s talking to her family, the local butcher, or the souls of those who’ve passed on—began communicating with Spirit at the age of four, but didn’t fully accept her gift until she was thirty-three years old. She had a good life as a busy wife and working mom, but also suffered from chronic anxiety that, as it turned out, came from ignoring her abilities. Once Theresa began channeling, she realized that she felt much better after delivering a message from Spirit and releasing that energy. Since then she’ s used her extraordinary gift to help people heal from the loss of their loved ones. Theresa feels that it’s her purpose to make us all aware that there is more to life than what we see here in the physical world. She wants you to know that your deceased loved ones are safe and at peace, and that they’re now with you in a different way—watching over you, loving you, and assisting you from the Other Side. She also wants you to realize that the unexplainable things you sense and feel from these souls are real, and that it’s healthy and essential to acknowledge them. There’s More to Life Than This lends insight on how Theresa’s mediumship works, what happens to your soul when you die, what Spirit says Heaven is like, what the deceased want you to know, the importance of living a positive life, and the many roles that your family, friends, angels, guides, souls of faith, and God play here and in the afterlife. It also explores how to safely connect with Spirit, so that you can recognize when your loved ones are reaching out. Through Theresa’s personal story, compelling anecdotes, and fascinating client readings, she teaches us about how she communicates with Spirit and helps us to understand and appreciate the important lessons and touching messages that we’re meant to embrace every day.

Crafting with Cat Hair

Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat

Author: Kaori Tsutaya

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594746893

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 2356

Got fur balls? Are your favorite sweaters covered with cat hair? Do you love to make quirky and one-of-a-kind crafting projects? If so, then it’s time to throw away your lint roller and curl up with your kitty! Crafting with Cat Hair shows readers how to transform stray clumps of fur into soft and adorable handicrafts. From kitty tote bags and finger puppets to fluffy cat toys, picture frames, and more, these projects are cat-friendly, eco-friendly, and require no special equipment or training. You can make most of these projects in under an hour—with a little help, of course, from your feline friends!

Think Like a Cat

Author: PAM JOHNSON-BENNETT

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781579544256

Category: Cats

Page: 413

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Cleo

How a small black cat helped heal a family

Author: Helen Brown

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848945094

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 2726

'We're not going to get a kitten, we're just going to look at them. . .' Helen Brown Gentry wasn't a cat person, but her nine-year-old son Sam desperately wanted one. So that day he chose a beautiful little black kitten to be delivered to their home in a few weeks' time. A week later, Sam was killed in an accident and his family were torn apart by grief. Struggling to cope, Helen forgot about the kitten until, one day, it was delivered to their door. Traumatised by Sam's death, Helen didn't know what to do with it. But Sam's younger brother Rob wanted to keep her, as she was after all, Sam's cat. And for the first time since Sam's death, Helen saw Rob smile. Cleo the kitten had to stay. And stay with the family she did, going on to become the family's high priestess and guardian. Cleo's personality was immense, and she became witness to the family's life through times of joy and sadness, sharing everything with them. CLEO is a beautifully written warm and often funny book about love, loss and redemption.

The Trainable Cat

A Practical Guide to Making Life Happier for You and Your Cat

Author: John Bradshaw,Sarah Ellis

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465096492

Category: Pets

Page: 352

View: 8853

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)

Kitty Cornered

How Frannie and Five Other Incorrigible Cats Seized Control of Our House and Made It Their Home

Author: Bob Tarte

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616201495

Category: Pets

Page: 304

View: 4387

Bob Tarte had his first encounter with a cat when he was two and a half years old. He should have learned his lesson then, from Fluffy. But as he says, “I listened to my heart instead, and that always leads to trouble.” In this tell-all of how the Tarte household grew from one recalcitrant cat to six—including a hard-to-manage stray named Frannie—Tarte confesses to allowing these interlopers to shape his and his wife’s life, from their dining habits to their sleeping arrangements to the placement and furriness of their furniture. But more than that, Bob begins seeing Frannie and the other cats as unlikely instructors in the art of achieving contentment, even in the face of illness and injury. Bewitched by the unknowable nature of domesticated cats, he realizes that sometimes wildness and mystery are exactly what he needs. With the winning humor and uncanny ability to capture the soul of the animal world that made Enslaved by Ducks a success, Tarte shows us that life with animals gives us a way out of our narrow human perspective to glimpse something larger, more enduring, and more grounded in the simplicities of love—and catnip.

Buckley's Story

Author: Ingrid King

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440166234

Category: Pets

Page: 132

View: 1027

Buckley’s Story is the story of how one small cat changed the author’s life in ways she never could have imagined. In this warm-hearted memoir, Ingrid King shares the story of Buckley, a joyful, enthusiastic and affectionate tortoiseshell cat she meets while managing a veterinary hospital. When Ingrid leaves her job at the veterinary hospital to start her own business, Buckley comes home to live with her and Amber, another tortoiseshell cat who had adopted the author several years earlier. Buckley is diagnosed with heart disease after only two years of living with Ingrid, and caring for Buckley through her illness only deepens the bond between cat and human. Interspersed with well-researched information about cat health in general, and heart disease in particular, the author describes the challenges and rewards of managing illness in a feline companion, and ultimately helping her through the final transition. Ingrid shares both the day-to-day joys of living with a special cat as well as the profound grief that comes with losing a beloved animal companion. Buckley’s Story is a celebration of the soul connection between animals and humans, a connection that is eternal and transcends the physical dimension. PRAISE FOR Buckley’s Story Buckley’s Story is a true celebration of the bond between pets and their humans. This story of a “gimpy” little tortoiseshell cat with a huge heart who changed her human’s life in unexpected ways shows us how pets teach us universal lessons about living a joyful life, how caring for a terminally ill pet can deepen this special bond, and how to navigate the devastating grief that comes with losing a beloved animal companion. Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian” and author of The Healing Power of Pets: Harnessing the Amazing Ability of Pets To Make and Keep People Happy and Healthy *** Ingrid King loves animals, and in Buckley’s Story she leads us through how these precious creatures — in particular, one “gimpy tortie” named Buckley — can teach us how to open our hearts to the world. - Clea Simon, author of The Feline Mystique: On the Mysterious Connection Between Women and Cats *** For those of us who think–or, rather, know–that cats have a thing or two to teach us in this life, you’ll appreciate Ingrid King’s story about her cat Buckley. - Megan McMorris, Editor Cat Women – Female Writers on their Feline Friends ***

Energy Healing for Animals

A Hands-On Guide for Enhancing the Health, Longevity, and Happiness of Your Pets

Author: Joan Ranquet

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1604077573

Category: Pets

Page: 296

View: 8812

Natural healing for pets has emerged into the mainstream—veterinarians across the nation are now providing acupuncture, chiropractic, and other alternative methods. With Energy Healing for Animals, acclaimed animal communicator Joan Ranquet offers an essential guide for anyone seeking to enhance their pet’s health, longevity, and quality of life—and deepen their bond with a beloved companion. “Animals are so receptive to healing energy,” explains Joan, “that they’re often easier to work with than our fellow humans. In this engaging do-it-yourself pet therapy resource, this gifted healer offers a broad spectrum of guidance and tools to help our animal companions with behavior issues, pain relief, anxiety, and overall well-being. Here she presents practical instruction in pet Reiki, massage, feng shui, chakra systems, acupressure, Healing Touch, and much more—including breed-specific guidance for cats and dogs.

Toilet Train Your Cat, Plain and Simple

An Incredible, Practical, Foolproof Guide to #1 and #2

Author: Clifford Brooks

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1510707263

Category: Pets

Page: 129

View: 1663

Teach your cat the coolest trick in the book?literally! Toilet Train Your Cat, Plain and Simple is your guide to getting rid of the litter box and learning to share the throne with Queen Mittens. Author Clifford Brooks has successfully trained all of his cats to use the toilet and wants to share his tips with you. This book will help you do just that with features such as: Step-by-step instructions on gradually training your cat to use a toilet Helpful tips from an experienced cat owner Clever, sophisticated illustrations Unlike other kitty-training manuals with far-fetched promises, Brooks takes a realistic approach, advising readers to have patience and suggesting useful items to purchase or have on hand throughout the training process. His humorous tone makes this guide as fun to read as its end results are rewarding. Cat owners everywhere should read this book. Just imagine: you’ll never scoop poop again.

Starting from Scratch

How to Correct Behavior Problems in Your Adult Cat

Author: Pam Johnson-Bennett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143112501

Category: Pets

Page: 376

View: 6648

Certified Animal Behavior Consultant Pam Johnson-Bennett, author of Think Like a Cat, is back to help readers bring out their pet's inner pussycat regardless of the cat's age. Geared specifically for owners of adult cats, be they recently adopted or long time family pets, this book illustrates how it's never too late to correct behavior problems. With her trademark wit and common sense, Pam covers every aspect of a cat's lifestyle, behavior, and environment and gives cat owners specific techniques to help seemingly set-in-their-ways cats change for the better. Authoritative and entertaining, Starting from Scratch is the next best thing to a house call from the world's top feline behaviorist. She's the queen of cat behavior! - Steve Dale, author of My Pet World syndicated newspaper column She can, in fact, work miracles with problem cats. -Pet Life Magazine

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