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A Cat is Watching by Roger A. Caras
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bookshelves: non-fiction, animals, cats

Illustrated in various styles with line drawings, sketches and black and white photographs, A Cat I s Watching by Roger A. Caras offers a smooth blend of anecdote, analysis and personal opinion. The author invites readers to ponder how a six foot man might appear to a tiny kitten, why a pride of lions might view safari humans in their car the same way we view zoo animals, and just what that cat staring solemnly over the fence might have in mind.

The cat’s mind is different from the human’s of course, and the author does an excellent and truly intriguing job of suggesting how the senses (not necessarily five) interact, how instincts are formed and informed, and how, in fact, cats aren’t half as independent as they appear.

I have to confess, I’m more of a dog person myself. But A Cat Is Watching could easily hook me on cats. If only one were watching me so I could give it a home.

Disclosure: A friend loaned me this after a visit to a cat cafe.
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Started Reading
February 11, 2017 – Shelved
February 11, 2017 – Shelved as: non-fiction
February 11, 2017 – Shelved as: animals
February 11, 2017 – Shelved as: cats
February 11, 2017 – Finished Reading

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