Monday, November 19, 2018

TLC Book Tours: The Secret Language of Cats

About The Secret Language of Cats

Hardcover: 288 Pages
Publisher: Hanover Square Press; Original edition (November 1, 2018)
Have you ever wondered what your cat is saying?
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.


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 I loved this book!! I enjoyed how the author used her interest and expertise in linguistics and phonetics to understand her cats.  Parts of the phonetics aspect was a bit over my head (I was a psych major), but I definitely learned some helpful information to understand my three kitties! I come from a long line of crazy cat ladies (my grandma usually had 10+ cats, my mom has 5, I have three now) so a lot of the information in the book was pretty intuitive to me. However, if you're a new cat mama--this is a perfect book to read! I did like Chapter 11 of the book where she answered some common cat problems--such as my cat wakes me up, my cat  does not get along with other cats, etc.  Overall an informative, entertaining read! You will definitely learn something from this book!

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2 comments:

  1. I've always been a dog person. I've had a dog my whole life, and my current rescue pup is my best bud. Then I met George. He was an adult cat who had spent some time at the shelter I volunteer at. I don't know why, but I couldn't stop thinking about him. Two years in, and he's become a permanent fixture in my little family. I've officially become a cat person too lol. I'd probably be a bit afraid to truly know what he's saying :)

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