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Nine Lives and More

Nine Lives and More

 3/9/14
Dateline NBC (NBC) – Bradshaw featured as part of an hour-long program on pets

“This fascinating book will be a bible for cat owners.” —Booklist, starred review

“Bradshaw…flags his seriousness of purpose with his subtitle, ‘How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet.’ Bradshaw means to get into the cat brain. He’s already plumbed its canine counterpart, in the 2011 book Dog Sense, which was also grounded in research, not sentiment, and in the idea that pets have inner lives more complicated than we imagine.” Frank Bruni, New York Times

“[A] definitive guide to the origins, evolution and modern-day needs of our furry friends…. A must-read for any cat lover, the book offers humane insights about the domestic cat that challenge the most basic assumptions and promise to dramatically improve our pets’ lives.” —Cat Fancy

“[F]or any who may wonder what their feline companions are really thinking, Cat Sense, by John Bradshaw, provides the best answers that science can give for the time being…. Cat Sense will teach you much about the biology of cats that you never suspected.” Nicholas Wade, New York Times

“[F]or any who may wonder what their feline companions are really thinking, Cat Sense, by John Bradshaw, provides the best answers that science can give for the time being…. Cat Sense will teach you much about the biology of cats that you never suspected.” Nicholas Wade, New York Times

“[Bradshaw] deftly weaves together history, science, cat lore and some interesting predictions on the future evolution of cats as pets and members of human households…. Well-written and as readable as many novels, with graphs, illustrations, photos and boxed vignettes throughout, Cat Sense is a serious look at the science of our feline companions that most cat lovers, owners and breeders will find both educational and enjoyable. It is far more than the typical ‘cat book.” —Cat Talk

“[A]n indispensable addition to the cat-lore canon…. Cat Sense is jam-packed with fascinating (and contrarian) tidbits…covering everything from why cats purr to why they bring us dead things – and why we keep them around, even though their original purpose as mousers is mostly obsolete. Obligatory cat pun coming up … this book is a purrfect gift for the cat lady or cat dude in your life.” Petra Mayer, NPR Books, Best Books of 2013

“Using research, his background in anthrozoology and his personal experiences with cats, Bradshaw has written a scientific book that remains easily accessible to any cat owner. He admits up front there is still plenty to learn about the domestic cat, but Cat Sense is a solid starting point and a must for present owners and potential owners alike. Readers will be more aware of their companions’ behaviors and what those behaviors mean in terms of the human-cat relationship, thereby creating a richer, more fulfilling connection for each.” —Shelf Awareness for Readers

Cat Sense paves the way for the greatest gift we can give our cats: learning what makes them tick…. Cat Sense, a well-researched reference book (chock-full of lovely illustrations) delves into fascinating insights into the feline mind and their physical evolution to the present day…. No one book encompasses all aspects of cats but Cat Sense is a valuable resource with plenty of food for thought about cats today and their future as a species.” —Cat Wisdom 101

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