97 Ways to Make a Cat Like You

Author: Carol Kaufmann
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761184164
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Pets

From the publisher of B. Kliban’s Cat, All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat, and Bad Cat, comes a new book that answers the question all cat lovers ask: How do I make my cat like me? 97 Ways to Make a Cat Like You is the perfect interactive guide to these mysterious, fickle, seemingly aloof—yet really, just particular—pets. Paired with a full-color photograph of friendly, extroverted, happy cats (in case you’ve forgotten what a cat looks like when he “likes” you), the 97 inspired, occasionally silly but always behaviorally-based tips and tricks prove that when a cat is treated right, he or she will respond in kind. Within reason. There’s the “Eye on the Ball”—record a tennis match or a Ping-Pong game on TV to play back for your cat when he needs a bit of exercise. “Cat Burrito”—wrap your cat in a towel, burrito-style, which is particularly good for anxious pets or trips to the vet. The “Boing, Boing!”—wind pipe cleaners around a pencil in a spiral shape to create springs. Carefully slide off the pencil so the spirals go “boing” when pressed. The classic “Tickle, Tickle”—tickle Kitty under her chin and softly say “gitchy, gitchy, gitchy” in your highest-pitched voice. And for the cat owner willing to go the distance, the “There’s No Business Like Show Business”—practice your best Ethel Merman by belting out favorite show tunes for your cat. Kitty won’t care if you’re off-key and she’ll enjoy the stimulation.

97 Ways to Make a Dog Smile

Author: Jenny Langbehn
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761185093
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Pets

News for dogs and dog lovers to smile about: The irresistible bestseller is now even more irresistible with a 4-by-6-inch “chunky” format. As quirky, colorful, and giftable as ever, 97 Ways to Make a Dog Smile is now fresher and more appealing. Developed by Jenny Langbehn, a veterinary nurse who has a gift for making dogs happy, here are 97 foolproof methods and tricks for putting any dog into a state of pure pleasure. Enhancing each entry is an adorable, full-color photograph of the guaranteed result—a smiling dog. Give these a try: Lower-Ear Noogies. The Thumper. Lazy Man’s Tetherball. The Hansel and Gretel—“For an afternoon of fun, scamper about the house leaving a trail of plain popped popcorn in your wake.” Or “Subliminal Game,” which works by sneaking a favorite word like “cookie” into otherwise boring jabber.* The tricks require no fancy props or special talents—just a willingness to surrender yourself to sheer silliness. They combine the creative gift of touch— unexpected ways to rub, massage, scratch, tickle, and knead—with imaginative play scenarios that are just loopy enough to ensure your dog will be amused, whether he’s laughing with you or at you. These tricks really work. *Don’t forget to have said cookie on hand.

97 Ways to Make a Dog Smile

Author: Jenny Langbehn
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761185093
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Pets

News for dogs and dog lovers to smile about: The irresistible bestseller is now even more irresistible with a 4-by-6-inch “chunky” format. As quirky, colorful, and giftable as ever, 97 Ways to Make a Dog Smile is now fresher and more appealing. Developed by Jenny Langbehn, a veterinary nurse who has a gift for making dogs happy, here are 97 foolproof methods and tricks for putting any dog into a state of pure pleasure. Enhancing each entry is an adorable, full-color photograph of the guaranteed result—a smiling dog. Give these a try: Lower-Ear Noogies. The Thumper. Lazy Man’s Tetherball. The Hansel and Gretel—“For an afternoon of fun, scamper about the house leaving a trail of plain popped popcorn in your wake.” Or “Subliminal Game,” which works by sneaking a favorite word like “cookie” into otherwise boring jabber.* The tricks require no fancy props or special talents—just a willingness to surrender yourself to sheer silliness. They combine the creative gift of touch— unexpected ways to rub, massage, scratch, tickle, and knead—with imaginative play scenarios that are just loopy enough to ensure your dog will be amused, whether he’s laughing with you or at you. These tricks really work. *Don’t forget to have said cookie on hand.

Polar

Author: Dan Kainen
Publisher:
ISBN: 0761185690
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Nature

Seeing is believing: Photicular technology is a phenomenon. Three years--two titles, Safari and Ocean--and 723,000 copies in print. Through its innovative lenticular process, sliding lenses, and four-color video imagery, readers discovered the magic of animals bounding and leaping, and then came face to face with creatures of the sea as they undulate and sway. Now Dan Kainen, the creator of the Photicular technology, takes us even farther into places unknown by exploring the ends of the earth, the Arctic and Antarctic. Polar captures a land of extremes--remote, mysterious, and sparsely populated by creatures found nowhere else. Penguins waddle in their irresistibly happy way. A walrus lumbers across the snowy landscape. There's a polar bear with her cubs; a beluga whale breaching; a team of sled dogs sprinting directly at the viewer. And the miracle of the northern lights, shimmering like a silk rainbow. Science writer Carol Kaufmann brings the reader along on a voyage to the icy North and South Poles and writes a lively and informative essay for each image, including the animal's size, range, habitat, and other vital statistics. Polar captures a hauntingly beautiful yet threatened world, caught forever in moments of living motion.

Some Very Interesting Cats Perhaps You Weren t Aware Of

Author: Doogie Horner
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761187066
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Genre: Humor

A completely original and funny new take on cats. Doogie Horner, a writer and illustrator, knows just what it is about cats that so obsesses and delights us—their impenetrable personalities, their self-contained quirkiness, the aura of mystery that makes it seem as if they’re always up to something that they don’t want us to know about. So he imagines their secret lives for us, in a way that takes the most surprising and whimsical turns. With full-color illustrations and absurdly funny short stories, Some Very Interesting Cats Perhaps You Weren’t Aware Of is a gallery of 100 impossible cat characters. Like the Alien cat, Xort, who reports back to his planet: “Have trained my humans to feed and pet me. They suspect nothing.” Or the Mountain Climber cat, Snowball, who is planning a perilous route up the North Curtain to Mt. Bookcase. Or Mystico, the Magician cat—no one could figure out how he sawed a dog in half. (The answer was simple: He didn’t like dogs.) And Hjalmar, the Viking cat, whose motto is “Pillage. Tuna. Plunder. Nap.”

Cooking for Two Your Cat You

Author: Brandon Schultz
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781634509640
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Genre: Pets

Cat lovers can forget about eating solo, and cats no more have to look longingly at the meals their caretakers have prepared in hope of getting a bite. Now, with the help of Cooking for Two: Your Cat & You, felines and their friends can share a meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! In this new two-species cookbook, Brandon Schultz has adapted dozens of unpretentious recipes for “people food” to fit both the palate of humans and the dietary limitations of cats. He covers what foods are and aren’t safe for our furry companions, suggests resources for making day-to-day cat food, and gives tips on making food for special occasions appetizing for both human and cat. Each recipe has instructions and ingredient lists for both types of diners. Some sample recipes include: Breakfast frittata Thanksgiving dinner Vegetable stirfry Spinach and quinoa side salad Banana fool And much more! With Cooking for Two: Your Cat & You, you’ll be on your way to happy mealtimes for owner and kitty!

Safari

Author:
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761163800
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Nature

A photicular book uses special technology to provide video-like images of eight animals--including a cheetah, elephant, gazelle, and gorilla--as well as a journal of a safari trip, a history of safaris, and animal facts.

Cat s Cradle

Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Dial Press
ISBN: 0307567273
Release Date: 2009-11-04
Genre: Fiction

Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important works—and Vonnegut at his very best. From the Trade Paperback edition.

ASPCA Complete Guide to Cats

Author: James Richards
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811819299
Release Date: 1999-09-01
Genre: Pets

Covers all aspects of cat physiology and care, discusses the different breeds of cats, and offers practical advice on grooming, feeding, raising kittens, and dealing with health problems

Hot Guys and Baby Animals

Author: Audrey Khuner
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9781449411848
Release Date: 2011-11-08
Genre: Photography

Are you sick and tired of studly male models showing off their perfectly sculpted muscles? Have you had enough of cuddly baby animals flaunting their perfect newborn fuzzy cuteness? We didn't think so. Shirtless guys and puppy dog eyes take over with this collection of Hot Guys and Baby Animals by Audrey Khuner and Carolyn Newman. Hot Guys and Baby Animals features photos of gorgeous guys and their fuzzy friends, along with tongue-in-cheek captions detailing the likes and dislikes of each guy and baby animal. Let the "ohs" and "ahs" begin as male models play with puppies, snuggle kittens, nuzzle lambs, and even coo at a few chicks (baby chickens, that is). Perhaps the Sundance Channel says it best in its review of the California calendar that started it all: "Hot guys + baby animals = genius."

How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You

Author: The Oatmeal
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9781449410490
Release Date: 2012-10-09
Genre: Humor

Jesus Rollerblading Christ--another helping of TheOatmeal! Mrow, MOAR kitty comics. Mr. Oats delivers a sidesplitting serving of cat humor in his new book, How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You. If your cat is kneading you, that's not a sign of affection. Your cat is actually checking your internal organs for weakness. If your cat brings you a dead animal, this isn't a gift. It's a warning. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You is a hilarious, brilliant offering of comics, facts, and instructional guides about crazy cat behaviors from the creative wonderland at TheOatmeal.com. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You presents fan favorites, such as "Cat vs. Internet," "How to Pet a Kitty," and "The Bobcats," plus 17 brand-new, never-before-seen cat-themed comic strips. This Oatmeal collection is a must-have for cat-lovers from Mr. Oats!

Adventure Cats

Author: Laura J. Moss
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9781523500550
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Genre: Pets

Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about cats comes the ultimate—and unexpected—guide to taking your cat into the wild. Here are cats walking on a leash. Cats hiking on a leash. Cats tramping through snow. Cats camping. Cats kayaking, canoeing, even surfing—yes, cats who love water. When animal writer and active hiker Laura Moss couldn’t find an online resource for hitting the trail with her cat, she created one. AdventureCats.org took off like wildfire, with attention from Wired, the Huffington Post, Outside magazine, BuzzFeed, and much more. Now, the book Adventure Cats—a collection of jaw-dropping photographs, inspiring stories of real-life cats, and all the how-to a cat owner needs—will take readers and their cats well beyond the backyard. Learn how to leash-train a cat. What to do if you encounter wildlife on the trail. Plus, winter safety tips, and how to bring a little bit of the outdoors to an indoor cat. The stories themselves are catnip for animal lovers, from Nanakuli, the one-eyed cat who hangs ten; to Georgie, a four-year-old gray tabby who lives on a sailboat; to Quandary, who not only insists on hiking with her family but also teaches them a valuable lesson: When you follow your cat’s natural tendency to wander, you experience the outdoors at a slower, richer pace. This book will delight every cat person, regardless of whether their pet is inclined to adventure. (Take the quiz at the beginning of the book to find out!)

Ocean

Author: Dan Kainen
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761180516
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Nature

Offers informative essays and factual statistics on eight distinctive marine animals, each accompanied by video-like Photicular illustrations, as well as an introductory piece chronicling a journey on a submersible.

Home Makeovers That Sell

Author: Sid Davis
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814429831
Release Date: 2006-11-29
Genre: Business & Economics

You’ve done all you can to make sure you love your home -- but now that you’ve decided to sell, you need your potential buyers to love it even more. Home Makeovers That Sell offers everything from last-minute cleaning checklists and staging strategies to inexpensive improvements that will boost the market value of any home. This book illuminates exactly what factors determine a home’s value and which improvements will increase it the most. Based on his 25 years of experience as a real estate broker, Sid Davis provides systematic approaches designed to get top dollar. You will learn how to: Create curb appeal by replacing shrubs, repairing your fence, or refinishing the driveway. Revitalize the two most important rooms in the house -- the bathroom and the kitchen -- by grouting, replacing fixtures, and refinishing cabinets. Organize closets, basements, attics, and laundry rooms. Undecorate"" overly personalized rooms. Prepare your home for an open house using accent lights, picture frames, and plants. Get your landscaping in selling condition, including flower beds and trees. Work with offers and counter-offers. Identify essential repairs. Complete with checklists, charts, and ideas to help you prioritize and budget your presale refurbishing and remodeling, Home Makeovers That Sell will ensure that you sell your home as quickly and profitably as possible.

Entertaining Your Indoor Cat

Author: Kevin P. Kelly
Publisher: Sellers Publishing
ISBN: 1416245502
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Genre: Pets

In this new compact edition of Entertaining Your Indoor Cat, you'll find games, activities, and simple projects designed to keep indoor cats and their loving humans active, engaged, and happy. This funny, all-inclusive guide includes a variety of inventive activities that will amuse and entertain your feline friends. the author's personal activity testers - Forrest, Pie, and Butter (ages 14, 12, and 8 respectively) remain firmly committed to their indoor lifestyle, believing, as do I, that it is the best choice to ensure a kitty's good health and longevity.