I feel like after completing this book, I could successfully run off into the wild and become a cat myself, living freely among them, as my people. Not really, but a girl can dream right? In all seriousness, this book isn’t light reading. It has a very scientific text feel to it, with a lot of in-depth information into genes, studies, research, and experiments that have shaped what we know about cats (wild and domestic) today. It was a really interesting read that now has me spouting out cat facts to anyone within hearing range. For example: Did you know that the way cats learn to interact with people is formed within the first few weeks of them being born? Kittens that aren’t handled by the 10th week, will forever be anxious around people and probably won’t make good pets. Unless something terrible happens to them (car accident) and they are nursed back to health by someone! CATS ARE SO FASCINATING AND NO ONE CAN TELL ME OTHERWISE!!! I actually liked how serious this book was, because while reading it, it feels like you are becoming a cat expert. Considering how complex cat’s are, I feel like this should almost be required reading for cat owners. It can help any cat lover be a better owner to their own kitties! I now feel that I am prepared to be the best cat mom ever and make sure my future kitties will have wonderful play time, fun toys, and I will ensure they do not feel anxious! (Yes, that’s right, cats can get stressed and anxious)
I thought this book was a lot more funny and I felt like a giggled a lot more times, compared to Tina Fey’s. I mean, both books were great, they were written by different people, in a different style, and covered different things. Granted, I can’t write a review that it quite as long as my cat book review…but seriously, this book was great!