The universal question is not what is the meaning of life. No, for many pet owners the question is about What Cats Want.
This book goes into detail about what common cat behaviors mean. In addition, there are sections on how cat biology is different than humans—both for better and for worse. About a third of the book contains physical rules for new cat owners like choices of beds, foods, and health care.
However, the best quote is in the Afterword. “A dog looks at her owners and thinks, ‘They give me shelter and food. They love and protect me. They must be gods!’ But a cat thinks, ‘They give me shelter and food. They love and protect me. I must be god!’” Any pet owner with both dogs and cats, like me, will hear the ring of truth in that humorous quote.
What Cats Want delivers on the promise of its title. It will make you more knowledgeable about your cat. It would make a fine gift for new cat owners or those thinking of adopting a cat. 4 stars!
Thanks to Bloomsbury USA and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.