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Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me about Life, Love, and Coming Cleanby Jackson Galaxy
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The star of Animal Planet's popular My Cat from Hell, Jackson Galaxy, a.k.a. "Cat Daddy," isn't what you might expect as far as cat experts are concerned (as The New York Times noted, he "looks like a Hells Angel"). Yet Galaxy's ability to connect with even the most troubled felines is truly astonishing. In this book, Galaxy tells the story of his thirteen-year relationship with a petite gray-and-white cat named Benny—and offers his singular advice for caring for the feline in your home. When Benny arrived in his life, Galaxy was a down-and-out rock musician working at an animal shelter. Benny's previous owner brought Benny to the shelter to give the cat up, insisting that he'd been "unbondable" from day one. Nothing could have been further from the truth. A poignant account of two broken beings who fixed each other, CAT DADDY is laced throughout with Galaxy's amazing "Cat Whisperer" advice for understanding what cats need most in order to live happier and healthier lives.
"The famed 'Cat Daddy' from Animal Planet's My Cat from Hell, with coauthor Derfner, has written an unconventional memoir documenting his path to sobriety and unexpected career as a cat behaviorist, with instructions and tricks for training and disciplining cats sprinkled throughout. Inspired by his years fostering, training, and eventually adopting an emotionally and physically broken cat named Benny, Galaxy vows to write a book 'about how we cohealed, how we refused to let each other live broken ever after.' While Galaxy doesn't deny his addictions to alcohol, drugs, and food, the gritty struggles of addiction are often glossed over. Instead, Galaxy focuses on the story of his career, which includes developing a consulting business called Little Big Cat, which helps cat owners manage problematic pets instead of dumping them at shelters, and thus reducing the number of cats euthanized because of space. Through his work, he finds his purpose as a 'cat whisperer.' Galaxy's candor earns the reader's trust, without being hackneyed; he seamlessly weaves his relationship with Benny into the larger story of his life and recovery, which will appeal to a readership beyond cat lovers. Agent: Joy Tutela, David Black Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Cat owners know the struggles of creating living spaces that are both functional and stylish for owner and cat. Donand#8217;t just go to your local pet shop and adorn your home with unattractive cat towers and kitty beds. In Catification, Jackson Galaxy, the star of Animal Planetand#8217;s My Cat from Hell, and Kate Benjamin, of the popular catand#160;design website Hauspanther.com,and#160;walk readers through a step-by-step process of designing an attractive home that is also an optimal environment for cats.
This gorgeously designed, full-color book includes more than twenty fun DIY projects, from kitty beds and litter boxes to catios (cat patios) that will be sure to make readersand#151;and their catsand#151;purr in approval.
Cat behaviorist and star of Animal Planet's hit television show My Cat from Hell, Jackson Galaxy, a.k.a. "Cat Daddy," isn't what you might expect for a cat expert (as The New York Times noted, with his goatee and tattoos, he "looks like a Hells Angel"). Yet Galaxy's ability to connect with even the most troubled felines — not to mention the stressed-out humans living in their wake -- is awe-inspiring. In this book, Galaxy tells the poignant story of his thirteen-year relationship with a petite gray-and-white short-haired cat named Benny, and gives singular advice for living with, caring for, and loving the feline in your home.
When Benny arrived in his life, Galaxy was a down-and-out rock musician with not too much more going on than a part-time job at an animal shelter and a drug problem. Benny's previous owner brought the cat to the shelter in a cardboard box to give him up. Benny had seen better days --- his pelvis had just been shattered by the wheels of a car — and his owner insisted he'd been "unbondable" from day one. Nothing could have been further from the truth. An inspiring account of two broken beings who fixed each other, Cat Daddy is laced throughout with Galaxy's amazing "Cat Mojo" advice for understanding what cats need most from us humans in order to live happier, healthier lives.
About the Author
Jackson Galaxy has been called everything from a cat trainer to a cat shrink. Drawing on his years of experience in animal shelters and as a consultant working one-on-one with thousands of cats in their homes, his unique "Cat Mojo" approach offers people a deeper understanding of why their cats act out in the ways they do. Galaxy maintains a private consulting practice in Los Angeles. Visit the author's website at: Jacksongalaxy.com
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