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Planet Cat: A Cat-Alog

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Publisher Comments:

The cat& #39; s out of the bag — a delightful book on all things feline that no cat lover can afford to miss< BR> < BR> Following in the paw prints of Planet Dog, here is the cat& #39; s meow: a lively, entertaining, one-of-a-kind assemblage of more than 400 lists on all things cat. It& #39; s all here, from the origins of the species to care and training to breeds and behavior to famous cats in history, art, and literature. The book even includes a list of celebrity cat people. Illustrated with more than 150 photographs and line drawings, this irresistible package is sure to delight cat lovers everywhere.< BR> < BR> How to say cat in 46 languages< BR> < BR> Hemingway& #39; s cats< BR> < BR> Cats who changed history< BR> < BR> Why cats paint< BR> < BR> Tricks you can teach your cat< BR> < BR> Great gifts for the pampered cat< BR> < BR> Cat food recipes< BR> < BR> An IQ test for your cat< BR> < BR> Human habits that drive cats crazy< BR> < BR> And more

Synopsis:

Following in the paw prints of "Planet Dog" comes a lively, entertaining, one-of-a-kind assemblage of more than 400 lists on all things cat. With intriguing facts--from the origins of the species to famous cats in history--and more than 150 photographs, this irresistible package is sure to delight cat lovers.

Synopsis:

The cats out of the bag — a delightful book on all things feline that no cat lover can afford to miss

Following in the paw prints of Planet Dog, here is the cats meow: a lively, entertaining, one-of-a-kind assemblage of more than 400 lists on all things cat. Its all here, from the origins of the species to care and training to breeds and behavior to famous cats in history, art, and literature. The book even includes a list of celebrity cat people. Illustrated with more than 150 photographs and line drawings, this irresistible package is sure to delight cat lovers everywhere.

How to say cat in 46 languages

Hemingways cats

Cats who changed history

Why cats paint

Tricks you can teach your cat

Great gifts for the pampered cat

Cat food recipes

An IQ test for your cat

Human habits that drive cats crazy

And more!

About the Author

Sandra Choron is a writer, editor, literary agent, book packager, and designer. She and her husband, Harry Choron, a graphic designer, are the authors of College in a Can, The Book of Lists for Teens, and The All-New Book of Lists for Kids, among other works.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii Introduction xvii

PART 1: The Culture of Cats 1

Cats: A Timeline 3 How to Mummify a Cat in 8 Easy Steps 5 A History of Cats in Ancient Art 6 11 Legendary Cats 12 18 Concepts That the Cat Symbolizes 15 Cats in Ancient Cultures 18 Maneki Neko, the “Beckoning Cat” 20 4 Cat Saints 21 How the Church of England Would Deal with the Statement “The Cat Sat on the Mat” if It Appeared in the Bible 21 Cats and Witchcraft 22 The Black Cat 24 40 Cat Superstitions 26 Curiosity Killed the Cat 27 3 Theories on How the Cat Was Created 28 The Very First Cats 28 Cats and Sailors 29 Clea Simon on the Feline-Feminine Connection 30 12 Cat Cures (and 1 Health Warning) 31 41 Cat Proverbs 32 Cats and the Weather 33 8 Cat Games 34 2 Possible Origins of “Cats Cradle” 34 11 Urban Cat Legends 34 The Literary Cat 36 Puss in Boots 41 Hamlets Cats Soliloquy, by Willy Shakespaw 42 Shakespeare on Cats 42 “The Cats Tale,” by Geoffrey Chaucers Cat 43 Cats in Nursery Rhymes 44 8 Aesops Fables About Cats 46 “The Owl and the Pussy-Cat,” by Edward Lear 47 Cats on British Inn Signs 48 Cat Haikus, Part 1 50 2 Theories on the Origin of the Kilkenny Cats 50 6 Cat Museums 51 Cats Who Went Postal: Feline Philately 52 Cat Haikus, Part 2 53 A Brief History of Cat Shows 54 The First Cat Show 55 Cat Haikus, Part 3 55 The Story of Poezenboot 56 The Musical Cat 57 4 Musical Instruments That Sound Like Cats 58 9 Popular Songs About Cats 59 84 Songs About Cats 60 Bands and Artists with Cat Names 61 5 CDs Just for Cats 62 35 Famous Cat Lovers 63 2 Theories as to Why There Is No Chinese Year of the Cat 67 9 Cat Hoarders 68 10 Signs That You Are Turning into a “Cat Lady” 69 14 Famous Cat Haters 70 16 Definitions of the Word Cat 71 21 Weird Laws About Cats 72 76 Cat Idioms 73 The Sound of Purring in 10 Different Languages 74 Cats by Any Other Name 77 15 Cat Dreams and What They Mean 78 20 Cat Words 79 Wacky Cats on the Net 80

PART 2: Top Cats 85

29 Movies About Cats 87 5 Movies About Cat People 91 The Fat on the Cat in the Hat 92 Cats Go to the Movies 93 The Infamous Fritz the Cat 96 8 Hollywood Cats 97 3 Cat People 97 6 Actors Who Played Catwoman 98 Mighty Morris 99 45 Cartoon Cats 100 5 Cats Who Appeared on The Simpsons 102 17 TV Kitties 104 9 Cats Who Have Won Acting Awards 104 The World According to Garfield 105 The Major Cats of Cats 106 Cats of Famous People 108 Hemingways Cats 112 Richelieus Cats 114 Anne Franks Cats 115 Colettes Cats 115 24 Record-Holding Cats 116 7 Cats Who Changed History 118 6 War Cats 120 Faiths Tribute 120 7 Really Fat Cats 121 First Felines: White House Cats 122 5 Famous Ships Cats 123 21 Hero-i-cats 124 3 British VICs 126 World Trade Center Cats 127 9 Lives and Still Counting: 18 Stories of Survival 128 What Goes Up . . . 130 Strange Bedfellows 131 15 Incredible Journeys 132 7 Very Wealthy Cats 134 Kokos Cats 135 12 Cat Burglars 136 4 Really Bad Cats 139 13 Working Cats 140 Circus Cats 142 8 Psychic Cats 143 The Algonquin Cat 144 11 Advertising Cats 145 7 Cigar Brands Named After Cats 147 25 Cat-Fancying Artists, Illustrators, and Cartoonists 148 3 Great Artistic Imposters 152 8 Really Expensive Cats 153 Library Cats 154 Deweys Guide for Library Cats 155 57 Literary Cats 157 The Cheshire Cat 159 11 Cat Fiction Anthologies 160 Mysteries for Cat Lovers 161 29 Mysteries by Lilian Jackson Braun 163 15 Nonfiction Books That Explore the World of Cats 164 17 Photo Books for Cat Lovers 166 7 Cats Who Wrote Books 168 41 Kid Lit Cats 169 The 7 Major Cat Shows 171 Cat Show Know-How 172

PART 3: Cat Anatomy and Behavior 175

18 Cat Commandments 177 26 Feline Laws of Physics 178 The Physiology of the Cat 179 The 10 Most Popular Breeds in the United States 181 41 CFA-Recognized Cat Breeds 190 24 Definitions of a Cat 191 19 Differences Between Cats and Dogs 192 22 Cat Myths Debunked 194 Polydactyl Cats 196 The Life Expectancy of Cats 197 How Old Is Your Cat? 197 The Anatomy of a Cat 198 Astrology for Cats 200 18 Politically Correct Explanations of Cat Behavior 201 The 6 Nutritional Needs of Cats 202 Im in the Mood for Love: Feline Mating Rituals 203 3 Ways to Tell If Your Cat Is Pregnant 204 Birthing Rituals 204 The 5 Developmental Stages of Kittens 206 How and Why Cats Purr 207 Cats and Scents 207 Those Wise, Wily Whiskers 208 The Fountain of Youth Has Whiskers 208 The Eye of the Cat 209 How to Read a Cats Ears 210 Coats of Many Colors and Patterns 211 To Sleep, Purrchance to Dream 213 The Need to Knead 214 How Cats Groom Themselves 2214 Antigravity: The Feline Butterology Theory 215 How Cats Fall 216 Top 10 Cat Behavior Issues 217 Cattitudes: How Cats Think 218 31 Body Language Signals and What They Mean 219 The 9 Most Common Tail Positions and What They Mean 221 Why Do They Do That? 17 Mystifying Behaviors Explained 222 Why Cats Paint 224 Cats Who Paint 227 8 Fine Documentaries About Cats 228 17 New Years Resolutions for Cats 229

PART 4: Tender Loving

Care and Training 231 The Cats Bill of Rights 234 24 Things Cats Do for Us 235 10 Major Cat Associations and Organizations 236 The 5 Top Cat Magazines 238 3 Great Cat Newsletters 239 9 Reasons to Love Cats 239 15 Great Cat-Care Websites 240 35 Free Things for Cats 241 The 60 Most Common Cat Names 243 171 Cool Cat Names 244 “The Naming of Cats,” by T. S. Eliot 245 43 Pairs of Names for 2 Cats 246 14 Sets of Names for 3 Cats 247 8 Sets of Names for 4 Cats 247 The Top Rasta Names for Cats 247 25 Reasons Why Cats Are Better Than Dogs 248 Are You Sure You Want a Cat? 249 10 Reasons Why Cats Are Brought to Shelters 249 Cats and Courts: 4 Landmark Cases 250 16 States That Have Cat Lemon Laws 251 5 Ways to Avoid Cat-Related Legal Problems 251 12 Pioneers in Feline Medicine and Welfare 252 14 Great Cat Beds 254 Welcome Home, Furry Baby! 255 19 Steps for Cat-Proofing Your Home 256 4 Questions to Ask Before You Get a Cat 256 Kitty Accoutrements: What Youll Need 257 How Much Will Kitty Cost? 258 Fang Shui 258 The New Cat on the Block: And Then There Were Two 259 12 Reasons Why Two Cats Are Better Than One 260 The Top 10 Essentials of Cat Care 261 10 Things Humans Do That Drive Cats Crazy 262 Children and Cats 264 Basic Training—Before You Start 265 19 Ways to Bond with the Fur Ball 266 If Miss Kitty Hates Mister Right 266 The 9 Most Common Mistakes Made by Cat Owners 268 The Price of Pedigreed Kittens 270 8 Reasons Not to Buy a Kitten from a Pet Store 271 How to Recognize Reputable Cat Breeders 272 The Role of the CFA 273 Cat Breeders to Avoid 273 The Socialized Kitty 274 All About Spaying and Neutering 274 11 Myths About Spaying and Neutering 275 6 Reasons Not to Declaw Your Cat 276 In Defense of Declawing 277 3 Declawing Alternatives 277 5 Reasons to Declaw a Cat 277 10 Basic Rules for Cats Who Rule the Roost 278 The Best Cat Breeds for Allergy Sufferers 281 A Feline Wellness Record 281 10 Tips for Helping Your Cat and Dog Get Along 282 13 Cats That Are Most Like Dogs 283 A CAT-tionary 284 29 Dogs Who Hate Cats 284 How Many Cats Does It Take to Screw in a Light Bulb? 285 How to Choose Your Second Cat 286 Have You Heard That One About the Vet . . . 286 How to Help Multiple Cats Get Along 287 17 Tips for Preparing Your Cat for the New Baby 288 8 Tips for Avoiding Toxoplasmosis 289 6 Things You Should Know About Pregnancy and Toxoplasmosis 290 15 Advantages of Keeping Your Cat Indoors 291 Outdoor Fun for the Indoor Cat 291 Microchipping Your Cat 292 Please Fence Me In 292 5 Hotlines for Information About Cats 293 13 Ways to Protect Your Outdoor Cat 294 Feline High-Rise Syndrome 295 119 Plants That Are Potentially Poisonous to Cats 296 16 Plants Whose Scents Cats Love 296 67 Plants That Are Safe for Your Cat 297 The Well-Fed Cat 298 Curious About Catnip? 299 Feline Feasts 300 3 Reasons to Eat Grass 301 The New Cat Miracle Diet! 302 How to Groom Your Cat 303 Cat Bathing as a Martial Art 304 Bathing Your Cat: Survival Tips 306 The Flea-Free Home 307 Flea-Fighting Tactics 308 All About Flea Collars 309 The Facts on Fleas 309 Caring for Kittys Teeth 310 7 Strange Questions Vets Have Dealt With 311 Potty Animals: How to Toilet-Train Your Cat in 8 Sometimes-Not-So-Easy Steps 312 Toilet-Training Cautions 313 The Lowdown on Cat Litter 313 Top 6 Reasons Why Cats Dont Use the Litter Box 314 Choosy About Cat Litter 314 To Clump or Not to Clump 314 12 Tips for Solving Litter-Box Problems 315 17 Cool Uses for Cat Litter 316 12 Things You Wanted to Know About Hairballs but Were Too Disgusted to Ask 317 How to Massage Your Cat 318 Scaredy-Cats: 4 Signs of Fear 319 7 Ways to Help the Fearful Cat 320 My Cat Has Zits! All About Feline Acne 321 5 Things You Can Do About Feline Acne 321 Living with a Cat Allergy: 16 Things You Can Do 322 Why Do They Fight Like Cats and Dogs? 323 Scratching Post Basics 324 5 Reasons Why Cats Scratch 324 5 Things You Should Know About Cat Scratch Disease 325 Cat Bite Bytes 325 8 Reasons Why Your Cat Bites—and What You Can Do 326 Ouch! Treating Cat Bites 327 When Purrs Become Bites 328 5 “Im About to Bite You” Warning Signs 329 Nice Kitty: How to Handle Behavior Problems 330 Bad Kitty: How to Prevent Your Cat from . . .

. . . Chewing on Electric Cords 331 . . . Climbing Curtains 332 . . . Eating Houseplants 332 . . . Unrolling Toilet Paper 333 12 Ways to Prevent Your Cat from Disappearing 334 17 Steps You Can Take If Your Cat Is Missing 335 Removing Cat Stains and Odors 336 The 9 Best Things About Older Cats 338 Choosing a Veterinarian 338 If Your Cat Has to Be Hospitalized 339 Toxic Hotline 339 Poor Kitty: 20 Ways to Tell If Your Cat Is Sick 340 Kitty 911: First-Aid Kits for Cats 341 How to “Summerize” Your Cat 342 7 Winter Cat-Care Tips 343 How to Give Your Cat a Pill in 20 Easy Steps 344 How to Give Your Cat Medications 345 9 Vaccinations and Preventive Treatments for Cats 346 How to Trap a Feral Cat 348 About Feral Cats 349 Handling an Injured Cat 350 28 Strict, Unbending Rules for Dealing with Stray Cats 351 11 Things You Should Know About Kitty Acupuncture 352 Cats and Disaster: Be Prepared 353 5 Insurance Policies for Your Cat 354 “Howliday” Hazards: How to Keep Your Cat Safe During Holidays 356 Facts About Cats in Trees 358 11 Tips for Getting a Cat out of a Tree 358 An I.Q. Test for Cats 359 4 Cat Toys You Can Make 360 The 5 Top-Selling Cat Toys 360 How to Teach Your Cat to Come When You Call 361 3 More Tricks You Can Teach Your Cat 362 9 Cat Toys You Can Find Around the House 363 Are You Talking to Me? 364 20 Household Objects That Are Unsafe for Your Cat 364 10 Truly Amazing Cat Products—NOT! 365 How to Talk Cat 366 Cats on the Go: 31 Travel Tips 367 Kittys Travel Bag 368 If You Have to Leave Home Without It 369 26 Cat Spas for the Pampered Cat 370 Ill Take Manhattan: A Pet-Sitters Network 371 The Cats Are Not Pampered! 373 23 Cat-Friendly Hotel Chains 377 11 Helpful Hints for Photographing Your Cat 378 17 Gifts for the Cat Who Has Everything 380 Special Care for Your Aging Cat 382 When Its Time to Let Go: 12 Questions to Ask Yourself 384 8 Pet Bereavement Hotlines 384 7 Good Reasons to Euthanize 385 8 Signs That Your Cat Is in Mourning 385 8 Unusual Cat Memorials 386 Cat Epitaphs 388 Rainbow Bridge 389

Index 391 About the Authors 403

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618812592
Author:
Choron, Sandra
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Author:
Choron, Harry
Author:
Moore, Arden
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Cats - General
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
PETS / Cats / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
170 b/w halftones and line drawings
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
8 x 8 x 1 in 1.7 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Following in the paw prints of "Planet Dog" comes a lively, entertaining, one-of-a-kind assemblage of more than 400 lists on all things cat. With intriguing facts--from the origins of the species to famous cats in history--and more than 150 photographs, this irresistible package is sure to delight cat lovers.
"Synopsis" by ,
The cats out of the bag — a delightful book on all things feline that no cat lover can afford to miss

Following in the paw prints of Planet Dog, here is the cats meow: a lively, entertaining, one-of-a-kind assemblage of more than 400 lists on all things cat. Its all here, from the origins of the species to care and training to breeds and behavior to famous cats in history, art, and literature. The book even includes a list of celebrity cat people. Illustrated with more than 150 photographs and line drawings, this irresistible package is sure to delight cat lovers everywhere.

How to say cat in 46 languages

Hemingways cats

Cats who changed history

Why cats paint

Tricks you can teach your cat

Great gifts for the pampered cat

Cat food recipes

An IQ test for your cat

Human habits that drive cats crazy

And more!

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