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Total Cat Mojo

Total Cat Mojo review

This is my review of Jackson Galaxy’s book Total Cat Mojo. I admire the man. He has a very profound understanding of cat behavior through years of problem solving for clients. He has even developed his own idiosyncratic language to describe and explain it. That’s the first problem, I think. His language is interesting but …

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Cheshire cat

What is the origin of the Cheshire Cat?

In Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland readers encounter a large, grinning cat lying on the hearth. Alice is told that the cat is grinning from ear to ear because they are from Cheshire but there’s no explanation as to why cats from that county in England (see map below) should be predisposed to smiling in …

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'all cats have asperger syndrome'

UNKIND to domestic cats: ‘ALL CATS ARE ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM’ by Kathy Hoopmann

“ALL CATS ARE ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM” is a popular book by Kathy Hoopmann. The author has another book (or is it the same one but an earlier version?) titled “all cats have asperger syndrome”. The title is in lowercase and, as I understand it, it is misspelled because it should be ‘Asperger’s syndrome’. Perhaps …

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Cat Wars

The inherent bias and unhelpfulness in the book ‘Cat Wars’ by Peter Marra and Chris Santella

You can buy the book Cat Wars by Peter Marra and Chris Santella on Amazon. They describe cats as “environmental contaminants like DDT”. They claim that they spread disease and disrupt the ecological balance of the environment. They have a chapter lewdly entitled “Zombie Makers”. They describe how domestic, stray and feral cats spread rabies, …

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Caitlin Doughty

Caitlin Doughty believes that our domestic cats would eat their dead owner’s eyeballs

Caitlin Doughty is in the news at the moment. She is an American mortician and author. She has written a book which you may have heard of entitled Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death The book is about questions asked by children during question-and-answer sessions after giving talks …

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