This is about two interviews of perhaps the two best known cat experts in the world, one in the USA (Galaxy) and the other in the UK (Bradshaw).
The presentation is done this way for technical reasons and ignore me as I am incidental to the proceedings (I am an embarrassment – a form of grunge television….). Steve Dale of Steve Dale’s Pet World, interviews Jackson Galaxy, the well-known television personality and cat behaviorist and Dr John Bradshaw, the well-known English cat expert and author of Cat Sense: How The New Feline Science Can Make You A Better Friend To Your Cat. I have the book on Kindle and I can’t say I am a great fan. It is just a compilation of what we understand already as far as I am concerned and it is a bit long-winded.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on what they say. What they say is interesting.
Jackson Galaxy focuses on the need of keeping cats indoors but the detrimental effect that it has on the cat unless the environment is enriched. He refers to “cat mojo” a desire for territory and to behave naturally within it. He refers to the health issues that arise from a cat being turned off and living a sedentary indoor life: obesity (there is a US epidemic) and type 2 diabetes (a massive spike). Cats are following humans.
Dr Bradshaw makes the interesting observation that random bred cats (moggies) choose their own mates with which to breed and it is this which makes them less than truly domesticated in contrast to purebred cats which mate under the direction of the cat breeder. This is this the first time I have heard this analysis.