Do we love our cats? Each of us without any hesitation answer "yes! of course, yes!"
We provide them very comfortable and cosy life, we feed them with best food, produced by leading companies specializing on pets' nutrition, we buy them lots of toys, bands, leads, baskets and cages - we do for them everything! on our own taste and choice. We hope they are happy, but is it really true?
There are written many articles, essays, scientific researches; there exist many forums, discussion clubs and hobby groups where we can get many useful advices and good recommendations on the subject.
Some famous writers devote a lot wonderful stories to these amazing animals. Their fascinating stories very often help to understand our cats much better than the professional explanations.
Here is the best example of the writers who describe cats with great love and concern. The books of these authors bring me many pleasure and help to look at my pets differently. Hopefully you will get your fun, as well.
As far as I'm concerned, the funniest writer to ever live is Terry Pratchett, and his The Unadulterated Cat is simply hilarious. You don't have to be a cat lover to enjoy it, but only the cat lover can appreciate the strong current of truth that runs throughout this wildly comical look at the world of our feline friends.
Pratchett goes about describing how to spot a Real Cat in any of its several variations, defines 11 types of cats such as your classic farm cat, boot-faced cat (as Real as they come), arch-villain's cat (always Unreal) and cartoon cats. He offers useful tips on naming cats, describes common illnesses such as impatient feet, gives tips on feeding and disciplining cats, describes common cat games, indulges in the theory of the Schrodinger, time-traveling cat, looks at the cat in history and offers other insightful, highly comical ideas and theories on catness in general. All of these subjects are examined, of course, from the point of the view of the cat. By far the funniest and most insightful section is devoted to the games cats play; the book's worth acquiring for this one section alone.
If you prefer better the detective stories, the exciting cycle of mysterious novels "The cat, who..." by Lilian Jackson Braun is for you. Her fictional cats, Koko and Yum Yum, solve crimes and delight fans in book after book. As she says: while "not all mystery fans may like cats, all cat-fanciers seem to like mysteries." http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/b/lilian-jackson-braun/
Let us hope while enjoying such wonderful books that the proper understanding of our so beautiful, beloved, but still so mysterious friends comes closer.