Books and Magazines
Adventure Cats: Living Nine Lives to the Fullest
For those who feel dogs are better than cats because they can travel and go on adventures with you in a way cats can't, this book is here to put that rumor to bed. Featuring such famous cats as Bolt and Keel, Adventure Cats is a fantastic resource for cat owners who want to show their cat the world. "Learn how to leash-train a cat. What to do if you encounter wildlife on the trail. Plus, winter safety tips, and how to bring a little bit of the outdoors to an indoor cat."
Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!)
Jackson Galaxy, THE Cat Daddy, has more than one book and they are all worth a read. Catification is the one I personally own and it provides a wealth of information about enriching your home environment for kitty. "Cat owners know the struggles of creating living spaces that are both functional and stylish for owner and cat. Don?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 Planet?s My Cat from Hell, and Kate Benjamin, of the popular cat design website Hauspanther.com, walk readers through a step-by-step process of designing an attractive home that is also an optimal environment for cats."
Another wonderful magazine devoted to cats, Catster is similar in nature to Modern Cat. However, where Modern Cat may lean more toward entertainment, Catster leans more toward information. A more recent edition of the magazine featured Kitten Lady, a role model and the ultimate cat lady. "Catster collects helpful and hilarious information for cat lovers. A resource for real cat owners who passionately argue the merits of catnip at dinner, have very real opinions on vet costs, and are willing to devote their time and financial resources to please the creatures that really run their households."
Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat
A personal favorite, Homer's Odyssey is a wonderful story about an extraordinary cat. It was reading his story that led me down the path of wanting to work with and advocate for special needs cats. The book was wildly popular and I would highly recommend the sequel and Love Saves the Day by the same author. "The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart. Then Gwen's veterinarian called with a story about a three-week-old eyeless kitten who'd been abandoned. It was love at first sight."
I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats
In lighter fanfare we have I Could Pee on This, an amusing perspective on the actions of our feline friends. "In this hilarious book of tongue-in-cheek poetry, the author of the internationally syndicated comic strip Sally Forth helps cats unlock their creative potential and explain their odd behavior to ignorant humans. With titles like "Who Is That on Your Lap?," "This Is My Chair," "Kneel Before Me," "Nudge," and "Some of My Best Friends Are Dogs," the poems collected in I Could Pee on This perfectly capture the inner workings of the cat psyche."
The Cat Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Troubleshooting Tips, and Advice on Lifetime Maintenance
In this hilarious take on a cat care book you will not only find needed and interesting information, you will also find more than one laugh. "Through step-by-step instructions and helpful schematic diagrams, The Cat Owner's Manual explores hundreds of frequently asked questions: Which breeds interface best with dogs? How can I maintain a quality exterior finish? And why does my model always drink from the bathtub? Whatever your concerns, you?ll find the answers here?courtesy of celebrated veterinarian Dr. David Brunner and acclaimed author Sam Stall. Together, they provide plenty of useful advice for both new and experienced cat owners."
A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life
One of many autobiographical books featuring a cats, A Street Cat Named Bob was so successful it has since been turned into a movie. "When street musician James Bowen found an injured cat curled up in the hallway of his apartment building, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London, barely making enough money to feed himself, and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn't resist helping the strikingly intelligent but very sick animal, whom he named Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining that he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas."
Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook
A good, basic, straight forward reference book that any cat owner should have on hand. "Whether you have a kitten or a senior cat, this resource helps you quickly identify potential problems, take proper steps in emergency situations, better understand diagnoses and treatment options, and communicate more effectively with your veterinarian."
Cats on Catnip
Cats love catnip. Whether it's eating it, playing with it, or rolling around in it, catnip turns our domestic feline friends into hilarious balls of activity. Carefree and unconstrained, they are free to be silly, exceptionally playful, and downright gnarly.
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
One last cat biography book! "How much of an impact can an animal have? How many lives can one cat touch? How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world? You can't even begin to answer those questions until you hear the charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa."
How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You (The Oatmeal)
For cat lovers who enjoy the darker side of humor, this book is can't miss. "If your cat is kneading you, that's not a sign of affection. Your cat is actually checking your internal organs for weakness. If your cat brings you a dead animal, this isn't a gift. It's a warning. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You is a hilarious, brilliant offering of comics, facts, and instructional guides about crazy cat behaviors from the creative wonderland at TheOatmeal.com."
Modern Cat Magazine
The lifestyle magazine for modern cats and their companions. This is great informational and fun magazine that has a different feature kitty each edition. Past cover kitties include Mr. Magoo, Lil Bub, and Pretzel. Their website and blog are also good sources of entertainment and interesting stories. "There's a reason 'cool' and 'cat' go together. From fab finds to fun contests, we bring you the best, latest and most interesting of what's happening in the cat world. Let Modern Cat be your guide to a happier, healthier cat!"
Tiny But Mighty: Kitten Lady's Guide to Saving the Most Vulnerable Felines
Hannah Shaw, better known as Kitten Lady, has dedicated her life to saving the tiniest felines, but one doesn't have to be a professional kitten rescuer to change--and save--lives. In Tiny but Mighty, Hannah not only outlines the dangers newborn kittens face and how she combats them, but how you can help every step of the way, from fighting feline overpopulation on the streets to fostering unweaned kittens, from combating illness to combating compassion fatigue, from finding a vet to finding the purrfect forever home. Filled with information on animal welfare, instructional guides, and personal rescue stories of kittens like Chloe, Tidbit, Hank, and Badger--not to mention hundreds of adorable kitten photos--Tiny but Mighty is the must-have kitten book for cat lovers, current-and-future rescuers, foster parents, activists, and advocates.