Author(s): Susie Green
Cats are everywhere. They seem so familiar, so ultimately predictable yet in reality they are magical, mysterious and untamed creatures who lead a double life. By day, draping themselves elegantly on our sofas and charmingly demanding cream and fish while at night they take on the guise of deadly ambush predators and call sensuously into the dark velvet air.
This book looks at the cats wilder relatives, such as the great tiger and the subtle jungle cat, and drawing on up to date molecular and genetic evidence looks at her ancestry and how it affects her behaviour. Once revered as a goddess, other chapters speculate on her paranormal powers as well as her extraordinary but earthly powers of vision and smell. The secrets of her body and vocal languages are revealed, her territorial imperative are unraveled and the effects of music and touch on her mood and well-being are examined and the ways she can heal us are explored.
This is the book for everyone who knows that animals really do talk, both to one another and us, and anyone who has ever looked into the deep intelligent eyes of a cat with love.