No matter how much we love our cats, they always remains slightly elusive characters. Unlike dogs, cats retain a stubborn independent streak, determined to do what they want when they want, not when you want. What are they really thinking when they're sitting stock still on the window sill? Why is it that they completely ignore you, only to demand attention as soon as you start reading the newspaper?Baffling, infuriating and always entertaining, cats have held a fascination for man since time immemorial, and this book will reveal everything you ever wanted to know about cats and their world. A delightful and informative compendium of cat facts, folklore, humour and quotations, "Why Do Cats..." offers insights into what it's like to be a cat, lots of practical information on caring for your cat, and attempts to explain their body language and (mis)behaviour!Dip into this book and you will meet famous cats of stage and screen, the oldest, fattest and rarest cats, heroic, literary and royal cats - and their owners. Quite simply, "Why Do Cats...?" is essential reading for any cat owner who wants to deepen their understanding and love of cats.
Elizabeth Martyn is the author of numerous books, and specialises in writing about families, relationships - and felines! She finds cats an unending source of fascination, and draws inspiration from enjoying the antics of her own pet, Poppy, an elderly and sweet-natured tortoiseshell.