loved this book to give you insight to a cat's mind : ) purrfecct...
I found this book to be nothing special and in fact wrong in at least one major area. Mr. Morris thinks only "pet" cats whose hunting instinct has been frustrated "play" with their prey. Having grown up on a farm with working cats whose only food supplement was a pan of milk at milking time, I've seen too many games of "catch and release" to be taken in by this unfounded supposition. In fact, too many of the "reasons" for cat behavior in this book are clearly suppositions.
Another book for us, cat lovers!
This is a fascinating book that answers so many common questions asked about the companion cat: "Why do cats purr?", "Why do cats keep crying to be let out and then cry to be let in again?", and "Why does a cat like being stroked?", just to name a few.
Author, Desmond Morris has surprise answers for all of us and his writing is easily read without a touch of being pedantic.
Desmond Morris developed the habit of catwatching as a boy growing up in the English countryside, where he remembers having spent many hours hying in the grass observing the farm cats as they stalked their prey. As a zoologist, he has had in his care most members of the cat family--from great tigers, powerful leopards, and mighty jaguars to tiny tiger cats little jaguarundi.
An easy-to-read book on cat behavior based on a Q & A format. Enjoyable and fun.
I think this was the original cat information book, that spawned a lot of the cat and dog books of today.