How to Get Your Cat to Do What You Want Author:Fay Eckstein, Warren Eckstein I firmly believe that your cat is a member of your family. If you want to kep that in mind, if you tryly feel it, your cat will act like one. That's one of the basic premises of this book. It's the best way I know to get your cat to do waht you want. — Okay. Once you accept that premise, we've go to decidde exactly how to treat the new family mem... more »ber.
It's really fairly simple --- and the rest of this book is devoted to telling you this: If you treat your cat with love, if you treat your cat with respect, if you treat your cat as if he or she is an intelligent, thinking animal, capable of making decisions, your cat will respond in a positive, astonishing ways.
Can you talk to your cat and have her talk back to you? Yes. Can you get your cat to sit and stay and come and do other things that are normally considered impossible for a cat to do? Absolutely.
But first you've go to understand not only that a cat thinks, but how and what he or she thinks.
Then --- and only then --- will you be able to get your cat to do what you want.
And you know what? By the time you reach that point, your kitty is going to want to do the same things you want him or her to do. Not 100 percent of the time, of course. Nobody's perfect. But remember: Part of the joy of having a cat is the joy of being around a freethinker. We don't want to turn Kitty into a robot, just an intelligent and loving member of the family. --- Warren Eckstein« less