Catify to Satisfy
Jackson Galaxy & Kate Benjamin
Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2015
It’s time to catify your home!! In other words, make your home a more stimulating, pleasing and safe place for the fantastic feline who lives with you!
1. Base Camp: The Heart of Catification – this section covers how to create comfortable spaces for your cat, especially if he is new to your home. I like the cocooning idea – not for me or my cousin Toby – we’re both people-cats. But it would be great for BobbieSue and Simon – they are both terrified of humans. I think Toby’s mom is going to try a couple of the cocooning suggestions to help them out.
2. Scratching Solutions – there are some great ideas for scratching areas for my fellow felines. It is interesting how all of us have our scratching preferences Toby likes tall vertical, BobbieSue and Simon prefer more horizontal. I think there some improvements coming our way for scratching! Which, by the way, it is better for us to be allowed to scratch than to mark in other ways – especially the way boy cats like to mark their territory!
3. Let’s Talk About Litter Boxes – the conversation is very frank in this chapter and I think the authors make a good point regarding litter box resentment. Some humans just don’t get the point about litter boxes, so sometimes we cats have to teach them – the hard way. I do think the authors go on and on about ambushes at the litter box – that really depends on the cats that cohabitate; I just think it is redundant to mention it 25,000 times in one chapter (a bit of an exaggeration, but you get my point). There are some good tips that most people can apply and for those rare few who have woodworking skills there are a lot of ideas.
4. Cat Superhighways: Navigating the Vertical World – wow! Tons of ideas on taking advantage of vertical space. It certainly has us thinking about how to get up on the wall!
This book is really an idea book – a dream book of sorts. It has only a couple of DIY things so if your human isn’t used to creating something from nothing all on their own, the book might not work for them as a guide. But for inspiration purposes it is wonderful! I love all the cat superhighways and quite honestly, a little jealous!!
Rating 4 out of 5 paws