“I Love Happy Cats: Guide for a Happy Cat” by Anneleen Bru

By now you’re probably well aware that I got a kitty this summer and I cannot be any more happier with her.

(I know I can’t stop talking about it. I know it might be getting annoying. Deal with it.)

That made me buy a couple of random cat books, just because.

No, I don’t plan on training and handling my cat just according to books. They can be pretty interesting, though.

Let’s see what “I Love Happy Cats” by Anneleen Bru was like!


Discovery:

Reading this book was completely my own choice. I later found out that it was at a point available on NetGalley, so theoretically I might’ve had access to it for free, but I saw it in an online bookstore and I couldn’t resist, so I bought it.

And I’m not sorry.

I mean…have you seen those tiny little noses on the cover??

Brainstorm:

I read this book in one sitting. It’s very easy to read, you get the information you need, it’s entertaining, and it’s not too much. It doesn’t try to be more than it is, and I found that cool.

I would say that it’s probably more entertaining for new cat owners slaves, since many infos on these little ones weren’t new even for me – I must admit, though, that I always wanted pets, so I might be more well-read in the topic of cats and dogs than what my personal experiences would suggest.

The concept of this book is to teach you the basics of how cats “work”, about their instincts they can’t do anything about, about the heritage they have to live with (even though they’re now mostly cushion rulers and not wild spirits having to survive) – and how you can make your cat’s life a bit better with trying to keep these things in mind.

I don’t say I 100% agree with everything that’s suggested in this book, but I learnt things I otherwise wouldn’t have thought of, and the couple of small changes I tried out in our life seem to be working pretty well. I didn’t change a lot, though, since – as I found out from this awesome little book – my cat was generally happy already, she’s also a very well socialized little one, and it’s basically pretty easy to get along with her. I’m lucky. 🙂

Sometimes I had the feeling that the narrative bacame a bit repetitive, but it wasn’t so much that I got bored or annoyed. It’s fun and easily congestable.

Let’s give it a grade!

  1. Topic unfolding: 4/5
  2. Style: 4/5
  3. The Subjective Factor: 4/5
  • GPA: 4

Uniqueness:

Well, I love the idea that the concept here is not how to handle your kitten, but how to make them happy! I want her to be happy. I want all kitties to be happy.

Recommend to:

Fellow animal friends.

Drink tip:

A cup of hot tea, hot chocolate or coffee. Preferably in your pet’s company.

Music room:

Anyone remembering the Atomic Kitten? 😅 Just kidding. I don’t know. How about the Eye of the Tiger? 🐅👁️😄

Future:

Yes to any more books wanting to make cats happier!


So… I’m in a cat-reading quest here. Any more suggestions?

Have a great day!

Hugs 🙂

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