Purrles of Feline Wisdom
By Bob Lovka
Photography by Alan and Sandy Carey
Here is another book by that human, Bob Lovka,, who apparently believes that he can speak for us cats (and occasionally dogs, too). While I applaud his attempts to translate our vast stores of knowledge into small bites that are palatable enough for the human mind, sometimes he is a little off. First the good: kudos on all the curiosity references. Curiosity does “expand your knowledge and broaden your world,” which is why a cat’s world is so expansive and broad. Also acceptable are the parts about being the master of your domain, improvising, and tasting the moment. Here are some misses: “Sometimes you’re better off following the rules” — ahem, cats don’t have rules! That’s one of the things that makes us cats. And what’s all this stuff about true love and soul mates? Since most cats who live with humans are either spayed or neutered, we really don’t care about that sort of thing. I’m also not that hot on “Shed the coat that no longer fits” — I would have just stopped at “Shed.” So no matter what he says, I think Lovka is fibbing a little and did not get absolutely all this information from cats. Nice photos, though, and they are all definitely of cats. No faking there.