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From the Publisher"Living with just one cat can be a challenge. What about those of us who live with two, five, ten or even more of these delightful yet enigmatic creatures? Rainbolt rides to the rescue of that special breed of ailurophile who keeps a multicat or even "megacat" home. Drawing on her own decades of experience wrangling herds of tough Texas kitties, Rainbolt shares tips and secrets on riding herd at mealtimes and playtimes; tells us what to do (and not do) when kitties lock horns or kick up a ruckus; teaches us the finer points of roping in illness, ill-temper, and space- and time-sharing conflicts; and gives us the lowdown on handling all those inevitable clean-ups. Rainbolt lets the cat out of the bag on which toys cats really go bonkers for; which potions really remove eau de tomcat; and the best kinds of litter and litter boxes — from the cat's point of view. She offers practical plans for lowering stress and maintaining daily domestic tranquility for feline and human family members alike. Best of all, she focuses on prevention: heading problems off at the pass before they turn into major stampedes. Even the most seasoned cat cowboy will owe Rainbolt a tip of the Stetson for her cat-friendly advice, down-home wit, and feline wisdom." —Wendy Christensen, Cultural Ailurologist, Cat Herder, author of Outwitting Cats
“Cat Wrangling Made Easy is a ‘must read’ for frustrated multi-cat owners, as well as those who want to prevent problems. Rainbolt dishes out solid, practical advice covering everything from alternative litter to zoonotic diseases. She thoroughly discusses litter box mishaps, establishing a kitty diplomatic corps and giving each cat enough love and attention; all that info is presented with a generous side order of humor." —Dr. Marty Becker, resident veterinarian on ABC TV’s Good Morning America, host of PBS's "The Pet Doctor", nationally syndicated newspaper columnist with Pet Connection from Universal Press Syndicate, author of 14 books including 3 NY Times bestsellers, and Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year (2002)
"Dusty Rainbolt's invaluable guide for multi-cat households offers an encyclopedia's worth of expertise helpful for any cat owner. Laced with easily digestible info tidbits, the sprightly and humorous text ensures that readers will be able to address any cat behavior problem under the sun." —Carole Nelson Douglas, author of Cat in Red Hot Rage, latest in the Midnight Louie mystery series
Scientists maintain cats became domesticated some 7,000 to 9,000 years ago - the last of our domesticated animals. Truth be known, cats condescended to allow humans the pleasure of their company when our fires looked warm and inviting. Today, about 80 million cats share their lives with us, many in multiple cat households. And, as most of we mere humans know, two (or more) cats are easier than one - except for those occasions involving differences of opinion, territorial claims, or introducing a new cat or kitten to the home.
Dusty Rainbolt's talent for "all things cat" gives us a very readable book that is not only informative but entertaining as well. Read it to solve current problems, or more importantly, read it to avoid problems in the future. —Pam DelaBar, Lieutenant Colonel, USA (ret.), President, Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc., President, World Cat Congress, President, CFA Disaster Relief Fund, Inc
Everyone who has a multi-cat home will find this book entertaining and informative. —Fred W. Scott, DVM, PhD, Interim Director, Cornell Feline Health Center