Cat Wrangling Made Easy: Maintaining Peace and Sanity in Your Multicat Home [NOOK Book]

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Are you up to your eyeballs in dirty cat litter? Does the upholstery on your new couch resemble spaghetti? Has cat hair become a condiment in your house? The more cats you have, the more problems, right? Not necessarily, but multicat harmony sure does require a lot of planning, cleaning, discipline, and diplomacy. And no one knows this better than Dusty Rainbolt, an award-winning writer who has had as many as twenty of her own cats and fosters at one time.

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Overview

Are you up to your eyeballs in dirty cat litter? Does the upholstery on your new couch resemble spaghetti? Has cat hair become a condiment in your house? The more cats you have, the more problems, right? Not necessarily, but multicat harmony sure does require a lot of planning, cleaning, discipline, and diplomacy. And no one knows this better than Dusty Rainbolt, an award-winning writer who has had as many as twenty of her own cats and fosters at one time.

In Cat Wrangling Made Easy, Dusty covers everything you need to know-from dealing with multiple litter boxes, to feeding the herd, to understanding Felinese as a second language. Dusty also recommends the best products, all approved by the Rainbolt "test" kitties, which will help you through times of stress. Easy to use and illustrated throughout, and written with Dusty's characteristic humor and encouragement, this is the only book a multicat owner will ever need.

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Editorial Reviews

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"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

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599217086
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 855,346
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Dusty Rainbolt is product reviewer for Catnip, former product editor for Whole Cat Journal, and the author of Kittens for Dummies. She lives in North Texas.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xi
I May Be the Cat Lady/Guy, But I'm Not Crazy     1
Felinese as a Second Language     13
Cat Psychology 101     29
Family Feud     43
New Kit in Town     69
The Pissing Contest     83
Everything You Wanted to Know about the Litter Box But Were Afraid to Ask     99
Back in the Box     117
Cleanup on Aisle Two     127
Dinner Is Served     145
A Disaster Waiting to Happen     157
Health First     179
Happy Habitats     215
Afterword     231
The Cat Wrangler's Shopping Guide     235
Selected Bibliography     253
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2008

    Everything you need to know about Cats

    This is a wonderful educational book for an individual or rescue groups that have 1 or more cats their care. The book educates you on all issues with cats. I have been in rescue for years and this book had a lot of information about solutions and care for cats that has helped me to know so much more about cats. This book is great to have around if an issue ever comes up, you can just look up in her book or if you just want to learn more about cats. The book is easy to read and is very interesting! If you know someone with cat, buy them this book, they will enjoy it! Great job Dusty!

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    Posted May 4, 2008

    Multicat household essential!

    Ms. Rainbolt's book is an essential tool for anyone trying to maintain peace and sanity in a mulitcat household. Even experience cat breeders like myself have found help not only in the insight Ms. Rainbolt provides to multicat interaction, but in the resources she offers regarding products. It is easy for an author to advise readers regarding products like Feliway or Star of Behlehem flower remedy, but if a reader does not know where to locate the item, the suggestion isn't much help. Ms. Rainbolt offers solutions tested in her multicat household AND tells you where you can find them. I am impressed by the cat wisdom she has managed to collect in one volume. Other breeders I know are likewise impressed, requiring their new kitten families to read this book as a preventative to problems in their multicat household. I strongly recommend anyone with a single cat who is considering adding new felines to buy this book, read it, and keep it handy. Pat Chapman Caravanserai Turkish Vans Cat Fanciers Association breeder 10 years and counting

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