This might upset a few cat people, especially the ones who believe all cats are angels from heaven and need names like Lady La Boom-Boom, or Sir Wigglesbottom the Fourth, but I do not fawn over cats (dogs or babies). Because while I think they are cute, I know they are a lot of work. And this book, Cat Dads: Your Guide to Feline Fatherhood, proves it.
You need to know how to read their ear movements, their head butts, even why their butts are in the air. You need to know why the zoomies are happening (chasing an imaginary friend? Being chased by the imaginary friend? Wanting to confuse the heck out of its human?) You need to be clever and entertain your cat. You gotta “do this, that and the other thing.” And goodness forbid you do any of it to upset them. Or sure occasionally it makes you think you have a Pet (silly human) and they are a Companion (oh boy! Keeps getting better), but this book makes sure you know who the Lord and Master (the Cat) is in our home.
Alison Davies makes a humorous book for Cat Dads (and frankly, Cat Moms, too) to learn the ups and downs of being owned by a cat. The chapters are set up to set you up for the theme, then follow through with examples and Pawsome Tips that go along with that chapter’s goodies. The pacing is quick enough, but you can take your time with it. Tossed in to stir things up, there are a few quotes about cats and a few colorful sketches added by Marie Ahfeldt.. The artwork is for fun and to break up the text and allow for more ways of showing clever humorous moments in the life of a cat and cat Dad.
We get to meet famous cat dads, and “talk” to a real life cat dad so you can compare notes. Also included are future reading materials. Due mid-September 2023 read via an online reader copy.