Roundup: Introduction of The Cat Whisperer

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In the introduction to the book, Mieshelle discusses what the definition of cat is. It states that cats are confident and laid-back, sociable and secure. A cat is its own being. They are not valued as much as dogs, due to a misunderstanding of why cats do what they do. This includes when cats misbehave with inappropriate behaviors. The sad truth as a consequence of this lack of understanding, cats end up in shelters, abandoned or euthanized. However, according to Mieshelle, there is behavioral help for cats where medications are for the most part NOT necessary (although there are exceptions, which are discussed in later chapters of the book). When the environment changes, the cat’s behavior changes. The bottom line is that “you can’t make a cat do what you want, but you can change your own behavior a bit to get a result that makes you both happy” (p.8).

Throughout the introduction, Mieshelle talked about how she would observe and interact with wild cats from a young age. He got a lot of experience trying to meet these wild cats. During one of those experiences, he learned the art and meaning of slow blinking. As a result of her love for cats, Mieshelle became a veterinary assistant, which led to her taking care of cats. While caring for cats, she discovered that cat owners needed solutions to cat behavior problems, this led to her current love of being a cat behaviorist.

The lesson she learned from her experiences with thousands of cats and customers around the world in helping them resolve their cat’s behaviors was “that unwanted behavior is often the result of something the owner has done. or keep doing “(p. 22). Owners must take full responsibility for their cat, the environment, and solving the behaviors.

When I first read the introductory chapter, it was a pill to swallow. I had to reread the part of p. 22 about the owner is responsible for the cats to behave as they are. I absolutely love my cats. They are my children and I thought I was doing the best for them. The reason I have turned to this book is for the following: as I said before, I have four cats. Zippy is currently on a Nuturecalm collar for over-grooming issues and anxieties. Wolverine can only receive home visits from the vet due to aggressive behaviors. Snoopy also has problems when he stays in the bedroom. Biskers is a cat who likes to hang out in the man cave (normal mine). To assist in solving the behavioral problems displayed by Zippy and Wolverine, I have decided to dig deeper into this book and put my pride aside and try these solutions.

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