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Author: Franny Syufy,Jackie Strachan
ISBN: 0793806194
Language: English
Pages: 128 pages
Category: Pets & Animal Care
Publisher: Tfh Pubns Inc; 1 edition (October 1, 2007)
Rating: 4.9
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Sub: Hobbies

I wanted to like 50 GAMES TO PLAY WITH YOUR CAT by Jackie Strachan from the day I bought i.

I wanted to like 50 GAMES TO PLAY WITH YOUR CAT by Jackie Strachan from the day I bought it. I've looked over and over it, partly because it is very attractive with lots of cat photos. But I just can't find that the book is of much help.

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Author: Jackie Strachan. Author: Franny Syufy. Format: Paperback, softback, 128 Pages.

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Today I finished reading through Jackie Strachan’s 50 Games To Play With Your Cat and I have to say I am underwhelmed.

In 50 Games to Play with Your Cat, discover a complete compendium of games appropriate for cats of all ages and activity levels.

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Describes fifty games designed to keep cats mentally stimulated and physically fit, and includes information on homemade and store-bought toys.

The book features activities that challenge your cat both mentally and physically, helping to satisfy . JACKIE STRACHAN is an author and cat lover who lives in England.

The book features activities that challenge your cat both mentally and physically, helping to satisfy her instinctive hunting skills while keeping her fit and happy. Many of the exercises utilize items often found lying around the house, such as empty boxes or shopping bags and even soap bubbles. She has one cat, Ginger, who is kept well entertained with a dazzling repertoire of games.

Cats are commonly misconceived as sedentary creatures that need little if any exercise. In reality, cats require the same sort of mental and physical stimulation as any other pet in order to be healthy and happy and to alleviate boredom. In 50 Games to Play with Your Cat, discover a complete compendium of games appropriate for cats of all ages and activity levels. The simple instructions make each game easy to set up and play in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. The book features activities that challenge your cat both mentally and physically, helping to satisfy her instinctive hunting skills while keeping her fit and happy. Many of the exercises utilize items often found lying around the house, such as empty boxes or shopping bags and even soap bubbles. It also includes expert tips that explain your cat's playful behavior and shows you how to coax a cautious cat into play or calm an overexcited cat. 50 Games to Play with Your Cat offers enjoyable game ideas that are appropriate for all ages and activity levels of both cat and owner.
Comments (7)
Ger
I wanted to like 50 GAMES TO PLAY WITH YOUR CAT by Jackie Strachan from the day I bought it. I've looked over and over it, partly because it is very attractive with lots of cat photos. But I just can't find that the book is of much help. The main toy in it that I spent a good deal of time making was Box of Balls, which consists of taking a cardboard box and cutting holes in it, covering it with contact paper, then putting several balls in it for the cats to reach in and bat around. Strachan says "this one is guaranteed to drive a cat wild." Well, I've got 3 cats, and in about six months since I made Box of Balls, they've played with it maybe 10 minutes total! Another section describes a fabric tunnel by saying "almost all cats enjoy exploring tunnels," so I bought one, and my cats were a little curious about it for about a week, but since then it's been ignored. Strachan describes a treat-dispensing ball as "a sure-fire winner," so I bought one and it too went over like a lead balloon. The same with blowing soap bubbles, although I need to try that more. Also, some toys in the book, such as Pinball Wizard, appear to be ludicrous to me, so I haven't tried them. Ironically, the type of cat toy that I've had by far the most luck with, i.e., wand toys with various attachments such as toy birds, is not mentioned in the book at all.

A disturbing aspect of this book is that there are several suggested toys about which Strachan warns that parts of them, such as yarn or feathers, are dangerous, and so advises only to allow your cat to play with these when supervised. It's better if dangerous parts are firmly attached to a toy so a cat can't easily get hurt, but on one page Strachan even suggests letting your cat play with LOOSE feathers, which she acknowledges is very dangerous! How long is it going to be before you forget to supervise a toy 100% of the time, or someone else gets the toy out and is not so careful? Some other pages suggest attaching things to your fingers or toes for your cats to play with, yet the great book Starting from Scratch: How to Correct Behavior Problems in Your Adult Cat by Pam Johnson-Bennett warns not to use toys like that because they will be "sending a mixed message to your cat" that it's OK to play with your fingers and toes. I sure don't want to start that! (STARTING FROM SCRATCH includes a helpful section on cat toys, though there are just a few toys mentioned in it, but it has much more information than the Strachan book does about cat psychology with regard to cat toys, and many more helpful hints about using cat toys.)

I don't mean to be totally negative about 50 GAMES TO PLAY WITH YOUR CAT, because it does include some helpful information. For example, it speaks highly of cat trees, and indeed my cats have much enjoyed their cat trees. Yet I believe that this book has a lot in it that is very dubious, so I do NOT recommend it.
Orevise
Was gift for relative in another state. She loved all the cat-based books that I sent her, including this one. She has two adult cats, and she and the cats are prone to boredom at times, so I thought this would be perfect for all of them!
Sarin
My boss--er, cat--would give this book two thumbs up . . . if he could!

The ideas are divided into sections, beginning with simple toys (such as a crumpled up piece of paper), and going into more elaborate toys made from cardboard.

The book would get five stars *if* some of the toys weren't store-bought, such as: a toy glove, a ball that drops a treat when played with, circle ball track, a cloth tube/tunnel, scratching post, cat tree . . . you get the idea! These are toys/games you can find out about just by looking at the pet store, and some are pricey.

However, overall, the book should provide inspiration and mostly (with some exceptions) low-cost, homemade ideas. Both cat and owner will mutually benefit from playing these games together. It's about time someone realized cats aren't aloof and do really want to interact with us . . . thank you, t.f.h!
Jothris
this book is sorta a waste of money. it pretty much tell you stuff you already know. it didn't really inspire me to play with my cat in any new way. the things it suggest are kinda no-brainers, like, "toss a wad of crumbled-up paper." or "pull a string under a paper". I was hoping the book will show me how to make toys instead of telling me to just throw around trash, or buy toys. if you still want the book, contact me, i'll sell mine, brand new, only been flipped through once, for half price.
Tygrarad
This book was recommended to me by my cat behaviourist and so I already knew that it would be useful. It is practical and gives one guidelines how to make a home made version of the commercial version of a toy - which means it is economical to put into practice. The illustrations are excellent and credit is given at the end of the book to the 8 cats who participated in the photographic content !
Lianeni
The games in this book aren't really novel, but they are helpful all the same. Some of them just use different items for games we already play with our cats.
Jonide
There are some pretty cool ideas in here. Some I have tried and some I've yet to try but I made the box with holes for toys and it was great fun; for me. The cat couldn't care less after years of it sitting in the corner, but hey that's just one cat. Over all nothing wins over the white satin string with her.
My son wanted this book for his two cats. He likes the book a lot and is using it.
Great seller and book!!