by John Bradshaw and Sarah Ellis
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 13th 2016 by Basic Books
ISBN 0465050905 (ISBN13: 9780465050901)
Edition Language English
I've never struggled so hard to finish a book! I purchased a paperback copy of "The Trainable Cat" over a year ago, and every time I picked it up, I got lost in the words. I never finished it. This time, I found the audiobook through my local library, and believed that listening to it would do the trick.
Nope. I KNOW that cats can be 'trained', or habituated, to certain behaviors. Coming when called by name, not fearing the veterinarian or taking medicine, and learning to live with other cats. So, my mind was ready, willing, and able to LEARN from this book. But, I feel that I've just spent several days beating my forehead against the desk. "For example" and "thus" were spoken over and over and over again...I think I just got hung up on the poor writing style. Shame on me. No doubt, I'll try again to slog through this book at a future date, maybe when we are considering adding another new kitty for the household. What I'd really love, would be a video, or a class I could attend where I can witness the training/habituation.