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Cat Daddy by Jackson Galaxy

I have seen shows like “The Dog Whisperer” with Cesar Millan, and wondered when would they put someone in the limelight to help feline owners? Enter Jackson Galaxy with his book  Cat Daddy!  I had seen the television show, “My Cat from Hell,” on Animal Planet a few times. I enjoyed the idea of a show about a nontraditional cat behaviorist helping owners work with their pets to live together in harmony. When I saw the book Cat Daddy, I knew I had to read it.  As predicted, the book had some excellent tips to help cat owners. I found myself trying out the slow-blink “Cat I Love You” technique with my own two cats.  A word of caution, if you are expecting this book to be as light and fluffy as our feline friends, it isn’t. Galaxy is very raw and honest about his personal life in this book.  Galaxy explains his struggles with the addictions of prescription and illegal drugs, alcohol, and food. He explains what he learned while working in an animal shelter, and his experiences with the unexpected, love, and the loss of his best friend.  I recommend this book to cat lovers who are open minded enough to read about the low points in human and animal lives. Galaxy’s story is inspiring, and makes me realize, even more, how precious the bond is between animals and humans.

Marlene K.

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