Adventuring with your cat opens new possibilities for both you and your feline. Camping? Hiking? Sailing? Traveling? Yes, cats can go, too! Laura Moss, writer and avid hiker, launched a website to help fellow active cat enthusiasts find resources for hitting the trail with cats. Her new book, Adventure Cats: Living Nine Lives to the Fullest, supplements the website and provides a compendium of cat adventure stories and tips for safely traveling with your cat.
Moss covers many potential cat hazards, including poisonous plants, dehydration awareness, and what to do if your cat goes missing. Her advice also includes what to pack for an adventure, leash walking tips, using harness and flotation devices, and training your cat to respond to a clicker.
If you aren’t sure whether your cat would be a willing travel companion, take the quiz in the book as a starting point. Not all cats will enjoy the great outdoors, but even if your cat isn’t an adventurer, perhaps it will join you as an armchair traveler like several of the cats Moss introduces in the book. Her cast of characters includes Nanakuli the one-eyed surfing cat, Millie the ultimate “crag kitty,” and Bella from Brooklyn.
There is even a section for those die-hard homebodies, detailing how owners can make their living space more interesting, including adding “catios” (cat patios) and cat-friendly gardens.
From the rowdiest daredevils to the most laidback snoozers, this book has something for every cat. It’s a comprehensive how-to book for any cat owner who wants to help their cat make the most of all nine lives.
by Laura J. Moss
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (May 16, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches