Friday, November 9, 2018

Blog Tour: The Secret Language of Cats by Susan Schotz

Author: Susan Schotz
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Date of publication: November 2018

Cats do not meow randomly, nor do they growl or hiss because they have nothing better to do. Cat sounds have a purpose, and they can carry important messages, whether for us or other cats.

Susanne Schštz is hard at work on breaking the cat code. She is a professor at Lund University in Sweden, where a long-standing research program is proving that cats do actually use vocal communication—with each other and with their human caretakers. Understanding the vocal strategies used in human-cat communication will have profound implications for how we communicate with our pets, and has the potential to improve the relationship between animals and humans within several fields, including animal therapy, veterinary medicine and animal sheltering.

In The Secret Language of Cats, Schštz offers a crash course in the phonetic study of cat sounds. She introduces us to the full range of feline vocalizations and explains what they can mean in different situations, and she gives practical tips to help us understand our cats better.

I am a cat lover and owner.  I talk to my cats frequently and sometimes they answer back.  I was really interested in reading this book because I often wonder what my cats are saying.  The Secret Language of Cats is the author's attempt to crack the code on what cats are trying to tell us.  I will admit, I thought this book would be a bit lighter and less dense than it ended up being.  The author has done a ton of research and it shows in the book.  At times, I did find myself skimming the book, especially when it got bogged down in the science of her studies.  I enjoyed the anecdotal parts about her own five cats as well as some of the tops she included in how to change your cat's behavior.  I recommend this to anyone curious about language and cats.  

Purchase Links

Instagram Tour Stops

Tuesday, November 6th: @brokenteepee
Wednesday, November 7th:
Thursday, November 8th: @shereadswithcats
Thursday, November 8th: @hotcocoareads
Friday, November 9th:
Friday, November 9th: @bookncatsncoffee
Saturday, November 10th: @dropandgivemenerdy
Monday, November 12th: @_ebl_inc_
Tuesday, November 13th: @booksbeforebedtime
Thursday, November 15th: @sarahs_reads
Friday, November 16th: @artbookscoffee
Saturday, November 17th: @girlsinbooks #caturday

Review Tour Stops
Monday, November 5th: Bewitched Bookworms
Tuesday, November 6th: Broken Teepee
Wednesday, November 7th: Books a la Mode – excerpt
Thursday, November 8th: Christian Chick’s Thoughts
Friday, November 9th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, November 12th: Cheryl’s Book Nook
Tuesday, November 13th: Books Before Bedtime
Wednesday, November 14th: @sarahandherbookshelves
Thursday, November 15th: Musings of a Bookish Kitty 
Friday, November 16th: What is That Book About – excerpt
Monday, November 19th: Palmer’s Page Turners
Tuesday, November 20th: A Chick Who Reads
Wednesday, November 21st: Blooming with Books
Monday, November 26th: Splashes of Joy
Tuesday, November 27th: West Metro Mommy Reads
Wednesday, November 28th: Kahakai Kitchen
Thursday, November 29th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Friday, November 30th: View from the Birdhouse

1 comment:

Ethan said...

This sounds really fascinating. I'd love to be able to know what was going through my cat's head, especially when he decides to run full speed through my living room at 2 in the morning lol!