A lighthearted look at our feline friends and their most amusing (and infuriating) habits.
Over 140 entries delightfully illustrate a wealth of cat breeds – from the attention-loving Siamese to the playful Exotic Shorthair – followed by an extensive cat dictionary, which finally defines those characteristic behaviours and cat-related incidents that all cat lovers will recognise.
British Shorthair – an old-fashioned sort of Brit. Reserved, mild-tempered, quiet and faithful. Probably the sort of cat that would host a very exclusive and polite cocktail party. Most often comes in a delightful blue hue.
Foldex – although it sounds like a trademarked name for a hi-tech folding machine, this is in fact a folded-ear breed that was first developed in the 1990s in Quebec, Canada. Their wide eyes and thick, fluffy tail is complemented by a cheerful and affectionate personality.
Catanchored – a cat that is unafraid of anything and remains impassive and immovable even when spotted by a dog (much to the dog’s confusion and alarm).
About the Author
Fenella Smith runs an eponymous ceramics and homewares company. Her bohemian upbringing in the English countryside was largely spent playing with her brothers and the dogs. Her collections, which include animal designs and flowers, are inspired by the memories of this childhood. She now lives in Henley-on-Thames with her dog Bramble. Her products are stocked by Liberty and Bloomingdales among others. Her two brothers - the Brothers McLeod - are BAFTA-winning illustrator-animators.