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Felinestein - C. Ribarich


By: C. Ribarich, S. Delzio (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 2nd June 1999
ISBN: 9780062736307
Number Of Pages: 175

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<P><CENTER><B> Help Your Cat PURRFORM His Best!</b></center></p> <P> Research has proven that you can make your cat smarter. Whether your cat is gifted or intellectually challenged, you can help him become a certified Felinestein -- a more effective communicator, better problem solver, and faster learner. </p> <P> <I>Felinestein</i> includes 100 games and activities, some for every type of owner and every personality of cat, that will get your cat exploring, thinking, and making decisions. Incorporating just a few of these challenges into your cat's life will spark his brain power and enrich his life. Most importantly, it will help the two of you bond on a whole new level.</p>

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Measuring Your Cat's Intelligencep. 1
Learning Abilityp. 11
Memoryp. 16
Problem-Solving Abilityp. 20
Communicative Abilityp. 25
Kitten Kindergarten: Jump-Starting the Kitten's Brainp. 31
The Mother's Influence on Her Kitten's Early Learningp. 35
Stimulation in the Neonatal Period: 0-2 Weeksp. 40
Stimulating the Kitten in the Socialization Period: 3-7 Weeksp. 41
Stimulating the Weaned Kitten: 8 Weeks and Olderp. 45
Kitty's Environmentp. 46
Owner Comes Home at Last!p. 50
Adolescence and Adulthood: After 5 Monthsp. 55
Home Alone: The Indoor Cat's Guide to Filling Her Daysp. 60
Creating Opportunities for Choicep. 64
Prey Facsimiles: Introducing Random Eventsp. 69
Before You Leave the House: Enticements to Activityp. 72
The Comforts of Homep. 75
Getting Outdoors Safely: The Indoor Cat vs. the Outdoor Catp. 76
Seven Easy Steps to Harness Training Your Catp. 77
Patio Living for the Indoor Catp. 79
The Ultimate Activity: A Kitty Friendp. 81
Games and Toys to Keep the Mind Purringp. 88
Types of Cat Play: Social vs. Objectp. 90
Object Play: Bring Out the Toys!p. 93
Homemade Toys That Satisfyp. 95
No Time for Creativity? Just Buy the Toysp. 97
Cat Gamesp. 101
Trick Training to Increase Brainpowerp. 110
Before You Startp. 116
The First Trick: A Simple Sitp. 120
Lie Downp. 121
Stay: The Useful Refrainp. 122
Getting a Little Flashier: Roll Overp. 123
A Circus Standp. 124
The Old Rover Trick: Shakep. 125
The Big Stunner: Bang, You're Deadp. 125
The Royalty Wavep. 127
Jumpingp. 128
Hula Hoop Jumpingp. 129
Scratching-Post Training: A Practicalityp. 130
Toilet Training Your Cat: Another Practical Trick to Make Your Life Easierp. 133
Fluffy, the Supermodelp. 134
The Intellectual Fat Cat: Shaping the Body, Toning the Mindp. 139
Fat-Cat Indicatorsp. 143
When Food Is More Than Sustenancep. 144
Curbing Your Feeding Behaviorp. 145
Kitty's Part of the Weight-Reducing Bargainp. 148
Exercise Equipmentp. 149
Games for Heftyp. 151
The Wise Elderp. 154
Keeping Our Elderly Cats Sharp Day to Dayp. 159
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ISBN: 9780062736307
ISBN-10: 0062736302
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 175
Published: 2nd June 1999
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.9 x 16.5  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.18

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