Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Book ~ "I'm a Dog, You're a Cat: Love Lessons from Our Furry Friends" (2011) Marla Press

From Goodreads ~ I'm a Dog, You're a Cat is a short, delightfully humorous book filled with beautiful watercolor illustrations that highlight the sometimes quirky personality traits of felines and canines and how they mirror those of humans, especially as it relates to their interpersonal relations. Dog and cat owners who are in relationships will understand and appreciate the correlations and conclusions drawn from this unique comparison. How wonderful it would be if we were able to discover a new insight that helped us all communicate more effectively with the special people in our life. This book will help you identify if you are hard-wired more like a cat or a dog and how to understand that dog or cat in your life. By using a little humor to gain a deeper appreciation of your partner, you can begin to understand their behavior and how to react in those instances when you just don't see eye to eye on things.

It's not about gender, age or being married or single ... it applies to your relationships with your friends, your boss and your significant other.  There are examples of five couples, their cat and dog characteristics and how they work together.

  This is a cute fun quick read with lots of colourful drawings.

Check out the quiz to see if you are a dog or a cat.  I did and I am a cat (which sounds like me) ...
When cats go to the litter box they don't want anyone to watch. They don't even like for you to know when they have gone into the box. They will stay in the box until every last thing is buried. Likewise, a human "cat" tends to deal with problems by him or herself. Cats prefer to be introspective and spend time in their "cat caves" until the problems are solved or at least adequately pondered.

Cats tend to be moodier than dogs. They can be emotional, romantic, funny, engaging, but only when they WANT to be. It's always about them, even if they don't think it's about them.

Cats are loving and loyal, and they love being loved when they want to be loved. Otherwise, they'd probably prefer you let them have a little bit of space and some quiet time in which to think.

Cats tend to work with a singular focus. They are very concentrated and intense. If a problem happens, a cat will work out what he or she sees as the best way to solve the problem. If that doesn't work, then the cat will think about it some more.


Fizzgig said...

this is super cute, I'm gonna have to read it!! and not suprisingly...I'm a cat! lol

Masshole Mommy said...

I am totally getting this for my mother in law. She'd love it.