HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CAT by Patricia Moyes

HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CAT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Moyes recommends Siamese as the most vocal of cats and few cat people will dispute that, whatever they think of her collar-and-lead and these silly lessons in sensitivity training for cat eloquence. Establishing a ""calling code"" using pitch variations is probably a good idea--though in most cases this will come naturally. But the rest of these feline inflections--the ""welcoming chirrup,"" the protest, the demand, the complaint, even the ""silent miaow""--may be indecipherable to readers less attuned to feline phonetics than the author. And her more general interpretations (a mess on the living room floor is ""a heartrending cry of despair"") are only for owners of the most pampered of con artists and surrogate children.

Pub Date: March 30th, 1978
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston