A Field Study of Cats

by April Rhodes - James


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Softcover
£15.95
Hardcover
£23.95
Softcover
£15.95

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/13/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781493163526
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781493163533

About the Book

Cats are affectionate and loyal. They form deep relationships with humans, dogs and other cats. When given half a chance, they reveal wonderfully unique personalities. There are people who are unaware about the depths of feline emotion and who hold the mistaken impression that domesticated kittens and cats automatically switch to a feral lifestyle when dumped on a roadside, in a parking lot or behind a building. In reality, abandonment shock can incapacitate animals; threats and danger often sends them into hiding. Discarded kittens or cats may not find kind-hearted humans willing or able to provide food, shelter and care in time to insure survival, as every cat rescuer or protector knows only too well. A Field Study of Cats offers anecdotes about a small number of the many traumatized cats who have overcome fear and shared their best after bravely crossing an abstract "line of trust" as my family and I waited. Sometimes the process takes only days; more typically, it involves months of gentle and patient encouragement. Hopefully, people who have not yet experienced the honesty of cats and recognized a feline's fundamental right to respect as one of God's most precious creatures will gain insight within these pages. Proceeds are earmarked for rescue groups and compassionate animal guardians (as acknowledged in the book) who selflessly do the right thing every day.


About the Author

April Rhodes-James, writer/artist, and Barry James, vertebrate paleontologist, are partners in marriage and - since 1987 - in the unique paleontological services business, Prehistoric Journeys. Their work with dinosaurs is admired by museum curators, journalists, CEOs, scientists & world citizens of all ages & from all walks of life. The couple has experienced 'usual' life challenges as well as unique obstacles, including a relentless three-year federal investigation that continued despite proven innocence. But, as sometimes happens, the situation resulted in abundant gifts of human kindness. The ordeal provided incalculable lessons with respect to advocacy and compassion; family, friends, strangers, top-ranked attorneys, state & federal political leaders and professionals in many fields rallied as an unanticipated and incredibly proactive populace.