There may be 100 million pet cats in this country, but who says that means theyre domesticated? Sure, they clean themselves, use a litter box, and hunt rodents, but cats are also territorial beasts who think furniture is meant for claw sharpening, and that running water is always better than still. In this inventive, surprisingly funny, and highly entertaining and practical book, Mac Delaney addresses the quirks of cat behavior through the mindset of an aerospace engineer (because thats what he is!)and gives us 10 projects that solve the most common sources of friction affecting cats and their doting owners. Take that preference for running water. Because cats dont trust still water (in the wild, a stagnant pool can harbor disease), theyre often dehydrated and cranky. Heres how to build not one but two different fountains that will provide fresh, moving water. Or another problem: Cats, diminutive in stature, can feel inferior around humans, causing them to act out in negative ways. T...
|Title||:||Engineering for Cats: Improve the Life of Your Pet Through 10 Ingenious Projects|
|Number of Pages||:||224 pages|
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Engineering for Cats: Improve the Life of Your Pet Through 10 Ingenious Projects Reviews
Useful and creatives projects to improve the cat's live around the house. The book contains practical step by step project to create amazing furniture for cats. My favorite was how to create a Scratcher from scratch.
More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/Clearly written by an engineer with a great sense of humor, this is a surprisingly useful book for creating DIY items for your cat - starting with a simple shelf and then moving on to items such as a water fountain and litter box enclosure. I could see my cat using most of the 10 projects as well as me creating them easily - they were neither too expensive, too complicated, nor required a lot of tools. As well, many were ...more
I will give this book a 4.5. Told with a wonderful sense of humor and adventure, this book of projects has something for every feline "owner" household. Although be aware that if you add a cat door to any rooms they will then demand one for the bathroom, which used to be a human companion's only sanctuary, however brief.
Mine also did not fall for the fun and adventure of the wheel. They knew before it was built that it is an attempt at forced exercise.
I also did not see the need to add a daily ...more
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The introduction for Engineering for Cats by Mac Delaney (no relation) is as clever and charming as you can imagine. A project engineer engaged by the project manager in how to build a better mousetrap leads them to determine that all they've "invented" is the cat. Since they can't reinvent cats, they decide the thing to do is build projects that make cats happier during their cohabitation with humans.
"The projects in this book can help resolve behavioral issues and make yo ...more
Cats are innate physicists with a sense of humor. This book is for them and the curious DIYer in their lives. With wit and patience (not pretension), it explains why after introduction of a tiny ball of fluff, a house may suddenly require substantial reinforcement. The projects range from those best suited for beginners (shelves and treat dispensers) to ambitious (cat exercise wheel). Each project is written so that the casual wood worker can build with confidence and the expert can work effecie ...more
Engineering for Cats and I quote 'Is not a book teaching cats how to be engineers'. It's a quirky book about projects to make ' to improve the life of your cat'. From the start of the book reading the prologue, the writing style is going to be witty.
It explains how to go about constructing the projects in great detail, so a novice at DIY has some idea of what the projects should entail.
The first projecting the book is a shelf. It tells you how easy it is, the cost and time to build. Then inclu ...more
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A year ago I bought a very fancy and cheap cat tower from Amazon, yesterday it fell apart and I threw it away with a long stream of curses and swearing next time I am building my own!! Clearly for the amount of money I paid I could have gotten the supplies to construct a tower that would not have fall apart.....
And then this book falls in my lap to review, perfect timing! (well almost perfect, projects will be tackled after I move, so I cannot give feedback on whether t ...more