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||:||288 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Engineering for Cats: Improve the Life of Your Pet Through 10 Ingenious Projects Reviews
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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
As the wife of a Google engineer and one who has helped her husband create cat furniture in the past, I was intrigued by this book. Unfortunately, in my NYC apartment, I don't have the power tools needed to make any of these designs, but it seems like the author did a great job showing a list of needed supplies and the steps with diagrams needed to help you finish the project. I have to be honest though, I'm not sure financially if a lot of these projects are worth making (versus buying) unless ...more
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.
An entertaining book for the DIY enthusiastic cat owner. Some really great ideas.
Personally, I would prefer a photo at the end of a real cat using the item - all of the pictures are computer animated. I would also like to see a cat tree and a better selection of cat shelfs. Maybe integrated cat tree and shelf options. Otherwise, it is a little bit boring.
And there is no way any self-respecting cat would ever use the exercise wheel at the end. Seriously - what were you thinking.
An interesting books about explaining projects for improving the life of your cat.
Each project is very detailed with a lot of explenations and I could even try some even if my DYI skills are quite poor.
Really recommended to cat owners with DYI skils
Many thanks to Netgalley and Workman Publishing Company
Personally, I found this too difficult to follow. I did have a look through but wasn't very impressed with the illustrations. Great idea, though! For the right person, this could be a great find.
Engineering for Cats by Mac Delaney is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late July.
Witty causal, instruction manual narration with a lot of the same pegcat motif from the cover art in collage and diagram form. The voice within the instruction offers true engineering speak and 3D renderings with ideas as basic as a shelf, fountains, beds, cat door, and scratching post. Sometimes, it can be a step per page, which can be cohesive and understanding in the moment (i.e. standing next to a band saw ...more