Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of cats. Never again confuse a Cornish Rex with a type of pasty, a Turkish Angora with a cardigan, or a LaPerm with a bad hair day. Bask in the admiration of your fellow cat people as you pronounce confidently on a tendency for anthropomorphism among feline fans (ascribing human characteristics to animals), assure them that it isn’t catching, and effortlessly hold your own against the most pompous of ‘ailurophiles’ – especially if they don’t know the difference between vomeronasals and vibrissae. The chances are they won’t know the real reason that ancient Egyptians revered their cats as demigods either.
Written by experts and offering readers the opportunity to pass off appropriated knowledge as their own, the Bluffer's Guides provide hard fact masquerading as frivolous observation in one witty, easy read.
Vicky spent a frustrating childhood ‘borrowing’ her neighbour’s cat until she finally acquired her first at the age of 20. Since then she has been making up for lost time by devoting most of her attention to all things feline. After an earlier career in the motor trade indulging her passion for cars, she switched allegiance, possibly due to a typo, and began working with cats in an RSPCA branch centre in Cornwall. She devoted the following 25 years to studying the behaviour of the domestic cat species, accruing qualifications in veterinary nursing and humanistic counselling along the way.