Kitty Language: An Illustrated Guide to Understanding Your Cat

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Lili Chin
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Learn to identify every meow, tail swish, and slow blink in this fun, informative, illustrated guide to feline body language, from the author of Doggie Language.

Have you ever wanted to know what your cat 
really thinks? Professional artist Lili Chin explores felines in this whimsical visual guide to reading and understanding the feelings and behaviors of your kitty.

Packed with playful, vibrant, and informative illustrations, Chin demystifies common behaviors—including sniffing, rubbing, kneading, staring, stalking, and more—so you can help your kitty feel safe, secure, stimulated, and happy. Did you know that the further apart your cat's ears are, the less relaxed he is feeling? Or that when kitty bumps you with the top of her head, it can be a sign of affection, a request for interaction, or her way of saying, "You are my friend"?

A well-known artist in the animal training and welfare world, Chin creates informational artwork backed by scientific research and vetted by animal behaviorists and veterinarians. From head rubs and tail twitches to eye blinks and ear flicks, 
Kitty Language is a fun and quick read to help pet parents connect with and appreciate their feline friends.

Lili Chin is a professional artist and author of Doggie Language: A Dog Lover's Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend. Her popular cat posters, "Cat Language" and "Interactive Cat Play," are used in veterinary clinics and rescue groups around the world. Lili is the artist of choice for illustrations of cats and other animals for International Cat Care, the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors UK, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and the RSPCA, among others. She offers illustration services, custom pet art, and more in her online gift shop, Doggiedrawings. She lives with two rescue cats, Mambo and Shimmy.

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  • 5
    Great Little Kitty Book!

    Posted by Deb Walker on 2nd Dec 2023

    I'm a dog person (and dog trainer) and bought this book for my sis who is a cat person & just acquired 7 rescued kitties. I was delighted to see the common body language postures between dogs & cats . . . and fascinated to see the differences! This is a great little book! I may send it to all my 'cat person' friends for Christmas! Deb

  • 5
    Book: Kitty Language

    Posted by Stephanie on 21st Jul 2023

    Excellent combination of illustrations and commentary. A good overview for experienced and new cat owners. I found it particularly helpful with cat to cat interactions. And it is a delightful and fun book!