The Secret Language of Cats by Susanne Schotz

The Secret Language of Cats

Have you ever wondered what your cat is saying?Cats do not meow randomly, nor do they growl or hiss because they have nothing better to do. Cat sounds have a purpose, and they can carry important messages, whether for us or other cats.Susanne Schstz is hard at work on breaking the cat code. She is a professor at Lund University in Sweden, where a long-standing research program is proving that cats do actually use vocal communication--with each ot...

Details The Secret Language of Cats

TitleThe Secret Language of Cats
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
PublisherHanover Square Press
GenreNonfiction, Animals, Cats, Science

Reviews The Secret Language of Cats

  • Cat
    Fun and informative book! I was kind of hoping there was a chapter on cats who actually say human words in context! Mine calls me "ma" or "mami"(he was a kitten in a Spanish speaking neighborhood, so I assume he's heard some Spanish!), he says "Yeah!" very enthusiastically when you ask him if he wants something , and his ever popular "HELP!!" when getting a bath- even pronounces the "P"! He's a polyglot in Cat, English, Spanish, German, and a bit...
  • Literary Soirée
    The author breaks the kitty communication code for the millions of us who live happily with feline companions. Now, we know precisely why our cats meow or growl or hiss or trill. A compelling and instructive read.Many thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin - Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada) for the early read. Opinions are fully mine.#TheSecretLanguageOfCats #NetGalley
  • Janice Lombardo
    Brilliant use of language and phonetics to describe cat sounds. I have had the pleasure of living with cats for most of my adult years. I have heard MANY sounds and agree with the author on what they mean. Now, Dusty, Bernadette and Holly grace me with their voices, antics and love. This book, while intense, is a 5 star winner for all cat fanciers!
  • David
    I received this book free through a Goodreads giveaway.I requested this book because we have had 2 or more cats in the house for almost 30 years and I felt it would be interesting to learn more about the way they communicate. Our current cats, Angelo and Sandstorm, both "talk" frequently and very differently. This book improved my understanding of the vocalizations and prepared me to pay more attention to not only the sound, but the visual commun...
  • Tammy
    I received this book free through the Goodreads giveaway. My son really enjoyed this book. He now feels like he knows his cat better. Thanks
  • Hildegart
    This is a fun look at how cats communicate (with each other and with humans). It was fun comparing sounds to those that my cat makes. It also made me more conscious about how I interact with my cat (watching for his reaction and response).The copy I received from a goodreads giveaway was an uncorrected proof.
  • Ali
    This book is really fascinating. The idea of analyzing cat speech with phonetics is so interesting. Reading about the difference in tone and inflection, I’m really noticing the correlation with my own cats’ behavior. I also really love that links to the recordings the author used are available so you can really hear the things she discusses. I don’t know that the book has changed my communication with my own kitties, but it has certainly gi...
  • Marie
    I have three cats and of course I want to know what they are saying. The author is a phonetician which is a study of the sounds of human language. She has applied this study to cats and what their sounds mean. Whether the cat is meowing for food, pain or to say hello. Different cat sounds like chirping, moaning and chattering are only a small amount of vocalizations that cats can produce.. I really enjoyed reading this book and maybe I can find o...
  • Sayo
    This was a fun book, however I found it VERY redundant.She described the sounds cats make and the opening of their mouth a few times, and gave examples of when they make the same sounds repeatedly.The author is obviously a very smart woman and very skilled in phonetics, but I am not sure it was enough information to fill a book.I did however really enjoy her writing style. And really liked the stories she told about her cats. She is clearly a ver...