Includes bibliographical references and filmograpy (p. 242) and index.
Part one: Cat think simplified. What do cats want? -- Silent signals and wordless messages -- Those little gray cells at work -- Part two: Why do they do that? Body design by purr-fection -- The meaning of meow -- Clean and beautiful -- A day in the life of your cat -- Part three: Your cat and your home. How to choose a cat -- Purebred cats -- Strays and rescues -- Household tranquility -- Unmentionables and other challenges -- Part four: Feline health care. Sex and the pregnant feline -- Kittens -- Good to eat (maybe) -- Cat health challenges and handicaps --Old? Who's old? -- Professional help -- Appendix: Celebrating cats.