Cat Daddy

Cat Daddy

What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean

Streaming Audiobook - 2012
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Cat behaviorist and star of Animal Planet's hit television show My Cat from Hell, Jackson Galaxy, a.k.a. "Cat Daddy," isn't what you might expect for a cat expert (as the New York Times noted, with his goatee and tattoos he "looks like a Hell's Angel"). Yet Galaxy's ability to connect with even the most troubled felines-not to mention the stressed-out humans living in their wake-is awe-inspiring. In this book, Galaxy tells the poignant story of his thirteen-year relationship with a petite gray-and-white short-haired cat named Benny, and gives singular advice for living with, caring for, and loving the feline in your home. When Benny arrived in his life, Galaxy was a down-and-out rock musician with not too much more going on than a part-time job at an animal shelter and a drug problem. Benny's previous owner brought the cat to the shelter in a cardboard box to give him up. Benny had seen better days-his pelvis had just been shattered by the wheels of a car-and his owner insisted he'd been "unbondable" from day one. Nothing could have been further from the truth. An inspiring account of two broken beings who fixed each other, Cat Daddy is laced throughout with Galaxy's amazing "Cat Whisperer" advice for understanding what cats need most from us in order to live happier, healthier lives.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781452627618
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 30 min.)) : digital


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Mar 29, 2016

Loved it. Not what you would expect. He is honest. I went through this twice, and will purchase a copy of my own to have.

ALuzius Dec 18, 2014

I would recommend this book to nearly everyone I know. I picked it up thinking it was something that I could just passively listen to in the background of my tasks. This book demanded attention. I love autobiographies and biographies and this book is absolutely on the top list of my all time favorites. It was a rollercoaster. I learned so much from it. This books target audience runs the gamut of folks. Addicts, activists, animal lovers, thinker, entrepreneur, actor, rock star, rabble rouser, and recovered recovering or perfect souls this book is for you. It reaches out to everyone and demands attention. I will be purchasing this so I can have my very own copy.

Cdnbookworm Jul 12, 2013

This memoir is by Jackson Galaxy, known for his show My Cat from Hell on Animal Planet. I haven't watched the show, but I was attracted by the title and finding out he earns his living as a cat behaviorist. Galaxy talks about his special relationship with cats and the very special cat, Benny, that influenced his life in a big way. The two first met when Galaxy was working at an animal shelter, trying to make it as a rock musician and spending most of his earnings on drugs and alcohol. Benny showed up with a shattered pelvis from a bad encounter with a car, and Galaxy was pressed to foster him. But he ending up bonding with Benny and through his work with cats and love for Benny, he eventually came clean, getting the drugs and alcohol out of his life. He then developed a weight problem, eventually weighing over 400 pounds. But Benny helped him through that as well. There is a lot about his work with cats, but also a lot about his struggles with addiction, denial, and finding his calling. A very inspiring memoir.


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