A Book Review
By Chris Stalker
The Essential Guide to Creating your Perfect Cattery
by David Key
When I heard that Our
Cats book department was going to be stocking this fabulous
new book, I begged Our
Cats MD, Vince Hogan, to let me review it!
What a superb
tome David Key has produced. It is simply bursting
with over 400 photographs and it contains a
wealth of realistic and valuable information.
you want to redesign or update your existing cattery, start from
scratch or you are simply looking for inspiration as to how to
enrich the lives of your indoor cats, then this book is for you!
are 17 chapters to keep you glued to the pages.
These range from ‘Cattery Raison d’etre’ – the
reasons why cat housing is wanted to ‘Project Management’ – looking
at planning, development and costs.
I particularly like are the Case Studies. These feature
real and existing establishments, alongside wonderful photographs.
book contains a Foreword by
Helen Ralston, Chief Executive of Cats Protection. Helen says she
is “delighted to introduce a book which has, at its heart,
the welfare of cats.”
photographs of many of the catteries featured are accompanied
by actual plans, so the reader can decide what will work
best for their needs. This is then supported by a template for
a Project Development Cost sheet – no surprises in
store if you follow the breakdown of everything you will need to
consider when working out a budget for a project.
indoor cats are not overlooked in this comprehensive manual,
there are great suggestions for indoor furniture and ideas for
environmental stimulation via ramps, ledges, play stations etc.
behaviour is related to practical solutions for keeping cats
happy, entertained and stimulated by using the correct
equipment to ensure they are not bored during their confinement.
this book on your “Wish List” now or decide to treat
yourself to a fascinating and useful book to treasure forever!
The photos alone make this a beautiful book and the text will fill
you with inspiration.