My mother listens to a lot of books on CD. The one she’s listening to — and enjoying — now is Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson’s THE NINE EMOTIONAL LIVES OF CATS – A JOURNEY INTO THE FELINE HEART.
Masson’s web site says:
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson is dedicated to the emotional lives of animals, vegetarianism, veganism (the ethics of food), animal rights, and human-animal interactions.
He was trained as a Freudian analyst, but got de-shrunk for saying, out loud, that Freud was full of the soft, smelly, brown stuff. I like him already, don’t you?
Masson, who lives in New Zealand, has written nine books on the emotional lives of animals, including one that proposes that humans may have developed our best emotional qualities through our association with dogs.
Again, from his web site:
“We need cats to need us,” notes Masson, “It unnerves us that they do not. However, if they do not need us, they nonetheless seem to love us.”
The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats will captivate readers with its surprises and insights, offering a new perspective on the deep connection shared by humans and their feline friends. This is the book that Masson’s many fans and cat lovers everywhere have been waiting for.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A cat enters a solitary person’s life, but neither interacts directly with the other.