Here is the most complete book ever published to document the cat's relationship to people in history, literature and art. A portfolio like no other, including the work of some of the world's greatest artists and writers, The Indispensable Cat is for cat lovers everywhere.
J.C. Suares, author of many highly successful books on the cat, draws the reader in with an amusing account of a day in the life of his own cat, a Capricorn, whose longest whiskers measure three-and a-half inches and who can "stop a bug in mid-air with a single punch, on a good day." But, as Suares reminds us, though we are entertained by these antics, there always remains the nagging question: Does your cat recognize you?
In each chapter the author considers aspects if the cat's particular relationship with people: the cat as companion; the cat as worker, mouser, model and movie star; the cat in advertising; the cat as comic strip hero; and the cat as symbol of the deity, the devil, and other spiritual beings.