Cats have been companions to humans for thousands of years, although it’s difficult to say who first adopted whom. These fascinating pets are as different in personality and temperament as human beings. Some like to play and explore all the time, while others prefer simply to snooze the day away. Some love to be in the company of people, while others are a little bit shy. Such differences in personality and temperament are a good thing, because it means that regardless of taste and requirements, there is a perfect cat out there for everyone. The author of The Guide to Owning a Cat leads the reader through the history of cats, the selection process, preparing to bring kitty home, health care, and much more. New and longtime cat owners alike will appreciate this handy reference.