The Pawsitive Post in Conversation by Companion Animal Psychology

Enrichment for cats and writing about dogs and cats with Sassafras Lowrey

July 04, 2023 Zazie Todd & Kristi Benson Episode 11
The Pawsitive Post in Conversation by Companion Animal Psychology
Enrichment for cats and writing about dogs and cats with Sassafras Lowrey
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Kristi and Zazie are joined by author Sassafras Lowrey to talk about her latest book, Claw This Journal, which is full of fun tips for activities to do with your cat. We learn about how Sassafras's cat Thing came into her life and why she wrote this book. We talk about enrichment for cats, and how it's important to tailor it for individual cats. We also discuss what our cats would get Best in Show prizes for.

We also chat about her book for young dog lovers, Jillian at the Junior Showcase. As well, we chat about the writing life and get Sassafras's tips for aspiring writers. 

Finally, we chat about the books we're reading.

Reading Cats and Dogs: Watch Sassafras Lowrey, Zazie Todd, and Lili Chin in conversation with Kristi Benson about their books here: https://youtu.be/f_BQ7URuT4g 

About Sassafras Lowrey: Sassafras Lowrey is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI), AKC CGC/Trick Dog Evaluator and AKC FIT DOG Instructor. Sassafras' dog training books include Tricks In The City and Chew This Journal. Sassafras is an author and multimedia educator who writes regularly about dog training for leading national publications. Sassafras' dog training articles have regularly appeared in leading dog magazines like Dogster, The Bark, Modern Dog, and with The American Kennel Club as well as mainstream publications including WIRED, Apartment Therapy and The New York Times.

Website: https://sassafraslowrey.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sassafraslowrey

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sassafraslowrey

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sassafraslowrey/

The books we chat about:

On Animals by Susan Orlean

Doomsday with my Dog by Yu Ishihara

Comparative Animal Behavior by Richard Maier

Bad Cree by Jessica Johns.

The books are available from all good bookstores and the Companion Animal Psychology Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/animalbookclub

 

Claw This Journal
Sassafras's cat
Best in Show
Enrichment for cats
Writing about cats or dogs
Jillian at the Junior Showcase
Tips for aspiring dog and cat writers
Books