Monday, November 20, 2017

Cat Book:Total Cat Mojo The Ultimate Guide To Life With Your Cat By Jackson Galaxy with Mikel Delgado, PhD (Give-Away)

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of Total Cat Mojo, I was not compensated for this book feature. 


Jackson Galaxy products as well as his books have appeared frequently on our blog. I have reviewed all three of Jackson Galaxy's books that came before his latest, Total Cat Mojo, and I have reviewed a slew of his products. I love all things Jackson Galaxy, and am pleased to be among a number of bloggers who have presented Jackson Galaxy's latest book: Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life With Your Cat, to all of YOU!

 Jackson Galaxy’s new book, Total Cat Mojo (TarcherPerigee). In his book, Jackson reveals how to understand cats better – from cat behavior to basic cat care. "This ultimate guide to life with your cat will help you eliminate feline behavioral problems by understanding cats’ instinctive behavior."

Before you can truly appreciate Jackson's book you have to understand what "Mojo" means.  From Urban Dictionary: Mojo is a noun originally used to mean a magic charm or spell or an amulet, often in the form of a small bag containing magic items worn by adherents of hoodoo or voodoo, or it could mean a quality or some ability that brings good luck or helps you be good at something.  it has entered the English language and has also taken on an additional meaning of personal confidence and charisma. 

Jackson Galaxy defines "Mojo" in PEOPLE AND CATS, as having a swagger, confidence, "you have it going on and don't have to prove yourself to anyone!" Jackson Galaxy further defines Cat Mojo "as the confidence that cats exhibit when they are at ease in their environment and in touch with their natural instincts to hunt, catch, kill, eat, groom and sleep." 

The word mojo first received widespread exposure in the song Got My Mojo Working which was written by Preston Foster.

Jackson traces the lineage of cats (From "Raw Cat to Your Cat") to show us and to have us understand the connection between cats "then" and "now", and to show us (as if WE didn't know!) how lucky we are to have cats in our lives.  Most of us reading this KNOW how lucky we are to have cats in our lives, but it is Jackson's hope that this comprehensive tome will reach the hands and eyes of those who DEEPLY need to learn all that is written in Total Cat Mojo to help prevent cats from being returned to shelters, deserted and worse.
 
Total Cat Mojo will answer questions such as:

  • Who is the raw cat?
  • Take away the cat beds, toys, etc. and you will find the "Raw Cat" The "Raw Cat" is your cat's ancestral twin. You can learn more by purchasing the book!
  • Which mojo archetype is my cat?
  • Spoiler Alert! I learned that my Cody (who possesses TONS of "Cat Mojo") is a "Mojito Cat" The "Mojito Cat" is social, a true "people" cat. He has to greet everyone who enters his environment. He eagerly seeks to be petted and welcomes being petted. He walks with a "swagger" and is loaded with confidence. That's my Cody! There is sooo much more but once again, you will have to read the book to find out!

FROM THE PUBLISHER: This comprehensive guide helps cat parents avoid common issues that arise in homes today by helping them understand their cats' innate drives (what he calls the "Raw Cat") and offers the tools and knowledge to create a healthy family dynamic

Jackson Galaxy Also Discusses:

Cat Communication: what the trills, purrs yowls, meows etc. mean. "What is the talkative cat saying?"

How to be the ultimate cat parent: the vital role we play in our cats' quality of life, how best to approach dreaded activities (trips to the vet, etc.)

Strengthening Your Mojo Toolbox: the main goal is not about "fixing your cat," it is about exploring cat guardianship as a two-way street, a relationship where compromise achieves harmony.


"Whether addressing the optimal diet, tackling common social challenges, or getting the most out of your daily playtime routine, this book covers the head-to-toe physical and emotional needs of all cats, from kittenhood to the senior years and every life state in between. Total Cat Mojo is the must-have cat care bible for any cat lover."

INTRIGUED?
Purchase a copy  or ENTER TO WIN OUR GIVE-AWAY!!!! SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS BLOG POST STATING THAT YOU WISH TO BE ENTERED. IT'S THAT EASY!! ONE PERSON WHO RESIDES IN THE U.S.A WILL RECEIVE A COPY OF TOTAL CAT MOJO....

About the Authors: Jackson Galaxy is a cat behaviorist and the host of Animal Planet's hit show
 My Cat from Hell and their upcoming show Cat Meets Dog. He is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!). Jackson is also the author of Cat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean. 

Mikel Maria Delgado is co-owner of Feline Minds, a San Francisco Bay area based cat behavior consulting business. She is currently working on her doctorate in psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, studying animal behavior and human-animal relationships.

60 comments:

  1. Please enter me in your drawing. This looks like a great book. My cat Jake is like your Cody, he's Mr. Friendly.

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  2. Out of six meezer kities, two of them were in your face, greet all and sniff/lick their hair(!) Mojito kitties.
    Pipo is not quite that bold, and Minko fur sure was not, MOL!
    Pipo is a good example of cat meets dog, as were our angels Toki, Suki and Minko. Toki thought MJF was a kitty pillow...Minko needed ear and face washes and returned those favors, Suki and Pipo were whappers and hissers...though Pipo is much less now he has mellowed over the years.

    I think I have already won this but enter me, and If I do win, and i have received the other copy I will let you know so you can give the book to another reader:)

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    1. I did win this from Kitties blue...so take me out of the running:)
      I am still waiting for my copy to arrive...it souinds like a great and informative read!

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  3. Looks great!

    Shame we can't enter.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  4. My human hasn't read the book yet, but she is pretty sure I'm a mojito cat too!

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    1. Summer you are DEFINITELY a Mojito kitty!!!

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  5. Would love to read this book and would love to be entered in the contest. Merci!

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    1. uh oh, are you in the U.S.? (I didn't think you are, if you are I am sorry I thought otherwise!) It is U.S. only :( (that is out of my control) ((((hugs)))

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  6. That sounds like a great book! Good luck to all my US friends.

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  7. This sounds like a wonderful book! But, then, anything from Jackson Galaxy is wonderful!

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    1. I agree...well...except for his catnip marinator MOL MOL MOL!!

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  8. I would love to be entered. I could use a book like this to help me understand Puck. By the way, Chris is a Mojito cat too. :)

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    1. Good Luck and I am not one bit surprised that Chris is a Mojito kitty!!!! Love it!

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  9. Please enter me. I would love to win his book. Thanks for the chance.
    Sue B

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  10. Oh yeah, this book looks like da bomb! Eastside Cats needs a copy, and thanks for having the goveaway!

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  11. It looks like a great book! Good luck to your US entrants! :-)

    Caren: Thanks for stopping by. It's been challenging, but I'm glad I was there for Mom, and for the sake of my step-dad too.

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    1. It is a great book and no need to thank me! Sending lots of love!

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  12. Caren, if Cody says so...and if you do, I'll take it to the bank.

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    1. :) Thank you!! Remember, if you are entering...LEAVE A COMMENT saying that you wish to be entered otherwise you won't be! xoxo

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  13. That does sound really good and that Jackson dude usually nails it!

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  14. Is shipping and handling covered? sounds like a good book.

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  15. Sounds like a great book we would love to read - enter us!

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  16. I have been wanting to read this, as it sounds fantastic, but haven't gotten my hands on a copy yet. We would love to be entered to win!

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  17. Fantastic! Please enter me. Thanks for the chance.

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  18. Jackson seems to have quite a lot of success with "difficult" cats. Please drop my name in the hat for the book contest.

    greg-in-washington (felinecafe)

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  19. It I wasn't allergic I'd have more than one cat, but alas I'm allergic. It's not fair.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

    Have a fabulous day, Caren. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to Cody. ♥♥♥

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  20. Mom always smiles when Jackson talks about a cat entering a room with tail high and tons of Mojo. That is me....I own all the rooms I enter.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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    1. Madi, you and I are EXACTLY the same! I am the same way!! Love, Cody

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  21. I would like to be entered please. I've learned so much from the TV show and his other books, but there's always more to understand about our fascinating felines!
    xxoo
    Maggie

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  22. the book sounds great! and I think Frodo would be a Mojito Cat like Cody! Though he isn't a lap cat - he loves people but wants to play with them not sit with them!

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  23. We are definitely interested in Jackson's new book. Mom Paula was thrilled to interview him last year and really likes him.

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  24. Really neat post!
    Any book or information about cats is always pawsome :)
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  25. This sounds like a great book to learn more about our kitty companions. I would love to be entered. Thank you!

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  26. I, Marvelous, am a very happy cat! I don't get to meet many people, so we are not sure if I'm a greeter. And we are looking forward to seeing if I shall fight with Koz and Jo Jo or if we will get along. We were just starting to when Daddy took them home in September. I can't wait for Christmas!
    I think my Mommy should read the book and find out! She has it on her Christmas list
    Purrs
    Marv

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  27. Please enter me in the giveaway, this sounds like a great book.

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  28. My Man Cat MOJO is MEOWVALOUS but always I has the room for impurrrrvement! YUP uh HUH

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  29. I've not ready any of the books to date, but will get the first for Christmas, as I find watching the great guy in action a sheer delight and he makes so much sense too. A pleasant change to find such insightful information. Thanks for sharing this book, too.
    Toodle pip and purrs
    ERin

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  30. Another great read, Cody, I only wished that one day they're going to be translated in Dutch, that would be so much easier to read...for us. I love your pictures :D Pawkisses for a Happy Day :) <3

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  31. I must confess that I haven't read any of Jackson Galaxy's books yet. This one sounds like a great book!

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  32. That's sound interesting. One day I will have to read one of his book.
    He understands so many things about cats.
    There is just one thing that I really don't like about Jackson Galaxy. He is obsessed with the fact that ALL cats have to be kept indoor.
    Bonne soirée
    Natacha

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  33. Ooooh! I'd LOVE to win. I'm always so fascinated by feline psychology. I think a Friskies quiz 20 years ago really got me started - my cat at the time, Kitty, was typed as a "secret service agent" like cat. She always had to be in the same room as me - but with very little interactions most often. That's also when I finally got that she loved me in her own way. I've never read any Jackson Galaxy books - but I'm so excited to read this one!

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  34. This sounds like a fab book! I'm very chatty and Lexy is very sociable, so we'd love to know what Jackson thinks we are.

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  35. Take away the cat beds and toys? OMC! We're not raw cats! That sounds terrifying! Other than that, the book sounds really good! :)

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  36. Sounds like a very interesting read. I'll have to get a copy!

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  37. I have jackson galaxy's other book and would love to win this one. So i would love to be entered into the giveaway for this book.

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  38. Well, I couldn't wait to win one so bought one and he is wonderful.
    What a GREAT guide to my inner being. Mama is very pleased, but wishes there had been a little more on traveling in cars with kitties. THEY have a leash for me but I'm not really excited about being in it and when we travel, THEY take me out to poo and things and I just can't. How long can kitties go without...er...you know.

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