Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Twelve Habits of Highly Successful Cats and Their Humans by Dulcy and Dee Ready

Dee Ready's blog about Dulcy

When it comes to pets, it is assumed that one is a “cat” person or a “dog” person.  Is there no middle ground?? Of course there is, for the essence of any relationship is based on the same basic principles;  love and trust, caring and giving are only part of the wonder of relationships.

In Dee Ready’s first book, A Cat's Life: Dulcy's Story, the reader is introduced to this relationship between the cat Dulcy and her human Dee Ready.  It flows smoothly, quickly into the world as Dulcy viewed it.  The love she had for her human involved teaching Dee exactly who was the boss.

Click here to access Dee's blog!

In Dee Ready’s new book, Twelve Habits of Highly Successful Cats andTheir Humans, Dulcy explains what her mother Natasha taught her about having a successful relationship with humans.

The opening sentence: “We cats possess a wisdom far beyond mere humans.  Even my human, wonderful as she is, lacks my instincts.  That is why the habits I shall give you are so important.  They help us train these humans and make our life wholly satisfying.”

Perhaps the most important thing any of us can do in life is to “Find our Heartwish”. 
This is one of the Twelve Habits, but without this discovery, nothing else can happen.  Dee writes, “A heartwish pulls us forward, beckons us, centers us, endows our life with meaning, provides vision for the journey…our heartwish makes us unique…”

If one thinks this is simply a book about a cat and her owner, think again.  This is a book that delves into the importance of building a life-long relationship with another being--cat, human, whatever.  It is not a matter of ownership--it is the essence of love.
Dee and Dulcy shared much, and then shared it with readers.  If one adopts these twelve habits, then life will be fuller, better, and then blessed with love and memories.  Such a relationship endues the world with a glow, a North Star to follow.

I encourage all who read this to buy Dee's books, available as soft-cover or e-book.  The link is:The Twelve Habits....by Dee Ready 
and Dee Ready's Books


  1. Dee is an amazing human being and writer. She teaches me with everything she writes. Everyone who reads her books will gain so much. She will touch your heart and lift your spirit. Reading her books is a gift you give yourself.

  2. Yep, always have been and always will be a both person when it comes to cats and dogs, it is essentially about the relationship you build with them and much easier than most humans too.

  3. Dear Susan, thank you so much for this lovely review of "Twelve Habits." I am so touched that you think it is meant for more readers than just hose who love cats. And thank you, also, for putting your review on Amazon. It's with help from friends like you that Dulcy's sweetness and wisdom will reach more and more people. Peace.

  4. Hi Susan,
    I like to think of our animal friends as not pets, and us, not as owners, but the cat or dog or that lovable ferret, as treasured, cherished and loved, family members. Our beloved friends in the animal world have much to teach us, if only we would learn.
    Of course, cats have this sneaky plan to turn all humans into slaves and have us work in a gigantic dairy factory in Switzerland. Um, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star, told me say that! :)
    Seriously, Dee seems to embrace the ethos I relate too and has been alluded too, several times on my site, especially when Penny 'pawblishes' one of her 'pawsitive' posts. I shall duly check out Dee.
    Have a peaceful day and thanks for sharing the happy news of the little arrival :)
    With respect, Gary

  5. Dee Ready is not only an extremely intelligent person she is a wonderful listener and great friend. If anyone here doesn't know her you have no idea what you are missing out. This woman is worth knowing not only on her blog but personally.

  6. Each of these comments are so true, so accurate in their views of this awesome lady, Dee Ready. Like her precious Dulcy, Dee has lived many lives across her decades. Her experiences are mind-boggling. Her blog site URL is:


    My life has been enriched through her writings.

  7. This book is so dear to my heart. You've written such a wonderful review for it :)


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