The Feline Advisory Bureau is a charity dedicated to promoting the health and welfare of cats. This year is their 50th anniversary and among the celebrations FAB are launching a new book Essential Cattitude: an insight into the feline world.
In December 2006 FAB joined forces with top behaviourists in the UK to form the FAB Feline Behaviour Expert Panel to combine their expertise and work on the behaviour issues facing cats in our modern world. This new book is a result of their work and aims to help owners understand their cats and the stresses they might be under. To illustrate the book FAB asked cat loving artists and celebrities to contribute pictures of their favourite felines and several members of SOFA were among those who donated a piece of artwork to FAB.
FAB held the book launch at the Groucho club in SOHO, London. Many of the books contributors were there including several of our members. After an introduction by Claire Bessant there were excellent short talks by Peter Neville and Vicky Hall about feline evolution and behaviour, the authors will be familiar to cat to cat owners I’m sure. And Lynsey De Paul told the lovely story of Saffy, her beautiful Siamese cat.
The book launch was a wonderful way to start FAB’s 50th year. Fab also have a beautiful new rose variety named in their honour – The FAB at 50 rose and it appears on the front cover of Essential Cattitude.
You can find out much more about Essential Cattitude: an insight into the feline world and even buy a copy on FAB’s web site www.fabcats.org.
The non SOFA contributors include Elizabeth Emanuel, Lynsey de Paul, Sir Roy Strong, Steve Leonard, Celia Haddon, Maureen Lipman, Alexander McCall Smith, James May, Dermot Murnaghan, Miriam Margolyes and Jane Burton.
The SOFA contributors include Paul Dyson, Marian Forster, Jacqueline Gaylard, Alex Johnson, Denise Laurent, Janet Pidoux, Celia Pike and Lois Sykes.