The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac
of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.
August 29, 2013
August 29, 1947
Temple Grandin's incredible talents have made her books a gateway to fresh thnking about animals, about how to protect animals, and of course, about ourselves. In her book Animals Make Us Human, (2009) her objective observations of feral cat colonies lead to this important point--that large numbers of cats living in the wild form colonies, but, there is not a dominance hierarchy in these groups. Colonies as large as 50 felines have been noted.
Temple Grandin, whose birthday is commonly listed as August 29, 1947, is also a spokesperson for the autism community. Among her other books are:
Animals in Translation : Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior (with Catherine Johnson, 2005), and
The Learning Style of People with Autism: An Autobiography (1995).