Lion In The Living Room by Tucker Abigail
House cats rule back alleys deserted Antarctic islands and our bedrooms. Clearly they own the Internet where a viral cat video can easily be viewed upwards of ten million times. But how did cats accomplish global domination? Unlike dogs they offer humans no practical benefit. The truth is they are sadly incompetent rat-catchers and pose a threat to many ecosystems. Yet we love them still. To better understand these furry strangers in our midst Abby Tucker travels to meet the breeders activists and scientists who've dedicated their lives to cats. Witty intelligent and always curious Tucker shows how these tiny creatures have used their relationship with humans to become one of the most powerful animals on the planet. The appropriate reaction to a cuddly kitten it seems might not be aww but awe.