Adventure Cats by Laura J. Moss

Adventure Cats by Laura J. Moss

Adventure Cats by Laura J. Moss is a book that every cat lover should read. Adventure Cats is one of those blogs that I stumbled across while searching for nutrition information for my own cats. Discovering this upcoming book and a whole community of cat-loving adventurists really intrigued me and has given me a whole new perspective on my feline friends. The book is very informative with its tips, stories and beautiful images of cats and their owners out in the wild.

Adventure Cats by Laura J. MossTitle: Adventure Cats: Living Nine Lives to the Fullest
Author: Laura J. Moss
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Genres: Non-Fiction, Lifestyle
Publication Date: May 16, 2017
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about cats comes the ultimate—and unexpected—guide to taking your cat into the wild. Here are cats walking on a leash. Cats hiking on a leash. Cats tramping through snow. Cats camping. Cats kayaking, canoeing, even surfing—yes, cats who love water.

When animal writer and active hiker Laura Moss couldn’t find an online resource for hitting the trail with her cat, she created one. took off like wildfire, with attention from Wired, the Huffington Post, Outside magazine, BuzzFeed, and much more. Now, the book Adventure Cats—a collection of jaw-dropping photographs, inspiring stories of real-life cats, and all the how-to a cat owner needs—will take readers and their cats well beyond the backyard. Learn how to leash-train a cat. What to do if you encounter wildlife on the trail. Plus, winter safety tips, and how to bring a little bit of the outdoors to an indoor cat.

The stories themselves are catnip for animal lovers, from Nanakuli, the one-eyed cat who hangs ten; to Georgie, a four-year-old gray tabby who lives on a sailboat; to Quandary, who not only insists on hiking with her family but also teaches them a valuable lesson: When you follow your cat’s natural tendency to wander, you experience the outdoors at a slower, richer pace. This book will delight every cat person, regardless of whether their pet is inclined to adventure. (Take the quiz at the beginning of the book to find out!)


❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Book Review: Adventure Cats by Laura J. Moss

❀ Lots of Great Tips

After taking the quiz at the start of the book, it became apparent to me that neither of my cats fit the description of the adventure cat. However, I did come away with a wealth of information on how to take care of my pets and ways to provide them with some stimulation in the form of an outside “catio,” or a little protected area for them to still enjoy the outdoors without being immersed fully into it. I can’t wait to try this out.

❀ Personal Stories

There are also lots of stories about different cats and their owners peppered throughout the guide. It is so inspiring to read about people who camp or even take their cats on boats! I will definitely be exploring these ideas with any new cat that I bring into our home and I look forward to having adventures like these myself! If you have cats or are considering adopting one of your own, I highly suggest Adventure Cats by Laura J. Moss as a resource and inspirational guide to enjoying your felines to the fullest.

About Laura J. Moss

laura j moss

Laura J. Moss is a journalist and the author of Adventure Cats (Workman, 2017), based off the Webby-nominated website, the first and only resource for information on safely exploring the great outdoors with your feline friend. Her work has appeared on National Geographic, Fodor’s Travel, Forbes, Mother Nature Network, Atlanta Pet Life, and Best Friends Magazine. Laura has shared her expertise with countless pet publications and radio shows, and she works closely with several shelters and rescue groups, including Best Friends Animal Society, the nation’s largest no-kill animal shelter. A long-time self-professed cat lady, Moss currently shares her home with three rescue cats and a rescue dog.


About Lori

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12 thoughts on “Adventure Cats by Laura J. Moss

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    I have never been a cat person. I am allergic to them, and I never appreciated their little attitudes. But THEN.. I had a stray cat show up at my house. And she was pregnant. It took me a couple of weeks to coax her to me, with food and stinky tuna. Then she was mine. When she had the babies, she took me to them. They were a 1/4 mile away, in an old trailer in the woods, and she took me straight to them. After that, I realized that cats aren’t that bad. And NOW? I am officially a cat person. She totally changed my opinion of her kind. And seeing her beautiful kittens grow up captured my heart. I sneeze and cough and get hivey, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!!!

    • Candid Cover says:

      OMG, Jaime!!! I LOVE this so much and your story is so incredible! I have a bit of an allergy to one of my cats as well and I am in the same boat as you, I wouldn’t have it any other way! 🙂

  2. Kelly says:

    Oh my gosh, I absolutely have to read this book. I love anything to do with cats, and I had never heard of the blog or this book, and now I seriously have to check this one out. Great review!

  3. Lori Smanski says:

    this sounds wonderful. thanks for your review. I will be checking this one out. I love cats and I know from living on the farm that they can be very adventurous. more so than many people think

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