Debut cat book, CLAWS: Confessions of a Professional Cat Groomer is out now!

“An entertaining and insightful read that's perfect for the moggie lover in your life” – The Sun, ★★★★★ review
“Laugh out loud funny stories. Definitely a book for cat lovers” – Your Cat Magazine
“A Real Insight Into Feline Behaviour. Hilarious” – Love Sunday magazine (Mirror)


★★★★★ "Entertaining and educational anecdotes on cat grooming by a highly esteemed professional" - Amazon US reviewer
★★★★★ "Great little snapshots into the ordinary lives of the average cat owning Great British Public!" - Amazon UK reviewer
★★★★★ "The book is beautifully put together, so it would make a lovely gift for the mad cat person in your life" - Amazon UK reviewer
★★★★★ "I found myself laughing out loud on many occasions and more than once shed a tear for the sad plight of a cat she was helping" - Amazon UK reviewer


Throughout her years visiting people's homes as a cat groomer, Anita Kelsey has amassed a vast array of funny, cute and ridiculous stories about cats and, of course, their owners. In CLAWS, she picks out just a few of her favourite tales to share with the reader from, 'Sammy the Swooner' to 'Tubbs: The Fat Cat Caught in His Flap'.

CLAWS is a must-have book for all cat lovers by an author drawing on a lifetime of living with and professionally caring for cats in their various guises and eccentricities.

In the pages of Anita Kelsey's entertaining and heart warming book, you'll meet twenty of the most characterful cats, all eventually calmed and preened to their natural beauty and animal magnificence by the author.

Meet their owners, too, and enjoy Anita's take on the individual relationships between pet and owner.

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Exclusively Cats - Sally Bahner 

"The image of a typical cat groomer is one of an aproned individual, armed with combs and clippers and a compliant kitty on the table.

Talk to Anita Kelsey and you’ll learn that nothing is further from the truth. And she has the scars to prove it.

In her new book, “Claws: Confessions of a Professional Cat Groomer,” Kelsey introduces us to her feline challenges. Her grooming expertise, combined with her designation as a cat behavior consultant, are key to her success. She approaches her charges with a cool eye and sizes them up thoroughly before laying her hands on them. Of course, they size her up as well, after they’ve exhausted the patience of their owners" READ MORE       



Katzenworld Blog

There are so many  TV programmes throwing light on what it’s like to do various jobs and professions;doctors,lawyers train drivers, vets  and journalists included. These programmes have even been shown to influence teenagers’s career choices. Now there hasn’t been a programme about cat grooming yet (to my knowledge) but there is now a book by London based Professional Cat Groomer and Cat Behaviourist, Anita Kelsey.

Now, cat grooming is a whole new world to me even though we have our own three kitties (thankfully we are able to take care of their low maintenance grooming needs) so I was especially interested to know what professional grooming involves. READ MORE


About the author

confessions of a professional cat groomer by Anita Kelsey

Anita Kelsey holds a first class honours degree in Feline Behaviour and Psychology (work-based BA Hons) and runs a vet-referred service dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of behaviour problems in cats.

She is also a cat groomer with master level certification and is known for her work with aggressive or phobic cats during the grooming process. Anita is an advocate for holistic gentle handling during grooming with a strong emphasis on educating clients. She is a full member of The Canine & Feline Behaviour Association. Anita is also a columnist for Your Cat Magazine and is on their experts panel giving advice on behaviour and grooming.

CLAWS is Anita’s first book.



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