You will go "hog wild" when you learn the meanings and origins of common animal expressions. Discover what it means to take "the bull by the horns" and what people are supposed to be when they are "as happy as a clam." From the writers and editors at Cat Fancy and Dog Fancy magazines comes a book that word lovers and animals lovers will both love. The origins of our favorite words and phrases are endlessly fascinating. This becomes even more true when our animal friends are involved, illustrated with cute and crazy artwork. Parents and kids, writers and teachers, and word and game lovers will be educated and entertained by this unique collection. What does it really mean to "Bark up the wrong tree?" And find out what it means when--as we all know--sadly, "curiosity killed the cat."