My sister gave me this book and I've been having a read. We all know or have heard of cats that can do tricks, but it's more of a rarity compared to dogs. Here is an example of a question from the book.
Q. My cat sometimes extends a paw as though to shake hands. Can I train my cat to shake hands when I ask her to or to perform other tricks?
A. Yes, you can, if you are a professional animal trainer and are willing to spend several hours a day working with your cat. Otherwise, forget it. Many cats have a proclivity to repeat certain playful gestures, when they feel like it, that can pass for "tricks". Be content with that.