Category Archives: animals

Beasts. And Chickens.

This week I read two books about animals (other than human.) Coincidentally, and  completely different books. Beasts:what animals can teach us about Human Nature, by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson was the first, and I was attracted by chapter headings on traits we … Continue reading

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The Earth is the Lord’s, not the Corporations’

God ‘s world is not to be trashed. While we lived in Eureka, the locally owned Pacific Lumber company, which held much well managed and selectively logged valuable redwood forest was bought out with junk bonds, by an out of state company … Continue reading

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Not another dog book

Lost Cat, by Caroline Paul, illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton. A beautiful book – literally. the paper is good to touch, the typeface attractive and the illustrations, including end papers are whimsical and realistic at the same time. It’s well written … Continue reading

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Dogs heal people’s hurts.

Sharron Kahn Luttrell, the author of this book, had been grieving for the death of the only family dog she had known, so was interested in a program which trains dogs as service dogs. During the week, the dogs are … Continue reading

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Partners: people and dogs

My grandson’s book choices have moved through Trucks, Spiderman, Dinosaurs and Dogs (most of the recent ones.) Mine always include dog books, currently Partners, everyday working dogs being heroes every day. by Nan Walton, who writes about the working dogs … Continue reading

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One Girl and her Dogs

I have been “a girl and her dog” for most of my life. I feel lonely without a dog, and have had a series of mixed breed rescue dogs, all of whom have been loveable and loyal. Border Collies, though, … Continue reading

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How do people think? How do animals think? And perceive… And can we eat them?

Dr Temple Grandin is a professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University. I already knew that she has worked to make slaughterhouses less stressful and painful for livestock- but that’s a stressful topic for people! She writes: “I think … Continue reading

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