Tag Archives: pets

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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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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Scratch the Surface- cat detectives!

A couple of days ago, I was the victim of a slash attack by an outdoor (i.e. just about feral) cat which I was tending while daughter was away.  Nasty scratched hand that immediately started an infection. I should make … Continue reading

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Dog stories.”The Dog Who Danced”

Bud and I are both working – yes it’s work – through a long and scholarly book, so I went to the library to get some easy story to punctuate that reading. The Dog Who Danced, by Susan Wilson, caught … Continue reading

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Dash- retired Greyhounds.

“Dash, Bitch of the Year by Andrew Dilger.” This book met my eye when I stepped into the mobile library, which just happened to be parked between the grocery shop and the bus stop. A soulful black greyhound gazed from … Continue reading

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