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Emily and Einstein & Love Saves the Day

A Book Pairing

     

If you are an animal lover and care for sentimental, feel-good books, these two novels are the perfect answer.  I will be honest and tell you that I cried for both, especially towards the end.   311 more words

Book Pairings

Family history

Today would have been my father’s 64th birthday. Sadly he passed away two-and-a-half years ago, but today I’d like to use the blog to honour his memory. 929 more words

Unbridled

Last weekend I attended the Unbridled Festival, promoted as ‘a festival of horses, music, and food’. Well, I did eat something, and I heard some music in the background, but what most captivated me was the horses! 455 more words

Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves by Laurel Braitman

I couldn’t resist picking up this book to read after seeing the title. It did not disappoint. The author has spent her life studying animals as a biologist and MIT doctoral student, but it was her personal story of loving Oliver, a Bernese Mountain dog with debilitating separation anxiety and huge behavioral issues, which led her to research and write this compelling book about how animals, like us, can also suffer the “emotional thunderstorms” and disturbances characterized as mental illness. 359 more words

Books

Saving Simon : how a rescue donkey taught me the meaning of compassion

From Andrea Kalinowski

Author: Jon Katz

Title: Saving Simon : how a rescue donkey taught me the meaning of compassion 

Saving Simon : how a rescue donkey taught me the meaning of compassion by Jon Katz was a mostly uplifting read. 203 more words

Nonfiction