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a taste of funnyA Taste of Funny

by Marjorie Dorfman

Humorous and well-researched articles presented on a platter of anecdotal material about your favorite foods and drinks. Learn about the tomato and why it was originally thought to be poisonous and understand why some bottled water may be hazardous to your health. A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing, it is sometimes said, but in the case of A Taste of Funny, it can only make you look at the culinary cosmos with a new and more discerning eye.
Friend of Animals: The Story of Henry BerghFriend of Animals: The Story of Henry Bergh

by Mildred Mastin Pace

This is the story of the man who founded the animal and child welfare movements in America. Until 1866, however, there was not a single organization for this purpose. The ASPCA and our current child welfare system are the result of Henry Bergh's efforts to protect animals and children from mistreatment and abuse. Read his amazing life story.

The Link Between Animal Abuse and Human ViolenceThe Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence

by Andrew Linzey (Editor)

The link between cruelty to animals and violence has been discussed by many philosophers of the past, including Aquinas, Locke, Schopenhauer and Kant, In this important book, international experts from seven countries examine in detail the relationships between animal abuse and child abuse, the emotional development of the child, family violence, and serial murder. This is the most up-to-date, authoritative, and comprehensive volume on the link between animal abuse and human violence.

the easter eggThe Easter Egg

Written and illustrated by Jan Brett

We'd like to share these remarks by one reviewer: Jan Brett's books are guaranteed great collectible books. I can't think of another author with more beautiful illustrations than hers. All of my grandchildren love her books — some for the stories and some for the pictures, but I've never bought a Jan Brett book in which I was disappointed.

Hedgehog's DilemmaThe Hedgehog's Dilemma:
A Tale of Obsession, Nostalgia, and the World's Most Charming Mammal

by Hugh Warwick

This book gets to the bottom of the boom in hedgehog popularity and examines the relationship between the hedgehog and man, covering both the mammal’s natural and un-natural evolution, from despised vermin to much-beloved beast. A historical and cultural exploration of the hedgehog, this is an engaging, informative, and charming look at the fascinating world of hedgehogs. Warwick writes with the heart of a poet, the eye of a scientist and a wry sense of humor as he describes everything from chasing hedgehogs across the English countryside as an undergraduate biologist to his introduction to the American Hedgehog Olympics.

story of the easter bunnyThe Story of the Easter Bunny

by Katherine Tegen
illustrations by
Sally Anne Lambert

The Story of the Easter Bunny is revealed in this tale of annual springtime egg coloration and basket distribution. Beautfiully illustrated, the charm and wonder associated with this holiday legend unravel before a child’s delighted eyes. Lambert's cozy paintings of Easter-time in a small English village are as lovely and inviting as a sugar egg.

Hedgehog Owner's GuideThe Hedgehog:
An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet

by Dawn Wrobel and
Susan A. Brown DVM

Finally, a pet book about the unique experience of living with a hedgehog. This book emphasizes total care, training, and companionship as well as the specific traits of your fascinating pet. Inside you will find tips on how to feed, groom, house, and keep your hedgehog healthy. There is even a special chapter with fun activities for you and your new pet. Best of all, the book is filled with info-packed sidebars and fun facts to make caring for your pet hedgehog easy and enjoyable. There are breeders in the USA that will not sell a hedgehog to a new person before they have read this book.

Hanging With BatsHanging with Bats: Ecobats, Vampires, and Movie Stars

by Karen Taschek

The author introduces young readers to the complicated and fascinating world of bats. Whether they're darting across the evening sky in search of their breakfast or hanging from their upside-down roosts in caves, old mines, buildings, and trees, bats play a crucial role in the natural world but are all too often misunderstood by people who think of them as strange birds, flying rats, or Dracula in disguise. Taschek also includes information on what to do if a bat gets in your house, building bat houses, and how to imitate bat "talk."

American RobinThe American Robin

by Roland H. Wauer

This is a concise yet authoritative history of the best-known bird in America. Wauer, a long-time National Park Service naturalist, draws from his own experience as well as widespread scientific sources. He presents a vivid picture of the robin's life, migrations, food, habits, breeding behavior, distribution, enemies and place in American folklore.

Great Danes of TodayGreat Danes of Today

by Beryl Lee Booker

A very scarce early work on the Great Dane which is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. Vintage Dog Books have republished it as a Breed Classic, using the original text and photographs, and it is a must have for all lovers of the breed. This is a fascinating read for any Great Dane enthusiast or historian of the breed, but also contains much information that is still useful and practical.

Irish TerrierIrish Terrier: A Comprehensive Owner's Guide

by Bardi McLennan

Written by a terrier expert, this Special Limited Edition is a colorful and comprehensive guide that provides accurate information about the breed’s history, characteristics and standard, as well as puppy selection, feeding, preventative health care and behavior of the breed.

The Ultimate GreyhoundThe Ultimate Greyhound

by Mark Sullivan, Editor

The greyhound, one of the most ancient of breeds, has had a remarkably colorful history, starting with its role as a supreme hunting dog, its changing role as a coursing dog, to its present status as track racing dog, show dog and loving companion. In this book, editor Mark Sullivan has recruited a cast of specialists to examine the Greyhound in all its aspects. Extensive coverage is given to adopting a former racing dog and a comprehensive A–Z listing of diseases and conditions which affect the breed, accompanied with detailed methods of treatment. This is the book for the true Greyhound connoisseur.

The WolfThe Wolf: The Ecology and Behavior of an Endangered Species

by L. David Mech

The best single source of information on wolf biology. A must read for all who have an interest in this most maligned and misunderstood creature. If you want to learn about wolves, you cannot ignore this seminal work or its author. Chapters cover wolf evolution, range, and physiology; society and pack behavior; reproduction; hunting and predator-prey relationships; and the species' uncertain future. Includes all the hard data, but presented in an engaging manner that is accessible to a broader audience, drawing heavily on anecdotes and personal experience.

Traveling With your PetTraveling With your Pet

American Automobile Association
8th edition
(April 25, 2006)

Like any standard travel book, it is arranged alphabetically by state. You'll find hotels in both small towns and major cities, with a list of icons showing what amenities you can expect. Instead of descriptions of restaurants or spas. You'll find a sentence or two outlining pet policies. Here, a careful reading can save you a bundle. Although many hotels are happy to house animals, surcharges range anywhere from $5 total to $100 per night and, in some cases, only particular species of small size are accepted.

A New Owner's Guide to LovebirdsA New Owner's Guide to Lovebirds

by Nikki Moustaki

This book contains all the information needed for one who wants to own and care for lovebirds. It is one of the best I've found. The text is clear, the advice is easy to put into practice and the photographs are lovely.

The Official Book of The Irish SetterThe Official Book of The Irish Setter

by Connie Vanacore

The Official Book of the Irish Setter covers all facets of the breed, including its colorful and illustrious history in the show ring, its accomplishments in the field, and its popularity as a loving and personable family pet.

Halloween EncyclopediaThe Halloween Encyclopedia

by Lisa Morton

Several hundred A-Z entries cover the history, folklore, symbols, rituals, artifacts, and activities of Halloween. Morton's research extends to Wiccan lore, Celtic observances, and Christian mythology, including the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead.

Halloween: An American HolidayHalloween:
An American Holiday, an American History

by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne

Well-researched, absolutely packed with information and nuggets of fascinating lore on every page, yet the author eschews dry academic prose. The whole history behind the holiday that we celebrate every October 31. From the ancient festivities of Samhain to the parties thrown by Victorians to parades in the 30s and 40s, this book explores the significance behind this holiday.

Well Cat BookThe Well Cat Book:
The Classic Comprehensive Handbook of Cat Care

by TerriI McGinnis, DVM

This book features sections on daily care, preventive medicine, and training. It teaches cat owners how to detect signs of illness, diagnose problems, and begin home treatment – thereby avoiding expensive and often unnecessary trips to the vet. Every line contains meaty, solid, specific information that lets us do our best for our loving, trusting animals. Dr. McGinnis demonstrates respect not only for animals but for their guardians, too.

Think Like A CatThink Like a Cat:
How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat – Not a Sour Puss

by Pam Johnson-Bennett

A popular cat expert and award-winning author of four books on feline behavior reveals the key to a satisfying and rewarding relationship with your cat, helps you understand the instincts that determine feline behavior, positive and negative. An authoritative resource for cat owners of all stripes, This book covers everything from where to get a kitten to choosing a vet; from basic health care to treating more serious medical problems; from selecting an irresistible scratching post to avoiding litter box problems.

Chihuahuas for DummiesChihuahuas for Dummies

by Jacqueline O'Neil

Get the lowdown on your Chihuahua's special needs. Learn all about this affectionate, long-lived family pet. This fun and friendly book provides insights into this popular dog's temperament, sensible advice on taking care of and training your Chihuahua, tips on participating in a variety of dog competitions, and much more.

The Essential ChihuahuaThe Essential Chihuahua

by Howell Book House

The Essential Guides have all the facts that the new or experienced pet owner needs for a successful relationship with his or her pet. Packed with interesting sidebars, the books discuss the special characteristics of the pet; bringing your new pet home; the optimal way to feed your pet; and how to properly groom your pet. Also included are comprehensive chapters on health care and how to train your pet like an expert.

If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620

by Ann McGovern

With more than 55 highly regarded books for children, here she answers such questions as: What kind of ship was the Mayflower? How did the Pilgrims feel when they saw land? What was the first building in Plymouth? In lively question-and-answer style, this fact-filled book answers all sorts of questions about the Pilgrims' journey on the Mayflower and their first year in America.

A Turkey for ThanksgivingA Turkey for Thanksgiving

by Eve Bunting

Mr. Moose wants to make his wife happy for their Thanksgiving dinner. All the guests join in to look for a turkey. The poor turkey is so afraid that he is reluctent to go with them. He (and we readers) find out in the end that they don't want him to be ON the table. Instead they want him to be AT the table to celebrate the holiday with them together, a surprising and heart-warming ending.

When Elephants WeepWhen Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals

by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Susan McCarthy

An examination of the inner lives of animals, arguing that they possess an emotional sensibility not unlike that of humans. In this first-of-its-kind study, biologists, animal trainers, and behaviorists offer proof of animal emotions. Hundreds of anecdotes from the published works and field studies of such noted behaviorists as Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Cynthia Moss. Their findings prompt fresh ideas about human-animal interaction.

Parakeets: Everything About Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Breeding, and BehaviorParakeets: Everything About Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Breeding, and Behavior

by Annette Wolter, Karin Heckel

Easy to read and very informative about the best ways to care for a parakeet. Hand and trust training, tips for purchasing a parakeet, what you'll need for your parakeet, information on toys, prevention of diseases and boredom, and much much more! The ultimate book for soon-to-be or already parakeet owners.

Dolphin ChroniclesDolphin Chronicles

by Carol J. Howard

I'm a 14 year old girl, and I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I love dolphins, and I wanted to learn more about them. Dolphin Chronicles presents lots of information. You'll have a much greater understanding of dolphin training, their lifestyles in captivity and in the wild, and the life of a person working with dolphins. It's great that this book can be so easy to read and comprehend. I totally recommend it to anyone who would like to understand the dolphin world better!

Dolphins and Their Power to HealDolphins and Their Power to Heal

by Amanda Cochrane, Karena Callen

I read this book before my swim with the wild dolphins in the Bahamas and it gave me an even greater appreciation for what I was doing and enjoying. The chapter on the myths and evolution was so enlightening. The book inspired me to connect more with my world. I have passed this book on to others whose work is to research and direct swim trips with dolphins.

The Domestic CatThe Domestic Cat: The Biology of its Behaviour

by Dennis Turner and Patrick Bateson

Cherished as companions, cats' enigmatic behavior has intrigued and bewildered us for generations. While accepting the comforts of human homes, cats do seem to "walk by themselves." Myths and fables, from pampered pets to feral hunters, welfare issues, and cat-cat communication, this volume penetrates the enigma that is Felis catus, and helps us to understand cats as they really are.

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Thoughts While Walking the DogThoughts While Walking the Dog

by Lynn Ruth Miller

Thoughts While Walking the Dog is the kind of enchanting book you'll want to read several times and then keep close by, so that every now and again you can reread one or two of the essays and rejoice in the quirkiness and sad/funny wonders of life...and of Lynn Ruth Miller, an original in a world that badly needs originals.

More Thoughts While Walking the DogMore Thoughts While Walking the Dog

by Lynn Ruth Miller

Sit down, pour yourself a cup of tea, and prepare to imbibe this wonderful collection of sometimes hilarious, sometimes sad, and always evocative stories culled from the event-filled life of the marvelously eccentric Lynn Ruth Miller. The author's humanity is evident in each of the quirky tales.

The Spooky Tail of Prewitt PeacockThe Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock

by Bill Peet

If you have yet to become acquainted with Bill Peet books, you're in for a treat! Prewitt Peacock's story is a tale of a... well... a tail. It's can teach a child that it's OK to be different – what sets you apart can make you special, too! This book comes highly recommended for all kids (and their parents)!

Thoughts and More Thoughts While Walking The Dog, CDThoughts and More Thoughts While Walking The Dog

by Lynn Ruth Miller

Audio CD

A selection of 11 stories from Lynn Ruth Miller’s books that touch on topics which concern us all: women’s potential in our changing world, the idiosyncrasies of society and the challenges created by advancing years. Each topic is illustrated with a touch of nostalgia addressed with humor in a vignette drawn from the author’s checkered past.

The Spiritual CatThe Spiritual DogThe Spiritual Cat and
The Spiritual Dog

by Terry Andrews

Author and Illustrator, Terry Andrews has two unique little volumes to offer. They are short on text but long on whimsy and humor, and they capture the spirit of the essential cat and dog in words and images created by the author. Wonderful as gifts, they are bestsellers in bookstores in her home state of Oregon.

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Living With CatsLiving With Cats

by Hugh Wirth

Dr Hugh Wirth, President of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, is one of Australia's most well-known and respected animal advocates. This book is a must for cat owners, or those thinking of buying a cat.The author provides caring and sensible advice – on different breeds, behaviour traits and what they mean, cat health and answers to the most common questions asked by cat owners.
Why Cats Do ThatWhy Cats Do That

by Karen Anderson

Why do cats get stuck in trees? Why do cats bring us their latest catch? Why do cats always land on their feet? Why do cats torture their prey? These and 36 other curious cat behaviors are informatively and lightheartedly answered in the handsomely illustrated Why Cats Do That. An original pencil drawing illustrates each insightful explanation of odd but characteristic cat actions, social graces and sometimes kooky quirks.

The Pet Psychic: Cat Talk BookThe Pet Psychic: Cat Talk Book

by Sonya Fitzpatrick

This celebrated pet psychic seen on Animal Planet, has the unique ability to communicate with animals. Now, in her new book, America's most loved and trusted animal psychic shares secrets and stories of the feline world. Find out what your cat's thinking, how it feels and what it secretly wants.

What the Animals Tell MeWhat the Animals Tell Me

by Sonya Fitzpatrick

Advice from Animal Planet's resident pet psychic. Discover seven simple steps to communicating with your pet, plus learn practical information on care and feeding, illness, moving and introducing new pets to the household. Sonya helps you get into your pet's mind. It's a fascinating way to improve your relationship with your pet!

Greyhounds: Complete Pet Owner's ManualGreyhounds: Complete Pet Owner's Manual

by D. Caroline Coile

This book is a very easy read, and had the basic information that I was looking for. One thing I was in search of that I had not found was a checklist of what to have when the greyhound comes home, and Greyhounds provided that. It also has basic nutrition, basic health care, and is well-written. Good for anyone "just" interested.

Rudolph The Red Nosed ReindeerRudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

by Robert L. May, with David Wenzel (Illustrator)

The Original Classic Rudolph Story – over 107,000 copies sold! Now fans of the most famous reindeer of them all can become acquainted with the original story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, written in verse by his creator, Robert L. May, in 1939. Sumptuously re-illustrated with the vibrant and magical art of David Wenzel, this beautiful edition of an American holiday classic is a book to treasure and to share, year after year

Pot Bellies and other Miniature PigsPot Bellies and other Miniature Pigs

by Pat Storer

We highly recommend this book to anyone just starting out. Lots of information in great detail for beginning pig owners. Packed full of useful information and has the cutest pictures you will ever see. All the 'pig book' you will need for a long time.

Pot-Bellied Pigs: A QuarterlyPot-Bellied Pigs: A Quarterly

by Dennis Kelsey-Wood

A concise, attractively formatted book perfect for the beginner, but also intriguing for others. It has an appealing mix of photos and is easy to read. Basic, helpful comments and suggestions, and best of all is the behavior/training section, and lots of discipline tips.

Barnyard in Your BackyardBarnyard in Your Backyard: A Beginner's Guide

by Gail Damerow, Editor

Damerow, author of several books on chickens and a breeder of dairy goats, has compiled a primer on easy-to-raise and companionable farm animals. Simple, clear, and straightforward instructions and advice help the new animal keeper with any questions.

Guide To Raising GoatsStorey's Guide To Raising Dairy Goats

by Jerry D. Belanger

This indispensable, easy-to-read, fully illustrated guide provides the very latest practical information for dairy goat owners. This book will give answers and help people get started.

Memoirs of a Papillon: The canine Guide To Living With Humans Without Going Mad

by Dennis Fried, PhD

Genevieve tells it like it is and lets the dog biscuits fall where they may! This is a fun read for anyone, even cats who sometimes have to share their living space with dogs!

Book of Cat CartoonsThe New Yorker Book of Cat Cartoons

A must for cat lovers! One hundred and one feline attitudes and traits as seen through the eyes of some of the funniest cartoonists who have contributed to the New Yorker magazine over the last sixty five years.

Video Catnip Entertainment for CatsVideo Catnip Entertainment for Cats

The number one best selling video for cats to watch. Filled with action, birds, squirrels and many other furry creatures!

Video AquariumVideo Aquarium

Directed by Steve Siporin

Here are twenty-five very active salt-water marine fish that turn your TV set into their water-filled aquarium: Scorpionfish, porkfish, moorish idols, yellow tangs, blue surgeons and more. No music, no bubbles, just soothing water sounds. We recommend it to people who own a big screen TV and want something clever and not too distracting to fill that big screen.

The Jingle Cats Meowy ChristmasThe Jingle Cats Meowy Christmas

Audio CD
with Mike Spalla

An array of merry felines that will charm you with Christmas songs just as if you were sitting before a yule tide fire and listening to the likes of Bing Crosby and Perry Como. 20 (count 'em 20!) holiday favorites. You'll be awestruck, dumbstruck, and struck yet again hearing these felines "sing" and, ah, scat their way through the usual round-up of holiday music.

Kitty KapersKitty Kapers

by Martha Bayless

Looking for new ways to spoil your cat and keep him or her entertained? Filled with charming, full color illustrations, this delightful book will give you tips to keep your feline friends purring for a long time to come.

Five Minute Veterinary ConsultationFive Minute Veterinary Consultation

by Lawrence P.Tilley, Francis W.K.Smith

For students and professionals. An extensive quick reference guide for diseases and other medical problems of cats and dogs. Contains one and two page entries on presenting problems and physical symptoms, offering basic information on signs, causes, diagnosis, treatment, medications and follow up.