The ultimate gift for animal lovers, these endearing quirky and delightfully cute animal photographs have been put together with words of wisdom and humour that will have universal appeal.
To understand the shifting emotions human beings go through daily, regarding any and all relationships to family, friends, lovers, acquaintances and strangers (ourselves included), each of us needs to continue to evolve and to become educated while living creatively in a stressful society and world. My original purpose was to match a different animal and subject for every day of the year. As it turned out, some months have more entries than others; but, none is less than a month without Sundays and/or weekends. Often, true benefit only takes place when the self who feels victimized expresses emotions on paper (i.e. in form of a missive to someone else) to comprehend whatever may be bothering the letter-writer. But, these letters aren't intended to be sent; they are private. Instead, consider this volume a way and means to comfort and/or offer a solution or resolution to a troubling issue. For, only by appreciating ourselves can we totally fathom others before ultimately caring about humanity at-large, enough to accept and tolerate, eventually love each other's distinct uniqueness in this vast universe still striving for peace and harmony. Writing letters has become a dying art. So too comprehending the significance of all creatures to balance our environment that is dependent on survival of on animals and insects. Perhaps you won't be able to resist sending one or two missives to the right or wrong person. That's up to you. I offer Creature Comforts with the genuine hope that you may realize every creature on earth has a purpose. (From the Author's Introduction dated Jan. 21, 2008)
New Zealand has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world: more than half of all Kiwi households have a cat and nearly a third have a dog, while many have other pets. Yet until now no book has explored how pet keeping came to be such an integral part of the New Zealand way of life. Creature Comforts does just this. By chronicling the major events and ideas that have shaped pet ownership in New Zealand, this fascinating and entertaining book explains the strong relationship we have with our animal companions, and how this has changed over time. It looks at the social impact of fanciers' organisations, the moral influence of the SPCA and other animal welfare groups, the educational role of calf clubs, and the debates stirred up by animal rights movements. Beautifully illustrated, with many previously unpublished historical images. AUTHOR NANCY SWARBRICK is Managing Editor for Te Ara: the Encyclopedia of New Zealand (www.teara.govt.nz). She has spent most of her career working on public history projects, and was Assistant Editor (Editing and Research) for the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography during the book publication programme 1990-2000. She is also a pet owner.
The second novel in Stirling's historical saga brings to light yet more dark secrets, amorous entanglements and murder... Elspeth and Anna Patterson of Balnesmoor have both married well: Elspeth to a wealthy wool merchant, Anna to the son of a respected factor. But they are far from happy. The two married sisters, leading oddly parallel lives, find themselves entangled in a web of infidelity, scandal, and heartache in the midst of Wellington's Peninsular War on the continent. The story continues in Hearts of Gold.
This is not a book on how to choose a horse. This is not a book on how to train a horse. Neither is it a book on how to ride a horse. It is a book about knowing your horse from the inside out. After reading Creature Comforts for Horses, it is my hope you will begin to understand even more about what makes that big heart tick. This was to be a mini-cook book of nutritious healthy horse treats. I soon realized treats were not the reason I was the proud owner of fatty patties and hunky chunkies. My journey to know my horses began. In spite of a medical/science background, I knew nothing about the physiology and anatomy of the horse nor its nutritional needs. I knew even less about the feed I was feeding and had no comprehension they too are products of what they eat. Sometimes an indifferent, inattentive and unwilling horse is not a diffi cult horse but a horse that doesnt have a wellness sense of balance. A horse that does not feel well will not perform well. In my quest to know my horse from the inside out I scoured libraries, bookstores and the internet and consulted with experienced horse people. Because I could not find one book that spoke to what I needed to know, I decided to create one. Cutting the fat, trimming the excess and addressing only the essential information required to ensure optimal wellness for my horses, all in an easy to understand language, defines Creature Comforts for Horses. I am thrilled to share this information with you.
Fall in back in love with life in this gripping read about fate and second chances. The eagerly awaited new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author.
A New York veterinarian describes his work in handling the emergency treatment of pets, as well as his work with the ASPCA in the metropolitan area
Presenting fifty patterns for a wide range of knitting projects, this collection of wonderful gift and clothing ideas includes instructions for creating a cardigan, hats, mittens, coverlets, and booties.
Veterinarian Sierra Sanchez finds an ally in Frank Woodard, as they struggle to keep the Mariposa Zoo afloat - and find love in their personal lives, also.
Ever wondered what your cat is thinking? What it dreams about, and what it gets up to when you're not around? James Croft gives us a hilarious glimpse of life through feline eyes and reveals just what goes on in a cat's head. You'll never look at your pet in the same way again!
Imagine ... being victimized by family members with addiction and mental health problems from the time you are a small child to well into your adulthood. It seems unimaginable doesn't it? In this raw, poignant and powerful memoir Deborah recalls those events in her life that she felt were the most traumatic for her. She describes her abusive, dysfunctional and neglectful upbringing and how those scars were carried forward into marriages that mirrored her childhood. Deborah tells how the isolation and solitude of her childhood instilled in her the strength she would need to survive her father's murder suicide, her sister's deep betrayal, her mother's cruelty, all while being a single mother fighting to keep her small family together. Her story is one of honesty, told without defeatism, and describes her remarkable courage in the face of incredible difficulties."This is a harrowing memoir, extremely intense."-Canadian Author, Angie Abdou-
Cassandra Jones returns home from a week with her grandparents, excited to go to summer camp and rest up before her last year of elementary school starts.But an unexpected accident at home lands Cassie in the hospital, and even the medical team isn't sure how well she'll recover.
DVD has become the format of choice for professional and amateur video. But while DVD authoring is easy, burning is only half the battle. For a disc to stand out, it needs a menu that does the material justice. Designing DVD Menus is the complete guide to designing menus that do just that. Filled with useful advice, creative tips and clear instructions, it gives amateur video-makers the power to burn brilliant DVDs that showcase their work at its best.
Express yourself, unwind, and relax with 30 unique animal designs and a few words of inspiration. Designs range from minimum to very detailed; perfect for colored pencils and fine-point pens and markers.
Life and love in Liberty Meadows, animal sanctuary, where anything and everything can happen. This is the second collection book of the award-winning comic book series Liberty Meadows. This volume collects issues 10 through 18 of the wildly popular Liberty Meadows comic book. All the comic strips are completely remastered and uncensored. With cover art gallery, extensive sketch and illustration section, plus a complete, never-before-published Liberty Meadows short story.
This report presents 240 tables of data exploring how full time college students in the United States view and use their college's bookstore. The data in the report is based on a representative sample of more than 400 full time college students in the United States. Data is broken out by 16 criteria including gender, grade point average, major field of study, income level of students and type, size of college, and mean SAT acceptance score of colleges, among other variables. More than 400 full time college students responded to queries about how often they visit and how much they spend at the college bookstore. Other questions probed their satisfaction with various aspects of college bookstore services such as prices, breadth of offerings, in-bookstore comforts, hours of bookstore operation, effectiveness of bookstore staff, and other issues. Survey takers compared and rated their experience at the college bookstore vs. similar experiences at local bookstores, Amazon.com and other book retailers.