Review: The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught her to Fly by Luis Sepulved

Titles intrigue me. Consider for example: The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught her to Fly. Immediately, the title prompts all kinds of questions: How can a cat teach a seagull to fly? I’d like to know, wouldn’t you? Or when is the last time I have read a book about a seagull? Books abound about dogs and cats, to a lesser extent about mice and rats, but not so much about birds. Among those, when is the last time I have read a book that is not about a lost or stranded animal seeking its owner? … Continue reading Review: The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught her to Fly by Luis Sepulved

Interview with Lili Chin, A Pet Artist

Pet portrait artist and illustrator Lili Chin has been drawing her entire life. Her art education has come from learning on the job rather than through formal education. As a child, she liked drawing people and creatures, and making up … Continue reading Interview with Lili Chin, A Pet Artist

Review: H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

Pawsome Reads Book Club is an online Facebook book club for like minded pet owners and animal enthusiasts who appreciate the bond between humans and their animal companions. A friendly community, the only rules are nominated books must relate to pets or animal/human and that members must treat each other with kindness. Featured books are discussed by sharing of thoughts and findings with no personal details of members shared. This post carries reviews from host Catherine Smith and from member Marcy Graybill of the club’s featured reads H is for Hawk. CATHERINE’S REVIEW H is for Hawk is a beautifully crafted … Continue reading Review: H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

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Interviews from Animal Care Expo: Megann Smith

I am honored to present a series of interviews with attendees of the 2020 Animal Care Expo, held this past year for the first time online. Since 1999, Humane Society International has brought people from across the globe to participate … Continue reading Interviews from Animal Care Expo: Megann Smith

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Interviews from Animal Care Expo: Jennifer Keene

I am honored to present a series of interviews with attendees of the 2020 Animal Care Expo, held this past year for the first time online. Since 1999, Humane Society International has brought people from across the globe to participate … Continue reading Interviews from Animal Care Expo: Jennifer Keene

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Interviews from Animal Care Expo: Chelsea Leeann

I am honored to present a series of interviews with attendees of the 2020 Animal Care Expo, held this past year for the first time online. Since 1999, Humane Society International has brought people from across the globe to participate … Continue reading Interviews from Animal Care Expo: Chelsea Leeann

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Interviews from Animal Care Expo: Shani Campbell

I am honored to present a series of interviews with attendees of the 2020 Animal Care Expo, held this past year for the first time online. Since 1999, Humane Society International has brought people from across the globe to participate … Continue reading Interviews from Animal Care Expo: Shani Campbell

Review: Don’t Dump the Dog by Randy Grimm

Don’t Dump the Dog offers practical advice for solving behavior problems of dogs, along with lots of laughs and a few tears. Randy Grimm is well-qualified to write this collection of stories and solutions, given that he’s devoted two decades of his life to rescuing street dogs and operates the well-known Stray Rescue in Missouri. As with the biography written about him by Melinda Roth, Don’t Dump the Dog will also make you at least a little mad. This opening chapter sets the stage for how the rest of the book is laid out, being hilarious in setup and style, practical … Continue reading Review: Don’t Dump the Dog by Randy Grimm