Cooking With Cats Coloring Book (and a giveaway)

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This book combines all of those wonderful things together for a fun coloring experience! Do you love cats? What about food? Do you also like to color? The cats take the cake in their “food cosplay”, such as cat sushi. … Continue reading → cats

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Book: Scent of the Missing

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I recently got a chance to read a book called Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog. The book is an amazing and heartfelt look at the unique partnership and bond that search and rescue dogs have with their handlers. Past experience?

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Books for Animal Lovers; May Edition

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We always love reading books about animals, and from time to time we get to review new books to share with our readers! This book explores the special connection and bond between humans and dogs. An adorable book, full of adorable photos and a great message of how love.

2011 153

On Thanking Slaughtered Sheep for Book Awards

Animal Person

Well, she apparently did such a great job convincing the folks at the Minnesota Book Awards that you can claim to love animals and then send them to slaughter, that not only was she a finalist for their award, but she won it. In her blog yesterday she wrote of her experience accepting the award, and who she thanked and didn't thank. Did I thank the Loft Literary Center for all its support, or the Friends of the Saint Paul Library for hosting the MN Book Awards?

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Publish Your Own AR Book or Magazine

Animal Person

My clients have always been a combination of experts who already have book deals with large publishers, and entrepreneurs who say Why on Earth would I let them take so much of my potential profits? The latter form a publishing company, get their own block of ISBNs (like Social Security numbers for publications of all kinds), and print and distribute the books themselves (or outsource those parts). In my experience, what holds back most authors from self-publishing is one word: ego.

2009 100

The Book That Saved Derrick Jensen's Life

Animal Person

The book, which I have not read, that saved Derrick Jensen 's life is called The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability by Lierre Keith, who was a vegan for 20 years, suffered serious medical problems, and started feeling better when she recommenced eating animals. Here' s a review by vegetarian Mark Hand, who still eschewed "meat" even after reading the book. Throughout the book, Keith mocks vegetarians and vegans. Tags: Activism Books Ethics

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New Book Shows Mark Twain an Early Advocate Against Animal Cruelty

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A new book by author and Stanford professor Shelly Fisher Fishkin reveals that Mark Twain was an early advocate against animal cruelty. Called Mark Twain's Book of Animals , the book contains a number of his writing about animals. Another text in the book--from an unpublished piece of autobiographical writing -- makes it clear that Twain based this account on an experience he had himself as a child (“Assassin”).

Hal Herzog's "Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat"

Animal Person

Over at Animal Rights and AntiOppression , we’ve been discussing tactics and sharing our thoughts and experiences about what works and doesn’t work when it comes to advocacy. Much of the book deals with topics vegans have likely pondered, likely frequently.

2011 224

Chaser, the dog that knows 1000 words! #Chaser1000

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In the book, Chaser : Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words , we follow the progress of a border collie as she learns the names of various toys. The book is a very interesting read. Well, you will just have to read the book to find out! BlogPaws books

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On "EATING ANIMALS" by Jonathan Safran Foer

Animal Person

The good news is that if you know someone who needs to be schooled on all of the sordid details of factory farming, and appreciates good writing, this is a great book. Finally, if you know someone who gravitates toward the philosophical issues around our use of animals, this is a good book.

2009 230

Giveaway: Slobproof!: Real Life Design Solutions

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Awhile back we were able to review a copy of the book, Slobproof!: During the party, they will be giving away great books from Benjamin Moore, Slobproof! furniture and books, and much more. Tags: books events giveaways

2010 245

Animal Shelter Portraits

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The book, Animal Shelter Portraits , captures just a small glimpse of what our furry friends experience in shelter situations. The photos in the book made me want to reach out and save each one of them. books giveaways

“I Touched a…”

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As they meet new animals you can easily record the experience, including a place for a photo, and more importantly, how the animal felt to the child. books“I Touched a…&# is a fun way to make memories with children!

2011 170

The Great Animal Orchestra

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In his recently released book, The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World’s Wild Places , Bernie Krause explores the sounds of the natural world all over the globe. Bernie is one of the world’s experts in natural sound, and the book is a truly wonderful read.

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Slobproof! Real Design Solutions

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Awhile back we were able to review a copy of the book, Slobproof!: Its an awesome book, full of great ideas for living with pets (and other messy people). During the party, they will be giving away great books from Benjamin Moore, Slobproof! furniture and books, and much more.

2010 158

For the Budding Vegan Author

Animal Person

I have an unusual number of e-mails from individuals who have written, are writing, or would like to write a book about animals and asked about various steps in the publishing process. Because I've been writing other people's books and helping them get published for 20 years, and I've written my own that I'm putting the final touches on, I'm in a decent position to deliver some advice. Books are obvious opportunities for advocacy and vegan education.

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On THE DOG WHO COULDN'T STOP LOVING

Animal Person

Jeff Masson's new book didn't cause me to unravel, but I did learn a lot about our friends and coevolvers, Canis familiaris. My experience says otherwise (particularly with my childhood kitty, Brady), but generally speaking Masson's depiction of cats is accurate.

2010 140

On "Pets" and "Its"

Animal Person

Here are some observations: When reading a book about gorillas to/with a seven-year old, I was struck by the mixed messages the book sent. Here 's the book, and in the preview you can see that in the beginning when the gorilla being described is male he is referred to as "he." The reason we need to save the gorillas and their habitats (it's a book on gorilla "conservation") is--and this is from memory so there could be more--that gorillas have thumbs, just like humans do.

"Creature Quotes" Is Here!

Animal Person

Every person who claims that there is some kind of divine mandate that makes us inherently not only superior to nonhuman animals but permitted to do with them as they please, should experience Creature Quotes. They presume that the mind can lead the heart, a presumption that Elizabeth Costello's experience has led her to reject after a long life of trying to convince other people of her perspective on animals (4-5).

2010 110

Wagging Tales

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Wagging Tales: Every Animal Has a Tale is a fun book about animals. Written by Tim Link, a full-time animal communicator and Reiki energy healer for animals, he shares his personal experiences. Tags: books

To My Friends at Thanksgiving

Animal Person

Justice for beings who look very different from us but who, like us, experience pleasure and pain, boredom and frustration.

2010 249

The Mysterious Case of Fighter the Fighting Fish

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So we took a break from the Betta Experiment because, honestly, I was getting tired of digging fishy graves for them and writing fishy eulogies. books giveawaysWe are pleased to welcome Garth Stein for today’s guest post. Garth is the author of Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog. Enjoy! The Mysterious Case of Fighter the Fighting Fish. by Garth Stein. As a boy myself, and again as a father of three boys, I can tell you, I’ve had some pets in my life.

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10 Household Items that are Toxic to Dogs

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There are lots of dangers for a baby animal who experiences the world through its mouth, just as much as its eyes and ears. You can follow Worst Case Books on Twitter for loads of fun and interesting tweets. Tags: books This is a very important article from Worst Case Scenario: Dogs. Here is a snipet, but to read the entire article visit the link above.

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Fizzle’s Story

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Hospice Tails is a series of true stories about my experiences with pets and patients as a hospice social worker. The thin, spider-web scars on her knuckles spoke to intimate experience with hand-to-hand combat. books guest postHi, I’m Debra Stang , author of Hospice Tails and guest writer for today’s blog. Although I adore my own cats, I had not realized what an important role animals can play as life draws to a close.

2011 116

On PF Changs and Vegan Authors

Animal Person

The PF Chang update, in case you haven't seen the response from the restaurant , is thus, once you incorporate the actual experiences of vegans who have gone through something similar with the restaurant: If you don't eat non-vegan sugar, there aren't many options. As for vegan authors, in response to Deb's query about bloggers , here are a couple of things to think about: Book deals get canceled for all kinds of reasons, and sometimes they have nothing to do with the author or the book.

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On The Respectful Emperor

Animal Person

Not the day, the film, where Bill Murray experiences the same day over and over again. I've been having a difficult time blogging both here and at Animal Rights & AntiOppression lately because I feel like my thoughts are like " Groundhog Day."

2010 144

Meditation on the Cheap

Animal Person

There are countless CDs and downloads and books, but MyYogaOnline is not only convenient (as in, you don't have to leave the house), but it is also very inexpensive to join (and you can view sample videos free of charge), and the videos are beautifully produced. I sometimes experience despair thinking about all of the suffering. As I've written many times, one of the ways I stay centered and grounded is through meditation.

Sowing the Seeds of Veganism

Animal Person

Books are seeds, pamphlets are seeds, the horrifyingly dry gluten-free cookies I made last night would be seeds if I weren't about to throw them into the garbage (luckily I made only a dozen and can try to fix the remaining 2/3 of the batter). Parlay greyhounds aren't for entertainment to they're not for experimenting on to neither are mice (again, takes a minute, but I've done it).

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On Vegan Grenades

Animal Person

I don't personally know anyone who read a book or a pamphlet one day, became a vegan the next, and is still a vegan. Not one book, that's for sure (he reads about golf, history or the economy). Vegan education, in my experience, is a multi-pronged, multi-year effort if it's going to be sustainable. You know those jokes that you get a minute later that are referred to as joke grenades? Well, I think the grenade metaphor also applies to conversion to veganism.

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Lessons Learned, The Finale

Animal Person

Reading thousand-word long posts in black type on a plain white screen with nothing interesting to look at isn't exactly a satisfying sensory experience. Films, blogs, books, e-zines, sanctuaries, protests, promotion of adoption (of humans and nonhumans!). After all this time it seems that.

2010 112

On "Food Inc."

Animal Person

They grill the chickens, and trust me when I say it's all presented as a peak spiritual experience. We are made to believe not only that the tens of thousands of products available in the store come from different companies/sources, but that they are the result of good old fashioned farming that to this day we teach our children about in their books and their toys. (Sigh.) Here's the idea you have to get used to when it comes to Food Inc.:

Majority Rules in the Language of Animal Rights

Animal Person

At least fifty-nine grammar books of the period pounced on "wrote," calling the usage "absurd," "bad," a "barbarism," "colloquial," "corrupt," "improper," "inelegant," "ungrammatical," a "solecism," or "vulgar." I feel the unique pain they experience when they hear or read ( gasp! ) I recently read " ORIGINS OF THE SPECIOUS: Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language ," By Patricia T. O'Conner and Stewart Kellerman.

Mylan Engel Jr and Kathie Jenni on Philosophy

Animal Ethics

When philosophy helps us to live our lives in conformity with our most deeply held values, it becomes a transformative experience. Mylan Engel Jr and Kathie Jenni, The Philosophy of Animal Rights: A Brief Introduction for Students and Teachers [New York: Lantern Books, 2010], 7 [italics in original]) Note from KBJ: I reject this conception of philosophy. Philosophy differs from many intellectual disciplines in that it is fundamentally a normative discipline.

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Lovely Cozy Spaces for Our Furry Friends

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Installing shelves above a sofa will not only add visual interest to a bare wall while giving you a place to display books and knick-knacks, it’ll also serve as a climbing tree for your cat.

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When You Have to Make a Choice About Your Beliefs

Critter News

I've decided to quit my book club, which I dearly love, because of a member who works in medical research and supports animal experimentation. I think the time has come for me to leave the book club. And researching the company she works for makes me wonder whether the clinical trials she sells actually include animal experiments. This has been a very difficult decision for me, because I have such good friends in the group.

The Problem with Weight is NOT Losing It

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Our guest post today is from Marty McGee Bennett, an animal behaviorist, trainer and author whose new book is called, “The Problem with Weight is NOT Losing It: Let Animals Teach You How to Balance Your Weight.”

2011 153

Star-Powered Auction for Animals!

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Pet lovers will be seeing stars November 5 – 15 at the Celebrity Experience and Entertainment Memorabilia Auction , launched online to support Precious Paws , a non-profit animal rescue organization based in Encino, Calif.

Must-Have Apps for the Avid Pet Lover

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If you experience bugs, there are several similar apps for Android and iPhone, and most have access to the same database. It’s a very simple app (almost an e-book), but it features great information that makes dog training much easier. Keep your pet happy and healthy with these mobile apps. Pets can be a bigger commitment than many people expect, between adoption, health care, training, and environment, there are a lot of variables to consider.

2012 158

How to Identify Food Intolerances in Pets

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If your pet experiences any of the symptoms above, they may have developed a food allergy. Book a visit with your veterinarian immediately. What causes food sensitivity in dogs and how can you treat it? It might surprise you to learn that according to the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association approximately 10% to %15 of dogs are prone to developing food allergies or food intolerance before they reach the age of 4.

2011 163

The Secrets Inside Your Dog’s Mind

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“Everyone feels like an expert on their dog,&# says Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist at Barnard College and author of the new book Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know. Horowitz and other scientists are now running experiments to determine what a behavior, like a kiss, really means. Horowitz wondered if they behave this way because they truly recognize they’ve done something wrong, so she devised an experiment.

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A Hamster’s Story: The making of a novel

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Author bio : Brian started telling stories to himself when he was five years old and is pleased to be sharing the experience with a wider audience. His first novel, The Feast of the Moon , is now available in paperback and as an e-book. Emmie loves her pets.

The Emotional Lives of Animals

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Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience. Waterfall Dances: Do animals have spiritual experiences? In subsequent experiments, Heinrich confirmed that group interests could drive what an individual raven decides to do.

From the Mailbag

Animal Ethics

I just wanted to share it with you: I was at a book signing recently for my book ( All Creatures of Our God and King: What God's Word Says About Animals ) and I was approached by a man who asked me the following question: "Why would anyone want to write a book about what the Bible says about animals? Prior to Jesus' death on the cross, animal sacrifices were a common and vital part of every family's worship experience. Dear Keith, Hi. I love your blog.

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