Category Archives: Book

Maggie the Mastiff relaxes in her North Shore Fredric Olmstead Boston garden.

Dogs in their Gardens

“How dull a garden seems… without a dog disrupting its calmness…”  Page Dickey, author of Dogs in Their Gardens, starts off her introduction.  Dickey has taken a chance to combine her love for dogs and being a horticulturist into one work. In this book she leads you all over America and abroad through some of the most amazing gardens with mans best friend as their guide.  According to Dickey there are many gardeners who wouldn’t even think of tending their garden without their dog by…

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Cat People Vs Dog People – Are They Worlds Apart?

  A story by the ever so brilliant author Ron Rosenbaum.. Cats versus dogs. O.K., it’s a bit of a departure from the high seriousness of my recent columns on Shakespearean exceptionalism. But I believe, in at least a half-serious way, that there are important truths that need to be examined, some myths about the question that need to be re-examined.  The myth about the love of dogs, for instance, and the truth about the higher love cats are capable of.  You could think of…

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Mother’s Day Tribute To Dog Motherhood Featuring Wendy Diamond!

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and we  should never forget all those who are dog mothers! I’m featured in the best selling book; The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom: A Woman’s Guide To Enjoying Wealth and Power by Carol Pepper and my funny dear old friend Camilla Webster (St. Martin’s Press). I’m a proud mother to my Russian Blue Cat; Pasha and  funny lil’ Coton De Tulear; Baby Hope-   Fortunately (for me) I adopted both. Nothing gives me more joy then to know they have…

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How To Understand Men Through Their Dogs…

There are more than 68 million dogs in the United States alone, and half of these pups belong to men. And because men identify with their pets, the secret to sniffing out Mr. Right may be…his pooch. Find out! The Editorial Director of Animal Fair, a lifestyle media company for animal lovers, shares her own insights, amusing experiences, and extensive research on the subject with eager women (and men:) everywhere. Using 32 different breeds of male as examples, she explores the link between human and canine,…

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East Meets West: Acupuncture For Animals in Honor of Chinese New Year

In honor of the Chinese New Year, Animal Fair investigates the medical potential of veterinary acupuncture. Dex, the schnauzer, was having trouble walking. The eleven-year-old also had a history of liver problems, which made his owner, Sally Hinkle, wary of using traditional arthritis medication. So Hinkle turned to Dr. Terry Brockman, a vet with over 20 years of experience and Nashville’s only certified veterinary acupuncturist. Dr. Brockman placed a line of small needles just below the surface of the skin at precise points along Dex’s back.…

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In Honor of Valentine’s Day! Puppy Love! How To Understand Men Though An Irish Setter?

Enjoy this entertaining and informative excerpt about the personality traits of men who own Irish Setters from the hit dating guidebook: How To Understand Men Through Their Dogs! written by Animal Fair’s very own Founder, Wendy Diamond.   Irish Setter • Personality Oh Danny Boy! Mr. Irish Setter is the good-looking Irish man with rich chestnut red hair. He’s the strong, sturdy, and elegant man hanging out with his social pack. He has an enormous amount of energy and when he’s out with his friends…

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Psychic Pets – Did You Know Your Animal Might Help You Predict Future Events?

  Dating back to the late 1800s, people have believed that animals can display signs of psychic ability. Their agitated behavior is a way of reacting to oncoming earthquakes and natural disasters. For instance, an 1888 article published in Nature states that, “ponies have been known to prance about their stalls, pheasants scream, and frogs cease croaking suddenly a little before a shock, as if aware of its coming.” Since this article, we have also discovered that both birds and fish also exhibit peculiar behavior…

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Leo Cullum’s Cat Cartoons Are The Cat’s Meow!

Renowned New Yorker cartoonist Leo Cullum entertains with his animal cartoons in Cockatiels for Two. Containing 113 black and white illustrations of feline humor, the cartoons poke fun at the emotions and personalities of our beloved feline friends. Collum, a retired airline pilot, has published more than 500 cartoons in The New Yorker since 1977 in addition to having his work exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and appearing in Barron’s, Harvard Business Review and numerous anthologies. Cockatiels for Two is a treat for…

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Spayed Mutt Seeks Same: Dog Personal Ads

    If you thought there was nothing worse than being a single person looking for love in the dating scene, then think again…you could be a single dog! In the new book, “Fixed Mix Seeks Same: The First Book of Dog Personal Ads,” Christine Ecklund and Dean Minerd provide their readers with a unique and amusing glimpse into the trials and tribulations of being an unattached pooch. Finding your soul mate or one true love, is always a daunting, frustrating process to say the…

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Rancho de Chihuahua

No Pouts On These Snouts at the Rancho de Chihuahua

There’s a rumbling in the sands of rural New Mexico.  The approaching dust cloud gets larger!  Suddenly, fifty Chihuahuas scamper past yipping and playfully taunting rancher and author of A Small Furry Prayer, Dog Rescue, and the Meaning of Life, Steve Kotler. Award winning author and journalist Steve Kotler and his wife Joy, arrived from Los Angles in 2007 to bury their bone on a small farm in New Mexico.  Rancho de Chihuahua was born immediately and it came out barking!  A sanctuary dedicated to…

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