“Angel Pawprints”

Reflections on Loving and Losing a Canine Companion—An Anthology of Pet Memorials edited by Laurel E. Hunt (Hyperion) Animal memorials are nothing new. The Egyptians mummified...

“Inside the Animal Mind”

  To paraphrase the famous Watergate question, what do animals know and when do they know it? In his first book, George Page, the creator...

“Chicken Soup for the Cat & Dog Lover’s Soul”

  Many an urbanite will wince at the prospect of reading the “Chicken Soup” books, having heard about their syrupy tone. And it’s true—these collections...

Plump Pups and Fat Cats

“Plump Pups and Fat Cats:  A Seven-Point Weight Loss Program for Your Overweight Pet” by Steve Duno (St. Martin’s Griffin) Reading this title, some pet owners will wince....

The Social Lives of Dogs

“Nothing is more important to a dog than a group membership,” declare Elizabeth Marshall Thomas after carefully taking stock of canine social longings. In...

Adopting the Racing Greyhound; by Cynthia A Branigan

  This comprehensive labor of love opens with a tub-threatening foreword by the late animal advocate, Cleveland Amory, and from there proceeds to extol the...

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