Tag Archives: Animals

Richard Adams: An Appreciation

Watership Down by Richard Adams-9780743277709

I think we can agree that 2016 was a sucky year all around. Death has been busy among us. But I would like to mention British author Richard Adams. The Black Rabbit of Inle came for him in December. He wrote many books, but is unquestionably best known for Watership Down, his first novel and his masterpiece. Continue reading

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Further Reflections on Animal Intelligence

I’ve been pondering animal intelligence for a while, as you may have noticed. The raft of new studies that demonstrate how much smarter animals are than humans have thought, actually just back up what any observant person can see for … Continue reading

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Every Little Bit

The old horse trainers will tell you that training isn’t just something you go out with an agenda to do for X hours per day, X days per week. Training is everything you do with and around a horse. Every … Continue reading

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First Contact Negotiations Go Horribly Wrong!

I’ve been sorting through my Kittens’ Guide blog posts this week with a view to publishing them. I love the stories and I’d like to put them out as an eBook but I think I’m going to have to wait … Continue reading

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Romance – Sheep Style

  Have you ever thought about designing book covers for ewes? A steamy romance with Fabio the ram standing on a windswept hilltop, his chest fleece poking provocatively from his unbuttoned shirt… Well, if you did – and I suspect … Continue reading

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Animal Hoarders: In Over Their Heads

“Animal hoarding is not about animal sheltering, rescue or sanctuary, and should not be confused with these legitimate efforts to help animals. It IS about satisfying a human need to accumulate animals and control them, and this need supercedes the needs of the animals involved.” Continue reading

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