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The Cats of Thistle Hill - A Mostly Peaceable Kingdom
The Cats of Thistle Hill - A Mostly Peaceable Kingdom Author:Roger A. Caras "Why thirty or more pets? Because they are alive, and that is what living is all about. If animals didn't get into trouble as often as they do we would probably have fewer of them. Certainly every cat here now except one was given sanctuary. If you are not going to sustain life, what right do you or I have to own land? Land, even small parce... more »ls like this, is the breast on which living things, plant and animal, wild and domestic, nurse. That is what Thistle Hill Farm and our lives are about. And the cats know it.
Every now and then, there is one very special animal that crosses over the bridge in a way that is truly magical. That bridge, of course, is the one that spans the chasm that naturally exists between our species and all others. Animal people - animal lovers, why not? - try to cross that bridge as often as possible.« less
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Roger Caras, president of the ASPCA, and his wife, Jill, bought a farm in Maryland, where they live with about 30 animals, so the book contains a few creatures besides the many cats. All are treated with the best concern for their happiness, and none are ever turned into meat. Plenty of black and white pictures and some sensible advice on keeping animals, though the book is more for entertainment than advice. Be warned: If you are an animal lover, a book like this can make you want to pull up stakes and buy a big property in the country.