Not quite the laugh-out-loud experience as Tarte's first book in this series, Enslaved By Ducks, this is still a book with many laughable moments as well as poignant passages filled with insights about the lessons animals teach us. Thank goodness for Bob and Linda Tarte and the people like them in every community.
After reading Bob Tarte's "Enslaved by Ducks" I promptly ordered "Fowl Weather". I was not disappointed!!!
In the comical way that only Tarte can "Fowl Weather" tells how crazy and chaotic his life can truly be! Not only have Bob and his wife Linda added animals to their herd, they've also added other unwanted guests of the human species. Among them the totally clueless master gardener and one of Bob's old schoolmates the self-righteous pest named Eileen. By the end I wanted to knock Eileen out!
Like most of us that raise animals, Bob discovers that his animals have shown him how to handle almost anything that life suddenly dishes out. Bob goes through losing his father, his mother being diagnosed with Alzheimers, losing his favorite rabbit and the passing of his favorite bird Stanley Sue. The animals HAVE taken over his life! They have taught him how to feel and have taught him how to love again. This is truly a heart touching book.
Bob Tarte is a true "feel-good" author. His books are both hilarious & heartwarming.
"Fowl Weather" takes us back into the home & barn of the author and his wonderful, wacky critters.
He manages to make you laugh and cry as he tells his tales ("tails"?).
I hated to see the book end, but I look for more from Bob Tarte! If you haven't read "Enslaved By Ducks",
his first book, get it! Read it & enjoy! Look for his third book in 2011 (or so)!
This book is wonderful, funny and about a great love for animals. Bob Tarte writes with humor and compassion of his feathered and furred companions. His love for these animals jumps out in every sentence. I laughed the entire way through the book. There were moments of tears as well, but mostly uplifting antics of birds, cats and bunnies. I could'nt put it down and hated to get to the end. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves animal stories. This is a winner.
Great stories for lovers of animals. I am glad to see that our pets aren't the only nutty ones!
I can't wait to read Bob Tarte's other books!