Posts in category "pet books"

Pet Books for Mother's Day (or any other day)

"Cats: An Illustrated Miscellany," by Frederic Vitoux (Rizzoli, New York, NY, 2014; $29.95). It's 256 pages and 130 color and black-and-white illustrations of random facts, stories and art about cats. This book is delicious, equally beautiful and fascinating. Cats have been muses for many, and I learned tons of feline minutiae. My favorite chapter is Vitoux's personal ode to the cats of his own life. His previous books include "Cats in the Louvre" and "Living in Venice." Vitoux is a member of the prestigious Academic Francaise.
With Mother’s Day around the corner — and Be Kind to Animals Week is May 4-10 – books featuring pets might make great gifts! If your mother happens to be a cat lover, seeks a celebrity Internet cat, enjoys books that inspire, is a fan of the TV series “Downton Abbey,” relishes books with intrigue,... Read more »

Decoding Your Dog: Dog Behavior Event Anti Cruelty Society

Decoding Your Dog: Dog Behavior Event Anti Cruelty Society
Dog behavior is so often misunderstood, and that is one reason by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists authored their first ever book for the general public, called “Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones.”  The first book signing for “Decoding Your Dog”... Read more »

Pet Books, Holiday Gift Giving ideas

"The Life and Love of Cats," by Lewis Blackwell (Abrams, New York, NY, 2013; $50). Astonishing, breathtaking, stunning; I can't say enough about the 100 beautiful images in this coffee table tome. Flipping through the collection, you'll understand why cats are so appealing. Along with the obligatory photos of cute kittens, there are images you've likely never seen. You'll even get up close and personal with a cat's nose and tongue. Cat lovers will pounce for this lion-sized book.
From giant coffee table books to perfect little stocking stuffers, here are 11 choices for holiday pet book gift-giving this year: Steve Dale PetWorld, LLC; Tribune Content Agency, LLC   Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at... Read more »
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What's Your Dog Really Saying? McConnell Speaks

What's Your Dog Really Saying? McConnell Speaks
“Because we’ve lived with dogs for thousands of years, and because we think we understand dogs doesn’t mean we really do understand dogs,” begins certified applied animal behaviorist Patricia McConnell in her talk to a mixed house of both the general public and canine professionals at a fund raiser July 11 at the Anti Cruelty... Read more »

Gwen Cooper Saves the Day with Love, Human-Animal Interactions: Steve Dale's Pet World

Gwen Cooper Saves the Day with Love, Human-Animal Interactions: Steve Dale's Pet World
Gwen Cooper , who authored the top selling Homer’s Odyssey (the story of a blind cat), has a new one out, called Love Saves the Day. No doubt when Gwen pops by the studio at 1:05 p.m., she will also save my show, Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. (720 AM or listen HERE). Gwen talks about her latest... Read more »

Gwen Cooper Loves Saves the Day, Saves Cats

Gwen Cooper Loves Saves the Day, Saves Cats
Love Saves the Day, how can anyone argue with that? Well, perhaps a cynical New Yorker, like the kind Gwen Cooper writes about her latest book, a novel which takes place in the Big Apple circa the disco era. The book’s title has several meanings, including a reference to a New York City East Village vintage... Read more »
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Parrots Prove Deadly, Uh Oh....Clea Simon's New Book

Parrots Prove Deadly, Uh Oh....Clea Simon's New Book
She calls herself “a recovering journalist,” Listen HERE to my conversation with author Clea Simon on Steve Dale’s Pet World. Her latest book is “A  Pru Marlowe Pet Noir: Parrot’s Prove Deadly.”  In this thriller, perhaps a parrot knows ‘who done it,’ but will he tell all…or just want a cracker? With the only other possible witnesses being... Read more »

Bark in the Park for Anti Cruelty Society

I've helped to emcee this event for most of those 19 years....to my left Bart Shore of WBBM-radio and Roz Varon of WLS -TV have been at Bark in the Park of all those 19 years, and to the far right in the photo - he oughta look familiar, Hosea Sanders of WLS-TV, he's been a regular for about 10 years.
Bark in the Park, benefiting the Anti Cruelty Society, is a Chicago tradition, and despite weather predictions to the contrary – it was really a nice day. Thousands of dogs turn out for this event, and a who’s who from the Chicago animal world as well. If you missed it – you missed tons of fun, here... Read more »

Timmy Barks the Real Lassie Story

Timmy Barks the Real Lassie Story
“Remembering Lassie” with Jon Provost, who played Timmy. There’s so much good news about this program at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State Street, Chicago, April 27 at noon. - It will be a fun and fascinating walk down memory lane. Provost offers behind-the-scenes anecdotes about what really happened on-set, and lots of Lassie-trivia. Truly... Read more »
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Wacky Pet Questions, But These Folks Are Serious

Wacky Pet Questions, But These Folks Are Serious
After writing this column for 13 years, I’ve answered somewhere around 2,700 questions. Some have been medical, but most have focused on pet behavior, from “accidents” (inappropriate elimination in cats is the most common) to aggressive pets and cats scratching in all the wrong places. I’ve compiled many common questions in two ebooks, “Good Dog!”... Read more »
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