Posts tagged "Jennifer Skiff"

Dog Miracles, the Divinity of Dogs: Jennifer Skiff

Dog Miracles, the Divinity of Dogs: Jennifer Skiff
Jennifer Skiff talks about her book “The Divinity of Dogs: True Stories of Miracles Inspired by Man’s Best Friend” from her home in Perth, Australia, when she spoke to me on my national radio show Steve Dale’s Pet World.   Listen HERE to Jennifer. She tells one story from her book about a man who decided to... Read more »

Pet Greeting Cards, Pet Photography, Holiday Pet Safety: WGN Radio Petcast

Pet Greeting Cards, Pet Photography, Holiday Pet Safety: WGN Radio Petcast
Listen HERE to this howliday Steve Dale’s Pet World WGN Radio PETCAST: Radio personality Lise Dominique is a huge animal lover, and walks the walk.  She tells the story of how she fell in love with Big Poppa, a senior citizen dog in need of a home, nearly toothless and then obese pup,  ”He was... Read more »

Pet Books for Holiday Gift Giving

"What's a Dog For? The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy and Politics of Man's Best Friend," by John Homans (Penguin Press, New York, NY, 2012; $25.95). Executive editor of New York Magazine, Homans' text is incredibly readable, though he offers lots of scientific facts. The connection between people and dogs may be innate in both species; Homans offers evidence that both species co-evolved. As evidence, he notes that though chimpanzees aren't as bright as dogs, canines pick up on our cues far more quickly (without training). Homans even tackles controversial topics from American Kennel Club breed standards to the plight of dogs referred to as pit bulls.
Pet lovers love to read about….pets. Of course they do! Here are seven new books, covering everything from beautiful images of puppies to a life-changing rooster to a controversial book (at least in some circles) about a less conventional approach to pet care.
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