Information on Dewey’s Weekly Geeks found here. This week’s topic:
We are surrounded by our fellow creatures and often our lives are enriched by their presence, whether it be sharing our homes with them or simply being blessed to see them in passing.
This week you are asked to share books (fiction or nonfiction) and/or movies which center around an animal or animals.
- Which are your favorites?
- Which touched your heart the most?
- Which have found their way onto your wish lists or TBR stacks?
- Is there a childhood favorite?
- Have you ever named a pet after an animal from a book or movie?
You get the idea! Have fun with this; use your imagination. Share your thoughts!
Animals have always been an important part of my life. At times, when I have felt most alone, my connection with them has actually kept me alive. Books about animals taught me about friendship, courtesy, empathy and compassion. The incredible loss of habitat animals suffer through our negligence is a fundamental flaw in human behavior and must be changed. It puts us and our planet at great risk.
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A.Milne
Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
and of course Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little by E.B. White
Young adult favorites:
The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford.
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot.
Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell
Books that I’ve learned from as an adult:
Kinship with all Life by J. Allen Boone
The Mind of the Raven by Bernd Heinrich
Of Wolves and Men by Barry Lopez
The Mind of the Dolphin by John C. Lilly
Salmon Totem by Freeman House
The Hidden Lives of Dogs by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
The Human Nature of Birds by Theodore X. Barber
The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild by Craig Childs
I could go on and on. I also want to mention a wonderful film we watched some weeks ago:
Two new books that recently entered our home:
Solitary Goose by Sydney Landon Plum and Corvus: A Life with Birds by Esther Woolfson.
I once had a cat named Titus named for the character from The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake.
Our current companion gave us a bit of a scare last month but she’s fine now, if a bit long in the tooth. Her name is Kit, short for Kitsune, the fox of Japanese folklore. She does love having her picture taken.