Animal Happiness by Vicki Hearne

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A New York Times Notable Book of 1994!  Highly respected author, philosopher, and animal trainer Vicki Hearne offers a treasure trove of animal anecdotes, all written in her unique and poetic style. Through entertaining stories about cats, horses, an ornamental carp, a scorpion, and tortoises, Hearne focuses on how each of these various creatures experiences happiness in its own special way. She takes issue with Ludwig Wittgenstein on lions and language, discusses the naming of pets, and considers the process of mourning a loved dog’s death.

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Vicki Hearne (1946-2001) was a poet, writer, and dog and horse trainer. She is the author of several books, including "Nervous Horses" and "Adam's Task: Calling Animals by Name."" "John Hollander is the Sterling Professor Emeritus of English at Yale University. He is the author of numerous works of poetry and criticism, most recently of "The Work of Poetry,
Published August 17, 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing. 260 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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