Layla Morgan Wilde/ November 18, 2012/ Contests & Giveaways, Odin, Reviews & interviews/ 32 comments

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Odin (seen above) enjoying Animals Welcome, a memoir by noted children’s author and life long animal lover Peg Kehret. This book, her 47th, chronicles the joys and unexpected drama when a big heart, indomitable spirit and wild assortment of animals meet. The book is a collection of heart warming snapshots centered on animals from feral cats, blacks bears to peacocks. You just never know who is going to show up when the welcome mat is out and all animals are welcome!

Peg is the kind of person who not only faces adversity but wrestles it to the ground with a smile. She’s survived polio at the tender age of 12, and the loss of her husband after 48 years of marriage. When other people of retirement age opt for condos in Florida, Peg chose to move to a cabin in rural Washington State where she lives with Lucy, a dog and two cats, Dillon and Mr. Stray. A passionate animal advocate, the author works with the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project.

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To learn more about the remarkable life of Peg Kehret, visit her at Check out the photos of her cat Pete who inspired a series of books (resembles my Domino) and other animals, both wild and tame, who consider her property a sanctuary.

If you like to win a copy of Animals Welcome simply “like” this page and leave a comment anytime before midnight Nov.24, 2012. The winner will be announced next Sunday. Good luck!

Rating: 4 Paws

  • Reading level: Ages 10 and up
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile 2012

If you’d like to snap up a copy right away…

We’re happy to announce the two winners of last week’s giveaway for copies of A Christmas Home by Greg Kincaid are Marg and Janet. Congratulations! Look for an email from Layla and Cat Wisdom 101

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  9. I really enjoyed the book.She has had such a wonderful life and some hard times but always is positive. God Bless her!

  10. Thanks so much for introducing me to this author. I’m just beginning to write children’s books so I’ll have to check out hers.

  11. My Granddaughter Is an animal lover like me. I just know she would love to get this book for Christmas. She’s 8 years old and an avid reader.

  12. Peg is a wonderful author. Many students at my library enjoy her books. I’d love to have this to read.


  13. Animals are welcome here, and a new book about animals is always welcome too!

  14. We has to goes and look for this book!

  15. She sounds like the kind of woman I would LOVE to be.

  16. She sounds like one special lady!!

  17. I love reading her books, there is always something that I take away from her stories.

  18. That one sounds so good too! So many books, so little time! Hooray for winners Marg and Janet!

  19. That sounds like a wonderful book! Peg sounds like a tough and amazing person.

  20. I’ve been Christmas shopping/planning and really need a good read to calm me down. 🙂

  21. Peg Kehret sounds like a remarkable lady, we’d love to read this. Thanks for letting us know about her!

  22. Oh Wow, another good book. I really want to read more about this woman. She sounds like my kind of person.
    I am so excited to win that book. I really want to read it. Thanks so much for having the drawing.

  23. Living your dream, that is life well lived.

  24. Sounds lika a must read book/ look book !
    Me and my mom-person just LOVE books with beutiful pictures <3

  25. It sounds great i cant wait to read it!

  26. I would love to read this book. I volunteer with a local rescue group and I have all rescues in my house.

  27. Ms. Phoebe, she has a wide selection of children’s books.

  28. Sounds like my kind of person.

  29. Hooray for Peg..she sounds like one tough cookie filled with a bazillion soft chocolate chips!
    the book sounds lovely!
    Purrs Skeeter and Izzy >^@@^<

  30. This book sounds purrfect for my human niece for Catmas! She’s seven and already showing an interest in animal rescue, so Mom and I are definitely gonna check out Peg’s other books to get her too- I vote for the Pete the Cat series. Mom would also love to have this book too, thank mew for the giveaway!

  31. We totally support anyone who does the grassroots work of TNR! This sounds like a must-read. What a gracious and giving person Peg is!

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