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.
To learn more about the remarkable life of Peg Kehret, visit her at www.PegKehret.com 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