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The Cats of Thistle Hill: A Mostly Peaceable Kingdom
Author: Caras, Roger A.
Publisher: Fireside Books
Release: Jul 1995
Summary: The cats of Thistle Hill are the ten-plus cats who live with Roger Caras and his family on their farm in Maryland-along with dogs, horses, birds, cows, and even a llama. Thistle Hill itself is as much a character in The Cats of Thistle Hill as are the cats, with its secret tunnel, barn, pastures and streams, and the staff of workers who care for the thirty-odd animals and the farmhouse and surroundings full-time. In this charming book, cat lovers will meet some of the most memorable felines ever found between covers-Teddy, who holds court in a private room in Caras's house; Xnard, who survived an LSD experiment before being rescued by the the author's son; and Omari, a tomcat who brings back some pretty strange objects from his wanderings around Caras's farm. Each cat has a different history and each illustrates some truths about what cats need and expect from us and what we need and expect from cats. Throughout the book are photographs of the animals of Thistle Hill and of the daily routine of life on the farm. The Cats of Thistle Hill also provides fascinating information for cat owners or those who are thinking about ownership, including valuable sections on feline breeds, behavior, and diseases, with plenty of practical information on topics such as choosing a cat, neutering and spaying, and immunizations. Animal lovers of all kinds will find much to enjoy in The Cats of Thistle Hill With wit and humor, and in charming and telling detail, Roger Caras offers a memorable account of life in the "mostly peaceable kingdom" of Thistle Hill. ROGER A. CARAS is the eighteenth president of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the ASPCA, the oldest humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Prior to taking on the leadership of the "A," he was with ABC Network for seventeen years, the only correspondent with any network to have the title Special Correspondent for Animals and the Environment. He is the author of more than sixty books. A selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club