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Thursday, 3 November 2011

WIN a fascinating new book - "Animal Grief"

I'm thrilled to see how well Peggy Frezon and Kelly's great book "Dieting With My Dog" is doing and how much support it's getting from fellow bloggers. If you've not got a copy yet you really should.

You may have seen me blog before about Hubble & Hattie - the company who have published Peggy's books and lots of other great animals books.

The company is named after two very special West Highland White Terriers called Hubble and Hattie.

The Lady Of The House has just reviewed a new Hubble & Hattie book called "Animal Grief - How Animals Mourn". 

Don't think it's a depressing read, because it isn't. The LOTH found it really fascinating. The man who has written it - David Alderton - has looked at animals in the wild, like elephants and chimpanzees and whales, as well as companion animals.

He's looked back at what people in the past thought about animals having emotions and feelings - going back to the Greek philosophers - and he comes right up to date with the latest scientific research which actually proves some stuff about animals and their emotions.  But he makes it all very easy to understand and it's liberally decorated with some beautiful colour pictures so it would make a great gift for anyone who loves the natural world as well as a pet lover.

Anyway! Hubble & Hattie have given me TWO copies of the book to give away. And me and the LOTH thought it would be nice if ALL our blogger friends could enter wherever they are in the world. So you can! We'll post it out to you whether you are in America, or Australia, or wherever if you win.

All you have to do is go to this page on the LOTH's Lost and Fond website and fill in the online form before November 12 and TWO entries picked at random after that date will win a copy. The LOTH will email you to get your address if you are a winner. We'll publish the names of the winners on this blog and on the Lost and Fond website too.

I am also going to add this give away to the great new Blogville Community Calendar which Sarge has created - such a great idea to keep up with everything that's going on. Thanks Sarge!

23 comments:

Sophie said...

That book looks awesome. We entered!

Declan said...

I know all about grief Winnie; Mum has just chucked me off the sofa.... Deccy x

Chicco said...

Hello dear friend, come to my blog to celebrate my birthday!
Woof, woof,

Chicco

Peggy Frezon said...

Hi Winnie! You're right, Hubble & Hattie publish some very nice animal books. This one sounds very interesting to get a bit more of an understanding about animals and their emotions. Just recently I've read reading about the elephant who lost it's best pal dog, and they are taking her grieving very seriously.

Amber DaWeenie said...

This looks like a wonderful book. We have seen pet grief right in our own household. My sissy, April, grieved openly for almost 2 months after her mother, DeeDee, went to the Bridge.

curator said...

Understanding animal grief is so important. I'm glad there is a good book out on it.

bbes tribe said...

Very interesting! We believe they do have feelings and feel grief!
Sounds like a good book to have/read.
Tailwags
Ernie,Sasha,Chica,Lucas

Bouncing Bertie said...

Thanks for telling us about this book- I'm going to add it to Gail's Christmas list, just in case we don't win the competition.
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Remington said...

LOVE new books! Thanks for sharing!

scotsmad said...

Sounds like a fantastic book. We saw Peggy Frezon on 'Coffee with a Canine'.

That new calendar is a great idea.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Hound Girl said...

looks like a great book, I will head over there and enter.

houndstooth said...

It sounds like a really fascinating book! I have a feeling Mom would like to get her paws on it!

Bunny

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

I've entered. I'd say this is a book with a unique perspective. It sounds very interesting.

Tessa the Maltese said...

The book sounds pawsome!

woos, Tessa

rottrover said...

Bart has certainly been grieving since Gizmo went to the Bridge. I think this would be a fascinating read. Thanks, Winnie!

Sarge said...

Hey Winnie!
Wow, what a great give away! It'll be on the calendar and I bet you get tons of entries. Sounds like a great book. :)
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Finn said...

What a great give-away! We've entered! Thanks Winniw!

Oskar said...

Thanks for telling me about such a cool giveaway!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Nibs said...

Wow, looks like a good read, I made my mummie enter the competition :) Lovely blog!

ForPetsSake said...

Thanks for the chance at winning what looks like a fascinating book!

HoundDogMom said...

We just entered. This looks like a great book to read. We are going through this right know with our 2 bassets that lost their fur-sibling on 9-20-11 to cancer. I have always wondered how other pets grief. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

Sounds like a wonderful book!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Golden Thanks ... you know we love animal book. Hoping to WIN WIN WIN this wonderful book. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar