Animal Blessings: Prayers and Poems Celebrating Our Pets

Hardcover | September 5, 2000

byJune Cotner

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Our pets. They are our loyal companions and our faithful friends, a constant source of joy and inspiration. In this endearing anthology of prayers and poems, June Cotner has handpicked choice writings by some of the world's most notable animal lovers to celebrate the playful, the poignant, and the profound ways these wonderful creatures touch our daily lives.

Selections include Emily Dickinson's astute observations of her cat, Roger Caras' thoughts about the love a dog brings to a home, and a cat's rules for running a house. Readers will be delighted by Anne Porter's poem exalting a spring symphony of peepers and Rumi in praise of birds in flight. The section "Partings" includes Annie Dougherty's lovely poem "Time to Say Good-bye" and Lord Byron's epitaph to his dog. "Reflections" includes the words of St. Francis, Jane Goodall, and Chief Seattle, reminding us that we are all interconnected beings, and James Herriot and Walt Whitman honoring the humble dignity of all creatures.

Animal Blessings makes a wonderful gift for all animal lovers. This delightful volume is a charming companion that reminds us to be grateful for everything our pets and all the other animals of the world bring to our lives.

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Loyal and dedicated, pets offer the unique gift of unconditional love. To celebrate the distinctive relationship between humanity and the animal world, June Cotner presents a collection of writings that pay homage to both wild and domestic creatures. Animal Blessings captures the grateful spirit of pet owners everywhere, exploring ...

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Our pets. They are our loyal companions and our faithful friends, a constant source of joy and inspiration. In this endearing anthology of prayers and poems, June Cotner has handpicked choice writings by some of the world's most notable animal lovers to celebrate the playful, the poignant, and the profound ways these wonderful creatur...

June Cotner is the author of the celebrated Graces, Bedside Prayers, Get Well Wishes, Animal Blessings and Family Celebrations. She lives with her husband, two wayward dogs, and two stray cats in Poulsbo, Washington, just outside of Seattle.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 6.25 × 5.5 × 0.73 inPublished:September 5, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062516450

ISBN - 13:9780062516459

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Loyal and dedicated, pets offer the unique gift of unconditional love. To celebrate the distinctive relationship between humanity and the animal world, June Cotner presents a collection of writings that pay homage to both wild and domestic creatures. Animal Blessings captures the grateful spirit of pet owners everywhere, exploring the ways in which animals positively influence our lives. With all the spirit of an irrepressible puppy and the warmth of a kitten in your lap, this book testifies to the companionship, laughter and love that humans receive from our animal friends.

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"...an adorable collection of special thoughts on our animal friends." (USA Today)