Caras, author of A Celebration of Cats and president of the ASPCA, introduces the menagerie at Thistle Hill, his farm in northern Maryland
Caras, author of A Celebration of Cats and president of the ASPCA, introduces the menagerie at Thistle Hill, his farm in northern Maryland. Though cats occupy center stage, there are diverting stories about other creatures: Maggie, a donkey who pairs off with Humbolt, a llama; Steakums, a steer rescued from a petting zoo; a 23-year-old cow, an alpaca and a pair of captive-bred macaws. Among the numerous cats and dogs are the cat Xnard, who has appeared in previous books, and Omari, a retriever. Except for the hoofed animals and birds, all the animals have been spayed or neutered
Roger A. Caras was born on May 24, 1928 in Methuen, Massachusetts. He also served as president of the ASPCA and was an advisor to the Walt Disney Company, assisting in developing Disney's Animal Kingdom
Roger A. At the age of ten, he went to work for 10 cents an hour cleaning the stables of abused horses seized by the Massachusetts ASPCA. During college, he did two tours with the . Army, first in World War II and then in the Korean conflict. He graduated with a degree in cinema from the University of Southern California and worked as a motion picture executive for fifteen years. He also served as president of the ASPCA and was an advisor to the Walt Disney Company, assisting in developing Disney's Animal Kingdom. His television career began in 1964 with the position of House Naturalist on The Today Show.
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In rich, humorous detail, Roger A. Caras tells one . Caras tells one whimsical anecdote after another as he follows the cats from adventure to adventure. In rich, humorous detail, Roger A.
In the Cats of Thistle Hill, Roger Caras writes a story that is like reading about the peaceful environment of Ann of Green Gables on Prince .
In the Cats of Thistle Hill, Roger Caras writes a story that is like reading about the peaceful environment of Ann of Green Gables on Prince Edward Island, animal version.
mostly peaceable kingdom. As he recounts the life story of each cat, detailing its preferences and its peccadilloes, Caras lets us in on the truth about what cats need and what we can expect from them – and reminds us of the many rewards of bridging the gap between species.
The cats of thistle hill. A Mostly Peaceable Kingdom. As for the cats, Caras tells the sort of stories about them that doting animal lovers are wont to do: Omari, a "wild creature," vanished for three months and returned, mysteriously, "a homebody and the sweetest of all our cats"; Teddy, "a legend-type cat, a living folk song," emerged from self-imposed isolation to become "extraordinarily nurturing" for three kittens; various cats. and other animals growing old with "a kind of inexplicable wisdom, a resignation, somehow.
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