Unlikely Loves: 43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom (Unlikely Friendships)

By Jennifer S. Holland

Unlikely Friendships is the exceptional New York Times bestseller that’s spent forty four weeks at the record and has 615,000 copies in print. It’s struck a chord with media, from CBS This Morning to USA Today, and Temple Grandin has praised it as “amazing. It exhibits the facility of friendship.” Now its writer, Jennifer Holland, who writes approximately animal relationships with perception, compassion, and an exceptional narrative contact, explores animal attachments that, in human phrases, can in basic terms be referred to as love.

Packed with attractive, breathtaking full-color photos, Unlikely Loves is a party of affection among species. listed below are tales of parental love, just like the Dalmatian who moms a baby lamb―a lamb that simply occurs to be white with black spots! tales of playful love, together with the fox and the hound who turn into inseparable. And tales of orphaned animals who've discovered family-like ties in unforeseen combos, just like the elephant who’s bonded with sea lions, goats, and different animals in her walks round the Oregon Zoo.

Ms. Holland has interviewed scientists, zoologists, and animal caretakers from worldwide, monitoring down firsthand assets and eyewitnesses. The tales are written with journalistic integrity and detail―and continuously full of the author’s deep affection for her subjects.

Show description

Quick preview of Unlikely Loves: 43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom (Unlikely Friendships) PDF

Similar Animals books

The Dog Who Couldn't Stop Loving: How Dogs Have Captured Our Hearts for Thousands of Years

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson has lengthy been drawn to the connection among people and animals, and he's regularly been acutely aware that there has been whatever very specified in our bond with canines, extra severe than with the other animal. No different animal loves us in fairly a similar manner as canines love us. And it truly is mutual.

Secrets of the Cat: Its Lore, Legend, and Lives

What's particularly occurring at the back of these luminous pussycat eyes?

Affectionate but aloof, clever and inquisitive but dangerously careless, the more-or-less domesticated condo cat intrigues us as no different animal can. Now Barbara Holland deals cat fans a desirable, humorous, and refreshingly candid examine their pussycat partners: their background, lore, and secrets and techniques, and their advanced kinfolk with humans and with every one other.

secrets and techniques of the Cat is a full of life appreciation of cats as we all know and love them, with witty research and clean observations approximately pussycats either low and high. listed below are Winston Churchill’s ginger tom, who attended cupboard conferences; Teddy Roosevelt’s cat, Slippers, who got here to dinner; or even the author’s personal George II, who was once bitten by means of a mouse and followed by way of a blue jay. Barbara Holland’s hot, vibrant speculations on cats’ lives and times—on their social, psychic, and mythological legacy, and their impenetrable mysteries—will supply readers a pleasant cat’s-eye view of the world.

Animal Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form

From the writer of the vintage Human Anatomy for Artists comes this common reference advisor that includes over unique drawings and over seventy photos. Designed for painters, sculptors, and illustrators who use animal imagery of their paintings, Animal Anatomy for Artists bargains thorough, in-depth information regarding the main quite often depicted animals, provided in a logical and simply understood layout for artists--whether newbie or finished specialist.

How Animals Grieve

From the time of our earliest youth encounters with animals, we casually ascribe generic feelings to them. yet scientists have lengthy suggested opposed to such anthropomorphizing, arguing that it limits our skill to actually understand the lives of different creatures. lately, even though, issues have started to shift within the different path, and anthropologist Barbara J.

Extra info for Unlikely Loves: 43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom (Unlikely Friendships)

Show sample text content

For Wendy it used to be enjoyable to determine the pig cross from pint-size to large, ultimately surpassing her surrogate mom in all dimensions. Did Puggy become aware of early on that this little piggy she’d befriended could quickly be an outsize beast with sufficient energy to place a boxer on her again? “Perhaps,” Wendy says. “And perhaps that’s why she used to be so great to her from the beginning. ” BOXER a standard (and lik ely fake) cause of the boxer’s identify is that it come s from the canine’ tendency to “box” with their entrance paws after they play. yet truthfully a boxer containers extra with its head —swinging its muzzle tough sufficient to knock a cat uncons cious! The P ig allow a n d t he B o x er   |   four five { M i c h ig a n , U . S . A. , 2012} The Mama Mutt and the Kittens M otherly affection . . . it could possibly simply be the main universal interspecies love connection within the animal king- dom. And here's a relatively candy tale a couple of beagle–terrier combine who followed an entire pile of kittens and have become their mom not only in deed yet in physique and soul. Tiny squirming tom cats, only a week outdated, wanted a person to get them on their ft. Heather Rector, a tender girl dwelling in Michigan, observed a posting on-line that the kittens have been to be had and required certain attention—they weren’t bottle-feeding rather well. Soft-hearted Heather couldn’t stand the assumption of the cats going hungry, so she acknowledged she’d provide them transitority care. “I obtained them domestic, they have been in a field at the flooring in my forty seven DOMESTIC CAT KI NG DO M : An im al ia information PHYLUM: Chor alia category: Mamm ra ivo rn Ca R: ORDE ae kinfolk: Felid GENUS: Felis catus SPECIES: Felis kitchen,” she recollects, “and inside of approximately ten mins, my puppy, Sydney, poked her head into the field, sniffed the kittens, after which started wearing them one after the other via their little scruffs and shedding them in her mattress. ” It’s how she had picked up and carried her personal domestic dogs once they have been newborns, Heather says. Heather notion it used to be a candy habit on Sydney’s half, however it didn’t resolve the matter of having the kittens to devour. She attempted dripping milk off her finger, off the nook of a rag, every little thing she may think about, to no avail. an afternoon or later, Heather deliberate to go to her fiancé. Sydney, she says, refused to depart the kittens, so Heather needed to close up the complete zoo and take them along with her, mattress and all. It was once at her fiancé’s apartment that the couple received a stunning shock. “My fiancé was once petting Sydney, and by surprise he spotted this white liquid everywhere his hands,” Heather recollects. “It used to be milk! Sydney was once lactating—making milk for those infants that weren’t even hers. ” Sydney’s final muddle (of puppies) were weaned greater than a yr and a part earlier than, so there has been no reason behind her to be generating milk anymore. yet canines may have “false pregnancies” or can lactate if the ideal hormones hit convinced degrees. it seems that the needy kittens’ mewing and squirming opposed to her had despatched Sydney’s mind the message that it was once time to make milk back. Her motherly intuition caused her physique to be motherly, too.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.02 of 5 – based on 7 votes