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October 6, 2018
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The Souls of Animals
In this revised second edition of this celebrated book, Unitarian Universalist minister Gary Kowalski grapples with the big spiritual questions around our relationship with animals: Do animals have souls? Are they aware of death and are they conscious of themselves? Do animals have an inherent capacity to recognize beauty and can they create art? Do animals experience love? Do they know right from wrong? Why do birds sing? And ultimately what do we lose in a world without animals and what does that mean for our ongoing relationship with the creatures with which we share the world?
Kowalski offers beautifully written vignettes that shed light on these questions and much more. He explores how animals play, their sense of altruism, their capacity for love. By “desacrilizing” animals, Kowalski argues, we make ourselves less human. “If we are to keep our family homestead — Earth — safe for coming generations,” he writes, “we must awaken to a new respect for the family of life.” Praise for The Souls of Animals includes:
“Gary Kowalski helps us unlock the mysteries of animal spirituality. For as we have learned from the companion animals that share our lives and our homes, when we look into their eyes we see the reflection of our won humanity.”
—Kim Stallwood, Executive Director, PETA
“Gary Kowalski’s voice is one that empowers us to say in public what we have thought in private — that animals love their companions, know grief and hoy and play and create. The are truly our bothers and sisters in fur, feather and fin.”
—Tom Regan, author of The Case for Animal Rights
“This is an important book because it is so revealing of the animal soul that touches ours when we are open and receptive. In the process, our own souls are enriched.”
— Dr. Michael W. Fox, former vice president, the Humane Society of the United States
Gary Kowalski is a Unitarian Universalist minister in Burlington, VT. He holds degrees from Harvard College and Harvard Divinity School. A native of Oklahoma, he has served churches in Memphis, Tennessee, and Seattle, Washington, before moving to Burlington. He is the author of several books, including Goodbye Friend: Healing Wisdom For Anyone Who Has Ever Lost A Pet, also published by New World Library.
The Souls of Animals
By Gary Kowalski · Preface by John Robbins · Foreword by Tom Regan
July 2007 · Animals · Trade Paper · B/W Photos
$14.00 · 160 pages · ISBN-10: 1-57731-590-1 · ISBN-13: 978-1-57731-590-2
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New Ware Pet website is now live, in celebration of the company’s 25 years of leadership in fun, innovation and the celebration of the incredible bond between pets and their people
PHOENIX, AZ - (MARCH 14, 2018) Ware Pet Products(formerly Ware Manufacturing, Inc.), an industry leader in fun, smart and stylish pet product solutions, announces the launch of its new website http://www.warepet.comas it heads to Global Pet Expo 2018in Orlando, FL March 21-23, 2018 and the celebration of the Company’s 25thAnniversary.
“It’s hard to believe that Ware Pet Products (formerly Ware Manufacturing, Inc.) is twenty-five years old! When you love what you do every day, it never feels like ‘work.’ We are honored to partner with incredible retailers, distributors, and our own employees to create and serve the pet product industry and pet-parents everywhere with product-solutions that promote a fun, happy and healthy lifestyle. On behalf of our family owned company, we are proud to continue the growth that we’ve established over the past 25 years and we celebrate an unwavering commitment to innovation as we head towards what we know will be a bright future,” states Terri Ware, Co-Owner of Ware Pet Products.
About Ware Pet Products
Founded in 1993 and still privately owned, Ware Pet Products is led by an innovative team of professionals that are among the most knowledgeable in the industry. We are passionate about our mission to continuously offer new and exciting products that enhance the lives of pets and their owners alike. After all, we love our pets, too - and have quite an assortment among our team members, ranging from reptiles, to dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens and more. We even have three office cats! We also are proud of Ware Cares™, as we are concerned about the carbon pawprint we leave as a company and are committed to using recycled and recyclable material in the manufacturing of our packaging and pet products. For more information, please visit www.warepet.com.
Ware Pet Products (formerly Ware Manufacturing, Inc.) Announces the Launch of New Product Innovations at Global Pet Expo 2018
New Ware Pet Products will be unveiled at the largest pet product trade show in North America March 21-23, 2018 in Orlando, FL
PHOENIX, AZ - (MARCH 14, 2018) Ware Pet Products(formerly Ware Manufacturing, Inc.), an industry leader in fun, smart and stylish pet product solutions, will unveil new products at Global Pet Expo 2018in Orlando, FL March 21-23, 2018.
In conjunction with the company celebrating its 25thAnniversary at the show, the new products reflect the growth and evolution of the trusted Ware Pet brand of solutions for dogs, cats, birds, small animals/critters, chickens, bees, and the people that love them. Several of the new products featured below are being featured in the show’s prestigious New Product Showcase, making them eligible for 2018 Product of the Year Awards in various categories.
Committed to innovation, fun and celebrating the incredible bond between pets and their people, the company’s new tagline is ware pets play. Graphic: WARE PETS PLAY
Continuing a strengthened commitment to fun and innovation, Ware Pet Products is also unveiling a new “R.T.A.” (Ready To Assemble) collection of cat furniture and playscapes that encourage a dedicated space to play, rest and eat. A leader in the category, Ware will incorporate USA Carpet Tough™ – trademark pending – which is durable cat furniture made with carpet from the USA.
“As a leader of innovation in multiple categories of pet product solutions, we feel that the move from Ware Manufacturing to Ware Pet Products more clearly conveys what our company is all about and what our solutions offer pet-parents across the country: functionality, fun and safety.” states John Gerstenberger, Vice President of Product Development for Ware Pet Products.
New Ware Pet Products launching at the prestigious Global Pet Expo 2018 include:
R.T.A. (Ready To Assemble) Cat Furniture featuring USA Carpet Tough™:Ware’s newest collection of cat furniture offers the same great features and benefits of Ware’s existing pre-assembled cat furniture as a spot to rest, play and dine, but new for 2018 is Ware Pet’s R.T.A. (Ready To Assemble) feline furniture line with USA Carpet Tough™ - durable USA carpet in a 4 colors (tan, brown, grey and cream) chosen to best complement most home decors. The 4 structures available include: The Plateau Palace, Contemporary Skyline, R&R Palace, and the 4 Level Condo Palace. AnRTAfurniture option offers cat owners an easier way to transport the furniture from the store to their home, and also offers retailers a space-efficient solution for the cat furniture section of their stores.
Photos (2, examples):
- Ware - The Plateau Palace: MSRP $199.99
- Ware - Contemporary Skyline MSRP $299.99
- Ware - R&R Palace MSRP $249.99
- Ware - 4 Level Condo Palace MSRP $269.99
Tabby Cat Hamster Hideout: Soft and secure for small “critters”, this product serves the rapidly growing small animal pet owner population. The Tabby Cat Hamster Hideout is resistant to stains and odors. MSRP: $8.99
Kapok Build-a-Bed + Kapok Build-a-Hut + Kapok Build-a-Nest: Softest bedding to keep a small critter cozy; Eco-friendly, the packaging for these products actually transforms into the product itself…turning into a bed, a hut, or a nest. Each product is printed with vegetable based inks making this product convertible, efficient and safe to chew. MSRP $3.99
Critter Crackers: A 3-pack of wholesome chews, made from high fiber timothy hay, offers a terrific and healthy option for rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, and other small animals.Available in sea creature shapes or zoo creature shapes for added fun. MSRP: $6.99
Lucky Flyer and Cruise-N-Snooze: Naturally safe to chew, this small animal item is great for hiding, resting or nesting.MSRP: $7.99
Chill Stone: Chew proof dolomite construction helps keep small animals and critters cool and comfortable. Much lighter weight than granite. MSRP $9.99
PHOTOS for Small Animal:
Ware Kapok Build-A-Bed - click HERE
Ware Kapok Build-A-Nest - click HERE
Ware Pet Loofah Salad (assortment) - click HERE
Ware Pet Health-E Bouquet - click HERE
Ware Pet Health-E Cone with Timothy Hay - click HERE
Ware Pet Health-E Shroom - click HERE
Ware Pet Krunchy Banana Healthy Chew - click HERE
Ware Pet Krunchy Bouquet - click HERE
Ware Pet Krunchy Bread Man - click HERE
Ware Pet Krunchy Carrot - click HERE
Ware Pet Krunchy Cookie - click HERE
Ware Pet Krunchy Sunflower - click HERE
Ware Tabby Cat Hideout - click HERE
Coop Control for Chickens: Reduces “fowl” odors, Coop Control is 97% Bio-Based organic carbon and safe for chickens to ingest. Sprinkle in pen to minimize odors, and USDA certified Bio-Based. MSRP: $16.99
Walk In Chicken Coop: This Walk in Chicken Coop includes 4 nest boxes and features predator-resistant hardware for added safety and security. Accommodates a height of 5’5”. MRSP $669.99
(and what you have is the Ware Belgian Barn Photo: http://propelcommunications.com/sites/default/files/media-items/5_14059_chicken_coop.jpg
Insulated Chicken Water Cooler– To be featured in the New Product Showcase, this insulated water cooler is a great offering for the growing number of pet lovers that are adding pet chickens to their family.
Sideways Sipper Cooler Photo: http://propelcommunications.com/sites/default/files/media-items/SidewaysSipper_InsulatedCooler.jpg
Sideways Sipper (single) Photo: http://propelcommunications.com/sites/default/files/media-items/SidewaysSipper_largeNips.png
Bird Central: 2 versions (1 for cockatiel and conure and 1 for parakeet and finch), this easy-fill control feeding station with toy access, and a pull out toy for quick and easy cleaning. MRSP: $99.99 for Parakeet/Finch and $$129.99 for Cockatiel/Conure)
Photo : Bird Central for Parakeet / Finch http://propelcommunications.com/sites/default/files/media-items/17322_BCC_ParakeetNFinch.jpg
Photo: Bird Central for Cocktaiel/Conure http://propelcommunications.com/sites/default/files/media-items/17323_BCC_CockatielNConure.jpg
High Resolution Logos + New Product Images, please click to access:
- ware pets playtagline (new!): click HERE
- WareLucky Flyer: click HERE
- WarePurrfect Penthouse: click HERE
- WareRTA Cat Furniture collection:
- - Contemporary Skyline (Grey)
- - The Plateau Palace (Brown)
- - 4 Level Condo Palace (Cream)
- - The R&R Palace (Tan)
- WareKitty Corner: click HERE
- WareTabby Cat Hamster Hideout: click HERE
- WareWalk In Chicken Coop: click HERE
- WareKapok Hut: click HERE
- Ware Kapok Build a Nest: click HERE
About Ware Pet Products
Founded in 1993 and still privately owned, Ware is led by an innovative team of professionals that are among the most knowledgeable in the industry. We are passionate about our mission to continuously offer new and exciting products that enhance the lives of pets and their owners alike. After all, we love our pets, too - and have quite an assortment among our team members, ranging from reptiles, to dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens and more. We even have three office cats! We also are proud of Ware Cares™, as we are concerned about the carbon pawprint we leave as a company and are committed to using recycled and recyclable material in the manufacturing of our packaging and pet products. For more information, please visit http://www.warepet.com.
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Felisept is a natural stress-reliever for cats of all breeds, colors, and sizes. Made with an extract of the mint plant we all know as "catnip", this plant is a natural attractant for cats and other feline species that helps create a sense of calm for them. When used in a cat's environment, Felisept can help curb their unwanted behavior that is often caused by feeling stressed. Felisept is available in two options to better suit your long-term or short-term needs. Try the fast-acting Felisept Spray to make travel and vet visits less troublesome for you and your cat, or plug in the long-lasting Felisept Diffuser to help your cat relax at home. Stress at home can be caused by many things for your cat, including: • Fireworks • Thunderstorms • New family members • Welcoming a new pet • Rearranged furniture • Animals outside in the yard
Stress can make us do crazy things, and it can affect our cats just as easily. While they don't have the same causes of stress we humans do such as work, money, and relationships, there are many other things in your cat's life and environment that can cause stress. How do you know if he's stressed? Luckily, cats show certain unusual behavior when something is bothering them, behavior that you might easily notice.
Here are 10 tell-tale behavioral signs from PetMD that your cat could be stressed out:
- Urinating Outside of the Litter Box
If your cat is usually very good about keeping it in the box and you notice he's decided to urinate it other places around the house, he's probably trying to tell you something.
- Going Too Much, or Not Enough
Diarrhea, constipation, and other digestive problems are not pleasant for you or your cat, and could be indicative of several possible things.
- Licking Til Fur is Gone
Cats are known to groom themselves carefully and often, but no animal should lick to the point of bald patches or raw skin. This is a clear sign of stress, and should call for a trip to the vet instead of the groomer.
- Overly Scratching
Too much scratching of himself can be just as bad as compulsive licking.
- Hiding From the Humans
Cats are naturally aloof, but a cat that actively hides from you and everyone else in the house is likely hiding out of stress. Time to get him into a cat carrier and have a vet take a look.
- Talking More Than Ever
Some cats are talkers, while others speak more rarely. If his meows are unusually long, panicked, or happening in recurring bouts, he's literally trying to tell you something. Your vet should be able to "crack the kitty language code".
- Eating Less or Not at All
Humans may fast and go on diets, but cats are always going to be regular eaters--unless something is wrong. You'll want to see a vet very soon, especially if he stops eating entirely.
- Napping All Day & All Night
They CAN sleep up to 20 hours per day, but that doesn't mean all cats will. No one knows your cat's sleeping schedule better than you. If you notice him suddenly sleeping more or being very lethargic, it could be stressed induced.
- Starting Fights with Other Pets
They play rough, but real aggression between animals that are usually peaceful cohabitants of your home could be a sign that one of them is stressed or ill.
- Getting Aggressive with YOU
Your favorite fluffy lap warmer decided to get aggressive with you? Try not to get personally offended. Stressed and sick animals may get suddenly aggressive with the humans they love, too. If this happens, it may be best to consult your vet quickly, before it gets out of hand.
|NEW COOKBOOK FOR DOGS PROVES
THE HEALING POWER OF WHOLE FOODS
"Yin & Yang Nutrition for Dogs"
-A Natural Approach to Pet Health-
Home cooking for your dog may sound extravagant, but the key to good health is proper nutrition and pets are no exception. Canned, processed pet food has been directly linked to poor pet health and the truth is processed foods are just as bad for pets as they are for humans.Luckily, making food for your dog doesn’t have to be complicated or costly! In her new book,Yin & Yang Nutrition for Dogs,holistic veterinarian, Dr. Judy Morgan will show you easy, whole food recipes to keep your dog naturally healthy (and off medication.)
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Yin & Yang Nutrition for Dogs: Maximizing Health With Whole Foods, Not Drugsis the ultimate health and wellness guide every dog owner needs to have.
This book details the importance of pet nutrition, and shows how to use food therapy to keep your dog naturally healthy. Author and holistic veterinarian, Dr. Judy Morgan has a passion for healing her patients with whole foods, minimizing medications and chemicals, allowing the body to heal from within. In this book she offers a variety of different menus options and easy-to-follow recipes that can be customized for your dog's specific health issues and even their personality type!
WHY YOU NEED THIS BOOK:
While many pet owners like the idea of feeding their dogs a natural, whole foods diet, the logistics and cost of doing so can be overwhelming. This book is an easy-to-use and fun resource that proves cooking for your pet doesn't have to be costly or time consuming.Why should you prepare food for your pets? It’s simple. The pet food industry has let you down. Today it is widely known and accepted that diet and nutrition is linked to good health for humans but the vet industry has yet to catch up. Since the advent of processed food for pets, the pandemic of degenerative health problems has escalated in dogs and cats. People have depended on the pet food industry to provide wholesome nutrition to keep their pets healthy. Pet food labels often include words likeholistic, natural, andhuman grade; but in reality, ingredients are often waste products from the human food industry or rendered meals from diseased animal carcasses. The pet food industry has spent millions of advertising and teaching dollars to convince veterinarians and the pet-owning public that the only way to provide a complete diet is to feed processed industrial food....but the truth is, processed foods are just as bad for pets as they are for humans."If your dog is eating a prescription diet recommended by your veterinarian you are most likely paying a lot for a product that is not optimal for your pet,"says Judy Morgan, DVM, who operates two veterinary hospitals in New Jersey that offer an integrative approach to pet care combining holistic medicine with traditional western techniques.In this book, Dr. Morgan offers tips and interesting information on animal health and wellness that is useful for any pet owner. Dr. Morgan shows pet owners how to determine the right ingredients and quantities based on their pets’ health, condition, and behavior. The language is understandable without being over simplified and the book includes a wealth of photographs making the recipes easy-to-follow.
"Yin & Yang Nutrition for Dogs is a dog nutrition Bible for anyone who wants to keep their dog in peak condition. While there are a number of websites dedicated to whole and raw food canine diets, this is the most detailed and information-rich resource I’ve encountered."
-Jack Magnus, Amazon Reviewer
ABOUT DR. JUDY MORGAN:
Dr. Judy Morgan is a nationally renowned author, speaker, and holistic veterinarian best known forhealing her patients with whole foods, minimizing medications and chemicals, allowing the body to heal from within.Dr. Morganhas received critical acclaim in the veterinary industry for integrating Eastern and Western medicine in her two award-winning veterinary practices in New Jersey.She is the author of three books on holistic pet care including the recently released titleYin & Yang, a holistic cookbook for dogs. An active speaker and blogger, Morgan's social media sites reach millions of pet owners worldwide. Dr, Morgan is Chief Veterinary Medical Officer for Monkey's House Senior Dog Hospice and works with rescue groups for homeless dogs.
For More Information Visit: www.drjudymorgan.com
A few treats from the book:
Who domesticated the very first dogs?
Why did George Washington send a small dog to a British general?
When did Dalmatians become friends with firefighters?
Which dog starred in 26 movies and had his own chef and chauffeur?The close relationship between humans and beloved canine companions spans more than 15,000 years. During this time dogs have guarded us, worked with us and marched off to war with us. They’ve saved our lives, kept us company and helped us with daily tasks. Their story is our story.
When Cara felt her teenaged children slipping away and saw an empty nest on the horizon, she decided the best way to fill that void was with dogs—lots of them—and so her foster journey began.
In 2015, her Pennsylvania farm became a haven for Operation Paws for Homes and a whirlwind of incredible dogs. There were the nine puppies that arrived with less than a day’s notice; a heart-worm positive dog; a deeply traumatized stray pup from Iraq; shy boys and mischievous girls; and countless others who just needed a gentle touch and warm place to sleep. The dogs that entered Cara’s home were rescue dogs from high-kill shelters in the rural south and needed a foster family as a midway point on their journey while they waited for their forever home.
With wit and humor, Another Good Dog reveals a saga that began on an impulse and led to an epiphany that there wasn’t just one dog that could fill the hole left in Cara’s heart—there were dozens! The stories of these remarkable dogs and the joy they bring to Cara and her family (along with a few chewed sofa cushions) fill the pages of this touching and inspiring new book that reveals the wonderful rewards of fostering.
When asked how she can possibly say goodbye to that many lovable pups, Cara says, “If I don’t give this one away, I can’t possibly save another.”
“A big hearted, inspiring and passionate look at a critical piece of the rescue puzzle. Lucky are the dogs who pass through Cara Sue Achterberg’s arms on their way to the lives they so richly deserve. Honest and engaging.” —Peter Zheutlin, New York Times bestselling author of Rescue Road
“As expected, the narrative revolves around tales of dogs and puppies. What’s unexpected are Achterberg’s personal reveals. The stories and photos will delight.”—Publishers Weekly
“Heartwarming. Illustrated with photographs of some of Achterberg's many fosters, this book blends insight and entertainment to tell an unforgettable story about seeking, and finding, life purpose through caring for abandoned dogs. A compassionate and humane canine tale.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Achterberg has in fact written another good book about dogs, but even more so she has produced a manifesto on how to change the world: through single acts of caring and compassion stacked one on top of another without end.”—Jim Gorant, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Dogs
Pegasus will publish on August 7, 2018. Cara lives in York County, Pennsylvania.
Cara will be touring with her dog up and down the east coast, visiting the “rescue route” many of her dogs travel from high kill shelters as they make their way towards foster and forever homes as part of Operation Paws for Home, who will share in the proceeds from this book. Exact tour details forthcoming. I look forward to being in touch about this very special and heartwarming project!