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A Guide to Discovering the Spiritual Agreements between Our Souls and Those of our Animal Companions Animal lovers are extraordinary. Despite awareness that we will probably outlive our beloved pets, we are still drawn, time and time again, to the connection, joy, and unconditional love that come with sharing our lives, homes, and laps with animals. Many of us feel something deeper than just companionship with our animal friends—a heart-to-heart connection felt all the way to the soul level. Revealing the higher purpose and soul mission behind our relationships with our animal companions, Tammy Billups explores the spiritual contracts that are created when a human bonds with an animal and shows how we come into each other’s lives for a reason. Providing real-life examples, Billups explains why animals choose, at the soul level, to have certain perceived negative experiences, such as physical or behavioral issues, to evolve their souls, clear karma, and help our soul’s evolution. She shows that human and animal souls orchestrate every experience and interaction that holds potential for transformation and healing, including the final transition. She demonstrates the inner dynamics of the animal-human relationship to help animal lovers understand their soul contracts with their pets. The inspirational, real-life examples of animal-human tandem healings that Billups facilitated identify the soul contracts within each pairing that transformed feelings of grief, loss, abandonment, betrayal, trauma, abuse, and anxiety. The author reveals how animals we have previously loved and shared our lives with come back, either on the spirit level or reincarnated in a new animal form, to support us. Offering peace and hope to those who’ve lost beloved animal companions, she describes what she’s witnessed during healing sessions with animals in the weeks before they transition and during their passing. Billups also includes practical instructions for identifying different types of animal soul contracts and connecting with and enlisting the help of your light team or spirit guides. By discovering the soul agreements that underlie our animal partnerships, we can find meaning in the issues that arise with our animals and ourselves, support our souls’ mutual evolution, and allow the soul contracts to weave their spiritual magic in the animal-human relationship. Author Bio: Tammy Billups is a transformational soul healer and pioneer on the animal-human sacred soul partnership. She’s a sought after holistic healer, the creator of animal-human Tandem Healings, and a Certified Interface Therapist. She has appeared on CNN’s The Daily Share, Primetime Live ABC, and Oprah. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.
Earth Day 2021: Passing On a Cleaner World No matter where you stand on the climate change debate, we all want clean air and water. Just in time for Earth Day on April 22, Bill Pekny shares five ways to fight pollution everyone can get behind. Midway, UT (April 2021)—Preserving the beauty and wonder of our natural world for future generations should certainly be a goal everyone can get behind. While progress is often stymied by polarizing debates, clean air and water should be a priority for everyone. “We all want to pass on a clean and healthy world,” says Bill Pekny author of A Tale of Two Climates: One Real, One Imaginary (Two Climates LLC, 2020, ISBN: 978-1-73493-960-6, $34.59). “But the science is confusing to the average person, and it can be easy to get lost in the details. Meanwhile, instead of focusing on the fruit closest to the ground we waste our energy trying to convince ‘the other side’ to see things our way.” Pekny, who holds M.S. and B.S. degrees from Georgia Tech and DePaul and spent more than 50 years as a scientist in the U.S. Armed Forces and aerospace industry, wants to help demystify the science and help people understand what they can do to help. He says we should focus on combatting pollution in meaningful ways that are right in front of us instead of getting lost in debate that often just produces gridlock. “Small, incremental changes can get us moving toward bigger changes in the future,” he says. “People will start seeing the benefits right away. These little victories can generate some real momentum and get people excited about working toward a cleaner world.” With that in mind, here are five ways to fight pollution that we can all get behind. Pekny offers these ideas that could pack a big punch in our quest for clean air and water. Focus our efforts on pollution mitigation. All too often we get caught up on reducing carbon emissions in the abstract, and it can distract from other more meaningful ways to fight air pollution. Plus, getting rid of CO2 won’t help reduce other toxic pollutants. Manage forests better to minimize wildfires and resultant smoke (PM2.5) pollution. This includes controlled burns, managed logging operations, and preemptive thinning and removal of underbrush that fuel wildfires. This is a wise step, since trees usually leave the forest in only two ways—lumber or smoke! Place more emphasis on walking trails, biking trails, car-pooling, and public transportation in order to reduce vehicle pollutant emissions. Build more firebreak and logging roads. These roads improve accessibility to fire prone areas and gives us greater ability to inspect remote power lines (a frequent source of wildfires). Fund life cycle research and development of safe modular nuclear reactors and the geothermal fracking process. These have the potential to be flexible, reliable, and continuous sources of clean energy. “The natural beauty of our planet is incredible,” says Pekny. “My hope is that everyone will gain and enjoy a greater understanding of how we can work together to preserve this natural beauty for future generations.” # # # About the Author: Bill Pekny is the author of A Tale of Two Climates: One Real, One Imaginary. He holds physics M.S. and B.S. degrees from Georgia Tech and DePaul University, plus graduate study in physical meteorology and numerical analysis at Florida State University and the University of Utah, and a visiting scholar appointment at the Ginzton Laboratory of Applied Physics at Stanford University. Bill’s career in science spans over 50 years in the U.S. Armed Forces and the aerospace industry. His career highlights include: Project Stormfury with the U.S. Navy Hurricane Hunters; applied atmospheric physics and meteorology research; LASER RADAR development; new product testing in various atmospheric environments; aviation optics and electronics; global climate research; and more. About the Book: A Tale of Two Climates: One Real, One Imaginary (Two Climates LLC, 2020, ISBN: 978-1-73493-960-6, $34.59) is available from major online booksellers.

EXPLORING AWE-INSPIRING FACTS ABOUT ANIMALS’ EMOTIONAL LIVES AND REVOLUTIONARY NEW WAYS TO SHOW COMPASSION

PETA Founder Ingrid Newkirk discusses her latest book ‘Animalkind’ and what lies ahead in our relationship with animals as humanity emerges from the pandemic

INGRID NEWKIRK, Author and PETA Founder

BACKGROUND:

As humanity emerges from the pandemic and returns to offices, in-person attendance at sports events, and evenings out at restaurants, many new questions arise about our relationship with animals. Since Ingrid Newkirk founded PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in 1980, it has become an unstoppable force and the largest animal rights organization in the world. Her latest book Animalkind explores the richness of animals’ lives, their talents, emotions, and intelligence, and how we humans can act to prevent harming them. The book delves into the many ways our modern world is leaving animal exploitation in the dust, from cutting-edge technology that is replacing experiments on animals to the apple, grape and tea leaf leathers and synthetic fibers that are already shaking up the clothing industry and the arrival of animal-free foods from plant milks to veggie “chicken” nuggets made of soy.

Ingrid Newkirk will be available to discuss her latest book, share fascinating animal facts, and explore a vision of the future that will allow humans to create a better world—such as choosing new materials over animal hide, fur, and feathers; giving teachers and students dissection models that can be re-used and do not reduce wild frog populations; healthier and environmentally protective vegan foods that remove the need for slaughterhouses and factory farms; and virtual reality experiences that allow close encounters with animals never possible in the circus.

DID YOU KNOW THESE FUN ANIMAL FACTS?

· While the divorce rate in the U.S. is around 40 to 45 percent, swans, like many birds, are so devoted to their romantic partners that they have a 95 percent rate of staying together for a lifetime.

· Oinks, grunts, and squeals aren’t just arbitrary noises made by pigs More than twenty of these sounds have been identified with specific circumstances, from wooing mates to expressing distress and joy.

· Cows communicate with each other using subtle changes in facial expression; rhinos use a breath language; and frogs have learned to combat street noise by using drainpipes to amplify their calls.

· Chickens form complex pecking orders in which each bird not only understands her ranking but can recall the faces and ranks of more than one hundred other birds.


For more information please visit: www.PETA.org

More About Ingrid Newkirk:

Ingrid Newkirk is the founder of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and the acclaimed author of Save the Animals! 101 Things You Can Do, Kids Can Save the Animals, and The Compassionate Cook. She currently resides in Washington, DC.

GORY DETAILS
ADVENTURES FROM THE DARK SIDE OF SCIENCE
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A fascinating journey through the world’s most bizarre, gross and taboo science
 
Would your dog eat you if you died? What are face mites? Why do clowns creep us out? In this illuminating collection of grisly true science stories, journalist Erika Engelhaupt, the writer of National Geographic’s highly acclaimed Gory Details blog, shares the answers to these questions and many more. Gory Details: Adventures From the Dark Side of Science explores the strange and shocking realities of our minds, our bodies and our universe, taking readers on a fascinating tour through overlooked but astonishing aspects of biology, anatomy, nature and more.
 
Blending humor and real science, Engelhaupt shares captivating stories and intriguing research that will alter the way readers view the world. From murderous meerkats to a behind-the-scenes look at maggot farming, Gory Details features top-notch reporting, interviews with leading scientists and a healthy dose of wit. 
                        
Join Erika Engelhaupt as she delves into the science behind the questions we all wonder about — but are afraid to ask.  Topics include:
·       Morbid Curiosity – covering the world’s smallest crime scenes, bleeding corpses, the living dead and more
·       That’s Disgusting – edible insects, sewer monsters, sickness and smells
·       Breaking Taboos – cannibalism, menstruation in outer space and ne-crow-philia
·       Creepy Crawlies – toilet rats, face mites, blowflies, eye parasites and roaches
·       Gross Anatomy – feces, urine, blood and sweat
·       Mysterious Minds – voodoo dolls and clowns and psychopaths, oh my!
 
BIO: Erika Engelhaupt has spent more than a decade writing and editing for top science publications, includingNational Geographic, Science News, Scientific American, the Philadelphia Inquirer and NPR. Her love of storytelling has also brought her to the stage, where she’s appeared in comedy clubs and on podcasts such as the Story Collider. She began her career as a scientist, and spent years writing and editing reviews of nonfiction science books at Science News. She lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.
 

Practical Guidance and Compassionate Support for Pet Owners Before, During, and After the Death of a Beloved Companion Animal
Our pets are members of our families. The death or separation from a beloved animal friend—whether anticipated or unexpected—can unleash a roller coaster of emotions. In this compassionate guide based on 20 years' experience helping individuals and teaching veterinary professionals, Angela Garner offers practical support and guidance to help you prepare for your pet’s death ahead of time, do your best by your animal friend when the time comes, and work through your grieving process afterward. The author explores how best to prepare for the death of your beloved pet, including recognizing changes in your pet’s well-being, palliative care at home, taking care of your pet’s remains, ceremonies, and more. She discusses natural death and euthanasia and offers exercises and activities to help you work through difficult issues, such as what to discuss with the vet and how to stay focused on your pet’s welfare when euthanasia is anticipated. Sharing her own experiences and those of others, she explores practices to help you cope with fears and overwhelming emotions, retain a center of inner calm when making crucial decisions, and find the courage to say goodbye when it is time. Angela Garner also addresses the different emotional components of the bereavement process—fears beforehand and guilt and anger afterward—and includes a compassionate discussion about children and pet loss as well as how to support a grieving companion animal in the family. Offering step-by-step support throughout, this guide brings hope and reassurance that, while grief may feel insurmountable, you will come out the other side to once again reengage with life.
Author Bio: Angela Garner, animal bereavement specialist and former nurse, founded a national support service in the UK to help people through the grieving process, developing a wide range of pet bereavement support resources. Awarded a fellowship by the Society of Bereavement Practitioners for her work, she lives in Devon, UK.
When It’s Time to Say Goodbye
Preparing for the Transition of Your Beloved Pet
Angela Garner
Foreword by Victoria M. Nicholls, BVetMed, Cert AVP (EM), MRCVS
ISBN: 9781644111215, February 2021 Also available as an ebook Paperback: $16.99, 160 pages, 6 x 9
Imprint: Findhorn Press


26% of all mammals are at risk of extinction

41% of all amphibians are at risk

30% of sharks and manta rays are at risk

13% of all birds species are at risk

 

WILD VET ADVENTURES:

SAVING ANIMALS AROUND THE WORLD 

WITH DR. GABBY WILD

 

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The recent UN World Wildlife Day (celebrated on March 3rd) remind us of the urgent need to protect wildlife and raise awareness of challenges facing the world’s wild fauna and flora. Inspire your little nature lover with National Geographic Kids’ WILD VET ADVENTURES: SAVING ANIMALS AROUND THE WORLD WITH DR. GABBY WILD where you will travel the planet to meet some of Earth’s most incredible critters through the eyes of adventurous wildlife veterinarian, Dr. Gabby Wild.

Whether it’s pioneering elephant acupuncture, or treating Jane Goodall’s chimps, Dr. Wild’s vibrant conservation mission has taken her around the globe to work with zoos, museums, top conservation organizations, and universities. Her non-profit foundation is dedicated to the protection of the world’s most endangered creatures.

Join Dr. Gabby Wild on Tuesday, March 9th as she discusses:

·       Her most unusual patients and scariest vet experience

·       Interesting veterinarian care from jaguar dentistry to darting wild monkeys for care

·       Her non-profit foundation dedicated to the protection of the world’s most endangered creatures

·       Exotic animal behavior from their quirky natural traits to curious facts galore

·       How the book covers over 80 animals from regal lions to playful pandas, fearsome Gilamonsters to creepy tarantulas, and more.

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Dr. Gabby Wild has traveled the world to save animals. From pioneering elephant acupuncture to treating Jane Goodall’s chimpanzees in Uganda. Kids often recognize Dr. Wild as the veterinarian from Animal Jam Classic (over 130 million registered users) where she has answered questions from children about wild animals. Some of her noted recent collaborations: World Wildlife Fund, National Geographic Society, Jane Goodall Institute, Harvard University, Oxford University, The American Museum of Natural History, The Bronx Zoo, Zoological Society of London, Natural History Museum ( London) , and Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Paris). American-born and raised shortly there after in France and later in Boca Raton, FL, when Dr. Wild is not traveling to save animals, she is an emergency room doctor and veterinary surgeon at The Animal Surgical Center on Long Island. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University, Master’s of Public Heath from the University of Minnesota, and is also a published genetics researche

THE SPIRIT OF ANIMAL HEALING: An Integrative Medicine Guide to a Higher State of Well-Being (St. Martin’s Essentials; on sale today February 2, 2021; $17.99) is the long-awaited follow-up to https://drmarty.com/" shape="rect">Dr. Marty Goldstein's tremendously successful first book, The Nature of Animal Healing. THE SPIRIT OF ANIMAL HEALING provides readers with the most up-to-date tools and knowledge they need to keep their dogs and cats healthy and prevent diseases from occurring in the first place, instead of just treating their animal companions when they are sick.


However, this book is not simply a new edition of Dr. Marty's first book with some refreshed content. It is a completely new book in which Dr. Marty turns the traditional approach to animal care upside-down. It is chock-full of the very latest integrative medical knowledge (which combines conventional therapies with complementary and alternative medicine). 


Coupled with the vast amount of specialized expertise and learning Dr. Marty has gained from his own practice over the past 45 years, THE SPIRIT OF ANIMAL HEALING takes readers on a journey to the leading edge of integrative veterinary understanding to achieve greater insight into the minds and bodies of their animal companions.

 

 

 

NEW DOG IN YOUR LIFE? YOUR PANDEMIC PUPPY HELPS FAMILIES RAISE
 A HAPPY POOCH IN THE AGE OF COVID
 
New Book is an Essential Guide to Dog Ownership in Exceptional Times
 
 
(Lomira, WI, JAN 11, 2021) – If there’s any upside to the pandemic of 2020, it’s that American families from coast to coast have been welcoming new canine companions into their lives at an unprecedented rate, making the most of their unexpected extra time at home.
There’s no denying the joy of adding a playful pup to the family. But are you prepared to train, raise, and care for a puppy? What will happen when the kids return to school and you go back to work?
“Becoming a dog owner in the midst of a global pandemic brings special challenges,” writes veterinarian Dr. Marty Greer, author of Your Pandemic Puppy: Finding and Raising a Well-Adjusted Dog During COVID-19 (Revodana Publishing, November 2020). “All of us are left wondering just what dog ownership will look like in the future.”
Your Pandemic Puppy is an indispensable guide to finding, rearing, and owning a well-adjusted dog at a time of restrictions on everything from veterinary appointments and dog-training classes to puppy play dates.
The 178-page paperback offers up-to-the-minute information on every aspect of a pup’s physical and mental well-being. Dr. Greer explores topics such as selecting a puppy, what items you will need, housebreaking and crate training, socialization, commands, traveling, feeding and grooming, veterinary care, and medical emergencies.
Your Pandemic Puppy makes an especially suitable gift for anyone considering adopting or fostering a dog during the holiday season. It is the latest release from Revodana Publishing LLC, a specialty house focusing on fine dog books.
Marty Greer, DVM, JD, is co-founder of Veterinary Village, a veterinary practice in Brownsville, Wisconsin, and director of veterinary services for Revival Animal Health. She specializes in canine pediatrics and reproduction and advocates for “Fear Free” practices.
Your Pandemic Puppy is available from Amazon.  
 

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"LOCKED DOWN: Cats Write Pandemic Poetry” is a fun book that I wrote in a weekend when I asked myself how our cats are reacting to being locked down with us. Would they become jerks . . . or would they morph into kind kitties just as worried as we are about the state of the world? As one of my book’s reviewers says: “Who knew cats liked to sing duets, had food anxiety dreams, talked to goldfish, rode Roombas, and worried about sanitizing?” In poems and photos —some humorous, some touching — cats tell us what being locked down with us is like for them.


ABOUT THE BOOK
The art of needle felting dogs can produce amazingly hyper-realistic – almost taxidermic – results, and with a little know-how, some needles and wool, and a few inexpensive accessories, you, too, can needle felt like a professional.

If you have ever wanted to improve your needle felting and take it to a whole new level to create lifelike dogs, this book, by world class needle felting master Cindy-Lou Thompson of Chicktin Creations, will show you how.

Covering four different breeds of dog (Dachshund, Chihuahua, Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle), with step-by-step instructions and photos, Cindy takes you through the processes of creating different body shapes, proportions, armatures, coats, and blending, as well as realistic accessories such as eyes, noses, mouths, ears, and nails.

Learn how to achieve a professional finish with different textured coats, clipping and shaping, and finishing off, using a variety of mediums and methods, some of which Cindy has designed and developed herself, and never revealed ... until now.

A Masterclass in needle felting dogs by Cindy-Lou Thompson

ISBN: 9781787113831
UPC: 6-36847-01383-7

AVAILABLE NOW!

£14.99(UK), $17.99(US), 23.99(CAN)

BULLET POINTS
• Step-by-step instructions showing how to create your own needle felted masterpiece
• Includes never before seen techniques from a master of needle felting
• Make your own hyper-realistic needle felted dog
• Create a lasting tribute to your own beloved dog
• Focusing on four breeds of dog and different methods of creation
• Learn Chicktin Creations’ own secrets of needle felting
• An essential book for any needle felter of animals
• Create four different highly realistic dogs, from start to finish
• A needle felting master class in the comfort of your own home
• Now you can learn the secrets of needle felting realistic dogs



ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cindy was raised by her grandmother, who had a very successful business boarding, training & breeding dogs. Cindy drew on this experience during her working life, training security dogs in Barbados, and later as a dog warden in the UK.

Her childhood hobby of making pipe-cleaner dogs, and her talent for art and crafts, became the basis of her creative work today. Serious illness and sepsis prompted the start of Cindy's needle felting journey: needing something to occupy her during a slow recovery, self-taught Cindy has become world class in this addictive craft, naturally specialising in breeds of dog.
Place of birth: St Neots, HUNTINGDON • Hometown: EAST KIRKBY • Nearest city: Lincoln

SPECIFICATION
HH5383 • Paperback • 25x17.6cm • £14.99 • 128 pages • 339 colour pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787113-83-1 • UPC: 6-36847-01383-7
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