This illustrated collection contains 11 short stories reflecting pieces of life touched by animals.
My friend Savannah says that my quaint sense of responsibility is the reason that nothing enlightening has ever happened to me. At least that’s what she used to say, before last Saturday when the tourist came in to my family’s bookstore and asked if we had any Reefer, and I ended up in a garbage alley navigating pigeon poop in search of enlightenment.
-- From "Reefer"
He was a prehistoric creature, Danielle thought, or a mountain rising from the sea, embodying serenity and danger and destiny. He had been here for a thousand years, slow and wise and unperturbed, knowing all past and future. The moose dipped his huge snout into the pond and emerged with a mouthful of waterweed.
-- From "The Exchange"
Measured on a dog scale, cats are misunderstood. (Not that it bothers us, mind you...)
-- From "The Tao of Teddy #2"