Animal Blessings: Prayers and Poems Celebrating our Pets (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Nov 23, 2010 - Pets - 192 pages
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Our pets. They are our loyal companions and our faithful friends, a constant source of joy and inspiration. In this endearing anthology of prayers and poems, June Cotner has handpicked choice writings by some of the world's most notable animal lovers to celebrate the playful, the poignant, and the profound ways these wonderful creatures touch our daily lives.

Selections include Emily Dickinson's astute observations of her cat, Roger Caras' thoughts about the love a dog brings to a home, and a cat's rules for running a house. Readers will be delighted by Anne Porter's poem exalting a spring symphony of peepers and Rumi in praise of birds in flight. The section "Partings" includes Annie Dougherty's lovely poem "Time to Say Good-bye" and Lord Byron's epitaph to his dog. "Reflections" includes the words of St. Francis, Jane Goodall, and Chief Seattle, reminding us that we are all interconnected beings, and James Herriot and Walt Whitman honoring the humble dignity of all creatures.

Animal Blessings makes a wonderful gift for all animal lovers. This delightful volume is a charming companion that reminds us to be grateful for everything our pets and all the other animals of the world bring to our lives.

  

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Contents

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5
We Really Never Own a
12
Cats Make Us Feel Good
29
The Cat
37
On a Cat Aging
41
A Question
48
All Gods Creatures
55
A P0nys Prayer
61
Prayer for the Burial of a Bird
91
If Having a Soul
109
Hurt No Living Thing
115
ontents
144
A Prayer for the Feast of St Francis
147
A Prayer for Protecting Animals
153
Blessings in All Directions
159
Permissions and Acknowledgments
165

Midwife to Miracles
67
FOUR Partings
85

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About the author (2010)

June Cotner is the author of the celebrated Graces, Bedside Prayers, Get Well Wishes, Animal Blessings and Family Celebrations. She lives with her husband, two wayward dogs, and two stray cats in Poulsbo, Washington, just outside of Seattle.

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