National Pet Month

May is National Pet Month! Let us ponder these creatures, those we bestow ever-changing nicknames and endless song parodies upon. How are they so cute? How are they so little? How are they the bestest babies in the whole wide world?  

Our pets bring us joy, support and companionship. Fluffy, feathery, scaly, or slimy. Pets enrich human lives. Over countless years, in countless ways, our animal friends have shaped human development. The following titles explore the unique interconnection we have with our pets.  

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A Cat's Tale

A history of feline kind: its origins, the evolution of the relationship with their human companions, and the surprising ways in which feline history parallels that of humanity. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on Hoopla.

Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship

A poignant and remarkable tale of friendship, growth, and coping with inevitable loss–and of how that loss can be transformed into meaning. From a fox, Catherine learned the single most important thing about loneliness: we are never alone when we are connected to the natural world. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on Hoopla.

Funny Farm: My Unexpected Life With 600 Rescue Animals

Laurie’s is a story of promises kept, dreams fulfilled, and animals lost and found. And of her mother Annie McNulty, who fled a nightmarish marriage with few skills, no money and no resources, dragging three kids behind her, and accumulating hundreds of cast-off animals on the way. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.