Bell’s collection of favorite books, articles and fun reads!

A Parody for Pups

T’was the week before Christmas
Our rescue was brimming
The dogs needed baths
And the tree needed trimming

In This House

Here in this house…

I will never know the loneliness I hear in the barks of the other dogs “out there”.
I can sleep soundly, assured that when I wake my world will not have changed.
I will never know hunger, or the fear of not knowing if I’ll eat.

Cats in the Belfry

Animal lovers Doreen Tovey and her husband Charles acquire their first Siamese kitten to rid themselves of an invasion of mice, although they worry about the cat attacking the birds.

All Creatures Great and Small

Take an unforgettable journey through the English countryside and into the homes of its inhabitants– four-legged and otherwise– with the world’s best-loved animal doctor.

Omnivore’s Dilemma

Michael Pollan examines what he calls “our national eating disorder” (the Atkins craze, the precipitous rise in obesity) in this remarkably clearheaded book.

Arnie, the Darling Starling

This is based on a true story. Margarete, who considered herself a typical grandmother, ran across a downed baby bird in her flower patch. She tried to put the bird back in the nest as a helpful soul, but that didn’t work.

Angel Cats – Divine Messengers of Comfort

While dogs get more credit, cats have perennially proven themselves to be every bit the equal of their canine brethren as humankind’s best friend.

Ghost Cats

In Ghost Cats, the strangely heartwarming tales of cats who have refused to let death part them from their human companions are recounted in vivid and captivating detail.

Kittens For Dummies

Get the scoop on kitten health and behavior. From finding a kitten and visiting the vet to choosing the right food, litter boxes, and toys, this handy reference gets you through the toughest and most delightful era in your cats life.

Bones Would Rain from the Sky

Clearly an animal lover, Clothier opens this training manual by recalling her childhood, when she pretended she was a dog.