Tails of Devotion: A Look at the Bond Between People and Their Pets
A fine copy in a very good, price clipped, mylar protected DJ. 1st edition. Inscribed and signed in 2006 on the title page by Amy Tan (who wrote the foreword) along with drawings of her two dogs Lilli and Bubba; Top corner of front DJ panel has some wrinkling and wear; Illustrated; A larger book requiring additional postage for international orders. 4to., 131 pages. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 24190
About this title:
Amy Tan writes a very personal foreword detailing her relationship with her animals as well as an ode to our pets. Luminaries such as Robin Williams, Isabel Allende, Peter Coyote, Ronnie Lott, Mickey Hart, Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman, Orlando Cepeda, Michael Tilson Thomas and Stephan Jenkins open the doors to their home life because of their love of animals and desire to help others who care about the animals.
The humans may vary, the non-humans may vary, the handwritten notes may vary but the message is clear - we love our animals, they are members of our family.
And, outside of the family unit, we have found that these animals are uniters of people not dividers. Anyone who has ever had a family pet will find kindred spirits in the letters and photos.
100% of the gross proceeds from TAILS will go to The San Francisco SPCA, the Friends of San Francisco Animal Care and Control, PAWS (Pets are Wonderful Support), Pets Unlimited and Rocket Dog Rescue. Each of these non-profit organizations is profiled in the book with their mission and work.
From the Publisher: Nearly 70 Million Pet guardians in the United States prove that they hold an integral place within families. Devoted owners celebrate their birthdays, worry when they are sick and speak to them like they would their closest friend. In society pets hold a place beyond companionship—they contribute to healing the physically and emotionally sick, lending sight to the blind, alerting us to danger, and even saving lives.
Within TAILS, readers will find testimony by luminaries and devoted pet-owners. Award-winning author Amy Tan shares an original poem "Ode to Our Perfect Companions," writes the book’s forward and reflects, "My little animal playmates taught me other lessons as well: the fragility of life, the sanctity of a good one, and the sorrow that can come in the sword slice of a second." While Robin Williams’ dogs tell his family to "Please Stop Traveling," and seven-year old Aryssa confides in her snake "I love you Eve because you are my baby for almost four years…we are growing together!!" Without their knowing it, pets are one thing that levels the human playing field and creates an instant connection between people. It’s no wonder that U.S. Presidents have been seen walking across the White House lawn with their dogs. Pets are allowed in major stores and hotels, and are now more widely accepted in the workplace. The tech industry is famous for their dog-friendly work environment with Google as the latest adoptee.
With 100% of all proceeds going to animal welfare non-profit organizations, Tails of Devotion is a great gift in so many ways.
Title: Tails of Devotion: A Look at the Bond ...
Publisher: San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.: Tails of Devotion
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition....
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