Ask the Animals

Ask the Animals

A Vet's-eye View of Pets and the People They Love

Book - 2009
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"Reminiscent of James Herriot's wonderful books, Coston's memoir offers zany, sad, and touching stories about a medical practice where the patients cannot speak, yet communicate deeply"Bruce R. Coston's first book is a warm, funny, and amazingly fulfilling celebration of the wonderful world of animals as seen through the eyes of a small-town veterinarian.
The patients are an eclectic and surprising cast of characters who display incredible bravery and nobility at times, and unbelievable goofiness at others. There's Sandy, the dog who resurrected herself from death. There's Daphne, the transvestite cat who taught Bruce to be a cat person. And the owners are no less engaging, ranging from the angelic to the squeamish, teaching Bruce what it really means to be an animal doctor.
Readers will gain insight into the pathos and passion, the mundane and extraordinary, the thigh-slapping humor and the crushing sadness of a vet's life as he seeks to mend and restore people's treasured companions. Written with great warmth, this book imparts a deeper understanding of the pets who daily enrich our lives.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312382957
Branch Call Number: 636.089 Coston 09/2009
Characteristics: xiv, 274 p. ;,22 cm.


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Dec 26, 2014

There are MUCH better vet memoirs out there. This fellow is incredibly sexist and his opinions on anything are hard to take seriously when he only sees women as eye-candy and makes jokes about how he's a man and therefore knows nothing about taking care of a house. Appalling.

Apr 20, 2011

A highly entertaining read. It is easy to read, yet well-written. And you will learn why not to pour bacon fat onto your gravel driveway.


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