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by Laura Pasten

Explores animal sense, health, and communication while sharing stories of pet racoons, Morris the Cat, attack birds, and elephants
Download The Tarantula Whisperer: A Celebrity Vet Shares Her Secrets to Communicating With Animals epub
ISBN: 1573241598
ISBN13: 978-1573241595
Category: Home
Subcategory: Pets & Animal Care
Author: Laura Pasten
Language: English
Publisher: Conari Pr; First Edition edition (August 1, 1999)
Pages: 193 pages
ePUB size: 1510 kb
FB2 size: 1506 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 123
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Intrigued by the title and encouraged by the rave reviews, I was not prepared for my level of disappointment with this book. It struck me that Dr. Pasten was so busy thinking of a rejoinder to everyone that I found it hard to believe she actually listened to what the animals were saying to her. Or perhaps she just related better to animals. I found her sense of humor appallingly offensive for a book of this nature. I kept waiting for her to NOT have a smart comment at the end of each story which I'm sure was meant to be humorous but was often just silly. Please, save your money.
I thought this would be a fun book to read aloud with my husband. After reading several chapters, skipping the lectures on everything she thinks she knows better about, we decided we just didn't like this lady. She had mean, condesending things to say about the people who pay her to care for their animals, played a pretty dirty trick on her husband and thought it was hilarious (I wonder if they are still married), and was generally not very nice.
The Tarantula Whisperer brought some tears and plenty of joy and laughter to me. I got the sense that Dr. Pasten is very passionate about her veterinary work and is equally passionate about sharing the special human-animal bond with her audience. Her creative writing geniously intertwines real-life stories about her clients and personal companions and gives simple, yet interesting approaches to making your pets happy...Happiness is what it's all about, isn't it?
I'm anxiously awaiting her next book!
There's an interesting story on just about every page -- this is a terrific pet book for those who want to go beyond the (often boring) how-tos -- I've read hundreds of pet books (researching my own pet books "277 Secrets Your Dog Wants You To Know..." "...Cat Wants You To Know," etc.,) and this is clearly one of the best. You won't be able to put it down.
I started this book expecting it to be the story of how Dr. Pasten came to understand what made her diverse universe of patients behave the way they do. Indeed, there is much to be learned here from her insights and sensitivity to these animals. What I didn't expect was the wealth of useful, practical medical information she has packed into this conveniently-sized book. But, most of all, I didn't expect to laugh...long, hard, and out loud almost every chapter. I ended up reading half of it to my husband because he kept wanting to know what was so funny!
There's much to be learned about talking with one's pets from Dr. Pastan in this book. She doesn't, however, explicitly reveal her secret for whispering to tarantulas. I think she probably has really tiny lips.
I love everything about the TARANTULA WHISPERER except the title. Referring to spiders just doesn't cover all the great stories found here. This wonderful record of a veterinarian's adventures covers everything from elephants to buzzards. It's downright "edutaining" (educational and entertaining). Don't miss it!