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Book Hunters in Brief #142: Unusual Pet Memoirs

A show of hands. If you could give your pet the ability to talk, would you?

Remember this is the only being on earth who knows you eat ice cream straight out of the carton...

standing over the sink...

in your underwear...

for breakfast...

everyday...

and don't use a spoon.

Oh, and remember when you got so mad at Windows Vista, you threw your laptop across the room, then told everyone that the cat knocked it off your desk? Well, the cat knows what really happened, and probably isn't happy that you blamed your little temper tantrum on her.

Yeah. It's probably safer to do what these folks did, which is do the talking for your pet, or the writing as the case may be.

Greyhounds Visit the Library

They’re coming again!  Volunteers from the Greyhound Pets of America Houston Chapter will be showing off some of their favorite dogs in the library’s meeting room on Tuesday, July 8, at 3:00 p.m.  Come learn about the fastest dogs on the planet and don’t be shy to ask questions!

When: Tuesday, July 8, 3:00 p.m.Greyhounds

50 free tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the program.

Intended for all ages.  Children must be able to sit through the program without a parent present.

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Owner's Manual for Your Pet

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 Anyone who has ever owned a pet understands how easily the cuddly critters nose their way into heart and home.  If you enjoy reading stories about animals and their human caretakers, these titles may be just what you're after:

But What Happens to the Dog?

Ever since a childhood trauma involving a sobbing fit in the lobby of the Malco Theatre after viewing the climactic scene of Old Yeller, I have never been able to finish a book or a movie that featured the death of a beloved pet.  Many times, I have been lulled into a false feeling of security, only to be mentally cast back to that empty theatre lobby.  I don't want to produce any major spoilers, but who remembers The Yearling?  What about

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