All in the Family Fur, hair and feathers living together

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2022-06-14
  • Publisher: Hubble & Hattie
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All in the Family takes an in-depth look at owning two or more pets. This insightful book is aimed at both current owners and potential pet owners who would like to share their home with an animal companion, but can’t make-up their mind what kind – or if two or more animals might be a better solution.

Through studies and lots of real life examples, the author hopes to convince pet lovers that two’s company – and even three is definitely not a crowd. The book explores why more than one pet is a great idea for all concerned – for both owners and pets. It is also highlights how pets could benefit from the presence of other animals in the household, and in some cases be given a completely new lease of life.

Although many might feel two dogs or cats are plenty, it could be that more are even merrier. Expert advice is given on making the right choices to avoid a combination that clearly won’t work, perhaps due to the breed of dog or cat; the owner’s location or residence; a current lifestyle situation, or the incompatibility or some combinations for numerous reasons. Combinations of dogs and cats, as well as other animals are discussed, with clear evidence that pets such as rabbits, pigs and hedgehogs, among others, can all live happily in a mixed environment.

Featuring interviews with multi-animal families, who relate their personal experiences in their real life, mixed menageries, the book is illustrated through dynamic photographs of multiple pets at play, eating, sleeping and interacting with each other, their owners and families, showing what fun, joy, laughter and love more than one pet can bring to a home. 

Author Biography

Norm Mort began taking pictures of old vehicles parked at the side of the road before he was ten. At 12 years of age, Norm was the youngest member on the executive of the Antique and Classic Car Club of Canada, Toronto Chapter. In the 1960s he began accumulating photos and information on motoring. His personal vehicle collection has included everything from a 1922 D-Type Vauxhall and 1935 Morgan F2 to a 1966 Autobianchi van and 1962 Studebaker Station Wagon. A writer for magazines and newspapers such as World of Wheels, Sports Car Market, the Toronto Sun, Montreal Gazette, Old Autos, and numerous others in the field of transport for over 30-years, he has written more than 15 historic vehicle books in the Veloce series Those were the days ....

Norm is also an animal lover, and his first Hubble & Hattie book, Dogs on Wheels, brought his two passions together. All in the Family is his second pet book, focusing totally on furry and feathered friends. Having grown-up with a family dog, when he married Sandy – a Scottish lass who also loved dogs and cats – it wasn't long before they had a dog and two cats. Their son Andrew has been the photographer for all of Norm's books.

Table of Contents

All in the Family
1. Why a Pet Menagerie?
2. Life in the Fast Lane: Combos to Avoid, Choosing with the Head as well as the Heart
3. SNAFU - Situation Normal All Friendly UP: Socialization, Eating, Sleeping, Training & Play Pointers
4. Birds of a Feather - Dogs, Cats and Birds of the same breed
5. That’s A Horse of a Different Colour! Dogs, Cats and Birds of Different Breeds
6. Dogs and Cats - Not Fighting Like!
7. Dogs and Cat Menageries, or Two’s Company & Three Definitely Isn’t a Crowd!

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