AUTHOR Louis Bromfield
PUBLISHER Wooster Book Co. (January 1, 2008)
Here is a book to delight people of all ages—excepting only those having no interest in living creatures. For this engaging volume, the author has drawn on his early books, revising and adding new material.
"Animals and Other People" is about wild and domestic animals, about pets—ranging from a wild tom turkey to a mongoose—and about people who are "teched" and have that inner sense and mystical feeling which makes them one with nature and with animals and birds.
The book ranges from comedy to tragedy; which the "teched" know are as much a part of the lives of animals as of people. The stories are sensitive and intimate, for Bromfield is aware that every animal and bird has a personality of its own and that even among cows there are music lovers, clowns and termagants. As his youngest daughter once remarked as a child, "The trouble with the animals on this farm is that they all think they're people."
This is decidedly a book for people who love living creatures, and the smell of the spring earth underfoot, whose spirits expand at the sight of a beautiful forest or a leaping trout, whose hearts turn suddenly warm at the feel of a dog's nose on their knees or the sight of a wobbly foal just come into the world. And it is, above all, for those who have known that great and noble and affectionate breed of dogs called boxers and so are set apart from other people.