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Purrfect Love Publishing: Quantity and Wholesale Orders

Dear Book Buyer: Please send a check or US postal money order to: Purrfect Love Publishing 2088 Trumansburg Road Trumansburg, NY 14886 Our Inventory: The Twelve Apostles of Jesus: Their Forgotten History. 3 – 9 Copies: $10.00 with payment upon ordering. Postage Paid (media mail.) 10 – 25 Copies: $6.00 with payment upon ordering. Postage Paid (media mail.) Sometimes It Breaks Your Heart 3 … Read More Purrfect Love Publishing: Quantity and Wholesale Orders

One With the World: Chapter One

The Way of Saint James MY PILGRIMAGE Give me my scallop-shell of quiet, My staff of faith to walk upon, My scrip of joy, immortal diet, My bottle of salvation, My gown of glory, hope’s true gage; And thus I’ll take my pilgrimage! –Sir Walter Raleigh While enjoying our first rest stop on the morning of the first day of our pilgrimage along Spain’s … Read More One With the World: Chapter One

Sometimes It Breaks Your Heart

Chapter One: Lambie Pie “Sold,” said the auctioneer, “to the young couple in the back.” And with the fall of his auction hammer, my wife and I were in the sheep business. We’d just become the proud parents of a beautiful, four-year-old ewe. Although I was very pleased with myself at the seemingly good deal I’d just made. I kept having this nagging suspicion. … Read More Sometimes It Breaks Your Heart

Sometimes It Makes You Wonder: Chapter One

The Big Buffalo Roundup People are always asking me, “Doc, what’s the most interesting case you’ve ever had to work on?” My usual answer to this not-so-easy question is that just about every problem I’ve had to deal with in my veterinary career is interesting. We veterinarians are quite lucky in that we get a double bonus with each of our patient interactions: We … Read More Sometimes It Makes You Wonder: Chapter One

Los Doce Apóstoles de Jesús: Su historia Olvidada

Capítulo 1 El apóstol Pedro   “¿Pero qué hay de ti?” Preguntó. “¿Quién dices qué soy?” Simón Pedro respondió: “Tú eres el Mesías, el Hijo del dios viviente “. Jesús respondió: “Bienaventurado eres, Simón, hijo de Jonás, porque esto no te fue revelado por la carne y la sangre, sino por mi Padre en el cielo. Y te digo que tú eres Pedro, y … Read More Los Doce Apóstoles de Jesús: Su historia Olvidada

The Twelve Apostles of Jesus. Chapter One

The Apostle Peter Holding the Keys to the Kingdom Shutterstock   Chapter One The Apostle Peter “But what about you?” He asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my … Read More The Twelve Apostles of Jesus. Chapter One

THE TUNE THE OLD COW DIED ON: JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I’D HEARD IT ALL

There was an old man and he had an old cow, But he had no fodder to give her, So he took up his fiddle and played her the tune: “Consider, good cow, consider, This isn’t the time for the grass to grow, Consider, good cow, consider.” Several weeks ago, Theresa and I did something that we rarely ever do: we went to a … Read More THE TUNE THE OLD COW DIED ON: JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I’D HEARD IT ALL

Our Thanksgiving Turkey: How A Bird Native to Central America Came to be Named After a Country Located in Western Asia

    A lot of people probably don’t know that the bird at the center of our traditional Thanksgiving feast originated in Central America and southern Mexico. The Aztecs called the bird huehxolotl (pronounced way-sho-lotl) and it was originally domesticated from a now extinct wild species native to that area of the world. * A thank-you to my friend Charlie Wolff, Inca and Aztec … Read More Our Thanksgiving Turkey: How A Bird Native to Central America Came to be Named After a Country Located in Western Asia

11th Pennsylvania Infantry, the Gettysburg Battlefield, and An Amazing Dog Named Sallie

  Of the nearly 2,000 plaques, statues, and other memorials at the Gettysburg battleground, there are only two dogs portrayed. Of these two dogs, only one, Sallie, was actually at the battle. She can be found on the back side of the 11th Pennsylvania’s Monument on Oak Ridge. Very few people know she’s there because even though the monument sits right next to the … Read More 11th Pennsylvania Infantry, the Gettysburg Battlefield, and An Amazing Dog Named Sallie

A Native American Hero: The Humble Muskrat

  “Where the great had failed, the small succeeded . . .  Muskrat teaches us about ethical conduct, the action necessary to ensure that Creation continues.  Muskrat informs us about our relationships with each other and with the natural world, including teachings about cooperation, respect, honour, humility, bravery, love and sacrifice.”–Professor Deborah McGregor. www.muskratmagazine.com/teachings-from-the-muskrat/   Recently, while on a six day road trip through Wisconsin … Read More A Native American Hero: The Humble Muskrat

YET ANOTHER TALE OF HUMAN AVARICE: THE TRAGIC LIFE—AND DEATH—OF LONESOME GEORGE

droz.jpg  Embalmed and now on display at the Biological Field Station on Santa Cruz Island, Lonesome George will forever look out at us and to the multitudes of generations yet unborn with his innocent — but dead, dead, dead — dark eyes and ask that most damning and eternal of questions: “WHY!!! Why did you let this happen?” Readers of this humble column know, that … Read More YET ANOTHER TALE OF HUMAN AVARICE: THE TRAGIC LIFE—AND DEATH—OF LONESOME GEORGE

Camino de Santiago and the Miracle of the Chickens

Sitting directly on the Camino de Santiago in the heart of Spain’s famous Rioja wine district, the town of Santo Domingo de la Calzada was founded in the year 1090 by its namesake, St. Domingo de la Calzada. This former hermit turned engineer dedicated his life to the safety and welfare of the pilgrims of his day by building them roads and bridges and … Read More Camino de Santiago and the Miracle of the Chickens