Animal Happiness: A Moving Exploration of Animals and Their Emotions (Paperback)

A Moving Exploration of Animals and Their Emotions

By Vicki Hearne, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas (Introduction by)

Skyhorse Publishing, 9781602391673, 238pp.

Publication Date: August 17, 2007



A New York Times Notable Book of 1994 Highly respected author, philosopher, and animal trainer Vicki Hearne offers a treasure trove of animal anecdotes, all written in her unique and poetic style. Through entertaining stories about cats, horses, an ornamental carp, a scorpion, and tortoises, Hearne focuses on how each of these various creatures experiences happiness in its own special way. She takes issue with Ludwig Wittgenstein on lions and language, discusses the naming of pets, and considers the process of mourning a loved dog's death.

About the Author

Vicki Hearne was an animal trainer for more than twenty-five years. The author of the widely praised Bandit: Dossier of a Dangerous Dog, she received a 1992 award for outstanding literary achievement from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.