Hoarding is not collection development

Animal Love

All the animal books are in this category, including pets, wild creatures and farm animals.

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Sheepish Info

TV Vet  Sheep Book
TV Vet
1972

Think of this as DIY manual for the sheep farmer. Evidently, this is part of a series of books on animal husbandry.  I am really curious on the TV aspect of this series. Perhaps this is an offshoot of an all-farm channel?

Of course, veterinary medicine ages, just as any science or health book. Having worked in a semi-rural area library, this type of material is often considered a core subject. Maybe a university library would think this is worth something, but public libraries can let this antique go.

Mary

More Animals for Fun and Profit:

Muskrat Love

Chinchilla Farming for Fun and Profit

Making Pigeons Pay

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Cinderella has gone to the dogs!

Cinderella
Wegman
1993

Submitter: I can’t believe this book. I literally did a double-take when I saw the cover, and as I flipped through it, I began to wonder what made the library purchase this book in the first place. The dog/people combos are a bit freaky and probably would have frightened me as a child. I could see a Cinderella story with the characters all as cartoon dogs, but not this weird dog/person combo photograph.

Holly: This is definitely odd. Dog people, are you horrified by this or do you think it’s cute? They have dog faces and people hands, which I find disturbing. If it circulates, I’d keep it, but I might not put it out on display!

More Odd Illustrations and Humiliated Animals:

Beyond Awful…the “Great Beyond”

Bike Tripping

Teeth Are Fun

Men, Dogs and Knitting

On the Catwalk

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Proto-Internet Kitteh!

Mourka: The Autobiography of a Cat
Le Clercq
1964

Submitter: We’re a super small academic library at a school that focuses on the shipping industry, engineering, and business. We received an ILL request a few months ago for this title and were surprised to find it in our stacks. The only time this book circulated was for this recent ILL request, and we’ve had it since the 1960s. I’ve dubbed this book “the proto-internet” because it is nothing but ridiculous cat photos. It somehow managed to escape the most recent round of weeding, and all previous rounds of weeding. Right now we’re going to continue to keep it for the sheer amusement value, but it makes no sense to have ever had this in our collection. (According to this book, Mourka was George Balanchine’s cat.)

Holly: Maybe previous weeders left it for you as a little “gift.” They had the same idea you did to keep it for amusement value. Ha ha! Thank you, previous colleagues. We needed this little laugh today! #NowGoWeedIt

More Cat Madness:

Dancing with Cats

Why Cats Paint

Your Cat’s Sex Life

On the Cat Walk

Crazy Cat Ladies

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