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Impractical Pets

A Practical Guide to Impractical Pets
Dolensek
1976

Submitter: The cover is plain orange, unfortunately. One interior photo shows a cat being given a pill, and the cat looks calm about it!

Holly: Some of these are not really that impractical. Maybe birds, turtles, and rabbits were really exotic in 1976. Sure, the raccoons and squirrels are a bit out there, but these are really impractical pets!

 

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Earthworms for Profit

earthworms for profit coverRaising Earthworms for Profit
Shields
1959, 8th ed, 1970

Submitter: Actually, it’s got some good info in it for someone starting a vermicomposting farm, but between the worn cover and the outdated illustrations, we’re casting it aside. My favorite headline from the book: “Everyone Is Fascinated By The Earthworm Story.” (I’ll just bet they are.)

Holly:Casting” it aside! Good one!

 

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Poultry in the Pulpit

poultry in the pulpit cover imagePoultry in the Pulpit: Further Revelations of the Vet in the Vestry
Cameron
1988

Submitter: Not sure what to make of this from the cover.

Holly: This is the memoir of a veterinarian who became a minister. Here’s the Publishers Weekly review. It also got good reviews on GoodReads. The title is catchy and the cover is odd enough to get people to take a look. It seems like a pretty good choice for Christian-centric, rural communities. The Vet in the Vestry was Cameron’s first book, and this one continues his story with more on the ministerial part of his life. It may have appeal to James Herriot readers. I’m calling this one odd enough to be interesting, but old enough to be weed-able if it no longer circulates.

 

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