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.
Submitter: We’ve been weeding a lot of animal books lately. The skunk photo is my favorite.
Holly: The pictures submitted are priceless. Too bad they aren’t in color! This was great for its time, but there are definitely more current books on the topic that include more current laws and what can (and cannot) be kept as pets. My neighbor feeds the critters that live in the woods behind our houses, and the darn things are super creepy: raccoons that come out all times of day looking for a handout, ducks that chill out in the garden, deer that don’t look twice when you cross their path…it’s just not right.
Hand Feeding Baby Birds
Submitter: The back cover on this one is especially interesting. He’s trading tongues with a bird???
Holly: For the love of all things holy, what is happening here? Whyyyy would you do that? Birds are to me like clowns are for Mary. I just don’t like them. Your mileage may vary. If so, get a new bird book.
Mary: This is disturbing. Birds are okay, but I cannot see how “kissing” a bird in this manner would be sanitary. Just ewwww. Avian experts, is this really a thing? Please weigh in.