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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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Wild Pets

Wild Pets coverWild Pets
Leslie
1970

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.

 

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Alien Pets – Friday Fiction

alien pets cover art

Alien Pets
Little, ed.
1998

This is an anthology of some decent science fiction/fantasy authors. Not necessarily a weeder at all, but this poor volume had some serious water damage on the inside. Sci-fi and fantasy is usually a good source of interesting cover art. This one is no exception. I was staring at it for quite a while and trying to discern the multiple animals on the cover.The “dad” on the cover seems less impressed with the critters. Not exactly my version of cuddly, but I guess cuteness is in the eye of the beholder.

I think I will stick to my judgmental cats.

Mary

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