Critter the Class Cat Bare 1989 Submitter: Here is a book that the children’s librarian kept on his storytime shelf. He retired, and I retired his storytime shelf! Copyright date is 1989, so the cat is probably watching from Kitty
Making Pigeons Pay Levi 1972 Submitter: Here are a couple of scans of a book that, yes, we still own. I can’t help but hear the title announced in a Mafia guy voice. And how do they pay? See the
Beyond Basic Dog Training Bauman 1988 Alert submitter said she couldn’t stop looking at this cover. For the love of all that is canine, why are turtles “jumping” barriers on the front cover? Is the dog about to eat
Knitting with Dog Hair Crolius 1997 I am a dog lover but I am really disturbed by a dog hair sweater. Anyone else think this is odd? I will concede that this is probably an appropriate choice for a dog/craft
The Secret of Cooking for Cats Gardner 1965 When I first looked at this title I thought that it was about cooking the actual cat. No folks, treat your little fluffy friend right and cook him his very own dinner.
My Cat’s in Love or, How to Survive Your Feline’s Sex life, Pregnancy and Kittening
Isn’t the cover of this book a hoot? I also love the title. There’s some useful information in this book, although I’m sure I could find it in a more current book than 1970. It’s entirely possible that some of the spaying/neutering techniques have changed since then. Either way, I learned something here. I didn’t know that the female equivalent to a “tom” cat is a “queen.” Public libraries need to do better than this antique.
What’s Wrong with My Snake?
Come on, admit it. The cover made you laugh. Is your snake feeling a bit under the weather? Just glove up and tell it to say “ahhh.”
This is a very useful book, and if it were re-published today I would buy a copy for my public library. That doesn’t make the cover any less funny.
Chapters on constipation and diarrhea, for example, would come in handy if you had a snake with those problems. Believe me, you want the proper technique when administering an enema to your pet python.
A Passion for Donkeys
From anonymous submitter:
“It’s a must-read for anyone who wants to get into the donkey-breeding business. I understand that passion is the key to life, and I like to think I’m open-minded, but anyone with a passion for donkeys probably needs psychiatric help.”
Too funny! I love it! There’s really no reason to weed this one, but it was too awsomely obscure to not post it.