At home with nature

“Don Gayton of Summerland fuses the personal with the ecological in his 8th book, a paean to the natural and human history of his adopted Okanagan Valley homeland. We sample his style here.FULL STORY

 

 

Happy cats

January 07th, 2022

Social psychologist and certified dog trainer, Zazie Todd has followed up on her book Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy (Greystone, 2020) with the cat companion advice book Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy (Greystone $32.95) due out in May. Todd covers the science behind cats’ petting preferences; the multiple meanings of purrs, chirrups, and meows; how to best satisfy the scratching and stalking desires for indoor cats; and even how to keep both cats and wildlife safe if felines spend time outside. Todd writes a regular column for Psychology Today magazine and won the Captain Haggerty Award for Best Training Article in 2017. She has a Ph.D. in Psychology (University of Nottingham) and an MFA Creative Writing (UBC).‎ 9781771648141

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