We are thrilled to announce that the new book we co-authored with Robin Ganzert, PhD, president and CEO of American Humane Association, is available for a special presale offer.
ANIMAL STARS: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors is being published by New World Library. Visit the website, view the book trailer, and get details about the presale gift offer at www.animalstarsbook.com.
ANIMAL STARS includes fascinating true stories from world-class animal trainers who train dogs, cats, horses, bears, birds, and a wide variety of animals to star in movies, television, and commercials. It's truly a behind-the scenes look at how animals are trained, cared for, loved, and protected.
While being entertaining and full of juicy secrets, the book also provides readers with vital information for how to train and keep their own pets safe and happy.
And guess what? Julia Roberts, Steven Spielberg, Ewan McGregor, Hailee Steinfeld, and Angie Everhart contributed stories to the book about their exciting experiences with animal actors!
The book has photos of all those world famous celebrities plus Robert DeNiro with animals who won their hearts. Dr. Marty Becker, DVM, official veterinarian for the DR. OZ show and best-selling author, wrote the foreword for the book.
About this time last year, we went to the Los Angeles area to meet the animals and interview trainers whose stories are in this book. Photos from the trip show us getting to know Finder, who played Joey in the movie WAR HORSE and Crystal, the monkey who stars in the NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM movies.
Writing the book and getting to know Robin and more about American Humane Association's outstanding mission of advocating for animals in film and television has been a highlight for us.
To received your GIFT for pre-ordering ANIMAL STARS:
1. Pre-order ANIMAL STARS from your local bookstore, a chain bookstore, or any online bookstore such as Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com
2. Keep a proof of purchase such as a paper receipt and make a photo of it as a jpg file.
3. Email the jpg image of your proof of purchase BY AUGUST 30, 2014 to <email@example.com> and let her know which gift you want an animal-themed coffee mug or tote bag -- and your post-mail details.
A portion of the proceeds for this book benefit animals around the world, so order your copy of Animal Stars today! Thanks for your continued support of American Humane Association -- the voice for children and animals.
"I'm so thrilled that Dr. Robin Ganzert and American Humane Association not only monitor animal safety in films and television productions but also have a unique connection to these amazing animals and their trainers. As an animal lover, I'm glad that she is bringing these stars and their stories to a wider audience while at the same time teaching the value of protecting all animals." –Naomi Judd
"Every movie fan who loves to see animals in their favorite movies will want to read Animal Stars. The book contains lots of animal-training tips, along with the behind-the-scenes stories." --Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation
We (Allen and Linda Anderson) co-authored with Robin Ganzert for American Humane Association the new book ANIMAL STARS. Free gift if you pre-order. Secrets and tips from world-class animal trainers. Fun, surprising, and immensely entertaining -- Uggie, Joey, Baloo the Bear, Paulie, Hachi, Taco Bell Dog, Crystal the Monkey, Crookshanks, Mr. Jinx, Mr. Popper's penguins, and more!
For details visit http://www.animalactorsbook.com/.
DOGS AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM By Allen and Linda Anderson
IS YOUR PET CONSIDERATE?
By Allen and Linda Anderson
We don't recall seeing articles about animal family members being considerate. There have been some studies showing animal altruism though.
In our home, our cat Cuddles lives up to her name and cuddles up next to Linda at night on our bed. She's very considerate not to wake up Linda until morning, when she decides it's time for her breakfast.
Our cockatiel Sunshine is considerate when we use the spray bottle, filled with warm water, to give him his morning bath. He raises his wings so we can spray under them and puts his head down for a good spray of his head feathers.
The reason this theme is on our minds today, though, is that our dog Leaf, one of our life's greatest spiritual teachers, often shows us consideration. He's definitely not a - my way or the highway - kind of guy.
Although we mainly do our writing at home, if we need to meet with a client, Linda carefully puts on her makeup to prepare. Sensing that we're about to leave the house, Leaf is eager to kiss Linda's face with his long, pink tongue. So Linda says, "Leaf, don't kiss off all my makeup." And she turns away so he can't reach her cheeks.
The other day, it appeared that Leaf got the message. As Linda was ready to leave the house, she bent down to kiss him on his head. In turn, he very carefully kissed her only on the tip of her nose. With great discipline, he put his tongue back in his mouth and refrained from plastering her face with any more kisses.
Have your pets been considerate to you or others? Send us your stories to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Allen and Linda Anderson
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Angel Animals Book of Inspiration: Divine Messengers of Wisdom and Compassion
By Allen and Linda Anderson
Some of these extraordinary true stories will make you smile and others will bring tears to your eyes, but each one will open your heart to new revelations of love in its many forms and shapes. Dogs, cats, horses, ferrets, birds, rabbits, snakes, dolphins, llamas — the animals in this book reveal compassion, teach hope and forgiveness, or serve as a barometer to measure feelings. After reading just one of these stories, you will observe the animals in your own path with new eyes and find yourself awakening to deeper, and often startling, spiritual insights.
Dog Named Leaf
A Hero from Heaven Who Saved My Life
By Allen Anderson with Linda Anderson
An inspiring healing journey of comrades facing the ultimate battle. This man and this dog are there for each other at exactly the right time for miracles to occur.
A Dog Named Leaf is the true story of a paradigm shift. We "crazy" dog lovers (you know who you are) have waited for someone to reveal what happens in our homes every day. One reviewer wrote, "This is about how a dog with great love actually entered the inner reality of his friend to help save him and was able to succeed where human explanations and efforts failed."
A DOG NAMED LEAF and Linda Anderson