Catfight in the Kitchen

and other ruminations on animals, pets, and spirituality

by Dr. Louis Kwates



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/12/2008

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781466978256
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781425159979

About the Book

This book is a collection of short stories based on veterinarian Dr. Louis Kwantes' experiences with pets and people. Could it be that animals might show sensitivities to spiritual realities that we are often too dull to notice? Are they participating in a very real world that we somehow tend to ignore? Touching, humorous, and thought provoking, these stories reveal something of the nature of learning and personal growth, and how animals can in some way be our spiritual guides. Things are not always as they appear... Readers may find themselves reflected in the characters presented, and pet owners will certainly relate to some of the situations described. The ‘veterinary vignettes’ section includes episodes from North America as well as overseas, and chapters under ‘mundane and miraculous’ include several parables told from the perspective of a pet. The final series of chapters, which contain information on caring for a variety of different pets, is a resource for current and prospective pet owners.

About the Author

Dr. Louis Kwantes has been practicing veterinary medicine for more than 20 years since graduating from Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario in 1987. He has a Masters of Science in Tropical Veterinary Medicine from the University of Edinburgh, in 1989. He has worked in Haiti, Uzbekistan, Sultanate of Oman and Jordan although the last thirteen years he has mostly been practicing small and exotic companion animal medicine at Park Veterinary Centre in Sherwood Park, Alberta. He has published many newspaper articles. For four years he was veterinary expert on Canadian Learning Television 'Help TV' and for two, co-host of a weekly radio talk show called 'PET TALK'. He was (with his co-hosts) awarded the 2006 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association - Hill’s Public Relations Award. Growing up as a child of missionaries in Japan, he has always been interested in God and spiritual growth. The older he gets the more he finds he can learn from children and animals. He lives together with his wonderful and patient wife, three children-guides and five pet-guides in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada.