Happy Birthday Siegfried Farnon! (Donald Sinclair)

April 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Donald Vaughan Sinclair was born today, April 22, 1911. He was the inspiration for Siegfried Farnon.

All Creatures Great And Small Documentary

April 16, 2010 by · 6 Comments
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From the BBC. Some great clips of the show, cast interviews and clips of James Herriot!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Is James Herriot the Best Animal Author?

April 14, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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Well, after much thought, I would have to say… YES! But then again, I may be a biased. But that doesn’t mean there are not some great writers out there with some great animal stories to share. Here are a few that you may enjoy. Add your personal favorites in the comments!

Nick Trout
Nick Trout is a staff surgeon at the Angell Animal Medical Center and lives near Boston, Massachusetts. He has written two great books, Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon in 2009 and Love Is the Best Medicine: What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian about Hope, Humility, and Everyday Miracles in 2010.

Jon Katz
Jon Katz has contributed to HotWired, Slashdot, Slate.com, and has written about geeks, detectives and dogs. Most recently, he wrote Soul of a Dog: Reflections on the Spirits of the Animals of Bedlam Farm. He lives on on Bedlam Farm and can make people become a little fiesty when talking about him. Try him out and see what you think!

Bradford Brown
Bradford Brown writes about being a veterinarian in Maine. He has written While You’re Here Doc: Farmyard Adventures of a Maine Veterinarian in 2006 and Just One More Thing, Doc in 2007.

All Creatures Great & Small Set Visit 1990

April 2, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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