Animals have been entwined with our lives since the earliest days of civilization. Many of the first cave drawings are of animals and how they interact with humans. Dogs were loyal companions and protectors. Cats kept the home safe from mice and curled up on a lap after a long day of work. Both were worshipped as gods and goddesses.
As our society grew, so did our appreciation of our animal neighbors on our Earth. Many of us now care for more unusual pets such as rabbits and geckos.
The wild animals continue to enthrall and inspire us. Monkeys and apes can learn sign language to talk with us. Elephants can paint beautiful pictures and have shown they are self-aware.
Animals can be our best friends. They share in our joys and comfort us through our dark times. Often they are the ones we turn to when nobody else will listen.
Our Sutton Writing Group compilation includes animal-themed haiku and poetry. Memories of pets who changed our lives. Fictional tales laced with playful delight, magic, science fiction, current events, and a dash of whimsy.
Come share in this exploration of the many wondrous ways in which animals touch us all.
Authors featured in this compilation are:
S. M. Nevermore
Kevin Paul Saleeba
The Sutton Writing Group supports local animal shelters.