Promoting understanding
and compassion for animals

Dec

29

Review by Laura Laidlaw

Posted in: Book reviewsBe the first to comment

A moving and unsentimental account of a personal journey that both charms and provokes.

Anyone who has experienced the wonder of sharing their lives with a loving and loved animal will be drawn into ‘Yet not a word was spoken…’ . Through a mixture of personal experiences, poetry and factual information Di Thurgood explores the evolution of her life philosophy and values as a dedicated animal lover.

Di believes that animal lovers share five values about non-human animals, namely: they feel pain, sadness, grief and fear; they have unique characters and personalities; they play an integral role in our lives; they are just as important as we are; and they bring magic into our lives. These beliefs form the chapters of her book.

As you read each chapter you will find yourself nodding in agreement to the ideas so clearly expressed. You will relate to the anecdotes and be reminded of your own special non-human friendships. You will chuckle at some stories and cry at others.

And you will finish the book renewed in your conviction that ‘to connect to another species without the aid of a common language is an astonishing achievement and to love and be loved by that being is an amazing thing.’

Laura Laidlaw

Share this article if you enjoyed it:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Google Bookmarks
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati
  • Add to favorites
  • email

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You can use basic HTML.
Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

Recent comments

On Welcome and please introduce yourself! by Charmaine Lotriet

Hi Di, and thanks for using your passion for animals to establish this much-needed website. I was an animal lover since ...

On A little girl and her cat by Glennys Lawton

Hello Diana I'm so sorry about Oggie - he clearly was so loved. I wonder if I can ask you about ...

On Supply chain assurance - Oh really! by Margi Thurgood

I saw a program the night before last about the Nazi war criminals who are dying without prosecution or having ...

On Book excerpt no 11 by Margi Thurgood

Thank you my darling sister. I miss Joshy and Dylan too. Precious Latte was so much like them, kind, gentle ...

Approved

Humane Society International Australia

Humane Society International (HSI) envisions a world in which people change their interaction with other animals and their environments, evolving from exploitation and harm to respect and compassion.

Voiceless

Voiceless is an independent non-profit think tank dedicated to alleviating the suffering of animals in Australia.

More »

© 2011 Tallara Park. All rights reserved | Powered by Wordpress