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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Monday, April 19, 2010

it's raining cats and dogs in san francisco

(One of my favorite quotes is Mark Twain's "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." I don't get there as often as I'd like, fog or no.)

I wish I had a chance to see The San Francisco Public Library's current exhibitions of pet-themed books and other publications. A humorous view has been selected for us in A Dog's Life (With a Special Appearance by Cats), while Berkeley artist Irene Dogmatic is featured in Dog Me Around. (Great interview with Irene Dogmatic here at Puptastic.) Of course I'd enjoy the children's books featured in It's Raining Cats and Dogs! Which makes me ask: What favorite pet-themed books do you remember from your childhood? (First to my mind: Dare Wright's The Kitten's Little Boy.)


parlance said...

That Dark Water Rising exhibition looks as if it would be very moving. Reminds me of the massive efforts volunteers put in here to help the pets and wild creatures that managed to survive our horrible bushfires last year.

curator said...

I agree. My only thought against it would be how difficult it is to see pets suffer. But that is selfish of me, I think.

Catmama said...

Thank you for sharing this great blog.

Pet-themed books from childhood? Most of the books I read as a child were about animals. A few that come to mind that were specifically about pets include:

Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness
Cannonball Simp by John Burningham
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

There were so many... *sigh*