‘The Wonder of Lost Causes’ is the Kind of Novel We Need Right Now [REVIEW]

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An old dog named Whistler adopts a young boy with with an incurable disease in Nick Trout’s The Wonder of Lost Causes. (Photo by Lali Masriera, Flickr)

A mother’s love knows no bounds and she’ll do anything for her ailing child. Well, almost anything. Discover the one straw that could break the camel’s back for even the best mom in Nick Trout’s heartfelt new novel, The Wonder of Lost Causes. Read more of this post

Paying It Forward One Canine At A Time

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Jathan and his Little Brother visit the local animal shelter to give the residents there a little TLC. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Today my new Little Brother and I went out on our first outing, and one of the things we definitely have in common is our love for animals. Although he doesn’t have a dog of his own yet, he told me he loves poodles and chihuahuas, and likes petting and playing with the pets his grandparents and neighbors have. So a visit to my favorite local animal shelter seemed like a great way to get the ball rolling in our relationship. Read more of this post

The Cincinnati Zoo Lights Up After Dark

Ever since we were dating, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has been one of our all-time favorite places to visit.

Open since 1875, it is the second oldest zoo in the country, and has been a National Historic Landmark since 1987. The zoo is a leader in the conservation, education and preservation of wild animals and wild spaces, and has successfully bred and rehabilitated animals since the 1880s. Today, many of these animals can still be seen on display at the zoo, including three new manatees (Wooten, Illusion and Betsy) who are on display at the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation Manatee Springs exhibit and the Sumatran rhinos, three of which were born at the zoo! Read more of this post