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"...and then we see it - way out there at the far corner of the field - the ripple, the dashing furrow, the blur of the streaking dog, white chest, flashing feet." - From Heart of a Champion by T.C. Boyle

The cast of characters in this compilation is a menagerie of animals-cats, dogs, birds, even a dragon-and their owners. These stories look at the myriad of experiences, and adventures, that pet ownership can bring. Join a medieval scholar who discovers that not all mythical creatures are extinct, stalk the night with the Cat of Frankenstein, kick that caffeine habit with a class of kindergartners, dance along with a divorcee and her dog, and more!

Gail Godwin's St. George

Read by Jane Curtin

Confronted by a living dragon, a medieval scholar is no expert.

Ana Menendez's Story of a Parrot

Read by Jacqueline Kim

A beautiful bird makes a woman reflect on her marriage.

Robertson Davies' The Cat that Went to Trinity

Read by Charles Keating

A gothic tale of a Frankenstein cat.

Molly Giles' Pie Dance

Read by Kate Burton

A divorcee is doing just fine with her dancing dog, Stray.

T.C. Boyle's Heart of a Champion

Read by Isaiah Sheffer

A hilarious Lassie send-up, in the style of a film treatment.

Max Steele's The Cat and the Coffee Drinkers

Read by Paul Hecht

A teacher's last lesson for her caffeinated kindergarteners.

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