“Virgil the Hound is a touching story that reminds us that animals deserve kindness and compassion. More and more people are opening their hearts to animals, and Tere Albanese’s words will open many more.”
—Neal D. Barnard, MD
President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
“OMG, Tere – Just read Virgil! Your book is more than a poem. It’s highly educational about the cruelty we humans inflict, willingly or out of ignorance, on the animal kingdom! When we know better, we can do better! And I put myself in that category! Wow – I considered myself fairly well-educated, but I’ve not even scratched the surface!
So, a big ‘Thank You’ for opening my eyes!”
—Ms. Donna Salyers, Animal Rights Activist, Fashion Designer, Founder, CEO & Worldwide Distributer of Fabulous-Furs
High-End Faux Fur Fashions
“Virgil the Hound charming feel-good story of a hound who wouldn’t hunt and his extraordinary relationship with a fox. There must be many hounds who cannot be trained but sadly in the United Kingdom they are not re-homed or rescued. They are shot and used for fodder.
Here foxhunting is a sinister cruel practice involving wildlife crimes: terriers, who dig the foxes out if they have gone to ground, stolen cubs used as bait to train the hounds and bagged foxes, who are basically given to the hounds so they are not disappointed if they did not kill a fox on the hunt.
It is the public perception that hunts are following a trail, but in reality, this is seldom the case. It is paramount that the hunting ban is strengthened and enforced.
Virgil is a lucky hound indeed.”
—Janice Holland, Animal rights Activist with an emphasis on fox hunting,
Based in the UK – Twitter Handle Sneaky Vixen@JaniceHolland62
“Oh Tere, what a wonderful, goose-bump provoking, heartfelt, tear-jerking and informative read! I am overjoyed that you have taken the time, throughout your life, to gather your thoughts and share your experience and valuable insight into the truths regarding the other living
(furry or not)
beings that we share this earth, and our existence with.
As much cruelty that still remains,
I do strongly believe in my heart that we, as a people, are evolving.
It is such an inspiration when someone decides to put the work into it and actually dedicates the time and effort into making a difference, and then sharing the passion with the rest.
As much as I love animals, and try so hard to do the right thing,
I fall short.
After reading your manuscript, I have a renewed dedication to do better and I believe that this is exactly what your goal is.
-Sharaun Covell, Real Estate Professional, Boise, Idaho
I wanted to introduce you to my new best seller, Virgil the Hound. This is a true story about a foxhound that refused to hunt foxes and the lesson he teaches the hunter about compassion towards all living creatures. Because life can be so cruel, it is important to teach children to respect all living things. Virgil reminds all of us that lesson. Below are some reviews.
Just click on the book cover and it will take you right to Virgil's Amazon Page where you can purchase your own Virgil the Hound!
This quick sandwich combines the flavors of fresh zucchini sautéed in balsamic vinegar with the creaminess of roasted red pepper and cannellini bean spread.
Makes 2 Servings
2 zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/2"-thick strips
4 cloves garlic, sliced
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 cup rinsed cannellini beans
1 large roasted red pepper
2 whole-wheat sandwich rolls
6 fresh basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
Optional: Extra red peppers as topping
Over medium-high heat, sauté the zucchini strips for about 1 minute (do not overcrowd the pan).
Reduce the heat to medium. Add the garlic and balsamic vinegar and stir immediately. Sauté this for about 30 seconds and remove from the heat.
Puree the white beans and roasted red pepper.
Toast the buns.
Spread the pureed beans on the bottom bun, then add the basil, then the zucchini, and finish off with a garnish of black pepper and extra red peppers, if using.
Making It Simple: Instead of making the roasted red pepper and white bean spread, simply use a commercial roasted red pepper hummus.
The Gourmet Touch: Instead of sautéing the zucchini slices, toss them in the balsamic vinegar and then grill them over mesquite wood.
Source: 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart by Neal Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Jason Wyrick of the Vegan Culinary Experience
Per serving: Calories: 288; Fat: 2 g; Saturated Fat: 0.4 g; Calories from Fat: 6.1%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 16 g; Carbohydrates: 57 g; Sugar: 10 g; Fiber: 14 g; Sodium: 205 mg; Calcium: 195 mg; Iron: 6 mg; Vitamin C: 158 mg; Beta-Carotene: 2,555 mcg; Vitamin E: 3 mcg
Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.
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