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!
“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 Distributor of
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
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The colors and textures will seduce you even before you taste this salad’s sweet, cooling flavors. Because the flavor gets even better with time, it’s perfectly portable.
Makes 2 (as a main dish) or 4 (as a side) servings
1/2 red onion, diced
1 Mexican gray squash or zucchini, diced
1 cucumber, peeled and diced
2 small tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup sliced red cabbage
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 ears or 1 1/2 cups corn kernels
Sea salt, a pinch
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
3 tomatillos, diced (optional)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
1 cup rinsed and cooked or canned red beans, or 1 cup sautéed tempeh (optional)
1 cup sliced Swiss chard leaves (optional)
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and allow the salad to marinate for at least 30 minutes but preferably 2 hours.
You can forgo this step and eat the salad right away, though the flavors won’t be melded quite as much.
Options: If you use the tomatillos, peel away the papery part and make sure to wash them before cutting; this removes their sticky outer film and makes them much easier to handle. You can also use frozen corn in this recipe, though it will lack the crispness and sweetness of fresh corn. Want to make this a meal in itself instead of an accompaniment? Add the beans or tempeh and you’ll have a delicious dinner in minutes.
Source: 21-Day Vegan Kickstart
Per serving: Calories: 179; Fat: 2 g; Saturated Fat: 0.4 g; Calories from fat: 11%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 7 g; Carbohydrates: 39 g; Sugar: 14 g; Fiber: 14 g; Sodium: 344 mg; Calcium: 74 mg; Iron: 1.6 mg; Vitamin C: 51 mg; Beta-Carotene: 834 mcg; Vitamin E: 0.8 mcg
Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.
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