“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 highlyeducational about the cruelty we humans inflict, willingly or out ofignorance, on the animal kingdom! When we know better, we can do better! And I put myself in that category! Wow – I considered myselffairly 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
These pancakes use whole grains and are super flavorful. Top with your choice of fresh fruit.
Makes 16 servings
1 1/3 cups whole-wheat flour
2/3 cup traditional rolled oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup fortified soy or rice milk
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 tablespoons frozen and concentrated orange juice, thawed, undiluted
Combine the flour, oatmeal, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl. In another bowl, beat the nondairy milk, the applesauce, and the concentrated juice together.
Pour with the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon. The batter that will form will be slightly lumpy.
Use a nonstick skillet and place over medium-high heat. Put the batter in the hot pan using 2 level tablespoons for each pancake. Cook until the bottoms are golden, adjusting the heat as necessary. Cook the second side briefly, just until golden brown.
Source: Breaking the Food Seduction by Dr. Neal Barnard; recipe by Jo Stepaniak
Per serving: Calories: 62; Fat: 0.7 g; Saturated Fat: 0.1 g; Calories from Fat: 9.5%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 2.5 g; Carbohydrates: 12.4 g; Sugar: 2.1 g; Fiber: 1.8 g; Sodium: 110 mg; Calcium: 59 mg; Iron: 0.8 mg; Vitamin C: 4.7 mg; Beta-Carotene: 3 mcg; Vitamin E: 0.3 mg
Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.These pancakes use whole grains and are super flavorful. Top with your choice of fresh fruit.
Makes 16 servings
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!
Orange & Oatmeal Pancakes
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Breaking the Food Seduction by Dr. Neal Barnard;
recipe by Jo Stepaniak