Virgil the Hound is an amazon best seller and is a beautifully illustrated children's book, written by Tere Albanese who is a 20-year veteran school teacher. The beautiful photographs throughout will make this book a favorite of children everywhere while teaching valuable life lessons about kindness and compassion toward animals and humans. You can order personally autographed copies of the book by visiting our Books page. 


"Virgil the Hound is a charming, feel good story of a hound who wouldn't hunt"... Janice Holland, based in the UK. 

"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.

"Every once and a while, a story comes along that feels like it has a touch of the divine. Virgil the Hound is jus such a story"... Joy Casey, Author and avid reader.

Virgil the Hound - A wonderful poem about a foxhound that does not want to hunt foxes.

The Quiet Man: Mandella And His Horses Find Their Comfort Zone
(Last Of Four Parts)

​by Tere Albanese | 03.09.2017 | 2:24pm

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Richard Mandella (right) with his BingCrosby Handicap winner Bad 'n Big at Del Mar

Hall of Fame Trainer
​Richard Mandella

Articles Written by Tere Albanese 

Richard Mandella in a publicity photo with Phone Trick in 1986.

Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella

The Quiet Man: Mandella’s Bad ‘N Big Beginnings (Part Two).
​by Tere Albanese | 03.07.2017 | 6:56am

The Quiet Man: ‘I Don’t Think You Ever Stop Learning’ (Part Three)

​by Tere Albanese | 03.08.2017 | 11:06am​

The Quiet Man: Mandella Lets His Horses Do The Talking (First Of Four Parts)Type your paragraph here.
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​by Tere Albanese | 03.06.2017 | 9:00am

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