7/22/13

Book Review: Climb that Fence and Take that Leap by Philip Johnsey


By on 7/22/2013 08:08:00 AM

What life lessons can we learn from our pets--or from animals in nature?  As the proud parent of four cats, one crazy foxhound, and random tadpoles or other critters--I was excited to review Climb That Fence and Take that Leap by author Philip Johnsey.  What did I think of Climb That Fence and Take that Leap?

Quick summary of Climb That Fence & Take that Leap.  What can we learn about ourselves by watching animals or our own pets' behaviors?  Are there hidden lessons that pets and animals can teach us--if we pay attention?  Philip Johnsey shares a short compilation of personal animal stories to inspire--and encourage readers to watch pet antics from a slightly different perspective.

Climb That Fence & Take That Leap is a short, thought provoking read.  Johnsey picks only a few examples of pet and animal behavior that he's observed from his own cats or from animals in nature--and does a little soul searching with each observation.  What can he learn from the behaviors?  What life lessons could he share with readers?  As you read Climb That Fence & Take That Leap--your interpretations of each observation may differ based on your own life experiences.  However, as you read through the author's animal inspired-life lessons, you may find yourself thinking about pet behaviors differently--and realize that human animals are not really so different from their "wild" counterparts.

Would I recommend Climb That Fence & Take That Leap?  I'm certain that the author has many more stories to tell--and I look forward to reading more from him. This book is not as lighthearted as some such pet reflections--there are some deeper, personal reflections revealed.  The author has an obvious love of animals--and the ability to slow down, learn from his animal observations, and encourage others to do the same. I think it's a great book for animal lovers. 

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About the Author:

Raised on a farm and having been a volunteer at different animal rescues, it’s no surprise that his first two published articles were about animals. So it’s only fitting that Phil’s first book is about animals and the connections we share. From Phil’s first high school job to present, he’s spent his career working with clients, explaining complex ideas in an easy to understand manner. Phil enjoys using his talents to make a positive difference and all the things he learns along the way. In addition Phil enjoys exploring the world and sharing those adventures via writing, photography, and videography. We are all connected and sharing our stories just brings people closer. Phil’s credits include, multiple I.T. certifications, account management, Reiki master, photographer, author of two blogs, writes a travel column for work, co-hosts a local television show, and whatever else he can get into.

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About Angela

Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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