All Creatures Great and Small


Until one has loved an animal,
a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
– Anatole France


Easter Island, Chile

A horse is worth more than riches.
– Spanish Proverb



Without a shepherd, sheep are not a flock.
– Russian Proverb

Kabul, Afghanistan


As an inspiration to the author,
I do not think the cat can be overestimated.
He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism.
I do not wonder that many writers love cats;
I am only surprised that all do not.
– Carl Van Vechten

Mumbai, Bombay, India

All goats are mischievous thieves, gate-crashers,
and trespassers. Also, they possess individual
character, intelligence, and capacity for affection
which can only be matched by the dog.
– David Mackenzie, Farmer in the Western Isles

Nagano, Japan


Horses make a landscape look beautiful.
– Alice Walker

Chiang Mai, Thailand

The beast which passeth all others in wit and mind.
– Aristotle on the elephant

Istanbul, Turkey


Republic of Macedonia, (formerly Yugoslavia)

Ladakh, India

Rajasthan, India

Do not free the camel of the burden of his hump;
you may be freeing him from being a camel.
– Gilbert K. Chesterton

Lambari, Brazil



Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.
– James Herriot

Kathmandu, Nepal


All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.
-Cecil Frances, 1848


New Book

Steve McCurry:  A Life in Pictures by
Bonnie McCurry

Available in Italian – Mondadori/Electa

Available in German – Knesebeck publishers

Available in English – Laurence King Publishers

Available in French- La Martiniere


Milan, Italy


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