PrairieDogElaine Miller Bond spent 3 months photographing prairie dogs at Bryce Canyon a few years back, and now she has a new book The Utah Prairie Dog: Life Among the Red Rocks (written by Theodore Manno and photographed by Elaine) to show for it.

Elaine has a lovely message to go along with her book launch announcement: “One thing that impressed me most about working with prairie dogs was their sense of community. They bark at danger to protect one another. They nurse babies from other moms. They kiss. Thank you for being a part of my community. May your own dreams come true this holiday season.”

Which reminds me—the holidays are a great time to support your author friends by giving their books as gifts. Elaine wrote and illustrated two beautiful books of Affimals (Affirmations + Animals) and Dream Affimals, which would make an excellent holiday gift for nature lovers of any age.

“I can’t imagine anyone, young or old, not entranced by these enchanting illustrations and text. Looking and thinking about these animals is good for the soul, so here is a book that is pure soul-food for you!”
— Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Bestselling author of nine books, including When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie About Love



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