One of the Top 5 Nonfiction Books of the Year
One of the Top 10 Sci-Tech Books of 2008
"Equally comical, affecting, and wrenching, The Parrot Who Thought She Was a Dog is a little charmer that reminds us of the love we owe our fellow travelers on Earth and the difference that love can make–in their lives and ours."
“Life with a macaw is always an adventure….Ellis-Bell captures this ongoing sense of discovery perfectly.”
—Booklist, starred review
“An amazing story full of intriguing characters, both human and animal, and a biologically accurate account of bird behavior. I couldn’t put it down.”
—Marc Morrone, pet expert on the Martha Stewart Show
“In The Parrot Who Thought She Was a Dog, Nancy Ellis-Bell shares the magic of making a truly singular connection with an exotic, intelligent, sensitive, and essentially wild creature. I can’t wait to share this book with my clients and friends.”
—Joel Blumberg, DVM, Santa Rosa Veterinary Hospital
“Nancy Ellis-Bell has managed to capture on paper the trials and absolute splendor that so many go through when finding themselves being ‘owned’ by a feathered companion and shows how the experience can lead to a life of unconditional love and respect for these magnificent creatures.”
—Daniel Kopulos, veterinary technician and owner of Uptown Birds, New York City
“Ellis-Bell shows just how a macaw can steal your heart—and rule your life! Enjoy a glimpse of living with these wonderful birds.”
—Pat Surniak, president of the Redwood Empire Cage Bird Club, Santa Rosa, California
“Sarah is a delightfully mischievous creature the reader grows to love as Ellis-Bell did.”
From the Hardcover edition.