This is my debut book of short stories from my work as a veterinarian. It is humour / memoir.
Here is the blurb
Around the globe, from Ireland, the UK and onto Australia and New Zealand, the author, Irish veterinarian and animal lover, Austin Donnelly, takes us with him on an amazing journey full of encounters with all sorts of animals. From a Galway postman that raises a nest of robins in his mail van, to a naughty adolescent alpaca in Tasmania causing all kinds of mischief, the stories are full of surprises and there are lots of laughs along the way. This is a perfect gift for anyone who understands that animals are people too, and appreciates the special bond between animals and their dedicated owners.
Some advance reader reviews
Irish bestselling author duo Colm Keane & Una O'Hagan
'Really loved this book; it’s a terrific read, full of warm stories, great characters, both human and of the furry kind. Sometimes sad, frequently hilarious, clearly written by someone who knows, loves and understands animals of all shapes and sizes.'
"Whiskers, Feathers, and Fur will get the reader connected to the land and the cycle of life. I loved the description of the indoor pig who discovers life outside. At first she was cautious and soon her animal instincts became unleashed, when she foraged and wallowed in the mud."
Richard Gibney, magazine editor Dublin.
Available to order through all good book stores internationally from now
Available online at
Amazon Australia HERE
Amazon Ireland / UK HERE
Amazon US HERE
Woodbine books Kildare
Midelton and Fermoy Books Cork
Bridgestreet Books Wicklow
O'Mahony's Booksellers Limerick
Alan Hanna's Book shop
Also The Green Room Roundwood
Keely's Roundwood & Roundwood Veterinary Clinic
Available at a range of Irish Libraries- Please request it if you can't find it.
Audio book version available from 10 / 04 / 2020
Alice Springs Jan 2019
Mount Usher Gardens Wicklow June 2018
Wodonga Victoria Australia September 18