Animals in the middle ages have often been discussed - but usually
only as a source of food, as beasts of burden, or as aids for
hunters. This book takes a completely different angle, showing that
they were also beloved domestic companions to their human owners,
whether they were dogs, cats, monkeys, squirrels, and parrots. It
offers a full survey of pets and pet-keeping: from how they were
acquired, kept, fed, exercised, and displayed, to the problems... more...