Thursday, May 26, 2011

Betty White's Views on Life and Animals

89 year old BETTY WHITE has had an amazing career and just released her 6th book, If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won't)

From 40's pin up girl to Golden Girl, Betty's illustrious career in television and film spans almost seven decades. AND SHE IS STILL WORKING!

She looks at life through the lens of her time in show business. White shares her thoughts on life's most important topics with her customary humor.


One thing they don't tell you about growing old— you don't feel old, you just feel like yourself. And it's true. I don't feel eighty-nine years old. I simply am eighty-nine years old.

If I didn't feel so well, I might have a different philosophy altogether.

But I don't get depressed as the number climbs. Perhaps because I don't fear death. To some it is such a bĂȘte noire that it ruins some of the good time they have left. "

This is Betty White at her best. Wise, funny, irreverent and engaging. Drawing on a lifetime of lessons learned and observations made, she applies her wit and wisdom to a broad range of topics while mixing in her best stories from her extraordinary career.

White is a huge pet enthusiast and animal health advocate who works with a number of animal organizations, including the Los Angeles Zoo Commission, the Morris Animal Foundation, and Actors & Others for Animals. Her interest in animal rights and welfare began in the early 1970s while she was both producing and hosting the syndicated series, The Pet Set, which spotlighted celebrities and their pets.

As of 2009, White is the president emerita of the Morris Animal Foundation, where she has served as a trustee of the organization since 1971. She has been a member of the board of directors of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association since 1974.Additionally, she served the zoo association as a Zoo Commissioner for eight years.

In the book, Betty shares stories about some of the animals in her life - including Koko the 37 year old Gorilla and Beethoven and Mauris the Beluga Whales she met in Atlanta.
She also talks about pet adoptions and her work with the Los Angeles Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

1 comment:

sweet labradoodle said...

i'm a fan of the golden girls... it's good to hear that she has this advocacy for animals... i would def buy the book :-)