The gentlest, sunniest minim of affectionate notes about animal hell-raisers delivered with uniquely English country-life bemusement. The author has nattered on delightfully before about the Tovey household of Siamese cats, a goat, and a donkey, and we hear about the cats again--their carryings on, the sad loss of one and the advent of the kitten, Saska. Tovey also pays tribute to a clown cast of saddle horses, which she and her neighbors ride for daily masochistic exercise. There are some equine cut-ups in Canada also, where the Toveys travel in search of grizzlies and wolves. They do spot several ursine mammoths and acquire a repertoire of bear tales, tall and true. But wolves are sparse. (While camping, they hear thrilling wolf calls only to track down a naturalist playing his wolf tapes.) Small misadventures, mostly, but fair-sized entertainment for those who take pleasure in the company of animals.