Show Dog

Author: Josh Dean
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062098926
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Journalist Josh Dean tells the story of a loveable Australian Shepherd, Jack, on his novice tour through the exciting world of professional dog showing, following Jack from his first competitions in local school gymnasiums all the way to the great granddaddy of them all, the Westminster Dog Show. A veteran journalist, Dean shines a warm, steady light on the trials that Jack and his plucky, dedicated owners come to face, and uses their story to explore the larger histories of dog shows themselves; the fascinating and sometimes bizarre history of purebred dogs; and our complex, heartfelt relationships to the pets we grow to love. For dog lovers, readers of Marley & Me, Merle’s Door, and Oogy, and fans of Best in Show, Dean’s Show Dog is an irresistible instant classic.

Breakfast At Sally S

Author: Richard LeMieux
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628732059
Size: 40.76 MB
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One day, Richard LeMieux had a happy marriage, a palatial home, and took $40,000 Greek vacations. The next, he was living out of a van with only his dog, Willow, for company. This astonishingly frank memoir tells the story of one man's resilience in the face of economic disaster. Penniless, a failed suicide, estranged from his family, and living "the vehicular lifestyle" in Washington state, LeMieux chronicles his journey from the Salvation Army kitchens to his days with "C"—a philosopher in a homeless man's clothing—to his run-ins with Pastor Bob and other characters he meets on the streets. Along the way, he finds time to haunt public libraries and discover his desire to write. LeMieux's quiet determination and his almost pious willingness to live with his situation are only a part of this politically and socially charged memoir. The real story of an all-too-common American condition, this is a heartfelt and stirring read.

Lessons From Stanley The Cat

Author: Jennifer Freed
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101443820
Size: 58.65 MB
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Seduction is just the practice of artful stretching. Never let people know how fast you are. Appear slow in all things, and less is expected of you. When someone is on the computer too long, help them by distracting them, or walk lightly on their keyboard. So advises Stanley, a remarkably astute cat with a keen eye for the important things in life. Perhaps you don't have time for yoga, can't afford therapy, or wouldn't dare cry to mother. If so, let Stanley be your guide. Lessons from Stanley the Cat offers wise and witty maxims from Stanley himself, translated by his doting psychotherapist (human) parent, Jennifer Freed. Whether you're a cat lover or prefer companions of the canine variety, Stanley's warmth and insight are sure to brighten even the grayest days.

Unlikely Heroes

Author: Jennifer Holland
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761174419
Size: 51.27 MB
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Offers stories that celebrate altruistic and heroic animal behavior, including seals saving a dog from drowning, a feral male cat protecting a kitten during a tornado, and a pod of dolphins shielding swimmers from a shark.

Dogs And Their People

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Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399574263
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*New York Times bestseller* From the humans that brought you BarkBox (and BarkPost and BarkShop) finally comes Dogs and Their People. Finally, Bark & Co. has tapped the humans at BarkPost, the company's publishing arm, to put into words and photographs the first official BarkBook, capturing the depth, spirit, and power of the extraordinary bond between humans and their pups. Mostly community-sourced and filled with never-before-told anecdotes, stories, photos, and intimate insights, Dogs and Their People spotlights over 200 unique and remarkable dogs. Some are celebri-dogs while others are just making their debut; some will make your heart ache, while others will make it soar; and others simply look really dapper in color. All bring to life and celebrate the crazy, consuming, insatiable love we feel for the World's Ultimate Best Friend in a book that is the perfect gift for Dog Lovers everywhere..

Dog Confessions

Author: Allia Zobel Nolan
Publisher: Harvest House Pub
ISBN: 9780736944595
Size: 73.16 MB
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Discover the doggone truth behind those sad puppy eyes. Author and humorist Allia Zobel Nolan caught these silly pooches in action, listened to their mutt-erings, and then offered them a chance to ditch the doghouse...by confessing their canine crimes! For pet enthusiasts everywhere, here's the chance to read what Fido's barking about and howl at the wild photos. Is the dog truly man's best friend? Think again! Add this title to Allia's other two humorous pet books, Cat Confessions and I'd Rather Be a Cat, and you'll never be without a laugh.

Dog Lover S Daily Companion

Author: Kristen Hampshire
Publisher: Quarry
ISBN: 1592537480
Size: 11.89 MB
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Dog Lover's Daily Companion is an irreplaceable, inspiring handbook filled with 365 helpful tips, easy-to-build projects, and practical advice into the canine-human relationship. No matter where you live or what breed of dog you have, this book has a year's worth of ideas and insight into an exuberant, healthy life with your dog. Pet Lifestyle Advisor Wendy Nan Rees and writer Kristen Hampshire use humor, passion and panache as they guide you through the day-to-day life of owning and living with a dog. From regular vaccinations to dealing with a sick dog; puppy school to obedience training; grooming at home—to those times when you must consult a professional—it's all covered here.Versatile and practical, Dog Lover's Daily Companion will entertain you, inform you, and might even let you in on the secrets the pet industry doesn't want you to know. Whether you are a first-time or lifelong dog owner, you will be inspired to make your own beds and toys, learn valuable tips about pet safety, and actually enjoy traveling with your dog.Dynamic photographs by pet portraitist and “dogumentarian” Kendra Luck weave a visual narrative that honors the joy of dog companionship. Inside you'll find:—365 days' worth of new ways to bond with your dog—Table manners, training tips, travel ideas, and beyond—all the advice and guidance you ever needed but didn't know whom to ask!—Craft and building projects with step-by-step instructions, suitable for the whole family—Insight into the human-dog relationship shared through advice and entertaining stories that all dog lovers can relate to.

Joy Unleashed

Author: Jean Baur
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510702415
Size: 20.86 MB
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In 2007, Mary Eldergill, a volunteer member of Amigos de Los Animales (Friends of the Animals), discovered a group of newborn puppies on Dead Dog Beach in Puerto Rico. Mary rescued and rehabilitated them and, three months later, they flew to Newark, New Jersey, to be placed in their forever homes. Jean Baur and her husband adopted one of Mary’s rescues—a dog named Bella—and opened her Pennsylvania home to her new best friend. Just as Jean enrolled Bella in certified therapy-dog classes, she lost her job at the age of sixty-five. This new work, visiting hospital patients with her therapy job, gave Jean hope and a new purpose in life. After moving to Connecticut, Bella’s work expanded to nursing homes and elementary schools, as well as local hospitals and cancer centers. She met an Alzheimer’s patient who learned to smile again after Bella took a treat from her hand. She also befriended a six-year-old boy with autism (who previously held a deep fear of dogs) along with a disabled hospital patient who was withdrawn and uncommunicative until Bella jumped into the bed with him and coaxed him to open up again. Jean and Bella’s journey into the world of therapy-dog work gave them a bright, new outlook—and has helped countless others overcome their own struggles—while proving to all that broken souls can, indeed, be healed. Joy Unleashed is a must-read for anyone who appreciates the true power of the human-canine bond.

A Dog S Life

Author: Cathy East Dubowski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671019791
Size: 73.73 MB
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Sabrina inadvertently causes a lot of trouble for her friend Harvey, who brings his canine pet-sitting charge over for a visit and accidentally gets caught up in one of her spells.

The Secret Language Of Dogs

Author: Victoria Stilwell
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ISBN: 1607749521
Size: 66.72 MB
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"Recent studies into the minds of canines show that they have a rich social intelligence and a physical and vocal language as complex and subtle as our own. In The Secret Language of Dogs, world-renowned trainer and star of Animal Planet's It's Me or the Dog Victoria Stilwell reveals how to both interpret and "speak" the hidden language of dogs. This book is your guide to understanding your pooch, communicating effectively, strengthening your bond, and helping dogs learn in the most effective way possible so they feel confident navigating the human world with success, "--Amazon.com.