Breakfast At Sally S

Author: Richard LeMieux
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628732059
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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.

Dogs And Their People

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Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399574263
Size: 32.50 MB
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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..

If Only I Could Talk

Author: Tony Lewis
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1848763794
Size: 18.75 MB
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Trapped in a house fire, Nelson is dying. If only he could open the door. Nelson whimpers his final goodbye to Rascal, his canine soulmate, their paws almost touching through the heavy glass that separates life from death. Succumbing to the smoke, his life drifts slowly before him.Nelson was born deep in the French Alps, where his only worries were how snow could be both soft and hard and why it made the house sink. And whose turn it was to fetch the baguettes from the boulangerie.So how could puppy love be so cruel? Why did Alphonse chain him up and beat him when all he asked for was a pistachio nut and a cuddle? And how ever did he find himself lost and lonely in England?His dogged wanderings eventually led him to David and his son Timothy, a young boy with autism. Life was once again full of joy: especially when he learnt the lyrics to Jerusalem.Now, trapped in the fire, Nelson’s luck has surely deserted him. But he can’t die yet! He has an amazing tale to tell – and an amazing tail with which to tell it. And with Rascal there to help, he has no choice but to survive.

Lessons From Stanley The Cat

Author: Jennifer Freed
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101443820
Size: 67.40 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.

Dog Confessions

Author: Allia Zobel Nolan
Publisher: Harvest House Pub
ISBN: 9780736944595
Size: 73.23 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.

Curiosity Killed The Cat Sitter

Author: Blaize Clement
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781429928182
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Until three years ago, Dixie Hemingway was a deputy with the Sarasota County Sherriff's Department in southwest Florida. Then came a tragic accident. Now Dixie's a pet-sitter on Siesta Key, a lush, exotic barrier island where the people tend to be rich, suntanned, and tolerant of one another's quirks. As Dixie tried to get her life back in order, pet-sitting is the perfect job. She goes into people's homes while they're gone and takes care of their pets; she likes the animals, they like her, and she doesn't have to deal with people very much. She especially does not have to be afraid that she'll run into a situation that will cause her to lose her hard-won composure. But when Dixie finds a man bizarrely drowned in a cat's water bowl, she is drawn into a tangled web of danger and secrets. Unbeknownst to Lieutenant Guidry, the homicide detective handling the murder, Dixie begins her own investigation into the whereabouts of the cat's owner, who has now vanished. Fans of The Cat Who... book series by Lilian Jackson Braun will adore this riveting new pet-oriented sleuth and will eagerly await Dixie's next case: Will duplicity dog the dachshund?

Gizelle S Bucket List

Author: Lauren Fern Watt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501123653
Size: 39.83 MB
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"The ... adventure of a 160-pound English mastiff and the twenty-something girl who grew up alongside her"--Amazon.com.

Joy Unleashed

Author: Jean Baur
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510702415
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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.

Unlikely Heroes

Author: Jennifer S. Holland
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761183167
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In her heartwarming New York Times bestsellers Unlikely Friendships and last year’s Unlikely Loves, Jennifer Holland revealed the surprising emotional bonds that exist between animals of different species. Her books spent dozens of weeks on bestseller lists and caught the attention of major media from CBS This Morning to USA Today. Why? Because she opened our eyes to the rich inner lives of animals, showing us that the power of love and friendship is not for humans only. In Unlikely Heroes, Ms. Holland uncovers and celebrates yet another side of animals that we often think belongs primarily to people—heroism, that indefinable quality of going above and beyond, often for altruistic reasons, often at great personal risk. These 37 inspiring true tales show animals whose quick acts have saved lives, like the pod of dolphins who protected swimmers in New Zealand from a great white shark by forming a screen around them. There are stories of animals who simply and unselfishly give, like Rojo the llama, who shines his very special light of lovingkindness on the elderly patients in an Oregon rehab center. And there are compelling stories of heroic resilience: like Naki’o, the abandoned puppy who lost all four paws to frostbite but found the grit not only to overcome that terrible hardship but to reclaim the joy of life—that’s him, smiling on the cover of the book.

Dog Lover S Daily Companion

Author: Kristen Hampshire
Publisher: Quarry
ISBN: 1592537480
Size: 64.80 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.