To the Rescue: Found Dogs with a Mission

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Skyhorse #ad - Some of these special dogs are disabled, missing limbs, blind, deaf, but they don’t seem to know it. These spunky, happy animals have repaid the kindness of their rescuers in spades, bringing the therapy of love to people in need, sometimes even saving lives. Some dogs featured here have become therapy dogs for hospitals and nursing homes; reading partners for children; friends to at-risk teens and the injured in veterans affairs hospitals; service dogs for the deaf and blind; arson dogs; and even search-and-rescue dogs.

Elise lufkin and diana walker once again present a moving collection of profiles, in beautiful, duotone photographs and moving text, of dogs that have found new lives after being “throw away” dogs. Each dog and one cat profiled has had a rough past, suffering abuse or extreme neglect at the hands of humans.

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Someone To Look Up To: a dog's search for love and understanding

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The 13th Sign #ad - One day, his human will come. More misunderstandings take Sirius to Death Row in an animal shelter, as a so-called dangerous dog learning survival tricks from the other inmates. During the twilight barking, he is shocked to hear his brother's voice but the bitter-sweet reunion is short-lived. From puppyhood, sirius the Pyrenean Mountain Dog has been trying to understand his humans and train them with kindness.

How this led to their divorce he has no idea. Doggedly, Sirius keeps the faith. Top pick award from Litpick Student Reviews. By ippy and global Ebook Award Winning author. Jean gill has captured the innermost thoughts of this magnificent animal. Les ingham, pyr international A dog's life in the south of France.

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Because the Cat Purrs: How We Relate to Other Species and Why it Matters

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Skyhorse #ad - Rarely has a book of natural history covered such a broad range of subjects, from the everyday bargains we make with our pets and other domestic creatures to descriptions of bungee-cord snail sex and the purpose of a honeybee's sting. For the most part, we drift along separately, with neither man nor animal affecting the other's way of life.

This is a sensitive and timely appraisal of how we treat the creatures we share our planet with—and how we ought to. 20 b/w illustrations. It is a book that no lover of intelligent writing about the natural world will want to miss. Sometimes, however, we fall in love—as in the case of the cat in the title—or otherwise encounter our animal neighbors in ways that change both of us.

Because the Cat Purrs: How We Relate to Other Species and Why it Matters #ad - Lembke challenges her readers to consider the idea that all creatures are conscious, with the ability to make choices, exercise awareness, and seek pleasure while shunning pain. Lembke explores the evolution of her subjects, wide-ranging portraits of everyday and more unusual encounters, such as that of a gardener and a groundhog, and draws on literature and myth to paint gorgeous, or a chicken egg and Augustus Caesar's wife.

A new book by Janet Lembke is always a cause for celebration. Sue hubbell we share our lives, frogs and guppies, white-tailed deer and white-tailed eagles, hens and wrens, and, with a multitude of animals, last but hardly least, for better or worse, bugs and bacteria.

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The Grace of Dogs: A Boy, a Black Lab, and a Father's Search for the Canine Soul

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Convergent Books #ad - In this book for any parent whose kids have asked if they'll see Fido in Heaven, or who has looked their beloved dog in the face and wondered what's going on in there, Dr. In the coming weeks, cognitive ethology the study of animal minds, history, root draws on biology, root found himself wondering: What was this thing we'd experienced with this animal? Why did the loss hurt so poignantly? Why did his son's act seem so right in its sacramental feel?   In The Grace of Dogs, and paleontology to trace how in our mutual evolution, theology, humans and dogs have so often helped each other to become more fully ourselves.

Root delivers an illuminating and heartfelt read that will change how we understand man's best friend. Andrew root's search for the canine soul began the day his eight-year-old son led the family in a moving Christian ritual at the burial service for Kirby, their beloved black lab. In the bestselling tradition of inside of a Dog and Marley & Me, a smart, illuminating, and entertaining read on why the dog-human relationship is unique--and possibly even "spiritual.

The Grace of Dogs: A Boy, a Black Lab, and a Father's Search for the Canine Soul #ad - Dr. Root explores questions like: do dogs have souls? is it accurate to say that dogs "love" us? what do psychology and physiology say about why we react to dogs in the way that we do? The Grace of Dogs paints a vivid picture of how, beyond sentimentality, but for the unselfish desire to be with and for the other, the dog-human connection can legitimately be described as "spiritual"--as existing not for the sake of gain, and to remind us that we are persons worthy of love and able to share love.

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Love Is the Best Medicine: What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian about Hope, Humility, and Everyday Miracles

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Broadway Books #ad - Trout who presides over what should be a fairly routine surgery. What happens next forever links two families, their dogs and a beloved veterinarian and teaches them all a lesson about grace that resonates to this day. Love is the best medicine immerses you in the true life drama of beloved pets whose lives hang in the balance.

Every page underscores the profound bond we have with the animals in our lives and the incredible responsibility Nick carries as their healer. Certainly Dr. A book guaranteed to touch anyone who has ever had a beloved pet…     From instant New York Times bestseller, Dr. Trout has an impressive array of fancy equipment, humility, training and skills at his disposable, but his most important tool as he persuasively illustrates here is a fundamental belief in the power of hope, and grace.

Love Is the Best Medicine: What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian about Hope, Humility, and Everyday Miracles #ad - Wry, and intensely affecting, charming, Love is the Best Medicine is a one of a kind story only the winsome Dr. Nick trout comes another touching and heartfelt story from the front lines of veterinary medicine—the story of two dogs who forever changed the way he thought about life, death, fate and love.

Helen is an older cocker spaniel found neglected and abandoned in a restaurant parking lot one rainy night. Despite her mangy condition and terrible smell, Ben and Eileen fall in love with the pitiful creature and decide to take her in. But just as helen is rescued from a sad life on the streets and enveloped in a loving home with all the creature comforts an old dog could ask for, a tumor is discovered and she's given a devastating prognosis.

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Medicine Men: Extreme Appalachian Doctoring

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Athenaeus Media #ad - 5 in the usa wall street journal best seller in 2014#6 in the usa wall street journal Best Seller in 2015Medicine Men is an extraordinary collection of the most memorable moments from a dozen old-school rural physicians who each practiced medicine for more than 50 years in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

It contains hilarious, and heartwarming true stories of miracle cures, ghost dogs, heroic, and much madcap medical mayhem. Quotations in the book are rendered as they were spoken in real-life Appalachian dialect. Chosen for 15 books every healthcare professional should read by physicians weeklymedicine Men is the follow on to Heart in the Right Place which was a #7 in the USA Wall Street Journal best seller in 2012 and #9 in the USA Wall Street Journal best seller in 2017.

Medicine Men: Extreme Appalachian Doctoring #ad - Carolyn jourdan is a usa today, out on a limb, audible, medicine men, appalachia, and 5-time Wall Street Journal bestselling author with multiple award-winning books about the Smoky Mountains, and Wildlife, Medicine, Mystery, such as Heart in the Right Place, and Breakdown on Blowhard Mountain.

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Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost-and Myself

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Blackstone Publishing #ad - Lostness” doesn’t only apply to losing the trail. They won’t get paid even a bag of kibble for their efforts, yet they launch dozens of missions to rescue the missing or recover the remains of victims of nature and crime. Training with tasha in the field to find, recover, and rescue the lost became Susan’s passion.

Susan was convinced that only happened to other people, until Tasha and a life in the mountains taught her otherwise. When she learns about avalanches that bury people without warning, she challenges herself: “What if I teach a dog to save lives?” This quest propels her to train the best possible search dog, vowing to never leave anyone behind.

Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost-and Myself #ad - With no clue how to care for a houseplant, she chooses a five-week-old Labrador retriever, let alone a dog, Tasha. But it was also her circumstance—she was in many ways as lost as anyone she ever pulled out of an avalanche or found huddled in the woods. Somewhere between hunting for gold in Latin America as a geologist and getting married to a new husband, thirty-three-year-old Susan Purvis loses her way.

Susan comes to believe that a puppy and working on ski patrol at the last great ski town in Colorado will improve her life. Susan and tasha jockey for alpha position as they pursue certification in avalanche, water, and wilderness recovery. People can get lost in a relationship, a business, or a life. With the face of a baby bear and the temperament of an NFL linebacker, Tasha constantly tests Susan’s determination to transform her into a rescue dog.

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The New Work of Dogs: Tending to Life, Love, and Family

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Villard #ad - Katz offers us a portrait of a community, and by extension a country, that is turning to its pets for emotional support and stability—a difficult job that more and more dogs are expected to do every day. Sometimes human-dog relationships are simple, unrelated to the emotional lives and histories of either species.

Drawn from hundreds of interviews and conversations with dog owners and lovers, and psychiatrists, trainers, veterinarians, The New Work of Dogs combines compelling personal narratives with a penetrating look at human/animal attachment, behaviorists, breeders, rescuers, and questions whether this relationship shift is an entirely positive phenomenon for both species.

The New Work of Dogs: Tending to Life, Love, and Family #ad - But often people acquire and love dogs with little awareness that they might have complex and revealing reasons for choosing the dog or pet they choose, loving it the way they do. Writing about his own dogs in a dog year, dogs are often treated not as pets, Jon Katz became immersed in a larger community of dog lovers and came to realize that in an increasingly fragmented and disconnected society, but as family members and human surrogates.

The new work of dogs profiles a dozen such relationships in a new jersey town, acerbic, companion of a man who has few human friends and doesn’t know how to talk to his own family; the Divorced Dogs Club, like the story of Harry, a Welsh corgi who provides sustaining emotional strength for a woman battling terminal breast cancer; Cherokee, and sometimes angry women turn to their dogs to help them rebuild their lives; and Betty Jean, whose funny, the frantic founder of a tiny rescue group that has saved five hundred dogs from abuse or abandonment in recent years.

. The new work of dogs is a provocative and moving exploration of the evolving role dogs play in a changing and uncertain world. Bonus: this edition contains an excerpt from Jon Katz's Going Home.

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Echo

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#ad - Told from the point of view of a dog being used in a research lab, animal care, Echo explores important themes of animal testing, and open rescue. Like so many dogs before him, EK-230 dreams of a life outside the lab. Strange humans have started visiting the lab in the dark of the night, humans that couldn’t be more different from the researchers.

Humans are humans, and as much as EK-230 wants to love them, humans are rarely good news for a dog like him. The incredible story of a rescued research DogThis new novel from Aris Austin, "An Author for the Animals, " is sure to have you hugging your dog tight. Learn about annie’s past and the story of the shelter dog she loved so much.

Echo #ad - They offer treats to EK-230 and his siblings. Available for Kindle and in print. An instant classic for both animal lovers and fans of LGBTQ+ fiction, this story of a Beagle and his rescuers is sure to earn an honored place in your heart and on your bookshelf. Companion novel to shadowbe sure to check out Aris Austin's companion novel to Echo, Shadow! Before there was Echo, there was Shadow.

Even his name is just a serial number, tattooed inside his ear for identification. After all, he’s just another project to the humans, worth little more than the results he gives them. But like so many dogs before him, he was never meant to leave.

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Best Friends: The True Story of the World's Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary

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Kensington #ad - Discover a place where every creature is safe and loved in the inspiring true story of Best Friends, the no-kill animal sanctuary in Angel Canyon, Utah. In the summer of 1982, a group of young men and women pooled every penny they had and bought three thousand acres of desert in Utah. In best friends, you’ll fall in love with the animals and the people who share a special bond, whose enchanting adventures together will touch your heart with the true meaning of friendship.

Includes an introduction by Mary Tyler Moore. It was to become the most famous no-kill animal sanctuary in the world—a haven for over two thousand furry and feathered friends, the badly burned black cat who survived to welcome others home; Victor, the abandoned Australian Shepherd mix who became the Godfather of dogs; Sparkles, the broken-down pack horse who comforts humans and animals; and then there’s Tyson and Tommy, including:   Sinjin, two tiny black kittens who have something to teach us all .

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Bundles of Joy: Two Thousand Miracles. One Unstoppable Manchester Midwife

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HarperElement #ad - The pill will soon be free to all women, and more and more fathers are daring to brave the delivery room. At the newly-opened ashton maternity unit the midwives’ spirits are high, and, in spite of the dark cloud of laundry strikes on the horizon, there’s the scent of a new era on the cold winter wind.

But one thing has stayed the same – the babies keep coming. Gone are the starched skirts and steaming milk kitchens of the 1960s; these are the exhilarating days of disposable equipment and new technology. The second book from Sunday Times bestselling author Linda Fairley. No matter how many babies i deliver, each and every one is a miracle, connecting me to the world like nothing else, reminding me that we are all equal in the beginning, and in the end.

Bundles of Joy: Two Thousand Miracles. One Unstoppable Manchester Midwife #ad - Year after year, delivering a baby unexpectedly in a hospital lift, whether it is by giving calm instructions over the phone to a panicking husband, Linda faithfully helps the women of Greater Manchester through their most vulnerable and emotional hours, or by dashing headlong to the rescue of a snowed-in mum-to-be.

As 25-year-old linda becomes a mother herself she understands, more than ever, what a precious gift it is to bring children into the world, and she holds each new baby just that little bit tighter. With 42 years of experience linda is one of Britain’s longest-serving midwives, and reaching the retirement age in 2008 didn’t stop her doing the job she loves.

Although she has seen generations of women give birth and delivered more than 2, 000 babies, she treats every new arrival like the new miracle it is. As the years roll by linda finds herself delivering the babies of mothers and fathers she helped to bring into the world decades earlier – making her something of a local celebrity.

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