The Dog at My Feet

Stories of the Dogs We Love

Author: Callie Smith Grant

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441220046

Category: Pets

Page: 192

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Pets are such a big part of so many of our lives. As any pet lover knows, a wagging tail or a tender purr can soothe the soul after a hard day. And sometimes, the presence of dogs and cats in our lives can do even more. In these delightful books, Callie Smith Grant collects stories that celebrate the dogs and cats in our lives--stories that touch our hearts, renew our spirit, and show us how God created these beasts for unique purposes. A funny little dog named Prince earns his title by protecting the children of the house. A "dickens of a cat" gives a cancer survivor something else to think about. A lively litter of puppies soothes a troubled child. A scrawny kitten helps an anorexic girl begin to eat. Well-known authors, including Melody Carlson, Tracie Peterson, and Robert Benson, as well as new voices share their inspirational true stories of these otherwise ordinary cats and dogs whose presence in the lives of humans make them remarkable. Each book also includes interesting sidebars, memorable quotes, helpful hints for living with dogs and cats, and forewords by H. Norman Wright. The stories are warm, captivating, and ideal for a good curl-up-and-read or for a gift to any pet lover. Cat lovers, dog lovers, and anyone who likes to read uplifting stories will cherish these books.

Why We Love The Dogs We Do

How To Find The Dog That Matches Your Personality

Author: Stanley Coren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471109402

Category: Pets

Page: 288

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For anyone who has worried that being beguiled by puppy love might lead only to a short-lived dalliance, Stanley Coren provides the ultimate matchmaking service. Combining his expertise in human psychology and animal behaviour with the research of other animal experts, Coren classifies dogs according to such personality traits as friendliness, protectiveness, and steadiness. To discover which dogs will suit them best, readers take simple personality tests that reveal what they are looking for in a relationship. Extroverted men, for example, may be surprised to find that poodles make the ideal companions; shy women are likely to prefer the company of a bulldog; and men lacking trust might consider an independent Shar-Pei. Stories about people and their four-legged best friends - and a gallery of photographs - capture the special dynamics between couples ranging from Freud and his Chow-Chow to Picasso and his Afghan hound.

Helping Humans One Animal at a Time

Stories & Studies of Animals, Plants & Human Companions Improving Each Others Lives

Author: Meg Harrison

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452572526

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 170

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“I’ll give you half-a-million dollars for the rest of that bottle.” Every visit to my friend’s house was crazy with 3 dogs jumping, barking, and acting wild. “All I have to do is spray them with these Flower Essences and they will settle down” I said. She burst out laughing at me, the little bottle, and my big promise. “Wait 3 minutes.” I said while spraying. She checked her watch. In 2 ½ minutes, the German Shepherd and the Border Collie were lying down and the unruly Jack Russell-Chihuahua was quietly chewing on one of his toys. What would you pay for Peace and Quiet? There is no substitute for patience, positive training, and understanding but sometimes we simply need to pull the lamp closer to get a better look at the cause of their discontent, to illuminate, see from a different angle, helping your animal overcome problematic behaviors, attitudes, and emotions.”

The Dog Next Door

And Other Stories of the Dogs We Love

Author: Callie Smith Grant

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 080073419X

Category: Nature

Page: 221

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A heartwarming collection of true stories about the beautiful relationship between people and their dogs.

30 Short Stories

Author: Ahmed Fagih

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146910041X

Category: Fiction

Page: 265

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These are thirty of the finest short stories selected from the large out put of the master of the craft Dr Ahmed Fagih, to give some insight of the writer and his works.

For Better! for Worse! Forever!

Twenty True Stories of Fifty-Year Love Affairs

Author: Ann Weed Cushing

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469105497

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 207

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Every happily married couple has a love story to share. In a world where divorce is a frequent option, here are twenty marriages which have stood the test of time. Ach couple has been married one man to one woman for as long as they have lived. For most the marriage has been for at least fifty years. At least one of the two in each married couple was a student at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, in the early fifties. Here each of the twenty couples share in their own words their love story. As you read the love stories, you discover common threads that run through each story, the qualities that create for these enduring forever love.

Christmas at Battersea: True Stories of Miracles and Hope

Author: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 140591971X

Category: Pets

Page: 288

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Christmas at Battersea: True Stories of Miracles and Hope is full of heart-warming festive tales about the bond between man and animal, from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. 'Battersea Dogs & Cats Home never closes its doors, not even on Christmas Day' - Paul O'Grady On Christmas Day this year, an army of dedicated volunteers will be making the day as special as possible for the four-legged residents of Battersea, with knitted jumpers for poorly puppies and turkey dinners for hungry kittens. Christmas at Battersea features tales of rescue from Battersea's staff, and of inspirational owners who find a place in their hearts and homes for abandoned pets. You'll meet: - Scrappie the mongrel puppy, left in a bin on the coldest day of the year - Shadow the Pug, whose loyalty helps a widow through her first Christmas alone - The litter of puppies named after Santa's reindeer, in urgent need of a home on Christmas Eve - Rosie the Staffie, rescued from a freezing lake Featuring tear-jerking but uplifting real life stories about the animals that have passed through Battersea's doors at Yule time, Christmas at Battersea is the perfect present for animal lovers. Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is the oldest and most-loved animal home in the country, caring for thousands of lost, abandoned or unwanted cats and dogs every year. Royalties from the sale of this book go towards supporting the work of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home (registered charity no. 206394).

In the Very Beginning

The Story of My Life....

Author: Eula Rae McCown

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469111594

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 163

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The Devil's Children

Author: Aaron Rayburn

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434389952

Category: Fiction

Page: 436

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An item brought to Show and Tell no one will ever forget. A car that journeys to two epic destinations. An evil hideout set deep into the woods. A watchtower officer gone berserk. A bank robbery for the ages. A disgusting form of abortion. A gorgeous hitchhiker. A preacher provoked. A Ouija Board. An ocean. A train. Zombies. Witches. Devils. And plain formidable terror are just some of the things you will encounter in this latest edition of Aaron Rayburn's vivid imagination.

Living a Dog's Life, Jazzy, Juicy, and Me

Author: Cindy Adams

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429919205

Category: Pets

Page: 240

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The swell of dog love that met Cindy Adams everywhere she went after the publication of The Gift of Jazzy made it clear that Jazzy's fans were primed for the next installment. And since, in Cindy's own words, "Yorkies are like peanuts. You can't stop at just one," her decision to bring Juicy into the family gave her ample ammo to do just that. But it wasn't long until her beloved Jazzy—who had become her closest family member and helped her cope with her husband's death—passed away unexpectedly. Cindy was devastated. Jazzy's paw prints had been indelibly imprinted on her heart and nothing and nobody would ever replace him. Cindy was certain she would never love again. But as her relationship with Juicy grew, and the loving, single-minded pooch claimed her rightful place in the center of Cindy's lap, she realized that yet again a wise four-legged companion had shown her that "Life is good. Life goes on." With her signature wit, smarts, and taste for celebrity dish, Cindy Adams shares the life lessons she learned from both her saviors—Juicy and Jazzy.

Gods, ghosts and black dogs

The fascinating folklore and mythology of dogs

Author: Stanley Coren

Publisher: Hubble & Hattie

ISBN: 1845848608

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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People tell stories about what they love, including dogs, and this book is a collection of such stories. Some are spooky, some funny, and some engage the mind in the same way that a detective story does. Starting with a look at the origins of folk tales involving dogs, you’ll find facts, history and humour aplenty from all around the world.

Tisha

The Wonderful True Love Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaskan Wilderness

Author: Robert Specht

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307434664

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 464

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The beloved real-life story of a woman in the Alaskan wilderness, the children she taught, and the man she loved “From the time I’d been a girl, I’d been thrilled with the idea of living on a frontier. So when I was offered the job of teaching school in a gold-mining settlement called Chicken, I accepted right away.” Anne Hobbs was only nineteen in 1927 when she came to harsh and beautiful Alaska. Running a ramshackle schoolhouse would expose her to more than just the elements. After she allowed Native American children into her class and fell in love with a half-Inuit man, she would learn the meanings of prejudice and perseverance, irrational hatred and unconditional love. “People get as mean as the weather,” she discovered, but they were also capable of great good. As told to Robert Specht, Anne Hobbs’s true story has captivated generations of readers. Now this beautiful new edition is available to inspire many more. “The memoir reads like an old-fashioned novel, a heartwarming love story with the added interest of frontier hardships and vividly portrayed characters.”—Publishers Weekly

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Dog's Life

101 Stories about All the Ages and Stages of Our Canine Companions

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Jennifer Quasha

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781611591897

Category: Pets

Page: 400

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Dog’s Life honors all the memorable ages and stages of our lovable canine’s lives. Readers will laugh, cry, nod along with these heartwarming and inspiring stories. It’s a dog’s life. From puppyhood antics to the twilight years and saying goodbye, Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Dog’s Life captures the entire experience of living through the natural life cycle with our dogs, with special attention to senior dogs and grieving. All dog lovers will laugh, cry, and recognize themselves and their furry friends in these heartwarming and inspiring stories.

James Herriot's Dog Stories

Author: James Herriot

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447230272

Category: Pets

Page: 544

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The very special magic of James Herriot’s storytelling shines throughout James Herriot's Dog Stories; this classic collection of stories about the animal he loves the most. Here are some of the dogs who have won a special place in the country vet’s heart – dogs like Tricki Woo, the little Pekinese suffering from ‘flop-butt’; Clancy the dog who nobody would go near; and Gyp, the sheepdog who only barked once in his life. They’re joined by lovable dogs of all shapes and sizes in a wonderful collection of stories, which will be enjoyed by all dog-lovers and James Herriot fans alike.

Aldo Rossi

Drawings and Paintings

Author: Morris Adjmi,Aldo Rossi,Giovanni Bertolotto,Carter Ratcliff,Stefanie Lew

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781878271495

Category: Art

Page: 215

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Aldo Rossi is admired as much for his artistic ability as for his architectural design skill. His drawings, paintings, and renderings have been exhibited in museums and galleries from New York to Moscow, and formed the basis of a 1991 retrospective at the Pompidou Center in Paris.This elegant book collects over 200 color reproductions and 200 black and white reproductions of his drawings and paintings together in a companion volume to . An introduction by the editors explores the themes common to Rossi's architectural and drawn oeuvre, and an essay by critic and art historian Carter Ratcliff situates Rossi's graphic work in the context of contemporary art.Together the text and plates offer an insight into the creative mind of one of the most important architects in practice today.

Chipper's Friends: The Heartwarming Story of an Imperfect Dog

Author: Michelle Jansick

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1300825782

Category: Humor

Page: 148

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Come, Sit, and Say Hello to a therapy dog dropout named Chipper! "Chipper's Friends" is a hilarious true story of love and friendship-told through the eyes of a rescued shelter mutt. You'll love reading about Squeaker (the beloved squirrel), Bart (the hateful cockatiel), Kacey (the attack rabbit), Cheyenne (the best foster puppy), Screamy Houdini (the worst foster puppy), Annie (the singing nursing home resident), Ernie (the ornery kicker), Sammy (the grumpy growler), Odie (the good-humored paramedic), Fake John Denver, and many others. Chipper's inspiring tale, written for adults and children of all ages, shows that you don't have to be perfect to make a difference. It is sure to leave a paw print on your heart!

Thunder Dog

The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero

Author: Michael Hingson,Susy Flory

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 140020304X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Recounts the events of September 11, 2001 as a blind man, trusting in his guide dog, escapes from the World Trade Center's north tower.

Quinn, the Rottweiler

A Story of a Dog Dealing with Cancer

Author: Maryly Turner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440174938

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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Returning home, exhausted and empty-handed from a day trip to the Sacramento SPCA, she was leafing through her local paper, when her eye lit upon this ad: "ADULT MALE ROTTWEILER FREE TO A GOOD HOME." The last year had been a crummy one for her. She had to put down her last Rottweiler. She had undergone chemotherapy for breast cancer and had been missing the companionship of a Rottie. For the last twenty-five years, there had always been one in her life. A year had gone by since she had put the last one down, and at the same time finished her chemo treatments. This was not the kind of ad she saw everyday and she felt that this was a special message to her. "I will call first thing in the morning," she thought. This is the beginning of Quinn's story, a truly remarkable dog, who changed her life as much as she changed his. He became part of a new family and met many, many new people who became part of his life. He faced an enormous challenge through which he both taught and learned the meaning of love and trust. This story will appeal to anyone who has ever loved a dog.