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.

Ich gehöre zu dir

Bailey - Ein Freund fürs Leben - Buch zum Film - Roman

Author: W. Bruce Cameron

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641065178

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Bailey ist clever, faul und ziemlich frech. Am Ende eines tristen Lebens als Straßenköter fragt er sich, wozu er überhaupt auf der Welt war, und ist verblüfft, plötzlich als wunderschöner Rassehund wiedergeboren zu werden. Der achtjährige Ethan nimmt ihn bei sich auf, und Bailey lernt, was es heißt, einen echten Freund zu haben. Aber seine Reise ist noch nicht beendet, er muss weiterziehen und noch viel lernen. Als er Ethan nach vielen Jahren wiedersieht, ergibt alles plötzlich einen Sinn ...

Second-Chance Dogs

True Stories of the Dogs We Rescue and the Dogs Who Rescue Us

Author: Callie Smith Grant

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1493415123

Category: Pets

Page: 224

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Everyone loves an underdog, and nothing gives us warmer feelings than seeing someone get a second chance in life. A problem pup who flourishes under the right kind of training. The struggling veteran who finds unconditional love wiggling around at the end of a leash. The lonely child who finds comfort in the steady breathing of the warm, furry friend at her side. Each of us needs to be rescued from something--and each of us has the capacity to rescue someone, or something, else. This collection of more than thirty contemporary, true, feel-good stories spotlights the beauty of being rescued--dogs rescued by people, people rescued by dogs, and even dogs who rescue other animals. It's the perfect companion--well, besides the four-legged, tail-wagging kind--for your morning cup of coffee or an evening curled up on the couch. Contributors include Susy Flory, Dusty Rainbolt, Lauraine Snelling, Melody Carlson, Wanda Dyson, Suzanne Woods Fisher, and many more.

Dog Stories

Everything You Need to Know about Life Is Right There at Your Feet

Author: Joe Camp

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537115481

Category:

Page: 106

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"Joe Camp did it again! I Love this book. It is short, a quick easy read, but PACKED with profound insight into the way dogs view life. It is a book I will read over and over to remind me that by viewing the world thru a dog's eyes I can become a better person." - Jane Collier From Joe: I've spent three decades wandering around inside the heart and soul of a dog, writing Benji stories, directing Benji movies, trying to understand how to better draw you, the audience, in there with me. This time and effort spent on four legs learning to inhale the world from a canine point of view has taught me many amazingly simple lessons about life. Lessons that can and should apply to our lives, yours and mine, because they work better. Dogs know more than we do. By knowing less. If you don't have a dog, or two, or three, there's no way for you to understand this concept, much less embrace it. So put this book down and go straightaway to your local animal shelter. Don't open the cover until you have a warm puppy or a big old lab sprawled in your lap. For the rest of us, those who have dogs, squeeze in closer for a moment and ponder this quiz. Have you ever told a little white lie? Or maybe a bigger one that wasn't even white? Have you ever stomped through the front door all grumpy and barking at your kids, or your spouse? Have you ever questioned the value of being persistent, not giving up? Or being loyal? Or having passion? Have you ever had to work at making someone else happy? Have you ever shaded the truth in a business deal? Or pondered the meaning of the word selfish? Your dog hasn't. None of the above. And we can all learn from that. And that's what this book is about. "Joe Camp is phenomenal! Everything he writes somehow always hits home. His love and sympathy for animals is wonderful. When you have lost touch this is a must read." - Suzanne Reeves "This may be a little book, but it packs a HUGE message. The heart-felt warmth and genuine love for dogs with which Joe writes is contagious. Even if you don't have a dog or dogs, the lessons in this book are still applicable. And if, after reading this book, you find yourself at your local animal shelter, don't be surprised! This book would make a great gift to give to ANYONE! " - Ruth Swander "Joe Camp is a master storyteller." - The New York Times "One cannot help but be touched by Camp's love and sympathy for animals and by his eloquence on the subject." - Michael Korda, The Washington Post

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Amazing Gracie

A Dog's Tale

Author: Mark Beckloff,Dan Dye

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761153624

Category: Pets

Page: 256

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It was love at first sight. Amid the frenzied barking and prancing of a house full of Great Danes, one pup was shivering in the corner. Gracie. But when Dan Dye reached her, she struggled to her feet like a clumsy foal, raised her forehead to his, and announced, as clearly as if she had actually spoken the words, You know I'm the one. Now get me outta here! By turns funny, moving, tender, and inspiring, Gracie's tale is a treat for every dog lover. There is Gracie's first morning, racing around Dan in the snowy yard. Gracie's first determination to prove to her step-sisters, Dottie the Dalmation and Sarah the Black Lab, that she's one of the girls. Gracie's defiant romance with a pint-size charmer named Byron, a Boston Terrier from the wrong side of the fence. Then born of necessity, the eureka moment: When Gracie's delicate constitution starts turning into anorexia, Dan teaches himself how to cook, and in three days is baking her the cookies that will spur her appetite, launch Three Dog Bakery, and transform their lives forever. Courage. Compassion. Kindness. Soul. Tenacity. And joy, above all, joy. These qualities Gracie possessed in abundance, and shared with everyone, human or canine, who had the good fortune to cross her path.

A Dog Named Boo

How One Dog and One Woman Rescued Each Other--and the Lives They Transformed Along the Way

Author: Lisa J. Edwards

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 037389256X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

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The author, a professional dog trainer and behavioral consultant, shares the heartwarming story of her dog Boo, the runt of an abandoned litter, who became an unlikely hero when he changed countless lives including hers, through his work as a therapy dog.

The Luckiest Hunter Aliive

Author: George R. Naugle

Publisher: Llumina Press

ISBN: 9781932560268

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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A celebration of all that's right in the world: An average hunter's honest, inspiring account of being at home in the outdoors, the beauty of nature and a lifetime of taking it all in, one adventure at a time.

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.

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.

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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Pukka's Promise

The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs

Author: Ted Kerasote

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547236263

Category: Pets

Page: 452

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The award-winning author of Merle's Door draws on cutting-edge research to present a narrative guide to canine care that covers such controversial topics as the comparative health of purebred and mixed-breed dogs, the benefits and consequences of common health-care practices and the ways to identify best pet foods. 150,000 first printing.

To the Rescue

Found Dogs with a Mission

Author: Elise Lufkin

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628732342

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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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. 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. Some of these special dogs are disabled, blind, deaf, missing limbs, 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.

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.

Poetic Gems and Short Stories

Author: X. L. Woo

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595315496

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 84

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The part of poems mirrors the emotions of the poet about life different from others and shows how vivid the human imagination can be. The story part has one truly happened in life and a very interesting one about a special lovely dog.