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Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover's Soul Celebrating Pets as Family with Stories About Cats, Dogs and Other Crittersby Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Marty Becker Carol Kline
This book is chock full of stories about animals and their humans and the bond they share. From the stray dog that touched a young man's heart, to the horse that was willing to give it all for his rider, to the cat that adopted a toad, these stories are sure to warm your heart and want to read more.
From the Book Jacket: "Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole." -Roger Caras For thousands of years, dogs have been cherished as devoted companions and exuberant playmates-their unconditional love, limitless affection and unwavering loyalty never fail to melt our hearts. The stories in Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul truly capture the special joy these four-legged creatures bring to our lives and hearts. The family that learns the true meaning of Christmas when their Lab needs medical care during the holidays. The intimidating Doberman who becomes a loving mother to an orphaned duckling. The homeless man whose life is changed when he meets a special dog. The pocket-size assistance dog who dials 9-1-1 The crafty beagle-mix with the munchies who help; himself from the refrigerator . . . and many more unforgettable canine characters. From exciting and entertaining accounts of courage and humor to heartwarming tales of healing and learning, each touching story in this book will inspire dog lovers to rejoice in the unique bond they share with their canine companions. Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Marty Becker, D.V.M., resident veterinarian on "Good Morning America" and Carol Kline, animal rescue volunteer, are the coauthors of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover's Soul. Amy D. Shojai is an animal behavior consultant, pet journalist and author of twenty-one pet care books including PETiquette .
Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul II: Inspirational Tales of Passion, Achievement and Devotionby Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Marty Becker Peter Vegso Theresa Peluso Teresa Becker
You Know You're A Horse Lover When ... If you won a snazzy new sports car in the lottery you'd trade it in for a pickup truck with a towing package. Your paycheck barely covers your food bill but all your horses eat premium foods. All the other girls were designing their dream home, you were designing your dream barn. You spend far more on your riding clothes than on the rest of your wardrobe. You call the vet when a horse just looks cross-eyed but a family member has to be on their death bed before you take them to see the doctor. Your barn is cleaner than your house. You are better at braiding your horse's tail than your daughter's hair. You've stopped at more stables than museums while on vacation. You cringe at paying five bucks for lunch but don't blink at spending twenty or thirty on a riding lesson. You can't eat a carrot or apple without feeling guilty about not sharing it with your horse. Your significant other says, "It's me or the horses," and you hesitate . . . You pay more to board your horses than you do for your hotel room.
Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul: Inspirational Stories about Horses and the People Who Love Themby Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Marty Becker Gary Seidler Peter Vegso Theresa Peluso
From the Book Jacket You Know You're a Horse Lover When... You accessorize your hairstyle with pieces of hay. You examine every piece of rope or twine for its halter potential. You think a great vacation is spending a long weekend in front of a horse trailer by a dusty arena. You spend more money on horseshoes than on your own shoes. You always keep carrots, apples and sugar cubes in your pocket. You prefer the smell of a stable to cologne. You sleep with your boots on and count horses to fall asleep. Your laugh begins to sound like a horse whinny. Instead of giving someone directions to turn "left" or "right," you tell them to "gee" or "haw." You still have your childhood horse statues in your bedroom. Your favorite outfit is made of leather and includes whips and spurs. You talk to your horse more than you talk to your spouse. You spend more time at the feed store than the grocery store. If you can relate to any of these sentiments, this book is for you! Even if you've never been near a horse, but have always admired them from afar, you'll love these stories celebrating and honoring these noble creatures. Share a copy of Chicken . Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul with a horse-loving friend. You'll both be "whinnying" for more!
From the Book Jacket: "If you liked James Herriot's books, you'll love Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul. " -James Wight veterinarian and son of James Herriot Are you or someone you know a pet lover? Do you talk to your pets like they're people? Do you sign your cat's name to greeting cards? Does your dog's wild "welcome home" make your day? Now there's a book written for you and anyone else who has ever been touched by the love of a pet-Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul. Like the beloved Chicken Soup series, animals speak to our souls, make us smile, and bring out our goodness, humanity and optimism. By sharing remarkable relationships between people and animals, these inspirational stories prove that oftentimes our greatest heroes, healers and teachers are furry, feathered or four-legged. With chapters on amazing animals, love, companionship and saying good-bye, each page captures the unique life- enhancing bonds between animals and people: Like a blind dog that enables sick patients to see beauty in life; a woman who opens her heart and home to a dog that nobody wants; an injured kitten that gives a disheartened woman a reason to live; and many other true-to-life tales that relate the love, loyalty and healing power of animals. Like doggie treats and catnip, no pet-loving household should be without Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul. Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, coauthors of the #1 New York Times bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, are joined by Marty Becker, D.V.M., and Carol Kline. Becker is the author of Becoming Your Dog's Best Friend, a featured columnist for PetLife magazine and a national spokesperson for Hallmark's Pet Love greetings line. Carol Kline is codirector of the Dog Rescue Program at the Noah's Ark Animal Foundation. She is also a professional writer, speaker, certified parenting-skills instructor and self esteem facilitator.
Got a canine couch potato? In just a few weeks, man's best friend can become man's best exercise buddy. Here's how! Like their owners, more than half of American dogs are overweight. Research shows that trim pets live up to two years longer than overweight ones--making for a more healthy, vibrant life for your dog. In a groundbreaking study, top obesity expert Dr. Robert Kushner found that exercising with your dog not only benefits your furry friend, it also gives you more confidence and motivation to exercise, leading to more weight-loss success. Dr. Kushner and prominent veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker have teamed up to present a simple, comprehensive walking program--beginning with just three 15-minute walks per week--that is as good for you as it is for your dog! From starting out on the right foot (or paw) to gradually increasing the duration of your walks,Fitness Unleashed!is an indispensible guide to fitness and fun for you and your dog.
The Healing Power of Pets: Harnessing the Amazing Ability of Pets to Make and Keep People Happy and Healthyby Marty Becker Danelle Morton
Modern medicine is now discovering the amazing power of animals to detect, treat, and cure a host of diseases and conditions. The scientific facts interlaced with stories of pets and their owners.
Dr. Marty Becker has become known as "America's Veterinarian" because of his educational and entertaining shows and columns. For more than ten years, Dr. Becker has been the popular veterinary contributor to ABC-TV's Good Morning America and is now a member of Core Team Oz on Dr. Mehmet Oz's show. Dr. Becker will help owners solve problems and enhance their bond with their cats through a tip-filled book on everything from finding the right cat to preventing health problems and bad behavior. He will start owners off on the right foot, whether they buy a kitten or adopt an older cat, showing them how to solve the most annoying behavior and cat-care problems--from scratching furniture to not using the litter-box. (Surprising fact: did you know that black cats shed more than light-colored cats?) And he advises owners how to make their own cat toys, and how to save money on medication, both traditional and alternative.
Through surprising facts, moving stories and tested solutions, the veterinary expert from Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz Show will give every dog owner the secrets to raising a healthy, well-behaved dog. For anyone who owns a dog or is thinking about getting one, Dr. Marty Becker's manual is a must-have guide to anything and everything canine. In YOUR DOG: THE OWNER'S MANUAL, the "best-loved family doctor for pets" shares insider secrets on how to keep puppy problems from becoming doggy disasters and how to best bond with your dog through helpful, easily accessible tips and tricks on how to:· Find the right dog for your family's lifestyle· Solve the most annoying behavioral problems · Make sure your dog gets the exercise he needs · Use food puzzles to prevent weight gain · Prevent dog health problems · Save money on medication, both traditional and alternative For seasoned dog owners as well as those looking to adopt a new friend, Dr. Becker provides all the insight that makes for both happy owners and happy dogs.
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