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Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul spoke directly to the hearts of all readers whose lives have ever been changed by the love of a pet. Now the coauthors bring readers this volume, honoring the unique and enduring love that people share with their cats and dogs. Like its predecessor, this book is a joyous and inspiring collection--sometimes poignant, sometimes amusing, always filled with the special and incredibly unconditional love only cats and dogs can give. The stories in this collection celebrate those lovable furry, four-legged creatures that bring out the best in all of us, inspiring us to be happier, kinder, more understanding, and more loving. Readers will discover that many of humanity's greatest heroes, healers, and teachers are not humans at all, but those amazing cats and dogs that brighten all our lives.
Cats first purred their way into human hearts thousands of years ago, and have been our treasured companions and soul mates ever since. Whether impish kittens, regal adult cats, or serene seniors, it's impossible for us to remain indifferent to them--especially at 4 A.M. when the food bowl runs dry! So smile at their many "c'attitudes," and feed your feline passion by "purr-using" wonderful stories like these: A Russian blue comforts his mourning owner by faithfully bringing her flowers. An heroic red tabby Manx saves the family he loves from a lethal gas leak in their home. A Devon rex with extraordinary talents--including playing the piano--expands people's notions of what a cat can do. A fish-loving shorthair nearly loses his head while scavenging in the garbage disposal--but lives to meow about it. A three-legged kitty befriends a lonely third-grade girl, transforming her world and inspiring her future success in life. From playful and hilarious accounts of life with cats to heartwarming tales of cat courage, healing, and learning, each touching story in Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul celebrates the special bond we share with our cats.
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 helps 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.
Our connection to the horse is ancient and visceral. These humble creatures are mentioned in the earliest samplings of the written word, which illustrates how the human/equine bond transcends cultural and economic barriers. The horse's integral role in man's evolution, society's development, and the growth of civilizations is unquestioned; they have been immortalized by Hollywood, cherished by little girls, and mourned by warriors. Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul is filled with inspiring stories of rescue and rehabilitation, heartbreaking losses, dedication and commitment, and positive messages of responsibility and unconditional love. Readers will enjoy uplifting and humorous stories that depict the horse's intelligence, versatility, and intuitiveness. They will discover the horse's healing powers, marvel at the graceful performance of a Grand Prix Dressage winner, be awed by the stamina and strength of a working horse and the athletic prowess of a champion racer. In exchange for our love and companionship, horses teach us, heal us, protect us, and guide us. Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul is a worthy celebration of a very noble creature.
This follow-up to the surprise hit Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul brings to the page the adoration we have for our horses with inspiring, funny, and tender stories. Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul II is filled with inspiring stories of rescue and rehabilitation, heartbreaking losses, dedication and commitment, and positive messages of responsibility and unconditional love. Readers will enjoy uplifting and humorous stories that depict the horse's intelligence, versatility, and intuitiveness. They will discover the horse's healing powers, marvel at the graceful performance of a Grand Prix Dressage winner, and be awed by the stamina and strength of a working horse and the athletic prowess of a champion racer. In exchange of our love and companionship, horses teach, heal, protect, and guide us. Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul II is a worthy celebration of a very noble creature.
Animals bring out the goodness, humanity, and optimism in people and speak directly to our souls. This joyous, inspiring, and entertaining Chicken Soup collection relates the unique bonds between animals and the people whose lives they've changed. Such as the dolphins who helped a paralyzed woman heal when doctors offered little hope, the dog who brought life into a failing marriage, the kitten who helped a mother mourn, and the flying squirrel who taught a man the power of laughter. Packed with celebrity pet-lore, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul relates the unconditional love, loyalty, courage, and companionship that only animals possess. Just like our furry, feathered and four-legged friends, this enchanting book will bring a smile to any pet lover's face ... and it's housebroken!
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.
Usted sabe que es amante de los caballos cuando ...- Piensa que las mejores vacaciones son las que se pasan un largo fin de semana al frente de un remolque con caballos en una pista polovorienta.- Le toma la temperatura a su hijo y piensa que 102 F es normal.- Siempre mantiene zanahorias, manzanas y cubitos de azúcar en la nevera.- Prefiere el olor de un establo a la fragrancia de su colonia.- Su risa se asemeja cada vez más al relinchar de un caballo.- Tiene en su habitación estatuillas de caballos.- Cuando su traje preferido está confeccionado de cuero e incluye látigo y espuelas.- Cuando le habla más a su caballo que a su pareja.Si se relaciona con cualquiera de estos sentimientos, ¡este libro es para usted! Así nunca haya estado cerca de un caballo, pero si los admira desde la distancia, le fascinarán estas historias que festejan y hacen honor a estas nobles criaturas. Comparta una copia de Sopa de Pollo para el Alma del Amante de los Caballos con un amigo que ame a los caballos. Los dos quedarán "relinchando" por más.
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.