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Months after being adopted from an animal shelter by a family, a Labrador retriever saved a mom's life on Christmas Eve...
The Nose Knows Don Franklin's dog, Frank, is a bloodhound, so he can smell when something's wrong. And a lot seems to be wrong in Don's family. Mom and Dad are worried about money, especially with Christmas right around the corner and the threat of the mine closing. Don's worried because he's just discovered how dangerous Dad's job in the mine is. And they're all worried about getting Don's little sister, Susan, what she wants for Christmas, when she won't tell anyone but Santa Claus what it is. It looks as if Christmas might not be all that merry at the Franklins' house.But Christmas is a time for miracles, whether seen from a boy's perspective or a dog's -- and The Dog Who Thought He Was Santa looks at the Franklins' Christmas miracle from both.
The wizard Antryg must return from his Earthly exile when his lover, computer programmer Joanna Sheraton, is kidnapped by an otherworldly evilJoanna Sheraton is in love with a wizard. Once an ordinary Californian computer programmer, her life was upended when she was first taken across the Void to a world of magic, where an evil mage threatened to destroy that world and ours. With the help of Antryg, a brilliant wizard who quickly stole her heart, she learned to navigate that strange other land and saved the universe from destruction. When the sinister king sentenced Joanna and her lover to death, they fled back to Earth, to live quietly under the California sun. But their troubles have followed them. A stranger dressed in wizard's garb kidnaps Joanna, and Antryg gives pursuit back across the Void. What he finds is a world once again in peril, and he must give aid to the Wizard's Council that condemned him if he is ever to see his love again. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
Eihei Dogen, the thirteenth-century Zen master who founded the Japanese Soto School of Zen, is renowned as one of the world's most remarkable religious thinkers. As Shakespeare does with English, Dogen utterly transforms the language of Zen, using it in novel and extraordinarily beautiful ways to point to everything important in the religious life. He is known for two major works. The first work, the massive Shobogenzo (Treasury of the True Dharma Eye), represents his early teachings and exists in myriad English translations; the second work, the Eihei Koroku, is a collection of all his later teachings, including short formal discourses to the monks training at his temple, longer informal talks, and koans with his commentaries, as well as short appreciatory verses on various topics. The Shobogenzo has received enormous attention in Western Zen and Western Zen literature, and with the publication of this watershed volume, the Eihei Koroku will surely rise to commensurate stature. Dogen's Extensive Record is the first-ever complete and scholarly translation of this monumental work into English and this edition is the first time it has been available in paperback. This edition contains extensive and detailed research and annotation by scholars, translators and Zen teachers Taigen Dan Leighton and Shohaku Okumura, as well as forewords by the eighteenth-century poet-monk Ryokan and Tenshin Reb Anderson, former abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center - plus introductory essays from Dogen scholar Steven Heine, and the prominent, late American Zen master John Daido Loori.
How did an addicted ex-con on the verge of suicide become a caring member of the community? With a little help from a Shih Tzu named Bruno. James "Head" Guiliani, a confidante of the Gotti regime, was arrested and jailed on a weapons charge. After his release, he fell back into alcohol and drug addiction--until, one day, he came across an abandoned, abused Shih Tzu in the street. He rescued the dog, whom he lovingly named Bruno, and, in the process, turned his own life around. Dogfella recounts the story of Guiliani's life, from his involvement in street gangs and the infamous Gotti crime family to his incarceration and eventual redemption through animal welfare. Guiliani's new career has led him to save pit bulls from a dog-fighting ring and drive through six-foot snowdrifts to reach 200 cats stranded at a Long Island sanctuary.
Pine Ridge Canine Care Center. A place where pampered pooches go to kick back, get primped, and watch a little TV in luxurious individual accommodations. To Melanie Travis, it all seems a bit much--and a most unlikely setting for a murder. But when the day care centers co-owner turns up dead in his office, thats just what she finds. . . Melanie Travis thought her sleuthing days were behind her. She has a new baby to take care of--not to mention five Standard Poodles--and Aunt Peg is getting Davey ready for his debut as a junior showman. These days, the closest Melanie gets to detective work is scoping out the scene at the local doggie day center for her friend Alice Brickman. As Melanie learns, its a dogs life at the Pine Ridge Canine Care Center--and life is good. The dogs are living large with a team of groomers and handlers at their bark and call. Everyone seems blissfully happy. Everyone canine, that is. For Melanie soon discovers there are some simmering resentments among the Pine Ridge staff and when Steve Pine, the centers charming, good-looking co-owner, is found shot to death on the floor of his office, theres no shortage of suspects. His sister Candy stands to inherit their lucrative doggie day care operation. His neighbor, Adam Busch, still blames Steve for paving the way for the other businesses that now exist in the once quiet, all-residential town. And then theres Lila Harrington, the disgruntled client who wanted to sue Steve following an embarrassing "incident" involving a Shih Tzu and a Beagle mix. And lastly, the string of female customers Steve bedded and jilted. But which of these suspects was desperate enough to commit murder? With the police at a loss for leads, its now up to Melanie to go undercover and sniff out a killer whose secrets lie buried in a dogs paradise thats proving to be anything but. . . Laurien Berenson is an Agatha and Macavity nominee, winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and a four-time winner of the Maxwell Award, which is presented by the Dog Writers Association of America.
Melanie Travis thought her sleuthing days were behind her. She has a new baby to take care of--not to mention five Standard Poodles. These days, the closest Melanie gets to detective work is scoping out the scene at the local doggie day center for her friend Alice Brickman.As Melanie learns, it's a dog's life at the Pine Ridge Canine Care Center--and life is good. Everyone seems blissfully happy. Everyone canine, that is, as Melanie soon discovers there are some simmering resentments among the Pine Ridge staff. And when Steve Pine, the center's charming, good-looking co-owner, is found shot to death on the floor of his office, there's no shortage of suspects.With the police at a loss for leads, it's now up to Melanie to go undercover and sniff out a killer whose secrets lie buried in a dog's paradise that's proving to be anything but. . ."Warm and fuzzy. . .another cute tail-wagging puzzler."--Publishers Weekly"A top-notch mystery. . .Newcomers to the series will be hooked, and returning readers will continue to enjoy Melanie's relatable nature and charm."--Romantic Times
Mandy thinks a dog could be trained by a deaf boy at school.
The marriage of two of the world's favorite topics-dogs and desserts-Doggy Desserts offers dog owners over 100 recipes to spoil (and nourish) their pampered pooches. This beautifully photographed and designed book presents easy-to-do, fun recipes divided into six categories: cookies, bars, drop cookies, cakes, muffins, and frozen treats. For dog owners who are concerned about controlling what's in their dogs' food or who are looking to find low-cal, low-fat options for their slightly plump pups, Doggy Desserts provides many tasty options. From carob peanut butter crunch balls, sweet potato biscuits and liver oatmeal bones to granola bars, apple sauce spice cake, and watermelon dog sherbet, owners will be tempted to try each of these delectable delights before serving to their dogs. The author, Cheryl Gianfrancesco is an avid cook and dog lover, and cooking for her dogs is her favorite passion!
Lance Thomas is a sexy, young black male who has it all: a high-paying blue collar job, a home in Queens, two cars, a son, and a beautiful wife. He has realized, however, that he is afflicted with dogism, a distorted sexuality that causes men to be unfaithful to their women. Witness Lance as he juggles God, a wife, a son, and a new mistress, all while trying to end his dealings with an obsessed stripper.In the midst of all the drama and deception, Lance realizes that eventually every dog has his day, and he tries to put his cheating ways behind him. It works for several years, but when he quits his blue-collar job to become a bestselling author, he finds himself with loads of money and idle time on his hands. The temptation to cheat has never been stronger, and he's convinced that he can master the art of cheating and cover his tracks perfectly this time. It's not long before he's back to juggling his wife, his mistresses, a love child, and some major baby momma drama.Dogism Saga is an over-the-top relationship drama that will have readers shaking their heads as they laugh out loud at Lance's antics.
Magical powers, a talking dog, and a gaggle of chatty pink mice? Lottie's life at Grace's Pet Shop is definitely unexpected. Lottie and her dachshund Sofie have just discovered they share a magical connection when it's time for Lottie to start her new school. All is not well at Netherbridge Hill Elementary. A gang of mean girls makes it clear to Lottie that they run the school. She only has one ally, her new best friend, Ruby. But will even Ruby stick around if she finds out about Lottie's secret magical abilities?
The second of the three volumes of Brunner's Dogmatics, one of the great twentieth-century works of theology, covers the doctrine of God. The books present a profoundly biblical systematic theology, finding a path between the ideas of Barth and Bultmann. Topics covered: Creator and His Creation; Man's Place in Creation; Man's sin and its consequences; the Person and Work of Jesus Christ. All three volumes are available from Bookshare.
The third of the three volumes of Brunner's Dogmatics, one of the great twentieth-century works of theology, covers the doctrine of Church, Faith, and Consummation. The books present a profoundly biblical systematic theology, finding a path between the ideas of Barth and Bultmann. Volume III covers the nature of the Church as a reflection of God's self-revelation through the Holy Spirit, and the Consummation in eternity of the Divine Self-Communication. All three volumes are available from Bookshare.
Designed as a hunter of wild boar in the jungles of South America, the Dogo Argentino owes its existence to Dr. Antonio Nores Martinez, who set out to create a superdog of his own from Argentina's native breed, the Cordoba Fighting Dog. Tenacious, fearless, and impressively muscled, the solid-white Dogo Argentino emerged and excelled as a much-sought-after big-game hunter. As author Joe Janish states in the chapter devoted to the breed's characteristics, "...one look at this handsome white dog will tell you this is no ordinary hunting dog. Exuberant musculature and powerful build give the Dogo not only great strength but also uncanny agility, speed and stamina." This chapter discusses the breed's physical characteristics, personality, training and exercise requirements, health concerns, and suitability as a home companion, all the information a potential owner needs to determine is this superdog is indeed the Dogo for him or her. New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, exercise, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author's advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.
Three riveting essays by some of National Geographic magazine's most highly esteemed writers explore the canine-human relationship and what scientists are learning from dogs. "Dogs and people, people and dogs: It's a love story so old no one knows how it started," wrote Angus Phillips in "Wolf to Woof." Filled with cutting edge research covering everything from domestication, breeding, and the bonds of devotion, these linked stories are custom-selected for everyone who loves dogs. Filled with amazing facts, colorful anecdotes and accessible science, this affordable ebook provides a fascinating guide to some of the world's most beloved creatures.
In this level one reader, young children learn about dogs. Other books by these authors are available in this library.
This book is a moving and an inspirational story of the first seeing eye dog in America, Buddy, and his master, Morris Frank.
When Harvey stops by Sabrina's house with Macdougal, the dog he's pet-sitting, he finds Sabrina elbow-deep in brownie batter. She's trying to bake like anormal teenager--without using her powers. But with some of her ingredients missing and her electric mixer on the blink, Sabrina decides to conjure up a little magical help. Suddenly, Sabrina's mixing spell goes horribly haywire, bouncing into the dining room and zapping Harvey and Macdougal. Now Harvey's in canine chaos and his voice is coming out of the golden retriever's drooling jaws! With the Quizmaster on her case and her best friend chasing cats, Sabrina's in the doghouse--unless she can find the trick that will get rid of Harvey's dog days for good!
Set against the fury and strife that arose from the cinders of medieval Europe, The Dogs of God chronicles one of the most savage epochs in human history. In an effort to consolidate their powers on the Iberian Peninsula and free themselves from the yoke of the Vatican, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella turned to the priest Tomas de Torquemada, who argued that an Inquisition would strengthen the sovereigns' authority throughout Spain, particularly in the coming campaign against the Moors of Granada. When Granada fell, tens of thousands of Muslims were given the choice of converting to Christianity or facing death or banishment. Torquemada then turned his ferocity on Spain's Jews, forcing upon them the same grim choice . . . Reston's compelling narrative brings all of the horrors of the Spanish Inquisition into a terrifyingly brutal focus. But Reston looks beyond the dark deeds of 1492 as well, capturing the excitement of exploration and promise of the future that were born in the same year as Ferdinand and Isabella turned their eyes toward the creation of a modern empire - and a young sea captain named Christopher Columbus.
Knocking off a bank or an armored truck is merely crude. Knocking off an entire republic has, I feel, a certain style." So says mining magnate Sir James Manson, a shadowy titan of the City, London's financial district, who schemes a coup d'etat in Zangaro, a small West African dictatorship where a secret source of platinum lies waiting to be exploited. If the goal is clear, the means are not, for there are no up-to-date manuals on overthrowing governments by force. By the time he has set forth this sinister venture in all its ramifications, Frederick Forsytn Bas fashioned that manual and given us a new classic of terror and enthrallment. The man selected to plan and carry out the sack of Zangaro is Cat Shannon, an Anglo-Irishman, aged thirty-three, late of Nigeria and the Congo. There is a deadly parallel about the ways Sir James and Cat set about their tasks: one shuttling between London and Zurich, manipulating currencies and stocks and using all the shady ploys of international finance; the other ranging all over Europe, hiring his small force of fellow ex-mercs, buying and shipping arms under false colors, moving his mini-army south against a hundred-day deadline, and planning the final blow with a brilliant precision that does not allow for the tiniest slip of timing or tactics. The world as we know it goes into a kind of mad dissolve, and beyond it we see a chillingly ordered antiworld of conspiracy, greed, and ferocity. From first inkling to final (and shockingly surprising) climax, there is hot havoc indeed when these dogs of War,' slip.
An astonishing discovery is made in the remote African republic of Zangaro, one which could change the course of a nation's history forever. But such a discovery cannot be kept secret for long and Sir James Manson will stop at nothing to protect this find. A ruthless and bloody-minded tycoon, Manson immediately hires an army of mercenaries and with this deadly crew behind him he sets out to topple the government and replace its dictator with a puppet president. But news of the discovery has reached Russia - and suddenly Manson finds he no longer makes the rules in this power game. A game in which win or lose means life or death. In this masterful thriller of international intrigue, Frederick Forsyth delivers a tense, brutal and always believable tale that will satisfy die-hard fans and newcomers alike.
From David Weber to David Feintuch to David Drake, military writers have exploded into the science fiction scene and continue to leave their marks. Now, bestselling Hammer's Slammers creator David Drake pays homage to his own sub-genre by gathering 10 classic takes of men at arms by SF Greats, including Harry Harrison, Joe Haldeman, Richard C. Matheson, Gene Wolfe, Keith Laumer and David Drake himself.