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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
From the "New York Times"-bestselling creators of "I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!" comes a tail of 10 mischievous, lovable, and delightfully ungainly dogs, who find themselves in one hilarious antic adventure after another.
When Katie's teacher moves in next-door, Katie can't believe her bad luck! Nothing could be worse than your own teacher living next-door-or could it? Mrs. Derkman hates dogs, and she wants the dogs on their street to be kept on leashes at all times! Katie is furious. Then the magic wind blows, turning Katie into her own dog, Pepper. Will she be able to convince her teacher that dogs are not all bad?
When strict Mrs. Derkman moves next door to third-grader Katie Carew, scares her friends away, and insists she keep her dog, Pepper, on a leash, Katie finds a non-magical solution to the problem. Includes steps for teaching a dog to sit and stay.
Mandy thinks a dog could be trained by a deaf boy at school.
When Frannie notices her aunt's dog limping, she sees it as her big break to be a vet, so it's off to the veterinarian's office, where she can showcase her doggy-diagnostic skills. But in true Frannie form, all she can pull off is a doggy disaster . . .
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.
The essays in this fascinating volume examine present-day psychological and cultural problems with the keen insight and humanistic sympathies characteristic of Erich Fromm's work. The Dogma of Christ and Other Essays provides some of the sharpest critical insights into how the contemporary world of human destructiveness and violence can no longer separate religion, psychology and politics. The book brilliantly summarizes Fromm's ideas on how culture and society shape our behavior.
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?
"Dogmania" is a celebration of courageous and canny canines whose antics and adventures will entertain all animal lovers. Included are amazing tales about such dogs as: Selvakumar, a mongrel who dragged a seven-year-old boy to safety in the face of the swirling waters of the 2004 tsunami. Blue, the Australian blue heeler, who fended off a huge alligator to save his elderly master's life. Sweetie, the overweight terrier who emerged from her grave after she was mistakenly buried. Samson, the German Shepherd mix who acts as a guide dog for his blind canine sweetheart, Delilah. "Dogmania" features more than 150 stories never before told in book form. This canine collection is sure to amuse and amaze the nearly 40 percent of U.S. homes that have a dog as a part of their family.
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.
When dogs go missing, one boy will find out why. And the answer is out of this world.Nothing gets past Logan. When he observes that the neighborhood's dogs are mysteriously vanishing, he suspects nothing less than a full-scale alien dognapping invasion. The adults don't believe him, of course, so he enlists his friends to investigate and soon they make a shocking discovery.Now man's best friend needs help. Fast. Suddenly, Logan and his team are on a mission unlike anything known to man. A hilarious, heartwarming tale of hound-saving heroics, Invasion of the Dognappers will be gobbled up by middle-grade readers.Ages 8-12
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.
DOGOPEDIA is a crucial compendium that educates and entertains with facts about everything from wolf ancestry and dog physiology to canine reindeer herders and magicians. It explains how dogs train their owners, and debunks the many myths about our four-legged friends - such as the belief that they see in black and white - while investigating the mysteries of canine psychology: what does that guilty face really mean and how come dogs seem to know when we're coming home?This wonderful collection of canine curiosities also explores the place of dogs in the human imagination, from cartoons and literary characters to ghosts and dog-headed saints. The clever dogs, the cute dogs, the bizarre dogs and the devoted, hard-working dogs are all put under scrutiny, giving us even more reasons to utterly adore our canine companions.Drawing on the vast body of knowledge belonging to the world's most famous dogs and cats home, DOGOPEDIA is the ideal present for every dog lover.
Out of the corner of my eye, I catch something moving by the barn.When I look, it disappears. Wait. There it is again, at the cornfield. Some movement, some thing. Mom and I have been on the run for years. Every time he catches up with us, we move to a new place and start over. But this place is different. This place is full of secrets. And they won't leave me alone."Brilliant, page-turning, and eerie. Had me guessing to the very end." -Joseph Delaney, author of The Last Apprentice series"It's about ghosts and terrifying danger and going mad all at once. I didn't know what was real and what was imagined until the very last page. I loved it!" -Melvin Burgess, Carnegie Medal and Guardian Prize winning author of Smack Allan Stratton is an acclaimed internationally published playwright and author. His awards include a Michael L. Printz Honor award, multiple ALA picks, and the Independent Publisher Book Award.
This book is a moving and an inspirational story of the first seeing eye dog in America, Buddy, and his master, Morris Frank.
When the nurturing nature of women meets the loyalty and unguarded affection of dogs, remarkable connections ensue. This book showcases stories about these connections that result in courageous and compassionate acts of love and healing -- for the dogs, the women, and all the people whose lives they touch. Readers will laugh, smile, and be moved by shelter dogs, police canine handlers, dogs rescued from hurricanes and dog fighting, returning veterans in need of service dogs, prison inmates who train service dogs, and everyday mutts who transform lives just by providing an exuberant welcome at the end of the day. They'll even meet a dog that dazzled David Letterman on his Late Show. This heartwarming collection of stories is ideal for anyone who loves a dog, or simply loves to be inspired.
A beloved classic for dog lovers of all agesWith a new foreword by Ann PatchettIn the 1930s, Lucy Dawson's friendly, sympathetic portraits of dogs were so popular with readers of American and British magazines that she agreed to gather them together in a book, Dogs As I See Them.<P><P>The volume you now hold in your hands brings this highly collectible book back in print, replicating the original 1937 edition to a T, including all of Dawson's irresistible graphite and pastel drawings and handwritten notes printed on thick sketchbook paper. Along with Dawson's illustrations are her own amusing stories about the conduct of each of her subjects as they posed for her. Her charming reminiscences interpret the character and mood of each dog, and make us friends at once with each and every one in this gallery of endearing portraits. Dogs As I See Them is a remarkable collection dog lovers of all generations will take to their hearts.With 85 full-color and black-and-white illustrationsLucy Dawson fan Ann Patchett introduces the collection with an illuminating essay on the artist and her work.Charming and endearing, Dogs as I See Them is a remarkable collection sure to be treasured by dog lovers and art fans of all generations.
Buzz, Rusty, Rosie, and Misty are special dogs because of their jobs.
Imagine being able to ask your poodle, "Who's at the door?" and having her respond, "It's Katy." Or asking your golden retriever, "Do you want a treat?" and him responding, "No, water." Or asking your Border collie, "Which toy do you want?" and getting the response, "Stick." If you've ever wondered what dogs would tell us if they could, now you can find out. The K9Sign system teaches dogs to communicate to us-making it a first in any dog training book category.Dogs Can Sign, Too is the first book dedicated exclusively to the K9Sign system for teaching dogs to communicate to their human companions using a vocabulary of gestures.This extraordinary education tool, developed by the creator of AnimalSign Language exclusively for the canine community, teaches people and their pets a unique mode of communication that employs an extensive lexicon of specific signs. Sample signs range from general concepts, such as "Food" or "Play" to identifying special treats, such as "Liver" or "Cheese" and specifying a favorite toy, such as "Ball" or "Frisbee." Signs also include useful questions such as "Who's that?" or "What type?" to naming a particular friend or family member, or even indicating a stranger. Learning and practicing K9Sign is a fun, challenging, and rewarding experience for both you and your dog that is sure to deepen the human-canine bond while expanding our ideas about interspecies communication.
The story of a dog that wanders along picking up spots of different colors. Meant for kids to learn numbers and colors the fun way.
With one bite of his magic bone, Sparky lands in the Amazon Rain Forest in Brazil among biting bugs and dogs with . . . webbed feet!? The Bush Dogs declare him their new leader when he saves their home from the metal machines that threaten to destroy the jungle. In fact, the machines have flattened so many other trees that Sparky can't find where he buried his bone! Will Sparky ever be able to find his way home?
Pru Marlowe isn't your ordinary animal psychic. A tough girl on the run from her own gift, Pru left the big city to return to her picturesque Berkshires hometown looking for a little peace. Too bad that her training as an animal behaviorist got her mixed up with Lily, a rescue dog, and Charles, her person. Now Charles is dead, and Lily looks good for it. After all, Lily is a pitbull, a fighting-ring dropout, and way too traumatized to give Pru a clear picture of what she has witnessed. But Pru knows something about bad girls trying to clean up, and, with a sense of justice strong enough to overcome her dislike of human society, she takes the case. Listening to the animals, Pru picks up clues--and learns there are secrets in the pretty little town that make murder look simple. Unable to tell anybody about her psychic abilities, uncertain at times about her own sanity, Pru comes to realize that if she clears Lily, she'll likely become the prime suspect--or the next victim. While the only creature she can totally trust is her crotchety tabby Wallis, Pru's got to uncover the real killer--and find a way to live with her gift--before the real beasts in the town savage her and those she has come to love. The first in the Pru Marlowe "pet noir" series.
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