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A collection of new and favorite poems, celebrating the dogs that have enriched the poet's world Beloved by her readers, special to the poet's own heart, Mary Oliver's dog poems offer a special window into her world. Dog Songs collects some of the most cherished poems together with new works, offering a portrait of Oliver's relationship to the companions that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. To be illustrated with images of the dogs themselves, the subjects will come to colorful life here. These are poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. In these pages we visit with old friends, including Oliver's well-loved Percy, and meet still others. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver's life emerge as fellow travelers, but also as guides, spirits capable of opening our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection. Dog Songs is a testament to the power and depth of the human-animal exchange, from an observer of extraordinary vision. .
In Dog Stories You'll Love, you'll rejoice in three stories that honor the special relationship between dogs and their people. Sometimes bittersweet, sometimes joyful, but always poignant, these stories will touch the heart of every dog lover.
A German Shepherd police dog witnesses a murder and if his owner--an Iraq war vet and former cop-turned-thief--is convicted of the crime, the dog could be put down. Few rival Andy Carpenter's affection for dogs, and he decides to represent the poor canine. As Andy struggles to convince a judge that this dog should be set free, he discovers that the dog and his owner have become involved unwittingly in a case of much greater proportions than the one they've been charged with. Andy will have to call upon the unique abilities of this ex-police dog to help solve the crime and prevent a catastrophic event from taking place.
Like their human friends, dogs come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Some are smart, like Ma-Buku, a five-pound Chihuahua who squeaks her toy in perfect time with her owners drums. Some refuse to adhere to dog clichés, like four-year-old Elmer, who loves to chase a tennis ball but refuses to pick it up and bring it back, or six-year-old Barnabas, who can't be bothered to chase cats but will bark vehemently at the wind. There are pretty dogs, heroic dogs, and dogs that are loyal, intuitive, or just plain strange, like Bocci, who goes into a trance when his owner's pager goes off, and can only be "reset" by being picked up and put back down again. All make an appearance in this delightful collection of stories. Submitted by hundreds of real dog owners, these true tales of mutual love and loyalty affirm that there's no better friend than a dog.
Mike and his dog Harry, the Airedale with ESP, are shocked to discover that the new umpire for Mike's baseball games can hear their mental conversations.
When his dog, Harry, is grounded for nipping another dog, Mike wonders how he'll ever make it through the baseball game against the Robin Hood Arrows.
It's a fun twist on the classic baseball story in this laugh-out-loud adventure from Matt Christopher. A Level 3 Passport to Reading title perfect for readers just about ready to read independently.Features:Read Aloud functionality [where available]Sight WordsBook Description:Mike has a special relationship with his dog, Harry. They can read each other's minds! Harry is able to help Mike out with tips about the opposing players on the baseball field, but Mike's having trouble with his pitches--and the buddies need to work together to save the game!
When his telepathic dog Harry is grounded for nipping another dog, Mike wonders how he'll ever make it through the baseball game without his advice and encouragement. Sequel to "The Dog That Pitched a No-Hitter"
Following in the paw prints of the successful first DogTown book, companion to the hit show on the National Geographic Channel, Dog Tips from Dogtown is the pet owner's practical guide to building a healthy, happy relationship with a dog. Relying on the unparalleled expertise of the trainers at the Best Friends Animal Society, this manual shows, with step-by-step illustrations, how to apply the power of positive reinforcement to train a pet. From adoption tips to canine communication lessons and training strategies that make a regimen fun for everyone, Dog Tips from DogTown is a complete guide to the tried and true methods that work miracles every day at the Best Friends Animal Society.
Tells the story of Arno, an Alsatian dog also known as a German Shepherd Dog, who was trained as the eyes of Ralph, a painter who loses his sight, and in a twist of fate, Arno becomes blind and Ralph becomes his eyes.
Turk needs cash, but he's allergic to his own sweat so getting a job is out of the question. Then he makes a discovery: Girls love dogs. Turk's friends will do anything to meet girls. Turk starts a dog walking business. His friends walk the dogs and Turk collects half the money. In an attempt to impress dog-loving Carly, Turk brags about his business in front of the school tough guy, Chuck. When Chuck learns the true nature of Turk's business and wants in on the action, Turk worries that he will lose his business and Carly's respect.
A layabout mutt turned therapy dog leads her owner to a new understanding of the good life. At loose ends with her daughter leaving home and her husband on the road, Halpern decides to give herself and Pransky, her Labradoodle, a new lease on life by getting certified as a therapy dog team.
In a new and highly original take on Jamaican life (on the island and in the United States), Anthony C. Winkler introduces the estimable Precious, a large-bottomed, meltingly juicy Christian Jamaican woman with unshakable ideas on the right and proper behavior for Christian Jamaican women, their husbands, and men and dogs in general. Anthony Winkler was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1942. He is the author of four previous novels and has been regarded over the past twenty years as one of the country's most talented voices. He has also written two movies, The Lunatic and The Annihilation of Fish. He now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
On the run from a fanatical cult, Ukiah Oregon is surprised to discover Atticus Steele, a brother he didn't know he had. He's even more surprised when Atticus involves them in the traffic of an alien drug that could end up getting them both killed.
Emily and her dog Zack suddenly discover that they can see ghosts.Now, they set out to help one ghost in particular who needs their help the most.
Emily has dreams of drowning. Night after night, she's being sucked under - until the third night. She realizes it's not just a dream. It's really happening to someone - or something. On the rocky shore outside her house, Emily finds a large dog. He's barely alive, but she's determined to save him. She can feel his pain - and his determination to live. The dog is brought to the vet. And with Emily's help, he starts to improve. But is the bond between the girl and her dog something more? She can see what he sees, feel what he feels. And Zack seems to be able to read her mind, too. Is it possible that together, Emily and Zack can do more than read each other's minds? Can they turn their powers to helping other people?
If you have a dog, if you love Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, if you love compelling reality TV, you must have the companion guide to the phenomenally popular television show starring dog behavior expert Cesar Millan. Cesar Millan has become the household name in dog rehabilitation. His #1-ranked National Geographic television show Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan has become appointment television for fans with dogs and often those without them, too. Millions of viewers tune in every week, host Cesar-watching parties at their homes, and marvel over last week's episode at their local dog parks. Now, following his bestselling books, Cesar's Way and Be the Pack Leader, this episode guide will help newcomers and fans alike relive every moment from the show's first three seasons and learn some crucial dog behavior secrets in the process. Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: The Ultimate Episode Guide features 150 compelling stories of the dogs Cesar has met and mastered -- from NuNu the demon Chihuahua to Wilshire the firehouse Dalmatian. Easy to use and packed with Cesar's trademark wisdom, Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan features: organization by behavioral problem (i. e. , aggression, phobias, obsessions) notable quotes, advice, and tips from Cesar photos of Cesar, the dogs he has met, and the people whose lives he's changed production secrets from behind the scenes of the show updates on how the dogs and their owners are getting along today Readers will be fascinated to learn how Cesar diagnosed and treated each dog's problem behavior and how he coached the owner to rectify it. The book's accessible format also includes indexes organized by breed and dog name. Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan is an essential addition to any dog lover's library.
An international gang war chooses Moscow as its battlefieldMoscow police inspector Porfiry Rostnikov has adapted well to life without Communism. But under the Soviets, blood feuds were pursued in the dark halls of bureaucracy, and now they take place in the streets. An international drug ring has chosen Moscow as its next port of call, and the only thing standing in its way is the budding Russian mob, headed by a young man whose brutality is matched only by his madness. In a gang war of this magnitude, no civilian is safe. As Rostnikov tries to stop an army of two-legged killers, his cohorts at the Moscow police department take on the four-legged variety. Dogfighting in Moscow is big business, and interests in this illegal sport stretch to the highest reaches of their corrupt department. In the new Moscow, death and profit go hand in hand.
The heartwarming and hilarious second installment in the Corduroy Mansions series presents the further adventures of Alexander McCall Smith's newest, already-beloved character: the Pimlico Terrier Freddie de la Hay.In the elegantly crumbling four-storey mansion block in Pimlico called Corduroy Mansions, the comings and goings of the wonderfully motley crew of residents continue apace. A pair of New Age operators has determined that Terence Moongrove's estate is the cosmologically correct place for their Centre for Cosmological Studies. Literary agent Barbara Ragg has decided to represent a man who is writing a book about his time "hanging out" with the abominable snowman. And, our small, furry, endlessly surprising canine hero, Freddie de la Hay - belonging to failed oenophile William French - has been recruited by MI6 to infiltrate a Russian spy ring. Needless to say, the other denizens of Corduroy Mansions have issues of their own. But all of it will be addressed with the wit, charm and insight into the foibles of the human condition that have become the hallmark of this truly peerless storyteller.From the Hardcover edition.
An instant hit in the UK, this is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, joined in flight missions, and survived everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts--ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend.In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man's-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey that would turn them into lifelong friends. One was an orphaned puppy, abandoned by his owners as they fled Nazi forces. The other was a different kind of lost soul--a Czech airman bound for the Royal Air Force and the country that he would come to call home. Airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across the tiny German shepherd--whom he named Ant--after being shot down on a daring mission over enemy lines. Unable to desert his charge, Robert hid Ant inside his jacket as he escaped. In the months that followed the pair would save each other's lives countless times as they flew together with Bomber Command. And though Ant was eventually grounded due to injury, he refused to abandon his duty, waiting patiently beside the runway for his master's return from every sortie, and refusing food and sleep until they were reunited. By the end of the war Robert and Ant had become British war heroes, and Ant was justly awarded the Dickin Medal, the "Animal VC." With beautiful vintage black-and-white photos of Robert and Ant, The Dog Who Could Fly is a deeply moving story of loyalty in the face of adversity and the unshakable bond between a man and his best friend.
When his rescuer saw him on the side of the road, the poor swollen dog, needed a lot of help. He had terrible ear mites, and no hair except for a couple of tufts on his face. The dog could not even wag his tail. But with some kind caring vets and a chance to get better [and] learn a few tricks, "Mighty Mite," a golden retriever mix, was able to make a difference as a blood donor for other animals in need and as a therapy dog. This is his true story.
Parents are not supposed to have to bury their children, but David and Marsha Jacobs had just gone through that anguish. Their daughter, Lisa, "was studying to be a Zen Buddhist priest", according to Marsha. "The study and the t'ai chi, gave her peace". So why would the intelligent, beautiful young woman kill herself by jumping from the window of the dojo where she was studying the martial arts? That's what the Jacobs want to know and that's what they hire Rachel Alexander to discover. There's even something for Rachel's partner, Dash, to investigate: Lisa had owned a black Akita. That was one of the reasons the police were so willing to accept the death as suicide; the Akita's reputation as a watchdog and protector clearly meant that no foul play was involved. But that isn't what Rachel thinks. She moves into Lisa's apartment, almost into what was Lisa's life, and meets the men and women who were part of that life. Lisa was, indeed, everything her parents thought she was; to someone, however, she was something more, and that something is what Rachel Alexander and Dash have to discover - and quickly, now. Rachel is doing her job too well and a killer knows exactly where she is.
"Thank God this book has been written! The Dog Who Loved Too Much is splendid--as accessible as it is profound. Dr. Dodman writes with sensitivity, a sense of fun, and an extraordinary depth of understanding as he explores the psychology of dogs. This should be compulsory reading for anyone who would own a dog." --Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Life of Dogs. "I was immediately taken in by the tales and treatments in The Dog Who Loved Too Much. They make for fascinating and engrossing reading for all those interested in understanding the nature of dogs in their full biological and behavioral complexity." --Oliver Sacks, M.D., author of An Anthropologist on Mars.
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 combined efforts of Andi and her friends fuel the search for an injured Labrador's owner, and their compassion for all animals inspires the Pet Finders Club to keep every pet in Orchard Park safe.
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