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Finding Gobi: A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart
by Dion Leonard

Language

English

Pages

267

Publication Date

June 13, 2017

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<p><strong><em>New York Times Bestseller List</em></strong></p><p><em><strong>“Leonard and Gobi’s story represents the power of people working together and the profound depth of feeling possible between a man and his dog.”--Publishers Weekly</strong></em></p><p><em><strong><em>A man, a dog, and the lengths to which love will go to sacrifice for its companion.</em></strong></em></p><p><em>Finding Gobi</em> is the miraculous tale of Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner who crosses paths with a stray dog while competing in a 155-mile race through the Gobi Desert in China. The lovable pup, who would later earn the name Gobi, proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the Tian Shan Mountains, across massive sand dunes, through yurt villages and the black sands of the Gobi Desert, keeping pace with him for 77 miles.</p><p>As Dion witnessed the incredible determination and heart of this small animal, he found his own heart undergoing a change as well.  Whereas in the past these races were all about winning and being the best, his goal now was to make sure he and Gobi’s friendship continued well after the finish line.  He found himself letting Gobi sleep in his tent at night, giving her food and water out of his own limited supply, and carrying her across numerous rivers, even when he knew it would mean putting him behind in the race, or worse, prevent him from finishing at all. </p><p>Although Dion did not cross the finish line first, he felt he had won something even greater – a new outlook on life and a new friend that he planned on bringing home as soon as arrangements were made.  However, before he could take her home, Gobi went missing in the sprawling Chinese city where she was being kept. Dion, with the help of strangers and a viral outpouring of assistance on the internet, set out to track her down, and reunite forever with the amazing animal that changed his life and proved to him and the world that miracles are possible. </p>
A Marriage in Dog Years: A Memoir
by Nancy Balbirer

Language

English

Pages

205

Publication Date

June 01, 2018

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<p>When Nancy Balbirer learns her beloved eleven-year-old beagle has kidney failure, she’s devastated. She and her husband had gotten Ira as a puppy—a wedding gift to each other, and their first foray into “parenthood.” Now, her dog is terminal, her marriage is on life support, and Nancy is desperate to save them both (whether they want it or not). In a single year, she loses her two best friends, but Nancy’s life is about to take yet another unexpected turn.</p><p>With humor and heart, Nancy Balbirer shares her story of relationships, loss, and canine friendship in this illuminating memoir about the lengths people will go to keep love alive…and the power of finally letting go.</p>
Summer Snoops and Cozy Crimes: 12 Mysteries for the Dog Days of S...
by , Anne R. Tan

Language

English

Pages

111

Publication Date

July 24, 2018

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Help Us Help Pets!<br /><br />Have a howlingly good read during the dog days of summer with a dozen cozy mysteries from Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon best-selling authors. Murder lurks in every corner during the dog days of summer. Solve the mystery as our snoops leash the criminals – at the beach, at the farm, on the mountain – everywhere! All profits from this pack go to support NO KILL animal charities! Fetch it now! And help us help pets!<br /><br />'Summer Snoops and Cozy Crimes’ includes never before published books from:<br /><br />** WSJ Bestselling Author Judith Lucci - Gawd Almighty & the Corn<br /><br />** WSJ Bestselling Author Cindy Bell - Murder at Pawprint Creek<br /><br />** WSJ Bestselling Author Colleen Mooney - Dog Gone and Dead<br /><br />** USA Today and WSJ Bestselling Author Amy Vansant - Summer Teeth<br /><br />** WSJ Bestselling Author Colleen Helme - A Midsummer Night's Murder<br /><br />** WSJ Bestselling Author Kim Hunt Harris - The Murder of Bandera Bandito<br /><br />** USA Today Bestselling Author Anna Celeste Burke - A Body on Fitzgerald's Bluff<br /><br />** Ava Mallory - A Dream Stray-Cation<br /><br />** Sandi Scott - Croquembouche Murder<br /><br />** Susan Boles - Death on the Beach<br /><br />** USA Today Bestselling Author Sam Cheever - Toxic Tech<br /><br />** Anne R. Tan - Just Lost and Found<br /><br />Bonus recipes from the authors are included!
Pineapple Lies: A Pineapple Port Mystery: Book One (Pineapple Por...
by Amy Vansant

Language

English

Pages

308

Publication Date

April 08, 2015

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<h2>A Twisty Puzzler Complete with Dogs, Romance and a Backyard Body...Solve the mystery before you die laughing!</h2><br /><b>Book one of the laugh-out-loud mystery series from Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY Best-Selling author Amy Vansant. If Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum and the Golden Girls had a baby, it would be the Pineapple Port series!</b><br /><br />It's bad enough finding a body in your back yard—especially when foul play is pretty much a certainty. But when you discover the bones are somebody's long-missing mom, it's tragic. And if that person is the hottest guy in town, you've just made the world's worst first impression! <br /><br />Charlotte Morgan's got every reason to take an intensely personal interest, even if <b>solving a murder’s a bit of a stretch for a 26-year-old amateur sleuth raised in a 55-plus Florida community--golf-cart racing's usually about as exciting as it gets for her. </b>But things are heating up in her world, and not just in the romance department. The hot guy's uncle is Charlotte's number one suspect. He's debonair, he's mysterious, he's just a little too slick—and he's dating a friend of Charlotte's. If she doesn't step up, who knows what could happen?<br /><br /><b>In Amy Vansant’s first Pineapple Port cozy mystery, quips get flung and puns get slung, making for a hilarious read, but even better, Pineapple Port's just a place you want to hang out.</b> Charlotte's a pretty unique female protagonist, being the only chick, as a friend observes, in a roomful of hens, but <b>Pineapple Port is a wonderful character in itself, as much a parallel universe as Hogwarts, with its own exotic customs and quirks.</b> People have nicknames like Jenny Teacup (because she collects tea sets), exercise comes in the form of water aerobics, and Poolside Breakfast is a big social event. Vansant has perfect pitch when it comes to her human characters as well. No one can mention a restaurant without someone saying, "They have the best French toast!"<br /> <br /><b>The Pineapple Port Mystery Series is perfect for fans of those reassuringly cozy mysteries set in small towns, from Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple right on through Carolyn Hart and up to Jana DeLeon.</b> If you happen to like romantic comedy, or even just funny mysteries—especially those with intrepid women sleuths-- you'll devour it!
The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition)
by The Monks of New Skete

Language

English

Pages

329

Publication Date

June 29, 2011

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<div >For more than thirty years the Monks of New Skete have been among America's most trusted authorities on dog training, canine behavior, and the animal/human bond.<br /><br />In their two now-classic bestsellers, <i>How to be Your Dog's Best Friend</i> and <i>The Art of Raising a Puppy, </i>the Monks draw on their experience as long-time breeders of German shepherds and as trainers of dogs of all breeds to provide--brilliantly distilled--the indispensable information and advice that every dog owner needs.<br /><br />This new edition of <i>The Art of Raising a Puppy </i>features new photographs throughout, along with updated chapters on play, crating, adopting dogs from shelters and rescue organizations, raising dogs in an urban environment, and the latest developments in canine health and canine behavioral theory.</div>
Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog
by John Grogan

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

March 17, 2009

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<p>Is it possible for humans to discover the key to happiness through a bigger-than-life, bad-boy dog? Just ask the Grogans.</p><p>John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same.</p><p>Marley grew into a barreling, ninety-seven-pound streamroller of a Labrador retriever. He crashed through screen doors, gouged through drywall, and stole women's undergarments. Obedience school did no good -- Marley was expelled.</p><p>But just as Marley joyfully refused any limits on his behavior, his love and loyalty were boundless, too. Marley remained a model of devotion, even when his family was at its wit's end. Unconditional love, they would learn, comes in many forms.</p><p><em>Marley & Me</em> is John Grogan's funny, unforgettable tribute to this wonderful, wildly neurotic Lab and the meaning he brought to their lives.</p>
The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Othe...
by Lucy Cooke

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

April 17, 2018

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<div><b>Mary Roach meets Bill Bryson in this "surefire summer winner" (Janet Maslin, <i>New York Times</i>), an </b><b>uproarious tour of the basest instincts and biggest mysteries of the animal world</b></div><div><br /></div><div>Humans have gone to the Moon and discovered the Higgs boson, but when it comes to understanding animals, we've still got a long way to go. Whether we're seeing a viral video of romping baby pandas or a picture of penguins "holding hands," it's hard for us not to project our own values--innocence, fidelity, temperance, hard work--onto animals. So you've probably never considered if moose get drunk, penguins cheat on their mates, or worker ants lay about. They do--and that's just for starters. In <i>The Truth About Animals</i>, Lucy Cooke takes us on a worldwide journey to meet everyone from a Colombian hippo castrator to a Chinese panda porn peddler, all to lay bare the secret--and often hilarious--habits of the animal kingdom. Charming and at times downright weird, this modern bestiary is perfect for anyone who has ever suspected that virtue might be unnatural.</div><div><br /></div>
Zak George's Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raisi...
by , Dina Roth Port

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

June 07, 2016

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<b>A revolutionary way to raise and train your dog.<br /></b><br />Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you tailor training to your dog’s unique traits and energy level—leading to quicker results and a much happier pet.<br /><br />For the first time, Zak has distilled the information from his hundreds of videos and experience with thousands of dogs into this comprehensive guide that includes:<br /><br />• Choosing the right pup for you<br />• Housetraining and basic training<br />• Handling biting, leash pulling, jumping up, barking, aggression, chewing, and other behavioral issues<br />• Health care essentials like finding a vet and selecting the right food<br />• Cool tricks, traveling tips, and activities to enjoy with your dog<br />• Topics with corresponding videos on Zak’s YouTube channel so you can see his advice in action<br /> <br />Packed with everything you need to know to raise and care for your dog, this book will help you communicate and bond with one another in a way that makes training easier, more rewarding, and—most of all—fun!
Inside the Echo (The Flint K-9 Search and Rescue Mysteries Book 2...
by Jen Blood

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

February 27, 2018

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For fans of Nevada Barr, John Connolly, and dogs of all shape and size, a K-9 series with a touch of the supernatural, spine-tingling suspense, and characters who'll stay with you long after the book is done. <br /><br />K-9 search and rescue handler Jamie Flint and her team—both human and canine—are called in when a group vanishes during a dogsledding expedition for battered women in the Mahoosuc Mountains of Maine. When it’s learned that a rogue gunman was involved in the disappearance, authorities look to the abusive partners of the women now lost for answers. Meanwhile, a voice from Jamie’s past begins to haunt her, echoing the words of the shooter now in pursuit of a target Jamie alone can save. With her K-9 partners Phantom and Casper at her side, Jamie must confront the demons of her own past as her team fights the elements and the clock in order to find the missing women and bring them home.
Murder at the Gearhart: A Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery
by Dianne Harman

Language

English

Pages

153

Publication Date

June 15, 2018

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Dead chefs can't cook!<br /> <br />From a USA Today and Amazon #1 Chart Bestselling Author comes the fourteenth book in the popular Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery series. Free with Kindle Unlimited.<br /><br />When Kelly finds the murdered body of Chef Jessup in the walk-in refrigerator at the historic Gearhart Hotel, she has no choice but to fill in as the head chef for the prestigious James Beard Dinner honoring the legendary champion of American cuisine. She was only planning on being the sous-chef.<br /><br />But who would have a motive for killing the renowned chef? The well-known food critic of The Oregonian? The owner of the Rotunda Hotel who owed money to men in Las Vegas? The masseur who was having an affair with the hotel owner’s wife? The chef’s ex-husband, who resented her success? The San Francisco chef who wanted the recipes she’d been given by James Beard’s protégé? Or the man who decided he was the reincarnation of James Beard? <br /><br />Join Kelly, Sheriff Mike, and their dog, Rebel, on a vacation that turns into a hunt for a killer.<br /><br />

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