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The Parrot Who Owns Me: The Story of a Relationship
by Joanna Burger

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

July 03, 2001

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“Birds are my passion,” says Joanna Burger, “but parrots are my weakness.” Fifteen years ago, when se adopted a neglected, orphaned thirty-six year old parrot named Tiko, she entered on of the most complex relationships of her life.<br /><br />Sullen and hostile when he entered Dr. Burger’s home, Tiko gradually warmed as she carefully persuaded him of her good intentions. Eventually he courted her, building nests inside household furniture during mating season and trying to coax her into them. He nursed her vigilantly through a bout with Lyme disease, regularly preening each strand of hair on the pillow as she slept. For a while he even fought her husband for her attentions, but eventually theirs became a relationship of deep mutual trust.<br /><br /><b>The Parrot Who Owns Me</b> is also the story of the science of birds, and of parrots in particular (America’s third most commonly owned pet, after cats and dogs). Woven into the narrative are insights and fascinating revelations from Joanna Burger’s work — not only about parrots, but about what it means to be human.<br /><br />By turns delightful, hilarious, touching, and enlightening, <b>The Parrot Who Owns Me</b> introduces us to an unforgettable bird and his human companion, whose friendships tells us much about ourselves.<br />
Christmas at Mistletoe Lodge: New Holiday Romances to Benefit St....
by , Lauren Gayle

Language

English

Pages

1201

Publication Date

October 22, 2019

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<h2>USA TODAY BESTSELLER! <br />10 NEW HOLIDAY ROMANCES From NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Authors To Warm Your Heart And Curl Your Toes! Price is Going Up Soon! </h2><br /><br />Each Sweet and/or Steamy Story takes place at a unique magical Mistletoe Lodge. Curl up in your favorite chair and treat yourself to a Christmassy-Happily-Ever-After Experience full of jingle bells, mistletoe and JOY, celebrating the spirit of the season.<br /><br /><h2>>>>Get Your Copy Now While It’s Still at .99! </h2><br />Sabrina York – Cooped Up For Christmas — It was supposed to be an easy gig—working as a concierge at a luxury lodge for the super rich over Christmas—but then he had to show up. The boy who broke my heart all those years ago. But former Navy SEAL Cameron Cooper isn't exactly a boy anymore.<br /><br /><br />Tamara Ferguson – A Kiss Under A Blue Christmas Moon — Blue Moon’s band leader, Noah’s been crazy about Mia since the moment they met at a magical beach concert, but Mia’s father sabotages their romance before Noah goes to war. Six years after escaping her controlling father, Mia’s returned to Crystal Rock to find Lieutenant Noah Erikson’s never stopped loving her. <br /><br />Jen Talty – Alaskan Christmas – Flynn Wagner sets off to the frozen tundra and the Mistletoe Lodge, prepared for endless stories about her mother. However, nothing can prepare her for coming face to face with the one man she couldn’t get out from under her skin. At the lodge, Colton Granger never expected to find the woman who had changed his life forever in high-heeled boots, a winter coat that wouldn’t keep a person warm, and a killer smile that would soon melt his heart.<br /><br />Natalie Ann – Christmas Love – Former model, Noelle Bennett has decided she wants to be behind the camera instead of in front of it. Just her and the woods around her little home, snapping pictures of the winter landscape and historic Inns. Then how did sexy veterinarian Dr. Chase Martin talk her into adopting a puppy and wondering if the peaceful life wasn't what she wanted all along?<br /><br />Pam Binder – Christmas Makeover — Mistaken as a wedding and events planner, the out-of-work dog walker, is hired to transform a rundown inn into a Medieval themed-wedding destination. But the owner’s handsome son, Owen, has other plans for the Inn. <br /><br />Tammy L. Grace – Christmas in Snow Valley — Fifteen years ago, he broke her heart. She never moved on. Will a little Christmas magic bring them back together?<br /><br />Jacki Delecki – Mission: Impossible to Wed — A wedding designer and a Special Ops soldier are thrown together for a country wedding that has them both thinking they’ll never get married.<br /><br />Joanne Jaytanie – Christmas Chemistry — It's nothing but an old tavern. But to the Jamersons and Brocks, it's a treasured history, a precious legacy. Can Gina Jamerson and Owen Brock meet in the middle or will their families ruin any chance of compromise?<br /><br />Kim Hornsby – The Christmas Challenge--A hermit blogger attends a destination wedding as part of a Christmas challenge and meets someone who gets her heart racing again only to discover he has a game-changing secret—about her. <br /><br />Lauren Gayle – A Southern Lights Christmas--When a rare winter storm covers their Christmas getaway with bone-chilling snow and ice, two strangers are challenged with the reality of winter in a southern town.<br /><br />
Adventures of the Horse Doctor's Husband
by Justin B. Long

Language

English

Pages

334

Publication Date

September 13, 2019

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<h2>When he wedded a veterinarian, chasing horses down the Interstate wasn’t in the vows…</h2><p>Bestselling author and painter Justin B. Long never dreamed he’d become a horse person. But marrying a passionate vet plunged the self-confessed numbers nerd into the wild world of equine emergency care. And just when he thought he had a handle on his new life, his close-knit community gained Internet fame with a daring freeway horse rescue.</p><p>This outrageous collection of uproarious exploits will tug at your heartstrings and tickle your funny bone. Through Long’s vivid accounts, you’ll meet a whole host of new friends, including a blind horse stuck in a sinkhole, mayhem-causing rescue kittens, and Highway, the famous I-75 Miracle Horse who cheated death four times!</p><p><i>Adventures of the Horse Doctor’s Husband</i> is an engrossing memoir-style compilation of four-legged antics. If you love animals, you’ll adore this hilarious, delightful, and sometimes heartbreaking behind-the-scenes look at life in a rural vet clinic.</p><h2><u>Buy <i>Adventures of the Horse Doctor’s Husband</i> to gallop into bales of chaos today!</u></h2>
Every Living Thing (All Creatures Great and Small Book 5)
by James Herriot

Language

English

Pages

355

Publication Date

November 15, 2011

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>All Creatures Great and Small</i> reflects on the rewards of training the next generation of veterinarians.</b><br />  As an aging James Herriot begins to see more house pets than livestock, the challenge of treating animals—and reassuring their owners—provides plenty of excitement, mystery, and moments of sheer delight. After building up his own practice, the renowned country vet begins to teach a new generation about a business both old-fashioned and very modern. He watches with pride as his own children show a knack for medicine, and remarks on the talents and quirks of a string of assistants. There is no perfecting the craft, since people and their animals are all remarkably different, but Herriot proves that the best healers are also the most compassionate. 
Penny: The Story of a Free-Soul Basset Hound
by Hal Borland

Language

English

Pages

190

Publication Date

August 30, 2016

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<b>“Some dogs, like some people, just can’t abide a quiet life,” writes the author of the national bestseller, <i>The Dog Who Came to Stay</i>, in this warm and touching memoir.</b><br /><br /> Penny the basset shows up at the Borlands’ Connecticut farmhouse on a cold, snowy day—head held high, tail wagging, as if she were a long-awaited guest. Hal and Barbara Borland were no strangers to strays. Pat, the rabbit hound thousands of readers came to know in <i>The Dog Who Came to Stay</i>, had also appeared one winter, staying to become the family’s dear companion. Now, Pat is gone, and Hal and Barbara are bereft without canine company. They fall in love with Penny—and she seems to fit right in.<br />  <br /> Penny is a delightful dog—short-legged, flop-eared, full of fun and curiosity. And she loves people, so much so that she leaves the Borlands to go visiting elsewhere, often settling in with a different family for days on end. Indeed, Hal and Barbara admire her for her spirit of individuality and independence.<br />  <br /> Though she never truly belonged to them, the Borlands agreed that Penny was a dog well worth loving—and so will readers.
A Dog's Life
by Peter Mayle

Language

English

Pages

205

Publication Date

July 03, 2013

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Once upon a time in Provence, Peter Mayle adopted a dog of uncertain origins and dubious hunting skills and gave him a name—Boy. Now he gives this canny canine a voice in an irresistible “memoir” that proves that the best vantage point for observing life may well be on all fours.<br /><br /> As Boy recounts his progress from an overcrowded maternal bosom to unchallenged mastery of the Mayle household, he tells us why dogs are drawn to humans (“our most convenient support system”) and chickens (“that happy combination of sport and nourishment”). We share in his amorous dalliances, his run-ins with French plumbers and cats, and in the tidbits (both conversational and edible) of his owners’ dinner parties. Enhanced by fifty-nine splendidly whimsical drawings by Edward Koren, <i>A Dog’s Life </i>gives us all the delights we expect from any book by Peter Mayle—pedigree prose, biting wit, and a keen nose for the fragrance of civilization—together with the insouciant wisdom of which only a dog (and probably only Peter Mayle’s dog) is capable.
No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story...
by Robert Weintraub

Language

English

Pages

401

Publication Date

May 05, 2015

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<strong>"A canine version of <i>Unbroken</i>." --Maureen Corrigan, <i>Fresh Air</i></strong><br /><br /><i> No Better Friend</i> tells the story of Air Force technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met in WWII and were POWs in a camp in the Pacific. Judy was loyal, with a keen sense for who was friend and who was foe, and the pair's relationship deepened throughout their captivity. When the prisoners suffered beatings, Judy would interrupt by barking. She survived bombings and other near-death experiences and became a beacon for the men, who saw in her survival a flicker of hope for their own. <br /><br /> Judy was WWII's only canine POW, and when she passed away in 1950, she was buried in her Air Force jacket. Williams would never own another dog. Their story--of an unbreakable bond forged in the worst circumstance--is one of the great undiscovered sagas of WWII.
Murder on the Road (An Italian Village Mystery Book 1)
by Adriana Licio

Language

English

Pages

286

Publication Date

September 26, 2019

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<h2><b>Can murder be the cure for a broken heart? </b></h2><p><br /></p><p>Returning to her quaint hometown in Italy following the collapse of her engagement, feisty travel writer Giò Brando just wants some peace and quiet. Instead, she finds herself a suspect in a brutal murder.</p><p>Anxious to clear her name, Giò embarks on her own investigation, eavesdropping on the gossip in her sister’s perfumery and the cafés of Maratea as she pieces together the evidence. But something about the case isn’t adding up. Or is Giò allowing her attraction to a fellow suspect to distract her?</p><p>Wanting to distance herself from danger, Giò keeps her feelings in check. But when new evidence turns the whole case on its head, danger is exactly what is waiting for her.</p><p><em><b>Murder on the Road</b></em> is the first book in the compelling and heartwarming <b><em>An Italian Village Mystery</em></b> series. <b>If you want a taste of Mediterranean village life, take a bite of this tasty treat, now! .</b></p><p><em>*Beware - this book is written in British English with some Italian popping in here and there.</em></p></p>
Hero Dogs: How a Pack of Rescues, Rejects, and Strays Became Amer...
by , Paul Lobo

Language

English

Pages

311

Publication Date

January 08, 2019

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<p><b>Lola was a buckshot-riddled stray, lost on a Memphis highway. Cody was rejected from seven different homes. Ace had been sprayed with mace and left for dead on a train track. They were deemed unadoptable. Untrainable. Unsalvageable. These would become the same dogs America relied on when its worst disasters hit.</b></p><p>In 1995, Wilma Melville volunteered as a canine search-and-rescue (SAR) handler with her Black Labrador Murphy in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing. At the time, there were only fifteen FEMA certified SAR dogs in the United States. Believing in the value of these remarkable animals to help save lives, Wilma knew many more were needed in the event of future major disasters. She made a vow to help 168 dogs receive search-and-rescue training in her lifetime—one for every Oklahoma City victim.</p><p>Wilma singlehandedly established the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) to meet this challenge. The first canine candidates—Ana, Dusty, and Harley—were a trio of golden retrievers with behavioral problems so severe the dogs were considered irredeemable and unadoptable. But with patience, discipline, and love applied during training, they proved to have the ability, agility, and stamina to graduate as SARs. Paired with a trio of firefighters, they were among the first responders searching the ruins of the World Trade Center following 9/11—setting the standard for the more than 168 of the SDF’s search-and-rescue dogs that followed. <br />Beautiful and heart-wrenching, <i>Hero Dogs</i> is the story of one woman’s dream brought to fruition by dedicated volunteers and firefighters—and the bonds they forged with the incredible rescued-turned-rescuer dogs to create one of America’s most vital resources in disaster response.</p>
Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog
by Dave Barry

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<b>In this “little gem” (</b><b><i>Washington Independent Review of Books), </i></b><b>Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist and <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Dave Barry learns </b><b>how to age happily from his old but joyful dog, Lucy.</b><br /><br />As Dave Barry turns seventy—not happily—he realizes that his dog, Lucy, is dealing with old age far better than he is. She has more friends, fewer worries, and way more fun. So Dave decides to figure out how Lucy manages to stay so happy, to see if he can make his own life happier by doing the things she does (except for drinking from the toilet). He reconnects with old friends and tries to make new ones—which turns out to be a struggle, because Lucy likes people a lot more than he does. And he gets back in touch with two ridiculous but fun groups from his past: the Lawn Rangers, a group of guys who march in parades pushing lawnmowers and twirling brooms (alcohol is involved), and the Rock Bottom Remainders, the world’s oldest and least-talented all-author band. With each new lesson, Dave riffs hilariously on dogs, people, and life in general, while also pondering Deep Questions, such as when it’s okay to lie. (Answer: when scallops are involved.)<br /> <br /><i>Lessons from Lucy</i> shows readers a new side to Dave Barry that’s “touching and sentimental, but there’s still a laugh on every page” (<i>Sacramento Bee)</i>. The master humorist has written a witty and affable guide to joyous living at any age.

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