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Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Ot...
by Craig Grossi

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

October 31, 2017

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<p>The uplifting and unforgettable true story of a US Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other and now travel America together, "spreading the message of stubborn positivity."</p><p>In 2010, Sergeant Craig Grossi was doing intelligence work for Marine RECON—the most elite fighters in the Corps—in a remote part of Afghanistan. While on patrol, he spotted a young dog "with a big goofy head and little legs" who didn’t seem vicious or run in a pack like most strays they’d encountered. After eating a piece of beef jerky Craig offered—against military regulations—the dog began to follow him. "Looks like you made a friend," another Marine yelled. Grossi heard, "Looks like a 'Fred.'" The name stuck, and a beautiful, life-changing friendship was forged.</p><p>Fred not only stole Craig’s heart; he won over the RECON fighters, who helped Craig smuggle the dog into heavily fortified Camp Leatherneck in a duffel bag—risking jail and Fred’s life. With the help of a crew of DHL workers, a sympathetic vet, and a military dog handler, Fred eventually made it to Craig’s family in Virginia. </p><p>Months later, when Craig returned to the U.S., it was Fred’s turn to save the wounded Marine from Post-Traumatic Stress. Today, Craig and Fred are touching lives nationwide, from a swampy campground in a Louisiana State Park to the streets of Portland, Oregon, and everywhere in between. </p><p>A poignant and inspiring tale of hope, resilience, and optimism, with a timeless message at its heart—"it is not what happens to us that matters, but how we respond to it"—<em>Craig & Fred</em> is a shining example of the power of love to transform our hearts and our lives.</p>
The Case of the Natty Newfie (The Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Myst...
by B.R. Snow

Language

English

Pages

217

Publication Date

December 02, 2017

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As the launch date of their new dog toy company approaches, Suzy, Josie, and Chef Claire are in Ottawa to do a photo shoot with their dogs as part of the initial marketing campaign. But the photographer, who moonlights for the tabloids, is a young man with a very bad public image and a reputation for being a bit of ladies’ man. And when his assistant is found dead in his downtown loft, the photographer is the number one suspect.<br /><br />Suzy soon finds herself working with two Canadian detectives she met the last time she was in town and right in the middle of a bizarre case that includes some rather scandalous photographs, blackmail, and, quite possibly, a case of mistaken identity. Further complicating things is a huge early winter snowstorm that has everyone on edge and more than a few people severely under the weather.<br /><br /> As Suzy digs into the case, she comes face to face with a diverse group of potential suspects including The Black Widow, a socialite with five dead ex-husbands, a mining magnate who has inexplicably signed up to be husband number six, a couple of famous models, and the aunt of Suzy’s new boyfriend, Max, whose career ended abruptly when she was caught in an embarrassing situation, quite possibly by the very same photographer they’re using for the dogs’ photo shoot. Despite her latest resolution to take a step back and let the police do their thing, Suzy’s neurons are soon on fire, and, once again, she finds herself up to her neck in the case, and up to her waist in snow before she can get a good handle on exactly what’s going on.<br /><br />The Case of the Natty Newfie is the latest installment in B.R. Snow’s popular Thousand Islands Doggy Inn Mysteries and deals with dogs, food, and the power of friendship set in one of the most beautiful spots on the planet.<br />
Murder in San Francisco: A Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery (Liz Lucas Cozy...
by Dianne Harman

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English

Pages

252

Publication Date

November 17, 2017

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~~ Click the “Buy now with 1 click” button at the top of the page OR Read it for FREE with Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime ~~<br /><br />When a child is conceived and born after his father's murder, is that child a legal heir to his millions?<br /><br />Michelle D’Amato’s pregnant with San Francisco millionaire octogenarian Bernie Snow’s baby, but he’s dead, and a lot of people would like to see her dead as well, so her baby can’t lay claim to his vast estate. Was that why he was murdered? And if so, who killed him? Was it for his money or revenge?<br /><br />Bernie had threatened to disinherit his ne’er-do-well son, Larry, and his estranged daughter, Toni, so maybe they murdered him before he could carry out his threat. Then there’s Toni’s husband, Rocco, who has ties to the mob and is desperate for money. What about Jim, who’s still angry with Bernie after he was forced out of the electronics company he and Bernie founded? Or even Dr. T, who operates a sperm bank and facilitated Michelle’s pregnancy. He knew her future born child would have a legitimate claim to Bernie’s estate, even if she didn’t, and that was a lot of money.<br /><br />Join Liz, Roger, and their dog, Winston, in a race against time as they search for the killer before Michelle either suffers a miscarriage caused by stress or is the next murder victim.<br /><br />This is book number eight in the popular Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery Series by USA Today Bestselling Author and seven time Amazon All-Star, Dianne Harman.<br />
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>
How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the...
by Gregory Berns

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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<p><b><i>A Wall Street Journal</i> bestseller.</b></p><p>The powerful bond between humans and dogs is one that’s uniquely cherished. Loyal, obedient, and affectionate, they are truly “man’s best friend.” But do dogs love us the way we love them? Emory University neuroscientist Gregory Berns had spent decades using MRI imaging technology to study how the human brain works, but a different question still nagged at him: What is my dog thinking?</p><p>After his family adopted Callie, a shy, skinny terrier mix, Berns decided that there was only one way to answer that question—use an MRI machine to scan the dog’s brain. His colleagues dismissed the idea. Everyone knew that dogs needed to be restrained or sedated for MRI scans. But if the military could train dogs to operate calmly in some of the most challenging environments, surely there must be a way to train dogs to sit in an MRI scanner.</p><p>With this radical conviction, Berns and his dog would embark on a remarkable journey and be the first to glimpse the inner workings of the canine brain. Painstakingly, the two worked together to overcome the many technical, legal, and behavioral hurdles. Berns’s research offers surprising results on how dogs empathize with human emotions, how they love us, and why dogs and humans share one of the most remarkable friendships in the animal kingdom.</p><p><i>How Dogs Love Us</i> answers the age-old question of dog lovers everywhere and offers profound new evidence that dogs should be treated as we would treat our best human friends: with love, respect, and appreciation for their social and emotional intelligence.</p>
Training the Best Dog Ever: A 5-Week Program Using the Power of P...
by , Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 25, 2012

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<DIV><I>Training the Best Dog Ever</I>, originally published in hardcover as <I>The Love That Dog Training Program</I>, is a book based on love and kindness. It features a program of positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques that author Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz used to train the White House dog, Bo Obama, and each of Senator Ted Kennedy’s dogs, among countless others.<BR /><BR /><I>Training the Best Dog Ever </I>relies on trust and treats, not choke collars; on bonding, not leash-yanking or reprimanding. The five-week training program takes only 10 to 20 minutes of practice a day and works both for puppies and for adult dogs that need to be trained out of bad habits. Illustrated with step-by-step photographs, the book covers hand-feeding; crate and potty training; and basic cues—<I>sit, stay, come here</I>—as well as more complex goals, such as bite inhibition and water safety. It shows how to avoid or correct typical behavior problems, including jumping, barking, and leash-pulling. Plus: how to make your dog comfortable in the world—a dog that knows how to behave in a vet’s office, is at ease around strangers, and more. In other words, the best dog ever.</DIV>
Walking with Peety: The Dog Who Saved My Life
by Eric O'Grey

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<b>This is more than a tale of mutual rescue. This is an epic story of friendship and strength. </b><br /><br />Eric was 150 pounds overweight, depressed, and sick. After a lifetime of failed diet attempts, and the onset of type 2 diabetes due to his weight, Eric went to a new doctor, who surprisingly prescribed a shelter dog. And that's when Eric met Peety: an overweight, middle-aged, and forgotten dog who, like Eric, had seen better days. <br /><br />The two adopted each other and began an incredible journey together, forming a bond of unconditional love that forever changed their lives. Over the next year, just by going on walks, playing together, and eating plant-based foods, Eric lost 150 pounds, and Peety lost 25. As a result, Eric reversed his diabetes, got off all medication, and became happy and healthy for the first time in his life -- eventually reconnecting with and marrying his high school sweetheart. WALKING WITH PEETY is for anyone ready to make a change in his or her life, and for everyone who knows the joy, love, and hope that dogs can bring.<br /><br />
Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat
by Jackson Galaxy

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English

Pages

382

Publication Date

October 31, 2017

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<b>This comprehensive cat care guide from the star of the hit Animal Planet show "My Cat from Hell," Jackson Galaxy, shows us how to eliminate feline behavioral problems by understanding cats' instinctive behavior.</b><br /><br />Cat Mojo is the confidence that cats exhibit when they are at ease in their environment and in touch with their natural instincts—to hunt, catch, kill, eat, groom, and sleep. Problems such as litter box avoidance and aggression arise when cats lack this confidence. Jackson Galaxy's number one piece of advice to his clients is to help their cats harness their mojo. <br />    This book is his most comprehensive guide yet to cat behavior and basic cat care, rooted in understanding cats better. From getting kittens off to the right start socially, to taking care of cats in their senior years, and everything in between, this book addresses the head-to-toe physical and emotional needs of cats—whether related to grooming, nutrition, play, or stress-free trips to the vet.
Iris Grace: How Thula the Cat Saved a Little Girl and Her Family
by Arabella Carter-Johnson

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

April 25, 2017

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<div>Iris Grace is a beautiful little girl who, from a very young age, barely communicated, avoided social interaction with other people, and rarely smiled. From both before her diagnosis of autism and after, she seemed trapped in her own world, unable to connect with those around her.<BR><BR>One day, her mother brought home a Maine Coon kitten for Iris, even though cats aren’t typically thought of as therapy pets. Thula, named after one of Iris’s favorite African lullabies and meaning “peace” in Zulu, immediately bonded with Iris. Thula knew right away how to assuage Iris when she became overstimulated; when to intervene when Iris became overwhelmed; and how to provide distraction when Iris started heading toward a meltdown. Whether exploring, playing, sleeping, or taking a bath with Iris or accompanying the family on a bike ride, Thula became so much more than a therapy cat. With Thula’s safe companionship, Iris began to talk and interact with her family.<BR><BR>This heartwarming story is illustrated with sixty of Iris’s gorgeous impressionistic paintings, works of art that have allowed her to express herself since the age of three. A gifted artist, Iris sees the natural world in a profoundly vivid and visceral way. With Thula by her side, she’ll sit and paint for hours, and the results are stunning.<br /><BR>Inspiring and touching, <I>Iris Grace</I> follows the struggles and triumphs of a family—and a miracle cat—as they learn to connect with an amazing child.<BR></div>
The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition)
by The Monks of New Skete

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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>

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