Sleeping with Dogs

Author: Dexa! Dog

Publisher: Dexa! Dog

ISBN: 1441458506


Page: 96

View: 2783

Sleeping With Dogs picks up two months after the end of Some People Who Wander Are Lost. One year has elapsed since I began living in a 12-foot travel trailer. That first winter passed with the aid of an electric blanket, a lofty sleeping bag, and two dogs. Las Vegas, New Mexico, proved to be an excellent haven, with three superb cafes and plenty of (mostly) friendly residents.

Sleeps with Dogs

Author: Lindsey Grant

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1580055486

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 6530

Go behind closed doors and discover the secret lives of some of the most devoted pet owners, whether they're serving their dogs filtered water or leaving Animal Planet on all day to keep their pets company. As a round-the-clock animal nanny, Lindsey Grant spent her nights with countless dogs, prepared custom meals for exotic birds, broke up brawls between animals and spouses alike, weathered end-of-life care for beloved companions, and catered to the often obscure needs of her charges—and the bizarre demands of their owners. She offers a hilarious inside look at the pet care industry and the lengths people will go to for their furry friends. With a cast of unforgettable characters, from a toast-loving cockatiel to a gassy greyhound, Sleeps with Dogs is filled with tales of pets and those who love them.

A Life with Dogs

Author: Roger Welsch

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1496226690

Category: Humor

Page: 312

View: 2582

Beloved Nebraska folklorist Roger Welsch explores our passion and love for dogs.

The Essential Guide to Hiking with Dogs

Author: Jen Sotolongo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493055976

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 9750

With The Essential Guide to Hiking with Dogs, you and your four-legged friend can be ready for anything the wilderness might throw at you. Set yourselves and others up for the very best hiking experience. Need-to-know topics are covered for the novice hiker or new owner, from trail etiquette to leave no trace ethics, important gear and packing guides to essential commands you should train on the trail. Featuring beautiful and illustrative photography, this must-have guide will inform and inspire any adventure dog and their parents. Inside you’ll find: Tips for minimizing impact on the trail and practicing dog hiking etiquette. Gear and packing lists. Multi-sport information including camping, backpacking, mountain biking, and paddle boarding with your dog. The very best hike to take with your dog in every state.

Doctor Dogs

Author: Maria Goodavage

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524743054

Category: Pets

Page: 368

View: 543

New York Times bestselling author Maria Goodavage takes us on a thrilling, delightful, globe-trotting journey to discover the heartwarming and fascinating new world of doctor dogs. In this groundbreaking book, Goodavage brings us behind the scenes of cutting-edge science at top research centers, and into the lives of people whose well-being depends on their devoted, highly skilled personal MDs (medical dogs). With her signature wit and passion, Goodavage explores how doctor dogs are becoming our happy allies in the fight against dozens of physical and mental conditions. We meet dogs who detect cancer and Parkinson’s disease, and dogs who alert people to seizures and diabetic lows or highs and other life-threatening physical ailments. Goodavage reveals the revolutionary ways dogs are helping those with autism, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. And she introduces us to intrepid canines who are protecting us from antibiotic-resistant bugs, and to dogs who may one day help keep us safe from epidemic catastrophe. Their paycheck for their lifesaving work? Heartfelt praise and a tasty treat or favorite toy. The emotional element in Doctor Dogs delivers as powerfully as the science. You don’t have to be a dog lover to care deeply about what these dogs are doing and what we are learning from them—although if you’re not a dog lover, you probably will be by the end of the book.

Talking with Dogs and Cats

Author: Tim Link

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608683230

Category: Pets

Page: 240

View: 3038

If you’ve ever wondered what your animal was trying to tell you with a bark, meow, or tweet, this is the book for you. Animal communicator Tim Link’s approach respects the personality and feelings of animals, and his simple, accessible methods can facilitate the understanding and communication that all animal lovers crave. “Packed full of great practical information on how to deal with everyday behavioral issues, along with something less tangible that could take the relationship you have with your cat or dog to a whole new level.” — from the foreword by Victoria Stilwell, dog behavior expert and star of It’s Me or the Dog “I highly recommend this book! It will make living with you so much easier.” — Sneaky Pie (the cat) as told to Rita Mae Brown, New York Times–bestselling author of the Mrs. Murphy Mystery series

The Particulars of Peter

Author: Kelly Conaboy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1538717859

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 9757

"This might be one of the month’s, if not the year’s, sweetest books — zaniest, too.” ―The Washington Post "A hilarious addition to the dogoir canon.” ―People "Perhaps the greatest love story ever told.” ―Refinery29 "The feel-good book the world needs." —PopSugar From one of the Internet's most original voices, a hilarious journey through the odd corners of obsessive dog ownership and the author's own infatuation with her perfect dog Peter. The author met Peter in the spring of 2017. He -- calm, puppy-eyed, with the heart of a poet and the soul of, also, a poet -- came to her first as a foster. He was unable to stay with his previously assigned foster for reasons that are none of your business, but which we will tell you were related to frequent urination. The rescue needed someone free of the sort of responsibilities that would force her to regularly leave the house for either work or socializing, and a writer was the natural choice. Thus began a love story for the ages. The Particulars of Peter is a funny exploration of the joy found in loving a dog so much it makes you feel like you're going to combust, and the author's potentially codependent relationship with her own sweet dog, Peter. Readers will follow Peter and his owner to Woofstock, "the largest outdoor festival for dogs in North America," and accompany them to lessons in Canine Freestyle, a sport where dogs perform a routine set to music, creating the illusion that they're dancing with their owners. From learning about Peter's DNA, to seeing if dogs can sense the presence of ghosts, The Particulars of Peter will give readers a smart, entertaining respite from the harsh world of humans into the funny little world of dogs. Readers will accompany this lovable duo through exciting trips, lessons, quiet moments of connection, and probably a failure or two. By fusing memoir and infotainment, The Particulars of Peter promises to refresh the perennially popular dog lit category in a scrumptiously bighearted barnstormer of a book.

Dog's Best Friend?

Author: John Sorenson,Atsuko Matsuoka

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0228000491

Category: Pets

Page: 384

View: 2144

In almost 40 per cent of households in North America, dogs are kept as companion animals. Dogs may be man's best friends, but what are humans to dogs? If these animals' loyalty and unconditional love have won our hearts, why do we so often view closely related wild canids, such as foxes, wolves, and coyotes, as pests, predatory killers, and demons? Re-examining the complexity and contradictions of human attitudes towards these animals, Dog's Best Friend? looks at how our relationships with canids have shaped and also been transformed by different political and economic contexts. Journeying from ancient Greek and Roman societies to Japan's Edo period to eighteenth-century England, essays explore how dogs are welcomed as family, consumed in Asian food markets, and used in Western laboratories. Contributors provide glimpses of the lives of street dogs and humans in Bali, India, Taiwan, and Turkey and illuminate historical and current interactions in Western societies. The book delves into the fantasies and fears that play out in stereotypes of coyotes and wolves, while also acknowledging that events such as the Wolf Howl in Canada's Algonquin Park indicate the emergence of new popular perspectives on canids. Questioning where canids belong, how they should be treated, and what rights they should have, Dog's Best Friend? reconsiders the concept of justice and whether it can be extended beyond the limit of the human species.

It Begins It Ends It Ends It Begins

Author: Judy Richter

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465305513

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 221

View: 4685

It Begins, It Ends, It Ends, It Begins is a collection of sketches describing some of the author, Judy Richter’s, memories of life on and off her one-hundred-acre farm in Bedford, New York. Coker Farm is home to Richter’s avocation, as well as her vocation. For over forty-five years Richter has been in the horse business, training young riders and horses for show competition. The farm is a “still point in a turning world” for her family and friends. Though many now are grown and gone, they keep in touch on the Internet and Facebook! Having been actively involved in the sport for nearly half a century, Richter has seen many changes, but she feels “the more things change, the more they remain the same,” thanks to the abiding generosity of the horses. To spend her life in the company of these noble creatures is indeed a blessing.