Every once in a while, a dog enters your life and changes everything.
Where would we be without dogs in our daily lives? Our dogs stick by us through thick and thin, never disapproving and always waiting for us.
As Mordecai Siegal, author of over 30 books about dogs, cats, and horses stated, “Acquiring a dog may be the only time a person gets to choose a relative.” His words ring true and give expression to the deep love we have for our canine companions.
Join author Melanie Steele and photographer Holli Murphy as they capture the essence of these fine creatures—noble, charismatic and fun-loving in Dogs: The Family We Choose.
The true story of an autistic boy with a body under siege by mysterious illness, and the chicken who saved his life.
"Heartbreakingly beautiful, the gift of the human animal bond."Temple Grandin, Author, researcher, consultant and world-renowned autism spokesperson
Eight-year-old Andrew was autistic and bilingual. He spoke English and Chicken. But the day he told his pet chicken Frightful that his body was trying to kill him, Andrew's family and an entire medical community were launched into a decade-long quest for answers. This honest memoir of fierce and faithful parenting takes readers on a heartfelt journey through chronic illness and Asperger's syndrome to discover the healing bond between a boy and his chicken. Navigating the complex landscape of modern medicine and genetics, through a rare diagnosis of Trisomy 8 Mosaicism and an experimental bone marrow transplant, readers venture to places where chickens talk, superheroes come alive, and a boy on the brink of death finds the courage to survive.
Written for the dog and cat lover, animal advocate, and fan of natural medicine, Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse reveals how our timeless relationships with our beloved animal friends hold the keys to our optimal health. Acupuncturist, plant-based nutritional consultant, and animal advocate Carlyn Montes De Oca weaves together an insightful tapestry of prescriptive advice, personal stories about her lively “six-pack” of rescue dogs and cats, and testimonials from other dog and cat lovers, including best-selling author Jack Canfield.
In an age when most people will suffer from a preventable chronic disease, Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse opens readers eyes’ to the fact that our beloved companion animals can be some of the most powerful allies we will ever have on the journey towards a healthier, happier, and more extraordinary life.
This book is an invitation to understand the essence of life with forty dogs in its entirety, and through that comprehension to truly appreciate what Joseph Robertia sees every day, and never takes for granted how special it is. His heartfelt goal is to share in words and photos the intrinsic nature and indispensable quality that determines each dog and defines their unique character and personality. Not everyone can sacrifice their spare time, salaries, and sanity to get to know so many characters—from the well-mannered to the wily—but Life with Forty Dogs will reveal the endless adventures and misadventures that come to those, like Robertia and his family, who have made a life-changing canine commitment.
Teach your dog to dance, fetch snacks from the fridge, and ask politely before going outside. It’s a whole new bag of tricks from Chester Gigolo!
Determined to spill the family beans once again, Chester reveals more Insider Training secrets for advanced dogs. He’s been studying hard, and this time he’s brought a stack of research to support his lessons in canine psychology. Learn how to correct destructive behavior at a fundamental level, explore the ins-and-outs of dogs’ communication skills, and discover new ways to help your furry friend live a long and happy life.
Naturally, Chester also brings tricks to the table, teaching more than twenty new skills that will make your dog the star of his very own show. Need a pencil fetched or a letter delivered? No problem! Need entertainment for your nephew’s birthday party? Chester has you covered! The sense of accomplishment you and your dog will feel knowing that you put a smile on someone’s face will warm your hearts for years to come.
Written by a professional dog trainer whose dogs have appeared in movies, television, and various other media, Head of the Pack is the next step in your journey of positive reinforcement, canine happiness, and enjoying life to the fullest.
Understanding non-verbal communication taught by a horse. Patricia Conoway has created a breakthrough guide to help caregivers connect with their loved ones suffering from Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. She takes us on her journey with her mother Kay who's in the late stages of Alzheimer's, dependent on others for her most basic needs, and no longer able to communicate verbally, when her horse, Dream enters Patricia's life. Dream had been severely abused by a previous owner, and where others would have given up, Patricia was determined to heal her. In this book, Patricia describes her dual struggles with her mother's steady decline and persistent issues with care facilities while she's going through the slow process of learning her horse's body language. Eventually Dream teaches Patricia communication by "watching and listening" with her senses, which she translates to non-verbal "conversations" with her mother. Patricia's straightforward account of her own frailties, doubts and eventual success should be recommended reading for anyone who struggles to relate to a person who has lost verbal communication.
Cheryl Aguiar has a strong connection with wildlife and a great love for exploring nature. This is the story of how she gains the trust of one of Mother Nature's most magnificent and mysterious creatures...the Great Horned Owl. These majestic birds known as raptors have a reputation of being extremely aggressive, but show a different side when struck by tragedy. With some help from her husband, Cheryl's devotion and determination to help this family of owls turns out to be one of the most gratifying decisions she has ever made. The strong-willed adult owl parents accept help from humans to keep their family safely together. Cheryl gives us an unprecedented look into the life of these wild birds while she closely documents the journey of these two adorable owlets as they grow and experience life in the wild.
As the days got longer, Number 10 was sure that Anna would have extra time for him. However, increasing numbers of after-school activities kept her from coming home on time. He watched from his cage as the yellow bus rumbled down the road without stopping. But where was Anna? He didn't understand that she was a teenager now, and her friends were progressively more important. Her girlfriends came over to the house to visit more often. They loved playing with the pup and tossing the ball, but it didn't take long until they all went giggling into the house leaving him alone again. Of course, Anna still loved him, but when she did arrive home, she had her friends over, her homework to get done, her mother to help with dinner, and her chores to finish. To get Anna's attention and have a good time, Number 10 learned to grab the broom's wiry bristles as a new game of play. Anna would laugh which pleased him so he continued his attacks. But, this pastime was short-lived, and after getting a bit of dry kibble, he was once again alone.
Shawn Flynn and his fiancée are excited to start their new life together. They are planning a wedding and have bought a new home. The last thing the two of them need right now is a new cat.
But their recently purchased house seems to come complete with a stray orange feline—a cat with a vibrant personality and a talent for mousing. So Shawn soon finds himself with a regular companion. Little does he realize that this cat will shortly become more important to him than he can possibly imagine.
As Shawn’s personal life begins to shift in ways he never saw coming, Kitty remains a constant source of stability and comfort. Shawn gave Kitty a home, and now Kitty gives Shawn the love he needs to heal.
"Rocky enters the USA as a reject from Holland and unites with his handler for their K9 academy where Rocky shines as a gifted and talented student. After graduation, Rocky quickly adapts to the seedy streets where he searches the midnight shadows for lurking offenders and is shot in the line of duty but still pursues and brings down the gunman. He is recognized nationally, but his own department ignores him and never issued him a badge. Plus, state laws prohibit Rocky from being classified as a member of law enforcement. Regardless, Rocky’s love for his handler and his job has him return to work continuing his legacy where he is crowned Champion in a statewide K9 competition.
So get ready! Lace up your boots and hold on tight to his leash as K9 Rocky: A Cop Without A Badge takes you along the true story of a wildly talented, intensely driven, police canine."
Dog Tales: The Book shares the love, laughter and occasional tears that living with multiple dogs brings to the life of the author. It is a collection of the "best of" her newspaper column that captured the hearts of readers and made her dogs, as she called them "big fish in a small pond". You'll laugh at "Frog Legs are Fine, but Toads Taste Terrible", chuckle at the trials and tribulations of trimming 70 toenails and identify with all the aspects of a life totally gone to the dogs. The often-funny, sometimes touching and always mundane snippets are sure to resonate with people everywhere who share their lives with dogs. So sit, stay, read and enjoy!
This is the story of many, many heroes and heroines, volunteers and employees alike, all of whom fought their way, making tedious progress, against unsurmountable odds and waged a long but winning battle…for the love of Valencia County Animal Shelter (VCAS) animals. Over a period of forty years, these individuals gave of themselves and selflessly stood up for the lives of the forgotten animals incarcerated at VCAS, once branded as the Dungeon of Death. Captured in this book are some of the many heart-rending stories heralding their challenges, achievements, and their boundless respect for life. Spotlighted is the game-changer for this transformation: their life-saving and innovative rescue-transport program.
Color photos featured throughout the book help tell the story.
The Research and Resource section gives the reader the opportunity to look up non-profit organizations featured within the book so they too can help make a difference.
Teddy is a dog in need of a new home after living at the animal shelter for so long. Lisa is on a quest to find a home for Teddy. When her plans to invite some friends over to meet the dog fail, she lets him stay at her house temporarily, but not forever. Poor Teddy! Will he ever find a family that will love him and make him their own? Poor Teddy is the true story of a shelter dog looking for his fur-ever home. If you enjoy sweet rhymes, cute illustrations, and heartwarming lessons about kindness and belonging, then you'll love the story of Poor Teddy!
This is the true story of "Sirius," the Port Authority police patrol dog who died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Told by "Sirius" in his own words, this heart-warming story describes the friendship and courage shared by "Sirius" and his police officer partner David, who survived the 9/11 attacks. A personal letter from David to the reader is included in this book. "Sirius, The Hero Dog of 9/11" is not only the inspiring story of a dog and his police officer partner. It is also the true story, for readers young and old, of tragedy, triumph and courage on the darkest day in America's history.
What happens to our pets after they die? Is there another realm where they coexist with our departed human loved ones?
Are they happy and free from pain?
Award-Winning Animal Communicator and Psychic Medium, Karen Anderson, reveals tantalizing evidence that our pets communicate with us throughout their lives as well as after their physical death.
Will this evidence prove that our pets continue to send us messages and signs from the Other Side?
You be the judge.
Discover how pets feel about death, euthanasia, cremation, reincarnation and so much more. Was it their time to die? Do the pets we had to euthanize forgive us?
Included are actual sessions with departed animals sharing their loving thoughts and insightful messages. If you are grieving the loss of your beloved pet, you will also learn how to work through your grief and move into healing.
The purity of the animals' messages may surprise you and they may even present new perspectives about life after death. Discover how deeply your pets love you and how the bonds of love never die as you journey into the amazing afterlife of animals.
For the vast majority of people, the bond they share with their dog or cat companion is a familial one, born of love and mutual affection. Indeed, interspecies relationships in the world are not rare and they are relationships that humans generally celebrate as evidence of the interconnectedness and beauty of life on Earth. But according to the loudest voices in the American animal rights movement today, such relationships are incompatible with the rights of animals when one of the parties is a human being. Living with companion dogs and cats is, according to this view, a “necessary evil” at best; at worst, it is a relationship between “master” and “slave” and those animals would be better off if they did not exist at all. With the belief that the “solution” to all dog and cat suffering lies in their eventual extinction, the contemporary animal rights movement not only preaches that the lives of dogs and cats are dispensable, their deliberate elimination of no moral consequence, their disappearance from our planet no tragedy to mourn, it embraces an agenda to which no other rights-based movement in history has ever subscribed: the deliberate annihilation of those it has pledged to protect. Welcome Home explores the dangers to animals posed by this misanthropic, pro-extinction position, challenging the logical fallacies, factual inaccuracies, and ethical compromises upon which it is based. In its place, Welcome Home offers an alternative animal rights philosophy, an optimistic and hopeful approach which champions the rights of dogs and cats to the many emotional, physical, and evolutionary advantages conferred by their cohabitation with humans, but, most important of all, the right to their very existence.