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.
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.
"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."
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.
No stranger to wildlife, Nick Jans had lived in Alaska for nearly thirty years. But when one evening at twilight a lone black wolf ambled into view not far from his doorstep, Nick would finally come to know this mystical species—up close as never before.
A Wolf Called Romeo is the remarkable story of a wolf who returned again and again to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau, living on the edges of their community, engaging in an improbable, awe-inspiring interspecies dance and bringing the wild into sharp focus. At first the people of Juneau were guarded, torn between shoot first, ask questions later instincts and curiosity. But as Romeo began to tag along with cross-country skiers on their daily jaunts, play fetch with local dogs, or simply lie near Nick and nap under the sun, they came to accept Romeo, and he them. For Nick it was about trying to understand Romeo, then it was about winning his trust, and ultimately it was about watching over him, for as long as he or anyone could.
Written with a deft hand and a searching heart, A Wolf Called Romeo is an unforgettable tale of a creature who defied nature and thus gave humans a chance to understand it a little more.
How is it that pets are able to travel thousands of miles through unknown territory to reunite with their beloved humans? How can dogs detect cancer with up to a 98 percent accuracy rate, and foresee epileptic or diabetic seizures in their owners? How do animals seem to know an earthquake is coming long before the world's best seismologists?
In Animal Wisdom, veterinarian and animal advocate Linda Bender offers a wealth of amazing stories and research-based evidence indicating animals have deeply perceptive—even extrasensory—abilities. She shows us that animals are extremely perceptive, intuitive, and psychic and provides step-by-step practices for honing your natural ability to communicate with them, so that you too can learn to understand their urgent messages about peace, happiness, and the future of the planet. Animal Wisdom is for animal lovers and anyone who seeks a deeper, more spiritual connection to these beautiful creatures.
'He was just a pet,' people sometimes say, and yet our animal companions are so much more to us than this, and we may feel we have nowhere to turn when faced with their loss. Millions of people have sought answers to questions like 'What happens to animals when they die?' 'What is life like for them on the other side?' and 'Will they ever come back to me?' Now, for the first time, internationally renowned animal communicator Pea Horsley shares ground-breaking true stories which reveal animals' thoughts and feelings on life, death and life after death. By hearing their views, we come to understand that animals are spiritual beings and great teachers, and that we are all connected. This collection of inspirational tales is woven together with Pea's moving story of her own dog, Morgan, and his physical struggle, his awareness of the right time to go and his insights and support from beyond the grave.