Meet the inspirational dogs who went from being rescued to becoming rescuer, in these incredible true stories. You’ll read all about... • Toby, the golden retriever who performed the Heimlich manoeuvre to save his owner’s life • Liam, the Lhaso Apso–Poodle mix who helped his owner battle an eating disorder • Hercules, the St Bernard who saved his owners from burglars on the first day he moved in • Alfie, the terrier who gave a bullied girl a new lease of life ... as well as many other canine heroes who came to their owner’s aid – whether it was saving them from physical threats, or helping them to recover from mental illness, PTSD and bereavement. These remarkable dogs all repaid the love and appreciation that their owners displayed in rescuing them. Let these uplifting stories warm your heart, and show you that adopted dogs truly are man’s best friend.
A heart-warming collection of true stories exploring the bonds formed between people and pets in times of trouble Meet the inspirational animals who went from being rescued to becoming rescuer in these incredible true stories You'll read all about... Constantine and Crystal, the guinea pigs who gave a bullied girl with autism a reason to smile Alex, the tiger who inspired a homeless drug addict to get her life back on track Angel, the horse who helped her owner to lose weight and regain her confidence Daniel, the duck who was rescued from a food market and succeeded in soothing his owner's PTSD ... as well as many other animal heroes who came to their owner's aid - whether it was helping them to recover from mental illness, relationship breakdown or bereavement. These remarkable creatures all repaid the love and appreciation that their human companions displayed in caring for them. Let these uplifting stories warm your heart, and show you that adopted animals can heal our pain and transform our lives.
A heartwarming collection dogs' portraits and true stories of their journeys from abuse and neglect into being rescued and adopted into a loving forever home. Each story is accompanied by an adorable photograph of the dog it features, along with an image of their own unique pawprint. Dog and animal lovers will be moved by this collection of touching and life-affirming stories and photographs of real-life rescue dogs. These dogs show what love is and what it is not, both through their stories and through the adorable, loving personalities that are captured in each of their portraits. Over 73 million households in the United States are home to companion animals, but tragically, approximately 8 million animals enter shelters every year, and more than half are euthanized due to the lack of space. How My Rescue Dog Rescued Me celebrates the lucky dogs who have been saved, as well as the families and individuals who have opened their homes and hearts to them.
The heartwarming true story of a greyhound named Bailey, the woman who rescued him, and the miraculous healing power of love . . . . One night, in the middle of a rainstorm, Barby Keel found an unexpected gift at the gates of her animal sanctuary: a poor little greyhound, shivering and wet, abandoned under the cover of darkness. Barby had never seen a dog in such pitiful condition. He was scarred with burn marks, and so malnourished that every rib showed through his patchy fur. Barby was determined to help this unfortunate abused animal--if he managed to survive the night . . . The dog--who she named Bailey--not only survived, he displayed a fighting spirit and loving nature that took Barby by surprise. She herself was facing health issues of her own, a personal battle which threatened the future of the entire sanctuary. But thanks to Bailey--and the powerful bond that humans and animals share--they found the strength to heal their bodies, hearts, and souls . . . together. Told with deep affection, honesty, and compassion, Will You Love Me? is an emotional and joyful story that reminds us that, in rescuing others, we rescue ourselves.
You'll recognize your own dog in this entertaining collection of stories about the surprising, amusing, and heartwarming things that our dogs do. We learn so much from our canine companions, and along the way, they keep us company, provide unconditional love, and share in the ups and downs of our lives. You’ll laugh a lot, tear up at times, and nod your head in recognition as you read these tales about the magical experience of sharing life with a dog. From hilarious to heroic, mischievous to miraculous, and everything in between, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of entertaining stories about our canine companions. And your purchase of this book will help support the important work of American Humane, creating a better life for dogs everywhere. Chicken Soup for the Soul books are 100% made in the USA and each book includes stories from as diverse a group of writers as possible. Chicken Soup for the Soul solicits and publishes stories from the LGBTQ community and from people of all ethnicities, nationalities, and religions.
• Daisy, the tiny Dachshund who put her life on the line to save her humans from a bear. • Charco, the veteran sniffer dog who has saved countless human lives, and yet still keeps his tail wagging. • Delta, the dog who died trying to protect her young owner from a volcano – after already having saved his life three times. It’s a truth universally acknowledged that dogs are pretty great. But when it comes to facing peril, these loyal creatures always seem willing to step up to the mark and become true doggy heroes. Whether they’re saving humans from dangerous people or situations, helping those who are ill, fighting crime or just following their animal instincts to do good, the true stories collected in this book prove that dogs aren’t only man’s best friend – they’re also inspirational, courageous and selfless companions.
In Genealogy of Obedience Justyna Włodarczyk provides both a historical account of the changing methods of dog training in America since the 1850s and theoretical reflections on how the understanding of training has been entangled in conceptualizations of race, class and gender.
In this new collection of poems, the author of Poems for the Soul continues her journey of self-exploration through the healing world of poetry. Enjoy the ride as the author, poem by poem, dives deeper in search of greater meaning and inner peace. KIRKUS REVIEW Hugueney (Poems for the Soul, 2016) offers an elegantly crafted journey of self-exploration through poetry. In a recent issue of The New Yorker, Ruth Franklin wrote about the persistent popularity of poet Mary Oliver, arguing that Olivers strength is her accessibility: she writes blank verse in a conversational style, with no typographical gimmicks. Reading this description, its easy to see why Hugueney calls Oliver beloved, because the younger poets verse can be described in very similar terms. Here, she writes about the elder writers influence: I do not have woods to stroll through, as beloved / poet Mary Oliver, but there are patches of green where I live / and the smell of wet earth, chirping birds, / and a gentle breeze to lose (or is it find?) myself in. This is Hugueney at her bestunpretentious, honest, limpid. This is her second volume, and it shows her rounding into form as a writer. Although she tackles a variety of topics in this effort, two stand out: the challenge of raising an autistic child and the struggle against a low-grade sorrow that she calls the fog. Hugueney has two kids, and the youngest is autistic. She writes, Autism takes its toll. / Only the strong will be given this challenge. / So many years of feeding, sweeping, swiping, / washing, brushing. / Its worse when Im alone with my son. / No one to laugh with, to share with. Sometimes, that toll seems too heavy to bear; this, it appears, is when the fog rolls in: As I swipe the elegant marble counter / with my soggy, faded washcloth, / I suddenly feel the fog creeping in again. One hears the creep of depression in lines like these, but its heartening to read an author whos willing to write so openly about the real emotional challenges of parenthood. Further, the collections journey ends with hope for the speaker and for her family. A late poem reads, I am on the right path. / Angels are lighting my way right now. / I just have to keep hold of my compass. / A new beginning is always possible. After finishing this book, one cant help but wish the author well as she continues on her own path. Affliction resolves into hope and light in this cathartic collection.
Read Robert Rodi's posts on the Penguin Blog. "A charming, hilarious look at a little-documented world." -- People In dog years, Robert Rodi is 350. Age, however, couldn't possibly have prepared him for his experience with canine agility-the athletic cousin to best-of-breed shows. Rodi, an epicure and urban intellectual, picks up agility with aspirations for blue ribbons. His dreams of glory quickly fade when faced with the competition: hearty Midwestern handlers and their ferociously fit pups, who annihilate scrawny, scruffy, Dusty, Rodi's rescue dog and would-be champ, in the ring. The duo is utterly lost in the agility circles, but as in the best human/pet stories, they forge an everlasting bond to carry them through. Combining the wit of Christopher Guest's Best in Show and the charm of Marley & Me, Dogged Pursuit is an uproarious account of a neophyte's year in the dog show world that abounds in humor and warmth.
MINIMALIST AND STYLISH JOURNAL Whether for your desk at home, your work or in your bag on the go this professionally designed 6x9 notebook provides the perfect platform for you to record your thoughts. This Journals pre-lined pages are ready and waiting to be filled. DETAILS: 120 Blank Lined White Pages Simple Stylish Typographic Cover Art DIMENSIONS: 6x9 inches PERFECT FOR: Everyday Dairy Personal Journal Wedding Planning Work Lists Creative Doodles College Planning
For 14 years, a small, round hound named Mojo provided her reluctant master a front-row seat to life's most profound lessons. With his trademark humor and depth of insight, popular speaker, author, and pet owner Phil Callaway shares stories that showcase such virtues as... Forgiveness. "When my marriage needed repair, I noticed at least one creature in our home was quick to forgive." Servanthood. "In a selfish culture, my dog's world is centered on others." Grace. "Mojo is 14 now. The end is never easy, but she'll leave a legacy of loyalty, commitment, and faithfulness that we'll celebrate for years to come." As you enjoy these slices of life from a gifted storyteller, you'll notice even more of the important but sometimes easy-to-miss meaning in the daily routines and events of your own life.
You have a new dog you rescued! Good for you and for your new best friend! This diary is to document your first 365 days together. Journal the funny times as well as the times training and learning about each other. Looking back can help you improve and realize things about your new dog you may not have noticed otherwise! And enjoy!
Our life is a series of moments spent on this earth. We can just live them as they progress, or we can take charge, making every single precious moment count! Pick up this book, and find ways to alleviate stress, find joy in every circumstance, maintain a positive outlook, and minimize pain and worry. There is another way to feel good about your life. You have the power within. You will learn how to use this gift. This gift, coupled with God's love, creates an extraordinary strength to reach your fullest potential. Be inspired by your own unique moments that you'll learn to capture, and let his word comfort and reassure you. Every chapter contains scripture to comfort and reassure you. If you haven't already, learn how to open a relationship with God. He really does have all the answers.
Nothing is ever as rock-solid as denial — or as threatening as change. Just one week ago, Amanda would have described her life as perfect. Against the odds, life finally matched her lifelong desire to feel settled; comfortable in a great relationship, living together in a charming apartment in a historic district of Chicago, a new job at a quality firm — even the frightening nightmares and premonition dreams had stopped. And the icing on this perfect cake; an adopted rescue dog named Sunny. When tragic events shift her life’s trajectory, her nightmares and dark premonition dreams return. These dreams never lie, but understanding their twisted symbolism requires rooting around in the past and a damaged childhood, a place she tries to avoid. I understand why most people ignore their dreams. I just can’t. They won’t let me. Amanda J. Wilde series Disruption (short read - prequel) Tumbling Down (novel) Refuge (novel) Asylum (novel) gifts from the gods (a short story) Other books by Savanna Redman Crossing Paths (a short read) Fiction & Literature | Contemporary Women Fiction & Literature | Short Stories Fiction & Literature | Psychological women's literary fiction, moving on, premonition dreams, change, women coming of age
How did a former mob enforcer become a compassionate advocate for animals in need of loving homes? How did his hardened heart open up to the plight of abused and abandoned pets? James "Head" Guiliani was an unlikely candidate to become a passionate animal rescuer. Raised in a religious family in a blue-collar neighborhood, James became involved in street gangs at a young age. By his mid-twenties, he'd become a 6'2" 250-pound enforcer for the Gambino crime family during the reign of infamous mob boss John Gotti. But after years of worsening alcohol and drug use and a stretch in the Riverhead Correctional Facility, James finally hit bottom. It was then that he met Lena Perrelli, who helped turn his life around, providing the love and support he'd rejected in the past. And when the couple rescued an abandoned and abused shih tzu, the second phase of James's salvation began. Lovingly named Bruno, the small dog opened the former enforcer's hardened heart, and James discovered a new purpose in life as a devoted animal rescuer. Dogfella tells how this onetime altar boy from Queens became a gang member, a mob confidante, an an addict and convicted felon -- and how he found redemption by dedicating his life to animals. Alongside his personal journey, James shares stories from his rescue missions with Keno's Animal Rescue Shelter in Brooklyn: saving pit bulls from a dogfighting ring, driving through six-foot snowdrifts to reach 200 cats stranded in a blizzard, taking in homeless ducks from Staten Island, and many more. Sometimes scary, sometimes funny, and often poignant, James's story shows how the love of an animal can bring even the most hopeless cases a new purpose and a path to redemption.
This is the ULTIMATE guide book for any Min Pin Owner! Author Megan Grandinetti teamed up with some of the top Min Pin Breeders in the country to write a guide to the Min Pin that will help any new owner successfully raise their Min Pin from puppy to old-age! Get the answers to your most pressing questions, including: Is a Miniature Pinscher the right breed for me? How do I prepare my home for an active Miniature Pinscher pup? Which training methods are most effective for Min-Pins? How do I avoid or extinguish common problem behaviors? The Complete Guide to Miniature Pinschers is a comprehensive guidebook to all things Miniature Pinscher. Although this book contains detailed instructions for training your new canine companion, it is so much more than a simple training manual. These pages are packed with knowledge concerning the history, temperament, and behavioral traits of Miniature Pinschers as well as their physical health and well-being. Learn all about this courageous canine, including such wide-ranging subjects as: The history of the Miniature Pinscher What to expect from a Min-Pin breeder or rescue Selecting the right canine companion for your home Making your home safe for an energetic puppy—inside and out What to expect from the first few weeks House-training your Miniature Pinscher The importance of socialization for small dogs Keeping your curious Min-Pin active, entertained, and out of trouble Selecting the best veterinarian for your Min-Pin Health and wellness information specific to the Miniature Pinscher How to groom your Miniature Pinscher Caring for the senior Min-Pin While some might have the misconception that these small canines are a shrunk-down version of the Doberman Pinscher, the Miniature Pinscher breed actually has a longer history than that of the Doberman. Often referred to as “the King of the Toys” by those in the know, these diminutive but dynamic dogs were originally employed on German farms as pest control. While they are small in size, Miniature Pinschers are not lapdogs but athletic, driven canines who respond best to a firm but loving approach. Miniature Pinschers are delightfully entertaining companions, but the novice owner may need some extra guidance when raising this bold breed. They require regular training sessions and daily exercise or they can quickly become unruly, demanding, and manipulative. Learn everything that you need to know to raise your dog from a lively Pinscher pup to a curious and confident adult with a dignified air. These little dogs make animated and entertaining companions that will keep you on the move. Miniature Pinscher parents will find themselves reaching for this handy manual over and over again. The valuable information contained in this guide is designed to help you navigate pet ownership, from selecting the right canine companion for your home to caring for your dog throughout his senior years. This thorough volume is a must-have manual for anyone who adores the Miniature Pinscher breed.
Peachy "The Warrior Princess" is a journey of hope, wisdom and love. Peachy was full of light, and even in her darkest moments she believed there was something better coming her way. Peachy is a teacher; she has taught her humans to never give up and never stop dreaming. She was also a warrior and a survivor. Peachy was also a Princess because once she realize she could have whatever she wanted, whenever she wanted, she did became bossy and demanding. She was and still is, as we like to call her, "our little angel" in a dog disguise.