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The Grace of Dogs

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The Grace of Dogs - Andrew Root, Ph.D. Summary

In the bestselling tradition of Inside of a Dog and Marley & Me, a smart, illuminating, and entertaining read on why the dog-human relationship is unique--and possibly even "spiritual." Dr. Andrew Root's search for the canine soul began the day his eight-year-old son led the family in a moving Christian ritual at the burial service for Kirby, their beloved black lab. In the coming weeks, Root found himself wondering: What was this thing we'd experienced with this animal? Why did the loss hurt so poignantly? Why did his son's act seem so right in its sacramental feel? In The Grace of Dogs, Root draws on biology, history, theology, cognitive ethology (the study of animal minds), and paleontology to trace how in our mutual evolution, humans and dogs have so often helped each other to become more fully ourselves. Root explores questions like: Do dogs have souls? Is it accurate to say that dogs "love" us? What do psychology and physiology say about why we react to dogs in the way that we do? The Grace of Dogs paints a vivid picture of how, beyond sentimentality, the dog-human connection can legitimately be described as "spiritual"--as existing not for the sake of gain, but for the unselfish desire to be with and for the other, and to remind us that we are persons worthy of love and able to share love. In this book for any parent whose kids have asked if they'll see Fido in Heaven, or who has looked their beloved dog in the face and wondered what's going on in there, Dr. Root delivers an illuminating and heartfelt read that will change how we understand man's best friend.

The Grace of Dogs

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The Grace of Dogs - Andrew Root Summary

"Beautifully written, touching and profound, this book makes reasonable what we already sense--that our dogs love in a way that goes much deeper than we think, and that teaches us something about what it means to be human. The Grace of Dogs, written by one of my favorite contemporary theologians, is perfect for dog lovers and those who love them. It will open your eyes to what's really going on between us and our canine family members." -Nadia Bolz-Weber, author of Accidental Saints "Like all the best writing (and theology),

Stringbean and the Grace of Dog

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Stringbean and the Grace of Dog - Geneva Zane Summary

Little Stringbean, coming of age in a strange yet strangely familiar small town. Grown from a seed and raised as a miracle by a warm but distant religious cult leader and his reclusive and deeply depressed widowed companion, Stringbean struggles with the challenges created by her outsider upbringing. In a series of delicately compelling vignettes Stringbean and the Grace of Dog vividly brings into focus the heartbreaking vulnerability of a childhood played out on the dusty stage of a ruptured world.

The Year of the Dog

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The Year of the Dog - Grace Lin Summary

It's the Chinese Year of the Dog, and as Pacy celebrates with her family, she finds out that this is the year she is supposed to "find herself." Universal themes of friendship, family, and finding one's passion in life make this novel appealing to readers of all backgrounds. This funny and profound book is a wonderful debut novel by a prolific picture book author and illustrator and has all the makings of a classic.

The Hidden Life of Dogs

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The Hidden Life of Dogs - Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Summary

“A fascinating glimpse into the canine world, possibly deeper and more accurate than any we have had until now” (The New York Times Book Review). Long before the Dog Whisperer, anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas revealed to readers the nature of pack dynamics, leading to a completely new understanding of dogs, their personalities, and their desires. Based on thirty years of living with and observing dogs, The Hidden Life of Dogs asks one question: What do dogs want? To find out, we must meet the pack. First there is Misha, a husky Thomas followed on her daily rounds of more than 130 square miles. Then there is Maria, who adored Misha, bore his puppies, and clearly mourned when he moved away; the brave pug Bingo and his little wife, Violet; the dingo Viva; and other colorful characters. In observing them, Thomas learned that what dogs want most of all is other dogs. Informative and captivating, The Hidden Life of Dogs will give every canine owner and canine lover great insight into dog behavior. “A wonderful book . . . Too bad dogs can’t read. They’d be fascinated. Dog people will be too.” —USA Today

Plenty in Life Is Free

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Plenty in Life Is Free - Kathy Sdao Summary

In this new book, renowned dog trainer Kathy Sdao reveals how her journey through life and her decades of experience training marine mammals and dogs led her to reject a number of sacred cows including the leadership model of dog training.

The Social Lives of Dogs

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The Social Lives of Dogs - Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Summary

From the bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Dogs and The Tribe of Tiger comes a groundbreaking work on canine consciousness and how dogs become family Moving from Virginia to New Hampshire is a change not only for Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and her husband, but also for their three elderly dogs. A classically trained anthropologist, Thomas observes the way in which Suessi, Fatima, and Inookshook acclimate to a new house and new adventure. Over the years, as the dogs grow older and new ones are taken in, Thomas analyzes their behavior and personalities. What makes dogs react uniformly to certain situations? To what extent do they comprehend human dialogue? With every sniff of the dogs’ noses and every wag of their tails, Thomas builds an impressive understanding of canine reaction and affection, and of the ways dogs support those they regard as one of their own.

Dogs Unleashed

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Dogs Unleashed - Tamsin Pickeral Summary

Everything you need to know about that puppy in the window. One glance around the local park will confirm that man’s best friend comes in many varieties. As the first animal domesticated by humans, dogs have been selectively bred for tens of thousands of years to be herders, hunters, guard dogs, and friends. The result is a plethora of breeds that are as different as the pint-sized chihuahua and the massive St. Bernard. Now there is a guide to each of them. Dogs Unleashed contains all the information required to differentiate breeds of canine. From the standard poodle to the Finnish spritz, readers will become experts of identification. Alongside beautiful photography, discover information on conformation, history, temperament, health risks, and more. This book even contains a section on today’s designer breeds like the labradoodle, the puggle, and the cockapoo. Ideal for researching a new family pet, or for general knowledge, this book reveals which dogs are the most expensive to keep, which are the best swimmers, and which breed has the longest life expectancy. A complete compendium of canine varieties, Dogs Unleashed is one book that is sure to keep tails wagging.

Black Dogs

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Black Dogs - Ian McEwan Summary

Set in late 1980s Europe at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Black Dogs is the intimate story of the crumbling of a marriage, as witnessed by an outsider. Jeremy is the son-in-law of Bernard and June Tremaine, whose union and estrangement began almost simultaneously. Seeking to comprehend how their deep love could be defeated by ideological differences Bernard and June cannot reconcile, Jeremy undertakes writing June's memoirs, only to be led back again and again to one terrifying encouner forty years earlier—a moment that, for June, was as devastating and irreversible in its consequences as the changes sweeping Europe in Jeremy's own time. In a finely crafted, compelling examination of evil and grace, Ian McEwan weaves the sinister reality of civiliation's darkest moods—its black dogs—with the tensions that both create love and destroy it.

Stay

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Stay - Dave Burchett Summary

Amazing (Furry) Lessons from a Dog’s Life You’ll be enthralled by this story of a man and his lovable Labrador retriever, Hannah, and what their canine friendship can show us about life, grace, and long walks in the park. Hannah was Dave’s best friend. He couldn’t imagine starting a day without her tail wagging an energetic greeting, her body wiggling with sheer gratitude when her food dish was filled, and her unbridled enthusiasm for tennis balls. (How she fit three tennis balls in her mouth at once he’ll never know.) So when Dave first learned of Hannah’s cancer diagnosis, he decided to take whatever time he had left with Hannah to cherish the moments and capture his thoughts in a journal. As he wrote about his canine friend, he soon realized that Hannah was an able (and furry) mentor of faith, grace, kindness, and forgiveness. The lessons were invaluable: from being present to trusting the master. When Hannah lived well past the expected time frame, Dave started to see that the insights he was gaining were more than just journal entries about a family pet. Through Hannah’s antics, God was preparing Dave for life itself. You won’t want to miss this heartwarming tale of a dog who knew how to live . . . and showed her owner how.

Peace on Earth, Good-Will to Dogs

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Peace on Earth, Good-Will to Dogs - Eleanor Hallowell Abbott Summary

"Peace on Earth, Good-Will to Dogs" is a charming Christmas tale that will warm the hearts of canine lovers. The stubborn, dreamy teenage protagonist, Flame, stumbles on a house full of upper-class dogs and winds up volunteering to spend the holidays with them so their caretaker can visit his family. Hilarious hijinks ensue in short order, but a happy ending is had by all.

By the Grace of Dog

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By the Grace of Dog - Joan Ray Summary

Download or read By the Grace of Dog book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc).

Puppy Styled: Japanese Dog Grooming: Before & After

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Puppy Styled: Japanese Dog Grooming: Before & After - Grace Chon Summary

Doggie makeovers that will make you smile Japanese dog grooming does not follow the rules of traditional, breed- standard grooming. In fact, it only has one mission—to make dogs look as adorable as possible! With extreme attention to detail and careful consideration of a pup’s best attributes, Japanese dog groomers and salons achieve the perfect transformation by forgetting uniform looks and getting creative. From internationally acclaimed pet photographer and author of Waggish: Dogs Smiling for Dog Reasons comes this adorable book, which showcases the transformation of dogs going from cute to cutest. Originally a viral photo series called “Hairy,” Grace Chon’s work perfectly captures the whimsy and glamour of freshly groomed furry friends. With nearly 50 before- and- afters, Chon proves that Japanese dog grooming is not just a haircut, but a work of art.

The Social Lives of Dogs

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The Social Lives of Dogs - Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Summary

From the bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Dogs and The Tribe of Tiger comes a groundbreaking work on canine consciousness and how dogs become family Moving from Virginia to New Hampshire is a change not only for Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and her husband, but also for their three elderly dogs. A classically trained anthropologist, Thomas observes the way in which Suessi, Fatima, and Inookshook acclimate to a new house and new adventure. Over the years, as the dogs grow older and new ones are taken in, Thomas analyzes their behavior and personalities. What makes dogs react uniformly to certain situations? To what extent do they comprehend human dialogue? With every sniff of the dogs’ noses and every wag of their tails, Thomas builds an impressive understanding of canine reaction and affection, and of the ways dogs support those they regard as one of their own.

Waggish: Dogs Smiling for Dog Reasons

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Waggish: Dogs Smiling for Dog Reasons - Grace Chon,Melanie Monteiro Summary

To be "waggish" is to be playful and mischievous—the very definition of these adorable dogs and the things they (might) think about us There's no mistaking a happy dog. The wagging tail, the eager eyes, the smile that's impossible to fake. A happy dog radiates pure joy. Yet the mystery remains: What's really going on behind those waggish grins? Are our dogs laughing with us? At us? Are they operating at a higher stage of enlightenment . . . or just buttering us up before we discover the tiny, torn remnants of burrito wrapper suspiciously dotting the hallway? In Waggish, the infinite expressions of happy dogs are captured in an amazing series of photographs by renowned animal photographer Grace Chon, whose images have made her the go-to pet photographer of Hollywood’s top celebrities. As for what these dogs are really thinking, writer Melanie Monteiro expertly channels their innermost thoughts, pairing each photo with a caption such as, “If loving tennis balls is wrong, I don’t want to be right” and “You know, we’ll both get outside a lot quicker if you just forget the pants.” Waggish is the perfect gift for every dog lover.

Lad

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Lad - Albert Payson Terhune Summary

American author and respected dog breeder Albert Payson Terhune was so enamored of his handsome, loyal collie Lad that he was inspired to feature the furry fellow in a series of short stories. Originally published in magazines, the Lad stories became so popular that they took on a life of their own. Lad: A Dog, the first collection of Terhune's Lad tales, is sure to please dog lovers of all ages.

Dog Songs

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Dog Songs - Mary Oliver Summary

"The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming." --The Boston Globe Mary Oliver's Dog Songs is a celebration of the special bond between human and dog, as understood through the poet's relationships to the canines that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. Oliver's poems begin in the small everyday moments familiar to all dog lovers, but through her extraordinary vision, these observations become higher meditations on the world and our place in it. Dog Songs includes visits with old friends, like Oliver's beloved Percy, and introduces still others in poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver's life merge as fellow travelers and as guides, uniquely able to open our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection.

Kelpie. Kelpie Dog Complete Owners Manual. Kelpie Book for Care, Costs, Feeding, Grooming, Health and Training.

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Kelpie. Kelpie Dog Complete Owners Manual. Kelpie Book for Care, Costs, Feeding, Grooming, Health and Training. - George Hoppendale,Asia Moore Summary

Written by an expert dog whisperer and dog owner, the Kelpie Complete Owner's Manual has the answers you may need when researching this tireless herding breed. Learn about this highly energetic, very smart, purebred and find out whether or not this outstanding working dog will be the best choice for you and your family. Learn everything there is to know, including little known facts and secrets and how to care for every aspect of the Kelpie 's life. This manual contains all the information you need, from birth to the Rainbow Bridge, including transitioning through house breaking, care, feeding, training and end of life, so that you can make a well-informed decision about whether or not this dog is the breed for you. If you already have a Kelpie, this book will teach you everything you need to know to make your dog a happy dog and to make you a happy dog owner. The author George Hoppendale is an experienced writer and a true animal lover. He enjoys writing animal books and advising others how to take care of their animals to give them a happy home. Co-Author Asia Moore is a professional Dog Whisperer, Cynologist and Author, living on Vancouver Island, off the west coast of British Columbia, in Canada, who believes that all humans and dogs can live together in harmony. She and her dog whispering team, which includes an 8-year-old Shih Tzu named Boris, teach dog psychology to humans, to help alleviate problem behaviors that arise between humans and their canine counterparts so that everyone can live a happy and stress-free life together. Covered in this book: - Temperament - Pros and Cons - Vital statistics - Before you buy - Choosing the right dog - Finding a breeder - Puppy proofing your home - The first weeks - Health and common health problems - Medical care & safety - Daily care - Feeding - Bad treats and snacks - Good treats and snacks - House training - Grooming - Training - Poisonous Foods & Plants - Caring for your aging dog .... and much more.

Hovawart. Hovawart Dog Complete Owners Manual. Hovawart Book for Care, Costs, Feeding, Grooming, Health and Training.

Hovawart. Hovawart Dog Complete Owners Manual. Hovawart Book for Care, Costs, Feeding, Grooming, Health and Training. Pdf/ePub eBook

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Hovawart. Hovawart Dog Complete Owners Manual. Hovawart Book for Care, Costs, Feeding, Grooming, Health and Training. - George Hoppendale,Asia Moore Summary

Written by an expert dog whisperer and dog owner, the Hovawart Complete Owner's Manual has the answers you may need when researching this medium to large-sized working dog. Learn about this outstanding guardian and watchdog and find out whether or not the ancient German bred Hovie will be the best choice for you and your family. Learn everything there is to know, including little known facts and secrets and how to care for every aspect of the Hovawart's life. This manual contains all the information you need, from birth to the Rainbow Bridge, including transitioning through house breaking, care, feeding, training and end of life, so that you can make a well-informed decision about whether or not this dog is the breed for you. If you already have a Hovawart, this book will teach you everything you need to know to make your dog a happy dog and to make you a happy dog owner. The author George Hoppendale is an experienced writer and a true animal lover. He enjoys writing animal books and advising others how to take care of their animals to give them a happy home. Co-Author Asia Moore is a professional Dog Whisperer, Cynologist and Author, living on Vancouver Island, off the west coast of British Columbia, in Canada, who believes that all humans and dogs can live together in harmony. She and her dog whispering team, which includes an 8-year-old Shih Tzu named Boris, teach dog psychology to humans, to help alleviate problem behaviors that arise between humans and their canine counterparts so that everyone can live a happy and stress-free life together. Covered in this book: - Temperament - Pros and Cons - Vital statistics - Before you buy - Choosing the right dog - Finding a breeder - Puppy proofing your home - The first weeks - Health and common health problems - Medical care & safety - Daily care - Feeding - Bad treats and snacks - Good treats and snacks - House training - Grooming - Training - Poisonous Foods & Plants - Caring for your aging dog .... and much more.

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