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The Grace of Dogs

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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 Social Lives of Dogs

The Social Lives of Dogs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
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The groundbreaking, New York Times–bestselling book on canine behavior and how dogs become family from the author of The Hidden Life of Dogs. In the sequel to her New York Times bestseller The Hidden Lives of Dogs, anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas profiles the assortment of canines in her own household to examine how dogs have comfortably adapted to life with their human owners—and with each other. Thomas answers questions we all have about our dogs’ behavior: Do different barks mean different things? What makes a dog difficult to house-train? Why do certain dogs and cats get along so well? How does one of her dogs recognize people he sees only once a year, while another barks at strangers she sees every day? What leads to the formation of packs or groups? As Publishers Weekly raves, “no one writes with greater emotional intelligence about man’s (and woman’s) best friend than Thomas.”

But by the Grace of Dog

But by the Grace of Dog Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A.F. Henley
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But by the Grace of Dog by A.F. Henley Summary

Thom Baron has been struggling with social anxiety his entire life. He's taken the medications, gone to the therapists, followed the programs, and concluded his best life is a solitary one. When he comes across a dog in obvious need at his local market, it rekindles the desire to have some company around. It may come with a dishevelled coat, a notched ear, and a refusal to respond to anything but its given name "Ugly," but it could still be a friend. However, Thom's new fur buddy has no such need to keep to itself and immediately befriends the man Thom has secretly coveted since he moved in -- Justin, Thom's gorgeous, bright-eyed neighbour. No matter how Thom tries to evade the man, the dog keeps drawing them back into each other's lives, and it doesn't take Thom long to recognize it's simply pursuing the demands of Thom's own heart. With the dog giving him the courage to try, Thom reaches out to return the love being offered. Until a stranger shows up insisting the dog is his and demanding its immediate return ... a loss Thom knows will take all of his efforts and newfound confidence with it.

The Year of the Dog

The Year of the Dog Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Grace Lin
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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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.

Plenty in Life Is Free

Plenty in Life Is Free Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kathy Sdao
Editor: Dogwise Publishing
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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 Hidden Life of Dogs

The Hidden Life of Dogs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
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“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

Will's True Wish

Will's True Wish Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Grace Burrowes
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
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A USA Today Bestseller! New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes continues her True Gentlemen Regency series in this enchanting "accidentally in love" romance It's a dog's life... Will Dorning, as an earl's spare, has accepted the thankless duty of managing his rambunctious younger siblings, though Will's only true companions are the dogs he's treasured since boyhood. When aristocratic London is plagued with a series of dognappings, Will's brothers are convinced that he's the only person who can save the stolen canines from an awful fate. But the lady's choice... Shy, bookish Lady Susannah Haddonfield has no patience with loud, smelly beasts of any species, but must appear to like dogs so as not to offend her sister's only marital prospect. Susannah turns to Will, an acquaintance from her most awkward adolescent years, to teach her how to impersonate a dog fancier. Will has long admired Susannah, though he lacks the means to offer for her, and yet as they work together to rescue the purloined pets, it's loyal, dashing Will who steals Susannah's heart. True Gentlemen series: Tremaine's True Love (Book 1) Daniels' True Desire (Book 2) Will's True Wish (Book 3) Praise for Tremaine's True Love: [A] fast-paced love story with nuances of humor and poignancy, astute dialogue, passion and sensuality".-RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick! "Burrowes's first True Gentlemen Regency is as thoughtful as it is romantic...The protagonists are brilliantly drawn, with plenty of romantic drama and witty repartee." -Publishers Weekly

Waggish: Dogs Smiling for Dog Reasons

Waggish: Dogs Smiling for Dog Reasons Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Grace Chon,Melanie Monteiro
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Waggish: Dogs Smiling for Dog Reasons by 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.

Pawverbs for a Dog Lover’s Heart

Pawverbs for a Dog Lover’s Heart Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jennifer Marshall Bleakley
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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Pawverbs for a Dog Lover’s Heart by Jennifer Marshall Bleakley Summary

A dog’s love is one of life’s greatest blessings. Your dog doesn’t ask you to be anyone other than yourself. When you’re with your dog, you don’t have to worry about what you say or what you look like; all your canine friend wants is you (and food, and belly rubs, and treats). But dogs are even more than our best friends—they can be our wise teachers, sharing lessons that stay in our hearts forever. Every day, they show us the value of listening and loyalty; what it means to trust and obey; and the importance of just sitting with someone and being a friend. God has given us animals, ultimately, to point us to Himself—to the One who is always there and who loves unconditionally. Pawverbs for a Dog Lover’s Heart is a collection of stories with beautiful photographs, each featuring a real-life animal and sharing a principle from the book of Proverbs. You’ll not only find inspiring and heartwarming tales, but spiritual truths to touch your heart and remind you of God’s unfailing love, wisdom, and grace.

Dogs Unleashed

Dogs Unleashed Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tamsin Pickeral
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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A comprehensive compendium of canine varieties—from purebreds to designer doodles—from the acclaimed author of The Spirit of the Dog. 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 spitz, 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.

Puppy Styled: Japanese Dog Grooming: Before & After

Puppy Styled: Japanese Dog Grooming: Before & After Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Grace Chon
Editor: The Countryman Press
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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 Tribe of Tiger

The Tribe of Tiger Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
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From the majestic Bengal tiger to the domesticated Siamese comes a meditation on cats from the bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Dogs and The Social Lives of Dogs From as far back in time as the disappearance of the dinosaurs, cats have occupied an important place in our evolutionary, social, and cultural history. The family of the cat is as diverse as it is widespread, ranging from the lions, tigers, and pumas of the African and Asian wilds to the domesticated cats of our homes, zoos, and circuses. When she witnesses her housecat, Rajah, effortlessly scare off two fully-grown deer, acclaimed anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas starts studying the links that bind the feline family together. Immersing herself in the subtle differences of their social orders, feeding behaviors, and means of communication, Thomas explores the nature of the cat, both wild and domestic, and the resilient streak that has ensured its survival over thousands of years.

Meet Your Dog

Meet Your Dog Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kim Brophey
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452149305
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Every dog owner knows that along with the joy can come the stress and frustration of behavioral problems, which are expensive to diagnose and treat. Enter Kim Brophey, award-winning canine behavior consultant. Using cutting-edge research, Brophey has developed a groundbreaking system that allows owners to identify what their dog is struggling with, why, and how they can fix it. Brophey's approach is unlike anything that has been published before and will give dog owners a new understanding of what motivates and affects their dog's behavior. Brophey's innovative technique rethinks the way we categorize dogs, and distills information from over twenty scientific disciplines into four comprehensive elements: learning, environment, genetics, and self. With revolutionary tips for specific dog breeds, this book will change the life of every dog owner and lead to happier human-canine relationships.

Beautiful Joe

Beautiful Joe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marshall Saunders
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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Saunders' most famous novel Beautiful Joe, tells the true story of dog that has had a difficult puppyhood with many obstacles including a cruel owner. It is told from the dog's point of view. When the book was published, both the book and its subject received worldwide attention. It was the first Canadian book to sell over a million copies, and by the late 1930s had sold over seven million copies worldwide.

Fifteen Dogs

Fifteen Dogs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: André Alexis
Editor: Coach House Books
ISBN: 1770564039
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Winner of the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalist for the 2015 Toronto Book Awards Winner of the 2015 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize "[Alexis] devises an inventive romp through the nature of humanity in this beautiful, entertaining read … A clever exploration of our essence, communication, and how our societies are organized." – Kirkus Reviews "This might be the best set-up of the spring." – The Globe & Mail "André Alexis has established himself as one of our preeminent voices." – Toronto Star — I wonder, said Hermes, what it would be like if animals had human intelligence. — I'll wager a year's servitude, answered Apollo, that animals – any animal you like – would be even more unhappy than humans are, if they were given human intelligence. And so it begins: a bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs overnighting at a Toronto vet­erinary clinic. Suddenly capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old 'dog' ways, and those who embrace the change. The gods watch from above as the dogs venture into their newly unfamiliar world, as they become divided among themselves, as each struggles with new thoughts and feelings. Wily Benjy moves from home to home, Prince becomes a poet, and Majnoun forges a relationship with a kind couple that stops even the Fates in their tracks. André Alexis's contemporary take on the apologue offers an utterly compelling and affecting look at the beauty and perils of human consciousness. By turns meditative and devastating, charming and strange, Fifteen Dogs shows you can teach an old genre new tricks. André Alexis was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. His debut novel, Childhood, won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Trillium Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His other previous books include Asylum, Beauty and Sadness, Ingrid & the Wolf and, most recently, Pastoral, which was also nominated for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and was named a Globe and Mail Top 100 book of 2014.

The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Savage,Annie Proulx
Editor: Little, Brown
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Now an award-winning Netflix film by Jane Campion, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst: Thomas Savage's acclaimed Western is "a pitch-perfect evocation of time and place" (Boston Globe) for fans of East of Eden and Brokeback Mountain. Set in the wide-open spaces of the American West, The Power of the Dog is a stunning story of domestic tyranny, brutal masculinity, and thrilling defiance from one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in American literature. The novel tells the story of two brothers — one magnetic but cruel, the other gentle and quiet — and of the mother and son whose arrival on the brothers’ ranch shatters an already tenuous peace. From the novel’s startling first paragraph to its very last word, Thomas Savage’s voice — and the intense passion of his characters — holds readers in thrall. "Gripping and powerful...A work of literary art." —Annie Proulx, from her afterword

My Dog Tulip

My Dog Tulip Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. R. Ackerley
Editor: New York Review of Books
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Heartwarming and profound, this account of one writer's relationship with his beloved German sheperd is a masterpiece of animal literature. The distinguished British man of letters J. R. Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middleage, he came into possession of a German shepherd. Tohis surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the“ideal friend” he had been searching for in vain for years. My Dog Tulip is a bittersweet retrospective account of their sixteen-year companionship, as well as a profound andsubtle meditation on the strangeness that lies at the heartof all relationships. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, Ackerley tells of Tulip’s often erratic behavior and very canine tastes, and of his own fumbling but determinedefforts to ensure for her an existence of perfect happiness. My Dog Tulip has been adapted to screen as a major animated feature film with a cast that includes the voices of Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, and Isabella Rossellini. It has been heralded as "A stroke of genius" by New York Magazine and "The love story of the year" by Vanity Fair. My Dog Tulip was adapted into a major motion picture in 2010.

The Hidden Life of Dogs

The Hidden Life of Dogs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
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“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

By the Grace of God Go We

By the Grace of God Go We Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Judy Richichi
Editor: Word Alive Press
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This is the true story of eight children who started off in a normal family but had an abusive father. Eventually, constant marital fights and the father’s aggressiveness led to divorce, leaving the children to figure out how to survive on their own, with only a mother suffering from mental health issues left to look out for them. Over a five-year period each child experienced profound neglect, lack of supervision, and the breakdown of the family unit, forcing them to make choices they never would have made otherwise. But by the grace of God, and through the help of ordinary people along the way, they not only survived but developed a relationship with Christ. He transformed their lives and helped them achieve above and beyond anything they could have imagined. God has a plan for each of us, but it’s up to us to choose the right path and seek Him in the midst of our trials.

The Grace of Guilt

The Grace of Guilt Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gareth Young
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
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When fifteen-year-old Jessica Jackson's crush on her pastor's son leads to rape, she finds herself pregnant and rejected by her family and church. When Simon Cassell's homosexual relationship is discovered, he is beaten by his father and ostracized by the community. Middle-aged Dwight Cook is struggling with the failure of his business, estrangement from his family, and uncontrollable lust for a female employee. Jessica, Simon, and Dwight's struggles intensify when a lynching brings the FBI to their rural North Carolina town and both church and family members are implicated.

James, By the Grace of God

James, By the Grace of God Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nigel Tranter
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton
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In the wake of the Battle of Flodden, Scotland was ruled in name only. The boy king, James V was at the mercy of ambitous rival factions, and beyond them, the ever-watchful, looming presence of Henry VIII of England. Escaping from the clutches of the power-hungry Earl of Angus, his most effective guides were to be two old friends, David Lindsay and David Beaton. But, impetuous and hot-blooded, James was more interested in wine and women than affairs of state, and his royal advisers faced a mighty task as they helped the king attain his regal status in a land full of treachery and danger. 'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

Only by the Grace of God

Only by the Grace of God Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pamela J. Brink
Editor: Archway Publishing
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Three siblings from the Philippines wrote down what they remembered about being imprisoned by the Japanese during World War II. Pamela J. Brink, Robert A. Brink, and John W. Brink all survived the ordeal, but only one of themPamelais still alive today. She shares their experiences in this memoir that recounts the horrors of war as seen through the eyes of children. At age thirteen, John W. was the oldest when they were captured, and his account is likely the most accurate of all three. Robert and Pamelas versions are different as they saw everything through younger, more fearful eyes. All three, however, remember being overjoyed when they were rescued from the Los Baos prison camp. When they were freed, everyone wanted to hear about atrocities, but their slow starvation could not compete with the horrors that Jews suffered in Nazi Germany. Most ignored their tales, and over time, they stopped telling them. Three adults look back at their childhood experiences as prisoners of war, how they survived, and how they continued on in Only by the Grace of God.

The Little Book of Lore for Dog Lovers

The Little Book of Lore for Dog Lovers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Frances Budzik
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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Full of incredible canine capers, tales of doggy derring-do, and plenty of puppy facts, this dog-o-pedia is essential reading for dog lovers everywhere! You'll learn tantalizing trivia and tidbits about all sorts of dogs, breeds, characters, and more! Find out the answers to these questions: Who are the most famous dog trainers in Hollywood, having trained Lassie, Toto, and Old Yeller, among many others? What is the name of Yale’s bulldog mascot? Where does the proverb, “The best thing about a man is his dog,” come from? When did Laika (or Muttnik as she was known in the U.S.) become the first dog to be shot into orbit? Why did Drew Barrymore deed her house to her Labrador Flossie? How do dogs detect cancer in humans?

The Social Dog

The Social Dog Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Juliane Kaminski,Sarah Marshall-Pescini
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 0124079318
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Dogs have become the subject of increasing scientific study over the past two decades, chiefly due to their development of specialized social skills, seemingly a result of selection pressures during domestication to help them adapt to the human environment. The Social Dog: Behaviour and Cognition includes chapters from leading researchers in the fields of social cognition and behavior, vocalization, evolution, and more, focusing on topics including dog-dog and dog-human interaction, bonding with humans, social behavior and learning, and more. Dogs are being studied in comparative cognitive sciences as well as genetics, ethology, and many more areas. As the number of published studies increases, this book aims to give the reader an overview of the state of the art on dog research, with an emphasis on social behavior and socio-cognitive skills. It represents a valuable resource for students, veterinarians, dog specialists, or anyone who wants deeper knowledge of his or her canine companion. Reviews the state of the art of research on dog social interactions and cognition Includes topics on dog-dog as well as dog-human interactions Features contributions from leading experts in the field, which examine current studies while highlighting the potential for future research

Canine Confidential

Canine Confidential Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marc Bekoff
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022643317X
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For all the love and attention we give dogs, much of what they do remains mysterious. Just think about different behaviors you see at a dog park: We have a good understanding of what it means when dogs wag their tails—but what about when they sniff and roll on a stinky spot? Why do they play tug-of-war with one dog, while showing their bellies to another? Why are some dogs shy, while others are bold? What goes on in dogs’ heads and hearts—and how much can we know and understand? Canine Confidential has the answers. Written by award-winning scientist—and lifelong dog lover—Marc Bekoff, it not only brilliantly opens up the world of dog behavior, but also helps us understand how we can make our dogs’ lives the best they can possibly be. Rooted in the most up-to-date science on cognition and emotion—fields that have exploded in recent years—Canine Confidential is a wonderfully accessible treasure trove of new information and myth-busting. Peeing, we learn, isn’t always marking; grass-eating isn’t always an attempt to trigger vomiting; it’s okay to hug a dog—on their terms; and so much more. There’s still much we don’t know, but at the core of the book is the certainty that dogs do have deep emotional lives, and that as their companions we must try to make those lives as rich and fulfilling as possible. It’s also clear that we must look at dogs as unique individuals and refrain from talking about “the dog.” Bekoff also considers the practical importance of knowing details about dog behavior. He advocates strongly for positive training—there’s no need to dominate or shame dogs or to make them live in fear—and the detailed information contained in Canine Confidential has a good deal of significance for dog trainers and teachers. He also suggests that trainers should watch and study dogs in various contexts outside of those in which they are dealing with clients, canine and human, with specific needs. There’s nothing in the world as heartwarming as being greeted by your dog at the end of the workday. Read Canine Confidential, and you’ll be on the road to making your shared lives as happy, healthy, and rewarding as they can possibly be.

Love Tracks

Love Tracks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: D. J. Filson
Editor: Green Dragon Books
ISBN: 0893344176
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Dogs and mystics. How do they compare? Do they possess features of such merit that by observing them, interacting with them, and measuring them side by side, we might discover qualities— an essence to emulate— that could bring peace and comfort to our highly complicated, stress-filled lives? If we follow our canine teachers’ fine examples of courage, strength, tenderness, loyalty, and love, our reward will be the gift of grace. Dogs are at ease with spontaneous, authentic moments; their approach to life’s events is not dominated by the logic to which we humans often succumb. They achieve a greater participation in life as they draw upon all their senses. In addition to the intangible capacity to protect, to intuit, and to be patient, dogs truly live in the present moment and authentically experience all that life has to offer. They are our steady friends: warm, reliable, light-hearted, and supportive. They share our achievements and sorrows with faithfulness and trust. And, if we are able to emulate these qualities, the lucidity and rich potential of each moment comes into clearer focus. We become stronger and wiser, as we follow our soul-directed paths.

Blazing Guns, Wild Horses, & the Grace of God

Blazing Guns, Wild Horses, & the Grace of God Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dana Maria Hill
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This is the story of one man's amazing journey, his destination and the intervention of an almighty God. The tragic event of May 17, 1951 would change the lives of many families forever. Numerous newspaper articles have been written about that night and what took place but this story is different from anything that was ever printed. This is the event as it happened through the eyes of a 16 year old boy watching as his father was gunned down and died in front of him. James Kilpatrick escaped the hand of death as he dodged bullets standing strong and brave to protect his family. The enemy sought to destroy him but God sent angels to camp around him and protect him. That night began a long, hard journey to places unknown and dangers unseen. Come walk with me through these pages as we pull back the curtain and view the life and testimony of James David Kilpatrick. (Some names have been withheld to protect the innocent victims and their families.)

How to Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days (Revised)

How to Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days (Revised) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shirlee Kalstone
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For almost twenty years, dog owners have turned to this compact guide for sensible, step-by-step advice how to housebreak their beloved pets—in just one week! Now revised and updated, pet expert Shirlee Kalstone's foolproof method for housebreaking your dog is available with a fresh new look and up-to-date information. Whether your dog is a puppy or getting on in years, whether your goal is to housebreak, paper train, or litter train, this practical, easy-to-follow plan will help you transform your pet into a dependable member of the household—in a way that works with both his innate behavioral instincts and your individual lifestyle. You'll never again have to worry about your dog acting out, feeling anxious or depressed—or ruining your brand-new rug—as you discover: • The simple secret of successful housebreaking—understanding your dog as a den dweller • Step-by-step programs tailored to both apartment dwellers and home owners, as well as to people who go to work, versus those who are home all day • Schedules for training puppies and (re)training adult dogs • How to identify your dog's natural behavioral rhythms—and use them to your advantage • How to cope with housebreaking lapses, marking territory, separation anxiety, and health problems • The power of praise and positive reinforcement, not punishment Including sample schedules and timetables, and a list of related resources and websites, here is the essential, proven advice that will make training a pleasure, for both you and your dog.

Woof!

Woof! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lee Montgomery
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As the popularity of Marley & Me attests, people love their dogs?and everyone else?s too. For all the time spent on grooming, petting, and other care?it?s as if owning a dog is a religion unto itself. Woof! brings together original essays from acclaimed writers ruminating on the sometimes tumultuous, often selfless love affair between human and dog. Alternately poignant and hilarious, these collected stories of mutts and purebreds alike will win the hearts of the millions who?ve ever loved a member of the world?s most loyal species.

The First Domestication

The First Domestication Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Raymond Pierotti,Brandy R. Fogg
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A riveting look at how dog and humans became best friends, and the first history of dog domestication to include insights from indigenous peoples In this fascinating book, Raymond Pierotti and Brandy Fogg change the narrative about how wolves became dogs and in turn, humanity’s best friend. Rather than describe how people mastered and tamed an aggressive, dangerous species, the authors describe coevolution and mutualism. Wolves, particularly ones shunned by their packs, most likely initiated the relationship with Paleolithic humans, forming bonds built on mutually recognized skills and emotional capacity. This interdisciplinary study draws on sources from evolutionary biology as well as tribal and indigenous histories to produce an intelligent, insightful, and often unexpected story of cooperative hunting, wolves protecting camps, and wolf-human companionship. This fascinating assessment is a must-read for anyone interested in human evolution, ecology, animal behavior, anthropology, and the history of canine domestication.

The Other End of the Leash

The Other End of the Leash Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.
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Learn to communicate with your dog—using their language “Good reading for dog lovers and an immensely useful manual for dog owners.”—The Washington Post An Applied Animal Behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years’ experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell reveals a revolutionary new perspective on our relationship with dogs—sharing insights on how “man’s best friend” might interpret our behavior, as well as essential advice on how to interact with our four-legged friends in ways that bring out the best in them. After all, humans and dogs are two entirely different species, each shaped by its individual evolutionary heritage. Quite simply, humans are primates and dogs are canids (as are wolves, coyotes, and foxes). Since we each speak a different native tongue, a lot gets lost in the translation. This marvelous guide demonstrates how even the slightest changes in our voices and in the ways we stand can help dogs understand what we want. Inside you will discover: • How you can get your dog to come when called by acting less like a primate and more like a dog • Why the advice to “get dominance” over your dog can cause problems • Why “rough and tumble primate play” can lead to trouble—and how to play with your dog in ways that are fun and keep him out of mischief • How dogs and humans share personality types—and why most dogs want to live with benevolent leaders rather than “alpha wanna-bes!” Fascinating, insightful, and compelling, The Other End of the Leash is a book that strives to help you connect with your dog in a completely new way—so as to enrich that most rewarding of relationships.

A World Within

A World Within Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Craig Spielman
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provides a thorough and intelligent overview of alternative spirituality articulate, encouraging guidelines for readers attempting the same transformationKirkus Reviews (from the first edition) What would you do if overwhelming mystical experiences, both blissful and bewildering, abruptly appeared? What if culture, religion, or science could not explain them, and family and friends were unable or unwilling to understand? This happened to Craig Spielman right in the middle of his contemporary American life and successful professional career. Sudden, profound inner shifts led to years of inquiry to explain and assimilate them. A World Within begins with the story of Spielmans extraordinary struggle to live with a transformed inner world amid a continuing, conventional external existence. With insights from his journey, he provides an invaluable guide to spiritual discovery for those who wish to directly explore their divine potential comfortably for themselves. Spielman shows others how to: invite direct spiritual experience, apply practical ways to abandon fear, adopt a strategy for spiritual growth, and integrate spiritual discovery into everyday life. Increasingly, more people long to reconnect to the sacred, and feel a call to look inward for their essential identity. Purposeful exploration of ones true self can launch a great adventure that holds the promise of continually unfolding illumination, fulfillment, and growth. This compelling, down-to-earth guidebook offers support and direction so that anyone can navigate the terrain of spiritual awakening in modern times. Empowering yourself to discover who you truly are is your highest pursuit in life.From the Preface

The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God

The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jep and Jessica Robertson
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A Moving Story of Redemption and Second Chances Jep Robertson, the youngest son of Duck Commander Phil Robertson, and his wife, Jessica, open up about their personal trials, their early years together, and the challenges that might have destroyed them both had the grace of God not intervened. Jep describes being molested as a child and his reluctance to tell anyone until only a few years ago, his downward spiral into drug and alcohol abuse, and the eventual intervention of his family. Jessica shares about the difficult failure of her first marriage while still a teenager and the hurt that came along with it, much of it from the church. Her insecurities spun out of control as she wondered whether she would ever be good enough or pretty enough. This book is their love story but, more importantly, their love story for God. “We are desperate to let people know that no matter what you’ve done; no matter what you’ve lived through, you can come out of it. You can be washed clean. You are redeemed."

小沙弥 Little Novice

小沙弥 Little Novice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: TenZin
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《小沙弥》是藏族作家丹增的作品集。书中不乏哲理散文,如《生命的意义》、《谈死亡》、《也谈人生》。作者在《谈死亡》中对“生”与“死”以及生死之间的“活”有一段总结:生是科学现象,活是文化现象,死是自然现象。对于读者而言,颇具有启示意义。

Dreaming of Lions

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Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent a lifetime observing other creatures and other cultures, from her own backyard to the African savannah. Her books have transported millions of readers into the hidden lives of animals—from dogs and cats to deer and lions. She’s chronicled the daily lives of African tribes, and even imagined the lives of prehistoric humans. She illuminates unknown worlds like no other. Now, she opens the doors to her own. Dreaming of Lions traces Thomas’s life from her earliest days, including when, as a young woman in the 1950s, she and her family packed up and left for the Kalahari Desert to study the Ju/Wa Bushmen. The world’s understanding of African tribal cultures has never been the same since. Nor has Thomas, as the experience taught her not only how to observe, but also how to navigate in male-dominated fields like anthropology and animal science and do what she cared about most: spending time with animals and people in wild places, and relishing the people and animals around her at home. Readers join Thomas as she returns to Africa, after college and marriage, with her two young children, ending up in the turmoil leading to Idi Amin’s bloody coup. She invites us into her family life, her writing, and her fascination with animals—from elephants in Namibia, to dogs in her kitchen, or cougars outside her New England farmhouse. She also recounts her personal struggles, writing about her own life with the same kind of fierce honesty that she applies to the world around her, and delivering a memoir that not only shares tremendous insights, but also provides tremendous inspiration. Dreaming of Lions, originally published in hardcover as A Million Years With You, is slightly updated and includes a powerful new afterword by the author.

Derrida and Other Animals

Derrida and Other Animals Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Judith Still
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Judith Still analyses Derrida's late writings on animals, especially his seminars The Beast and the Sovereign, to explore ethical questions of how humans treat animals and how we treat outsiders, from slaves to terrorists.

The Divinity of Dogs

The Divinity of Dogs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jennifer Skiff
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“My dogs have been the reason I have woken up every single day of my life with a smile on my face. I am among the ranks of millions of people who appreciate the souls of dogs and know they are a gift of pure love and an example of all that is good.” —Jennifer Skiff The Divinity of Dogs is about the moments you learn something profound about life from an experience with a dog. Featuring more than seventy stories culled from hundreds of submissions to the author’s website, these inspiring and heartwarming true stories show where love, tolerance, comfort, compassion, loyalty, joyfulness, and even death have provided experiences that have led to spiritual enlightenment. You’ll meet Little Bit, the Chihuahua who detected a small lump in her owner’s breast, a growth even doctors couldn’t find. There’s Emma, the devoted Rottweiler who ferociously grabbed her owner’s arm at the moment he was trying to commit suicide, saving his life. You’ll be inspired by Luna, the Retriever who dragged her owner to safety after she collapsed late at night in a field. And you’ll fall in love with the many dogs who simply provide steady comfort when needed— dogs like Bo, the Boxer who soothed his mistress after the loss of her son. The author also weaves her own experiences with dogs throughout the book, showing how they comforted her through mistreatment as a child, a divorce, and a cancer diagnosis. The stories that make up The Divinity of Dogs provide hope, help, and healing for readers in the complex and difficult times in which we live. Whether you believe dogs are divine or are actually a gift from the divine, The Divinity of Dogs gives you permission to accept what you know: dogs are healers, educators, protectors, and tangible examples of pure love.

Dogs in the Leisure Experience

Dogs in the Leisure Experience Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Neil Carr
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This book explores the social and cultural constructions and debates of what are dogs and what is leisure. It looks at how working dogs play a significant role in leisure experiences such as ensuring the safety of air transport, and considers the differing roles and changing acceptance of dogs’ involvement in sport. Within the setting of the animal welfare and sentience debates, it examines the leisure needs of dogs and their owners. Providing an original contribution to our understanding of dogs as both participants and objects in the leisure experience, this book is a useful resource for researchers in leisure, hospitality and tourism.

Galina Petrovna’s Three-Legged Dog Story

Galina Petrovna’s Three-Legged Dog Story Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrea Bennett
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The ‘bonkers’ book that 'it is impossible not to be moved by' DAILY MAIL A joyful and hilarious tale of some very spirited septuagenarians as they overcome innumerable obstacles to save their beloved mutt from a heartless exterminator in a land where bureaucracy reigns above all else.

Three Years in Mississippi

Three Years in Mississippi Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Meredith
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
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Three Years in Mississippi by James Meredith Summary

On October 1, 1962, James Meredith was the first African American student to enroll at the University of Mississippi. Preceded by violent rioting resulting in two deaths and a lengthy court battle that made it all the way to the Supreme Court, his admission was a pivotal moment in civil rights history. Citing his “divine responsibility” to end white supremacy, Meredith risked everything to attend Ole Miss. In doing so, he paved the way for integration across the country. Originally published in 1966, more than ten years after the Supreme Court ended segregation in public schools in Brown v. Board of Education, Meredith describes his intense struggle to attend an all-white university and break down long-held race barriers in one of the most conservative states in the country. This first-person account offers a glimpse into a crucial point in civil rights history and the determination and courage of a man facing unfathomable odds. Reprinted for the first time, this volume features a new introduction by historian Aram Goudsouzian.

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