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Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Domestic animals & pets

Dogs and Puppies (Hardcover): Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Dogs and Puppies (Hardcover)
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
R295 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R62 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Match the dogs and puppies of 25 breeds from around the world in this beautifully illustrated memory game. To play, simply place the cards face down and see if you can remember where the dog and its puppy are located. Collect more pairs than your opponent to win! With all kinds of breeds included - from Siberian Huskies to Pugs and Dachshunds to Dalmatians - this fun and educational game will appeal to dog lovers everywhere.

Catfulness - A cat's guide to achieving mindfulness (Hardcover): A. Cat Catfulness - A cat's guide to achieving mindfulness (Hardcover)
A. Cat 1
R239 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R39 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Human beings love to create problems for themselves. I observe this on a daily basis, as do all my feline friends. They never stop, and one of their favourite tasks is to find more tasks to do. They are always looking for something, as if the life they have isn't enough. They say they're looking for happiness - but do they know what happiness is? We cats know the art of living. We eat when we're hungry, sleep when we're tired. Sitting for hours outside a mouse hole has taught us patience. Staring at an aquarium has brought us meditation. And we know how to please ourselves. Catfulness is a seven-week mindfulness programme for human beings. If they can live their lives more like us, the world will be more serene. As Sigmund Freud said, 'time spent with cats is never wasted.'

Love Cats (Hardcover): Hugo Ross Love Cats (Hardcover)
Hugo Ross 1
R192 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R36 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

We all know that cats can be temperamental, aloof, reserved. But whilst us humans often get given the cold shoulder, there is nothing cats love more than a cuddle with their furry friends. Lovecats takes a look behind their cool exterior, capturing the cuddly kittens and affectionate felines that they really are. Whether they are sunbathing in the garden, snuggled on a blanket, climbing trees together, or keeping each other pristine, this stunning compilation of photographs captures cats at their most adorable.Perfect for cat lovers, or simply lovers, this gorgeous collection is sure to melt any heart.

Dog Bingo: Polly Horner Dog Bingo
Polly Horner 1
R350 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R74 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This beautifully illustrated bingo game features 64 breeds of dog from around the world. Spot all kinds of dogs - from the tiny chihuahua to the noble Great Dane, from the sleek Saluki to the dreadlocked Hungarian Puli, mark them off on your card and bingo! Dog Bingo brings a fun and educational twist to the traditional game as players learn the names and colourings of both their favourite breeds and weird and wonderful exotic dogs. Contains 64 superbly illustrated dog tokens, one board, 12 bingo cards and brightly coloured counters for you to mark up your card, as well as a leaflet containing basic information and a few quirky traits for all of the dogs featured.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons from the Cat - 101 Tales of Family, Friendship and Fun (Paperback): Amy Newmark Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons from the Cat - 101 Tales of Family, Friendship and Fun (Paperback)
Amy Newmark
R260 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R89 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

You can't help but be changed when you have a cat. They teach us about devotion, loyalty, and the value of living in the moment. They show us how to appreciate every day, and somehow, in those deep eyes, we learn about ourselves as well, becoming better humans. Our feline friends teach us many lessons, from their days as a kitten to their quiet senior years. Along the way they keep us company, provide unconditional love, and share in the ups and downs of our lives. These 101 real-life stories will delight cat lovers of all kinds. You'll laugh a lot, tear up at times, and nod your head in recognition as you read these tales about the wonderful experience of sharing life with a cat. Part of the proceeds go to support the work of American Humane, providing a better life for cats everywhere.

Lucky Dog Lessons - Train Your Dog in 7 Days (Paperback): Brandon McMillan Lucky Dog Lessons - Train Your Dog in 7 Days (Paperback)
Brandon McMillan 1
R279 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R79 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dog-from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue-into a model companion in just seven days. Each week on Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted, "unadoptable" shelter dog. In the days that follow, these dogs undergo a miraculous transformation as they learn to trust McMillan, master his 7 Common Commands, and overcome their behavior problems-ultimately becoming well-mannered pets and even service dogs. With his labor of love complete, McMillan unites each dog with a forever family. Now, in his first book, McMillan shares the knowledge he has gained working with thousands of dogs of every breed and personality to help readers turn their own pets into well-trained Lucky Dog graduates. Lucky Dog Lessons begins with the basics-building trust, establishing focus and control, and mastering training techniques. From there, McMillan explains his playful, careful, and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO. Next, McMillan provides solutions to common canine behavior problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking, and common mealtime misbehaviors. Lucky Dog Lessons includes easy-to-follow steps, illustrative examples, tried-and-true tips and tricks, and photographs to demonstrate each technique. Throughout the book, McMillan shares inspiring stories about his favorite students and gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the show and some of his most unique and challenging canine encounters, including some never-before-seen outtakes. Brandon McMillian believes that no dog is beyond saving, and the loving, positive, successful methods he offers will work wonders with even the most challenging dog. Create the happy pet family you want with Lucky Dog Lessons.

Ruff Love (Paperback): Susan Garrett Ruff Love (Paperback)
Susan Garrett
R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Lovebird (Hardcover): Pamela L. Higdon The Lovebird (Hardcover)
Pamela L. Higdon
R254 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R46 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is our seventh set of "Happy, Healthy Pet" titles. Like the others, they are books pet owners can turn to for the essential information they need to raise a healthy, happy pet. All books contain information on:

  • feeding
  • grooming
  • housing
  • health care
  • what to expect from the pet
  • basic training
As our series expands and focuses on different kinds of pets, the emphasis remains on making the pet a companion. Owners of more unusual pets will particularly appreciate the expert advice in these books because professional care for exotic animals can be hard to come by. As always, the instruction on the books is from experts--people who know their pets intimately but always remember what it was like to have one the first time.

"Happy, Healthy Pet" guides are rich with professional quality color photos and are designed to be enjoyable and easy to learn from.

Animal Lore and Legend - The Wisdom and Wonder of Animals Revealed (Hardcover): Ruth Binney Animal Lore and Legend - The Wisdom and Wonder of Animals Revealed (Hardcover)
Ruth Binney
R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For as long as humans have inhabited the earth, we have lived alongside the multitude of other creatures with which we share our planet. However it is undoubtedly true that today most of us are not as close to the animals around us as our forebears were, and that many of the world's best loved large mammals and most beautiful birds are in danger of becoming extinct. The threats of the 21st century to the animal world make it even more pertinent to explore the many legends and folktales, myths and superstitions that reflect this past closeness, highlight our desire to explain nature's wonders and mysteries, and underline the necessity to preserve for future generations all creatures great and small.Gathered together in this fascinating book are the lore and legends of the animal world, alongside the realities of nature. Yet whatever their natural attributes, in folklore animals can do almost anything. They can be our friends and foes - and of course they can talk to each other. They can be evil witches and devils in disguise, they can bring good luck and bad. And in real life they can be our dearest companions, to the point of sheer worship.An amazing collection of fanciful superstitions, intriguing tales and amusing anecdotes, which any animal lover will truly relish.

Piggy in Heaven (Board book): Melinda Johnson Piggy in Heaven (Board book)
Melinda Johnson; Illustrated by Soraya Perez Bartolome
R194 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R36 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A book for little readers encountering loss and grief for the first time. Piggy and his heavenly friends, Fuzzbuzz and Bubbleberry, walk together through Piggy's first moments in heaven-eating grass, wondering if heavenly piggies have wings, and looking forward to being reunited with loved ones. With humor and understanding, Piggy in Heaven celebrates the reality that we bring our own endearing personalities into the life Christ grants us after death. This is a sad book and a funny book. Sometimes, you have to laugh and cry at the same time to heal.

A Dog Called Hope - The Special Forces Wounded Warrior and the Dog Who Dared to Love Him (Paperback): Jason Morgan, Damien Lewis A Dog Called Hope - The Special Forces Wounded Warrior and the Dog Who Dared to Love Him (Paperback)
Jason Morgan, Damien Lewis
R323 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R61 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
His Royal Dogness, Guy the Beagle - The Rebarkable True Story of Meghan Markle's Rescue Dog (Hardcover): Camille March,... His Royal Dogness, Guy the Beagle - The Rebarkable True Story of Meghan Markle's Rescue Dog (Hardcover)
Camille March, Michael Brumm; Illustrated by E.G. Keller 1
R314 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R106 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Sit...Stay...Enjoy! Good reader!" -Stephen Colbert The hilarious, heartwarming, and rebarkable true story of Guy the Beagle, Duchess Meghan Markle's rescue dog. Like all good stories, Guy the Beagle's begins lost in the woods of Kentucky. But his fortunes change when he's rescued by none other than Princess...er, Duchess-to-be Meghan Markle. Practically overnight, Guy goes from wags to riches. But does this backwoods beagle have what it takes to be welcomed into the royal family? For the first time ever, Guy reveals how he went from pawper to proper, with help from Emmy award-winning writer and producer of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Mike Brumm and publishing veteran (and devoted Anglophile) Camille March, beautifully illustrated by EG Keller (illustrator of the New York Times bestselling A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo). Guy's story of finding acceptance in an exceptional family will have readers of all ages barking with laughter.

Jack Russell Terrier - An Owner's Guide (Paperback): Robert Killick Jack Russell Terrier - An Owner's Guide (Paperback)
Robert Killick
R213 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R57 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A comprehensive guide to all aspects of owning a Jack Russell Terrier, this highly illustrated book is full of practical information and expert advice for pet owners and breeders. Jack Russell Terriers are very intelligent, high-energy dogs whose compact size and friendly nature make them great pets. If you are considering getting a Jack Russell, or are an existing owner who wants to learn more about the care of your dog, then this book will be an invaluable resource. Contents include: * History of the breed * Acquiring a puppy * Behaviour and training * Showing a Jack Russell * Healthcare

The Complete Horseshoeing Guide (Paperback, New ed of 2 Revised ed): Robert F. Wiseman The Complete Horseshoeing Guide (Paperback, New ed of 2 Revised ed)
Robert F. Wiseman
R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Here for experts, beginners, and do-it-yourself horse owners is all the information necessary to the modern farrier's art of horseshoeing. In this second edition Robert Wiseman describes and illustrates not only basic shoeing techniques but also special shoeing procedures for the American Saddlebred, Quarter Horse, draft horse, parade horse, and race horse, among others. Hoof diseases and defects that cause lameness and sometimes complete disability are clearly defined, with instructions for the corrective shoeing methods necessary to each ailment. A specialized section on metalwork and handmade shoes will appeal to the devotee.

Hollywood Dogs - Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation (Hardcover): Gareth Abbott, Catherine Britton Hollywood Dogs - Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation (Hardcover)
Gareth Abbott, Catherine Britton; Foreword by William Secord; Introduction by Robert Dance 1
R319 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R53 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Hollywood Dogs showcases a fine selection of photographs from the famous John Kobal Foundation. Taken between 1920 and 1960 during the Golden Age of Hollywood, they feature stars including Humphrey Bogart, Buster Keaton, Elvis Presley, Tony Curtis, Sophia Lauren, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, Ava Gardner, Shirley Maclaine, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn posing with dogs of every stature and breed. In almost every case, these stunning photographs have never been seen before now. As much as the Hollywood studio system tried to control every aspect of their stars' lives, there was nothing the bosses could do to manipulate their illustrious employees' responses when photographed with their dogs. Hollywood Dogs celebrates this special relationship between these famous owners and their animals. Often caught off-guard, and almost always relaxed and natural, these are photographs of the Hollywood stars as real people. Amongst the images are some of the most famous dogs in Hollywood films: Lassie; Asta; Rin Tin Tin and Toto from the Wizard of Oz. There are also a few carefully-set-up publicity shots, such as Frank Sinatra on the set of Pal Joey, and Jean Harlow accessorised with a large hat and two Old English sheepdogs. Each image has been researched to identify the breed and wherever possible, the name of the dog, and Catherine Britton has included intriguing details about the location and background to the photograph.

Dogs in Cars (Hardcover): Jack Russell Dogs in Cars (Hardcover)
Jack Russell
R191 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R34 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Some are behind the wheel, others mere passengers watching the world go by; some are vociferous navigators, others give passing traffic a piece of their mind; some hang their head out of the window enjoying the breeze, others settle in for a snooze. But wherever they're sitting and whatever they're doing, there is no doubt that dogs in cars are just some of the cutest things that you have ever seen. Featuring 90 colour photographs, Dogs in Cars celebrates 90 of the cutest canines on four wheels.

Pugs on Rugs (Hardcover): Pugs on Rugs (Hardcover)
R169 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R29 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What makes pugs so loveable? Their doleful eyes? Downturned mouths? Furrowed brows? Sad they may look, but they've found their place in the home - on rugs. Pugs and rugs go together like gin and tonic, tomato and basil, Cagney and Lacey. Pugs on Rugs celebrates 45 different pugs on wholly different rugs. The dog might be walking, sitting, sleeping; the rug could be Persian, Aztec, oriental; the image will be cute and funny or funny and cute or cute/funny. Each spread features a photograph or photomontage with an amusing caption and also a paragraph of serious, informative text on pugs - their history, their characteristics, their breed. From bullish pugs to pitiful pugs to pugs who think they're on a flying carpet (but find out that it's fitted), Pugs on Rugs is a fun book of 45 images of the snuggest pugs on rugs that you've ever seen.

Me and My Cat (Hardcover, UK ed.): Michael Dahl Me and My Cat (Hardcover, UK ed.)
Michael Dahl
R120 R100 Discovery Miles 1 000 Save R20 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Your cat loves you, and you love your cat. But you and your cat don t always like the same things. Using sweet art, relatable situations, and fact boxes throughout, this fun picture book will introduce the best ways to build a lasting friendship with your cat."

A Friend Like Ben - The True Story of the Little Black and White Cat That Saved My Son (Paperback): Julia Romp A Friend Like Ben - The True Story of the Little Black and White Cat That Saved My Son (Paperback)
Julia Romp 1
R233 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R65 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The heart-warming true story of a little boy and the cat that changed his life. Nine-year-old George was severely autistic; quiet and withdrawn, he appeared lost in his own world most of the time. His mother Julia despaired as she couldn't bring George out of his shell. But when a black-and-white stray cat appeared in their garden, everything changed. George's new four-legged friend, Ben, had a wonderful and unexpected side-affect. George and Ben bonded and George began to open up, making up stories about their adventures together to recount to Julia. Finally, Julia could communicate with her son - and Ben had made it possible. But then disaster struck - Ben went missing. The cat who had coaxed George out of a world of silence had disappeared, and George began to retreat. Determined to reunite George with his furry friend, Julia knew she had to do everything in her power to bring Ben home again ... A Friend Like Ben is the remarkable true story about the extraordinary empathy between a boy and his cat, and a mother's determined journey to make her son whole again.

War Dogs - A History of Loyalty and Heroism (Paperback, 1st paperback ed): Michael G. Lemish War Dogs - A History of Loyalty and Heroism (Paperback, 1st paperback ed)
Michael G. Lemish
R389 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R75 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Now in trade paperback, "War Dogs" provides an eye-opening look at unsung canine heroes from World War I to the present. Terriers, shepherds, beagles, collies, huskies, and Dobermans are only a few of the breeds that have pulled sleds, searched caves and bunkers, and even parachuted into combat. Michael Lemish has collected true stories and rare photographs that reflect the strong bonds that have formed between war dogs and their masters as they worked together in dangerous situations. Anyone who has ever loved a dog will love this salute to these four-legged heroes.

Beautiful Dogs Postcard Book - 30 Postcards of Classic Breeds to Keep or to Send (Paperback): Andrew Perris Beautiful Dogs Postcard Book - 30 Postcards of Classic Breeds to Keep or to Send (Paperback)
Andrew Perris
R187 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R54 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Each book in this series contains 30 different postcards featuring the finest champion breeds or models, all perforated for easy removal. They are perfect quirky cards for sending to friends of family, or you may fall in love with them and just keep them for yourself.

A Friend for Life (Paperback): Battersea Dogs & Cats Home A Friend for Life (Paperback)
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home 1
R188 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R53 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'For every dog or cat saved from an unhappy situation or uncertain future, there is a human story too. The stories in this book show how rewarding pet ownership can be.' - Paul O'Grady Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is the oldest and most-loved animal home in the country, caring for thousands of lost, abandoned or unwanted cats and dogs every year. But while they play a vital role in saving animals, quite often these animals go on to save their new owners in surprising ways. In this book, you'll meet: * Bibi the Staffie, who helped her owner make a remarkable recovery after a stroke * Kobi the Husky, who had never seen sunlight until he was rescued * Minty the three-legged cat, who formed a special bond with a baby * Marjorie the Bulldog, who went from being abandoned on the streets to meeting the Queen! Featuring moving but uplifting real life stories about the animals that have passed through Battersea's doors, A Friend for Life will strike a chord with anyone whose life has been blessed by animals. Royalties from the sale of this book go towards supporting the work of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home (registered charity no. 206394).

Dog Shaming - Canine Confessions (Hardcover): Susan Mcmullan Dog Shaming - Canine Confessions (Hardcover)
Susan Mcmullan 1
R169 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R31 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Our beloved pooches bring us a world of happiness. They're loyal companions, kindred spirits, and lifelong chums. But they also chew the stuffing out of the couch, keep us up all night with their barking and break into the fridge when we're not looking. Now it's time they own up to the world! And their side-splitting explanations and unapologetic confessions are sure to remind you just why pooches make the most wonderful, but sometimes infuriating, companions! Loaded with real-life photographs of mischievous canines and hilarious commentary revealing just why they're in the doghouse, Dog Shaming will have you laughing out loud. The perfect tribute to man's best friend, this book is the ideal gift for anyone who has ever experienced the highs and lows of being a proud dog owner.

The Lost Book (Hardcover): Margarita Surnaite The Lost Book (Hardcover)
Margarita Surnaite 1
R292 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R45 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Bring Jade Home - The True Story of a Dog Lost in Yellowstone (Paperback): Michelle Caffrey Bring Jade Home - The True Story of a Dog Lost in Yellowstone (Paperback)
Michelle Caffrey
R289 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R53 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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