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From W. Bruce Cameron, the author of A Dog's Purpose, the number one New York Times bestseller and major film comes a completely unforgettable adventure as one devoted dog makes her way home.
When Lucas Ray rescued his puppy Bella he knew his life would change forever. Smuggling her into his building isn't easy, particularly with his prying neighbours, and Lucas decides to risk taking her to work. The joy on the faces of the veterans in his hospital as Bella distributes her unique brand of comfort makes it all worth it. But then Bella is picked up by animal control and Lucas makes the heartbreaking decision to send her away.
Lucas hasn't understood Bella's feelings, though. There might be hundreds of miles separating them but Bella wants her master and she is coming to find him...
A Dog's Way Home is a heartwarming story perfect for fans of Marley & Me, A Street Cat Named Bob and The Art of Racing in the Rain.
It's a Dog's Life - Colour Your Favourite Scene and Finish with Decorative Stickers
A Dog's Life - Inspiration for Dog Lovers Everywhere
Many incredible dogs have lived at National Trust places and still do.
This book tells their stories, from faithful Gelert immortalised in stone at Beddgelert and the celebrated Spaniels bred at Clumber Park, to the tiny Pekingese inhabiting Ightham Mote's enormous stone-built kennel originally built to house Dido the St Bernard.
Discover the digs at the side of some of Britain's greatest figures, such as Churchill's Poodle Rufus, Agatha Christie's 'beloved dog in a thousand' Peter, and Thomas Hardy's tyrannical Terrier Wessex, who delighted his master but terrorised guests.
Meet also the canine colleagues who live and work at National Trust properties today. Whether herding sheep, guarding historical homes or greeting guests, these faithful dogs have become an integral, beloved chapter in the stories of their adopted National Trust workplaces and homes.
Dogs Dinners' features inexpensive and practical ways to feed your dog a nutritious, balanced diet all from scratch! Debora promotes a method of natural feeding that fits easily into everyday life, as well as catering each diet specifically to your pets own individual needs.
Whether it's simply a few biscuits from time to time or the full from-scratch experience, it's a wonderful way to build up that very special bond between you and your dog. And who knows, you may even find some recipes that can be tweaked with extra seasonings, to make them as enjoyable for you as they are for your dog.
Featuring over 50 delicious recipes, the book begins with a helpful Dogs' Larder section, outlining do's and don'ts, easy swaps and quick snacks. Following chapters cover Everyday Eating, One-Pot Dinners, Taking the Biscuits (treats and biscuits), Special Occasions (your dog's very own birthday cake and Christmas Dinner) and Feel Better Food. Getting started needn't be daunting you probably have many of the ingredients you need to rustle up great meals for your dog in your cupboards, refrigerator and freezer already.
Beautifully illustrated throughout by Cinzia Zenocchini, this is the perfect book for any culinary-inclined dog lover. Bone appétit!
Dogs are the most popular pets in the world. Their friendliness, loyalty and adorability is legendary. This sumptuous book celebrates the sheer variety of dogs, with beautiful photography accompanied by a lyrical and expertly-written text that describes the key characteristics and personality traits of each of over 50 species. It also features paper press-outs, enabling you to view the dogs in relief and create the most spectacular book art. Press out the dogs, fan out the pages, and display your copy as a treasure on a shelf or mantelpiece.
'This charming little book captures man's best friend at its silliest: upside down. acked with laugh-out-loud photographs, it has every breed imaginable and is sure to warm even a cat lover's heart.' Katya Edwards, Daily Mail Celebrated pet photographer Serena Hodson's silly, drooly, whimsical, and fun Upside-Down Dogs is sure to bring a smile to every dog lover's face. Her unique perspective brings these sweet, full-color photos to life on the page. Hodson takes beautiful colour photographs of humankind's best friend . . . but her furry subjects are always upside down. The results are stunning, charming, and laugh-out-loud adorable. No matter the breed, no matter the background, Hodson is able to capture the personality of each dog she works with. There's no better book to help someone turn their frown upside down.
Based on the social media sensation, #WeRateDogs features photos of the most heroic puppers, adorable floofers and entertaining pooches the world has ever seen. It will take you on a journey through the science of dog rating and the unwavering rules associated with it. They are certainly not arbitrary and this book is definitely not just about how cute dogs are.
For fans of Marley and Me, an inspirational true story about the bond between animals and their people. Rob Kugler adopted his chocolate Lab Bella as a puppy - a bundle of fun and love, who could keep his girlfriend company while he headed off to fulfil his duties in the military. When his life fell apart, it was Bella who was there to help heal the wounds, and who made Rob's life worth living again. So when he was told that Bella had cancer - first in her leg, which had to be amputated, and then in her lungs - he was devastated. With only months of Bella's life left, Rob knew just what he had to do for his furry best friend. Determined to show her the same unconditional love she had always shown him, Rob decided to give Bella the farewell adventure of her doggie dreams. Criss-crossing the USA from coast to coast, making new friends from every corner of the globe along the way, Bella taught Rob never to give up and always to live each day as though it's your last. A heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting long goodbye, A Dog Named Beautiful is the true story of an unbreakable bond, and an inspirational journey.
Is there a more spectacular sight than seeing dogs of all shapes and sizes having the time of their lives, doing exactly what they love best? (That's playing and eating, by the way.) How about making delicious treats for your canine companion to enjoy, and having them look at you with those adoring puppydog eyes all over again? Now you can do both! More than simply a captivating collection of adorable dogs and puppies loving life, GIVE THE DOG A BONE contains over 40 delicious, easy and healthy recipes for doggy treats that your pet is bound to love, from one dog-lover to another, all tried-and-tested by Darcey the miniature Dachshund. Including treats perfect for long walks, everyday recipes, special occasion goodies, training treats and healthy snacks, this is a must for all dog-lovers that will make your faithful friend fall in love with you all over again.
'A wonderful and very special book' Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt 'I can't begin to express how much I love it' Caroline Criado-Perez, author of Invisible Women 'Like a master class in memoir writing. Honest, perceptive and properly funny.' Neil Gaiman 'LOVELY. Sad and funny and warm and DOGS' Marian Keyes 'I read it in one sitting - it's so blinking good' Lorraine Kelly 'Funny, sparklingly honest and heart-breaking' Bel Mooney, Daily Mail * * * The funny, heart-breaking, wonderfully told story of love, family and overwhelming loss which led Emily Dean to find hope and healing in the dog she always wanted. Growing up with the Deans was a fabulous training ground for many things: ignoring unpaid bills, being the most entertaining guest at dinner, deconstructing poetry. It was never home for the dog Emily craved. Emily shared the lively chaos with her beloved older sister Rachael, her rock. Over the years the sisters bond grew ever closer. As Rachael went on to have the cosy family and treasured dog, Giggle, Emily threw herself into unsettled adventure - dog ownership remaining a distant dream. Then, tragically, Rachael is diagnosed with cancer. In just three devastating years Emily loses not only her sister but both her parents as well. This is the funny heart-breaking, wonderfully told story of how Emily discovers that it is possible to overcome the worst that life can throw at you, that it's never too late to make peace with your past, and that the right time is only ever now, as she finally starts again with her very own dog - the adorable Shih-tzu named Raymond.
Mutts is a book about rescue dogs and their heartwarming stories. Full of character, mischief and second chances, this book will have you howling with laughter and reaching for the tissues. Featuring portraits by award-winning photographer Emma O’ Brien, Mutts will complement every dog lover’s coffee table. Many of the dogs that feature in the Mutts project were deposited at shelters because their owners didn’t want them anymore, some were abused before being rescued and some found themselves there by accident of birth. All of them are at the mercy of someone seeing them and choosing to adopt them when there are not enough homes to go around. The book proceeds will all go to CLAW and Sandton SPCA, but the publication of Mutts is not just about raising funds, it is also to raise awareness about the number of great dogs that sit in shelters, and to encourage people to adopt.
How do dogs perceive the world around them? How do they learn? How do they relate to their owners? Why do they suffer from stress and anxiety and how can these be alleviated? Incorporating recent research on the psychology of the dog, this book is aimed at seriously interested dog owners and those professionally involved with dogs. Bruce Fogle is a practising vet in London and has had several books published, including "Games Pets Play".
'To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden.' Milan Kundera Far above and beyond their loyalty and devotion, we love dogs all the more for their individual quirks and personalities - the funny sideways look they give you when you talk, the face-lick when you're sad, the way they will chase a glimmer of light and yet stubbornly refuse to fetch a ball... Packed with fascinating facts and trivia, heart-warming stories and inspiring quotes, For the Love of Dogs is perfect for anyone who values the trusty companionship of their favourite pooch.
Recent studies into the minds of canines show that they have a rich social intelligence and a physical and vocal language as complex and subtle as our own. The Secret Language of Dogs is a guide to understanding your dog, communicating effectively, strengthening your bond, and helping them to learn in the most effective way possible so they feel confident navigating the human world with success. Along the way, you'll learn the answers to questions such as: -What do different tail wags mean? -What does being right-pawed say about my dog's personality? -How can I tell the difference between boredom barking and warning barking? -What does it mean when my dog spins around, arches his back, or gives me the whale eye? -Do dogs feel guilt? -How do dogs perceive human faces? -Why do some scientists think dogs' emotional experience is even greater than ours? Filled with adorable full-colour photographs and instructive illustrations, this insightful 'dog decoder' will soon make you dog's best friend.
THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.2 BESTSELLER Like A Streecat Named Bob before it, Finding Gobi is a truly heart-warming story for animal lovers worldwide... In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The lovable pup, who earned the name `Gobi', proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the treacherous Tian Shan Mountains, managing to keep pace with him for nearly 80 miles. As Dion witnessed the incredible determination of this small animal, he felt something change within himself. In the past he had always focused on winning and being the best, but his goal now was simply to make sure that his new friend was safe, nourished and hydrated. Although Dion did not finish first, he felt he had won something far greater and promised to bring Gobi back to the UK for good to become a new addition to his family. This was the start of a journey neither of them would ever forget with a roller coaster ride of drama, grief, heartbreak, joy and love that changed their lives forever. Finding Gobi is the ultimate story of hope, of resilience and of friendship, proving once again, that dogs really are `man's best friend.'
Few relationships are as simple, and rewarding, as those between man and animal. From the loyal dog who risks his own life to rescue a drowning boy to the lost kitten who comforts a grieving woman to an abandoned horse and foster child who come to save each other, these inspiring true stories highlight the hope, healing, happiness and, most of all, unconditional love animals bring to our lives. Whether you love sloppy dog kisses, melt at every kitty meow or give your heart to horses, birds or even moose, this heartwarming collection is one to treasure.
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 Dog A Day began life with a Facebook post in 2013: 'My name is Sally Muir and this is a new gallery where I will add a dog drawing/painting every day, adding up to a massive 365 day dogfest.' As the Facebook page grew in popularity, so did Sally's dog portraits, leading to commissions, exhibitions at prominent galleries, and dog sketching events at venues including Anthropologie - who went on to commission an incredibly successful collection of dog-a-day crockery and textile-based household accessories. Drawing on artworks from the site, A Dog A Day is a lovingly curated collection and celebration of dogs. Containing 365 beautiful artworks of dogs of all shapes and sizes (big, small, pedigree, cross breed), the book includes a range of exciting mediums from loosely worked sketches, lithographs and potato prints to finished oil paintings. Delightfully packaged, this is the perfect gift for all dog lovers.
How did wolves evolve into dogs? When did this happen, and what role did humans play? Oxford geneticist Bryan Sykes used the full array of modern technology to explore the canine genetic journey that likely began when a human child decided to adopt a wolf cub thousands of years ago. In the process, he discovered that only a handful of genes have created the huge range of shapes, sizes, and colors in modern dogs. Providing scientific insight into these adaptive stages, Sykes focuses attention on our own species, and how our own evolution from (perhaps equally aggressive) primates was enhanced by this most unlikely ally. Whether examining our obsession with canine purity, or delving into the prehistoric past to answer the most fundamental question of all, "Why do we love our dog so much?," Once a Wolf is an engaging work no dog lover or ancestry aficionado should be without.
Ciao Cara, laters Lara, ta-ta Tyson, there are new supermodels in town - and they're dogs! Long gone are the days of tartan overcoats and frumpy quilted jackets: today's pooches are revolutionising street style. From sausage dogs dressed as hot dogs to Dalmatian firemen, these photos of on-point pups are the ultimate in canine couture!
Sunday Times Bestseller `Passionate and well-researched' Tatler `A must-read' Independent A social history of Labradors, and how they have become the world's most beloved dogs, by writer, presenter and long-time dog lover Ben Fogle. Labradors are the most popular breed of dog in the world. Not only a great family companion, they also excel at hunting, tracking, retrieving, guiding and rescuing. But where did the breed originally come from? How did it develop? When did black, yellow and chocolate Labradors first appear? Did they really all come from Labrador in Canada and are they really all related to just one dog? In this first history of the Labrador, Ben Fogle goes in search of what makes Labradors so special. Their extraordinary companionship, intelligence, work ethic and loyalty is captured by Ben as he weaves the story of the breed into his own story of his beloved Inca. Ben visits Canada, discovers hair-raising stories of early Labrador exploits and uncovers stories of RNIB Labradors and Labradors at war, Labradors as working dogs and every other manifestation of the Labrador's character. Exploring their origin, early characteristics, their use as gun dogs, as therapy dogs, as police dogs, as search and rescue dogs and last - and absolutely not least - as family pets, Ben tells the story of a dog breed which has captured our imagination and love for hundreds of years.
This pocket-sized miscellany - packed with doggy facts, stories of the world's most impressive canine feats and famous mutts from literature, history and art, and tips on looking after your pooch - is perfect for anyone who values the trusty companionship of their favourite hound.
Dogs have a cherished role as close companions, and their sometimes startling abilities have been a never-ending source of fascination for their observers and friends through the ages. In Amazing Dogs, Jan Bondeson uncovers the stories of some of the most extraordinary dogs in history. In the 1750s, the Learned English Dog, a Border collie with the ability to spell and perform mathematical calculations, was a sensation in London and thought by some to be a reincarnation of Pythagoras. The acting Newfoundland dog Carlo, who performed in London from 1803 until 1811, had plays specially written for him; their plots called on him to tackle villains, liberate prisoners, and dive into artificial lakes onstage to save drowning children. Don the Speaking Dog toured the world barking out words like "Hungry Give me cakes " and had particular success in New York.
Some of the amazing dogs whose stories Bondeson chronicles belonged to the canine proletariat: turnspit dogs ceaselessly ran inside wheels to turn the roast meat, and terriers showed off their native abilities in rat-pits, with bets laid on the number of rats killed. The champion terrier Billy killed 100 rats in five and a half minutes in 1823, a record that stood until 1863, when it was broken by Jacko, another champion rat-killer. Before the days of UNICEF trick-or-treaters, dogs once collected for charity in London's railway stations, with boxes attached to their backs. Lord Byron's rowdy Newfoundland dog Boatswain belonged to the opposite end of the canine social spectrum, as did the superrich dogs that inherited money from their wealthy and eccentric owners.
Amazing Dogs, illustrated with more than 130 contemporary images, including thirty in color, suitably ends with a chapter on dog cemeteries and canine ghosts. A literary and visual treat for both dog lovers and those fascinated by the history of the strange and the uncanny, this book reaffirms the special bond between humans and dogs.
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