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Animals

$60000 Dog

$60000 Dog

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A stunning new book about the role of animals in our lives, by a popular and acclaimed writer

From the time she is nine years old, biking to the farmland outside her suburban home, where she discovers a disquieting world of sleeping cows and a "Private Way" full of the wondrous and creepy creatures of the wild--spiders, deer, moles, chipmunks, and foxes--Lauren Slater finds in animals a refuge from her troubled life. As she matures, her attraction to animals strengthens and grows more complex and compelling even as her family is falling to pieces around her. Slater spends a summer at horse camp, where she witnesses the alternating horrific and loving behavior of her instructor toward the animals in her charge and comes to question the bond that so often develops between females and their equines. Slater's questions follow her to a foster family, her own parents no longer able to care for her. A pet raccoon, rescued from a hole in the wall, teaches her how to feel at home away from home. The two Shiba Inu puppies Slater adopts years later, against her husband's will, grow increasingly important to her as she ages and her family begins to grow.

Slater's husband is a born skeptic and possesses a sternly scientific view of animals as unconscious, primitive creatures, one who insists "that an animal's worth is roughly equivalent to its edibility." As one of her dogs, Lila, goes blind and the medical bills and monthly expenses begin to pour in, he calculates the financial burden of their canine family member and finds that Lila has cost them about $60,000, not to mention the approximately 400 pounds of feces she has deposited in their yard. But when Benjamin begins to suffer from chronic pain, Lauren is convinced it is Lila's resilience and the dog's quick adaptation to her blindness that draws her husband out of his own misery and motivates him to try to adjust to his situation. Ben never becomes a true believer or a die-hard animal lover, but his story and the stories Lauren tells of her own bond with animals convince her that our connections with the furry, the four-legged, the exoskeleton-ed, or the winged may be just as priceless as our human relationships.

The $60,000 Dog is Lauren Slater's intimate manifesto on the unique, invaluable, and often essential contributions animals make to our lives. As a psychologist, a reporter, an amateur naturalist, and above all an enormously gifted writer, she draws us into the stories of her passion for animals that are so much more than pets. She describes her intense love for the animals in her life without apology and argues, finally, that the works of Darwin and other evolutionary biologists prove that, when it comes to worth, animals are equal, and in some senses even superior, to human beings.

1,001 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Cats

1,001 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Cats

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Think you know everything about your feline companion?

In 1,001 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Cats, trivia specialist and certified cat fancier J. Stephen Lang puts your whisker wisdom to the test with 1,001 tantalizing trivia tidbits. From myths and legends to famous cat lovers (and haters), ""catty"" phrases to cartoon kitties, bewildering behavioral quirks to mating and motherhood, you'll learn about:
* five U.S. presidents who adored cats . . . and one who hated them with a passion!
* why cats enjoy kneading their human companions with their paws;
* a breed of cat with webbed feet who swims for his seafood supper!
* the most popular male and female cat names today.

With these and 997 other delicious trivia morsels, you'll discover an abundance of unexpected delights on every page!

10 Secrets My Dog Taught Me

10 Secrets My Dog Taught Me

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Poignant, funny tales about a man and his dog - and the lessons learned about responsibility and enduring friendship.

It is love at first sight when Carlo De Vito, an aspiring book editor, first meets Exley, the rambunctious, rescued German Shorthair Pointer he adopts and who becomes his faithful companion. In 10 Secrets My Dog Taught Me, De Vito writes about their experiences growing up together - and the life lessons that invariably result from their adventures. Ultimately, when his beloved friend is gone, De Vito discovers some thruths about love, loss, and lasting friendship.

"It had been Exley's job to raise me. All that time we had been having fun, going for walks, getting into trouble, being companions and friends in some great adventure. And I had spent so much time teaching him to sit, stay, lie down, roll over. But all along, he had been teaching me. It is the child that makes the man, and in this case it was a dog. All along it had been the dog doing the teaching, not me. How do you like that? And I love him for it to this day and will for the rest of my life."

Writing in the heartwarming, bestselling tradition of Pack of Two and My Dog Skip, De Vito captures the spirit of that tie in a way that will resonate with not only dog lovers, but all those who share their heart and home with a pet.

100 Facts About Pandas

100 Facts About Pandas

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Pandas are irresistible and people think they know a lot about them. But only the true panda expert knows:

-The age of a panda can be determined by measuring the distance between its nipples
-In Egyptian hieroglyphics, the panda symbol means "notwithstanding"
-Prince's song "Purple Rain" was inspired by the mixed emotions he feels about pandas

Smart, funny, and chock-full of panda pictures, 100 Facts About Pandas will astonish and entertain both animal lovers and everyone who laughed their way through The Book of Bunny Suicides and F U, Penguin.

100 Heartbeats: A Journey to Meet Our Planet's Endangered Animals and the Heroes

100 Heartbeats: A Journey to Meet Our Planet's Endangered Animals and the Heroes

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It's no secret that our planet--and the delicate web of ecosystems that comprise it--is in crisis. Environmental threats such as climate change, pollution, habitat loss, and land degradation threaten the survival of thousands of plant and animal species each day. In 100 Heartbeats, conservationist and television host Jeff Corwin provides an urgent, palpable portrait of the wildlife that is suffering in silence and teetering on the brink of extinction. From the forests slipping away beneath the stealthy paws of the Florida panther, to the giant panda's plight to climb ever higher in the mountains of China in search of sustenance, to the brutal poaching tactics that have devastated Africa's rhinoceros and elephant populations, Corwin takes readers on a global tour to witness firsthand the critical state of our natural world. Along the way, he shares inspiring stories of battles being waged and won in defense of the earth's most threatened creatures by the conservationists on the front lines. These stories of hope and progress underscore an important message: Our own survival, as well as that of the world's wildlife, is in our hands. The race to save the planet's most endangered wildlife is under way. Every heartbeat matters.

100 Ways to Understand Your Cat

100 Ways to Understand Your Cat

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Everything you need to understand about your cat is here in this essential owner's handbook. Discover 100 fascinating aspects of your cat's habits and lifestyle, learn how your cat communicates with both you and their feline friends, and become confident in caring for your cat, for a happy and rewarding relationship. This eBook features six major subject areas; how cat's work, a cat's life, cat families, cat behaviour, keeping cats, and cat troubles, as well as straight-forward cross-referencing to related subjects, as well as fascinating in-depth features that also give insight into the mysterious world of the cat.

101 Cataclysms: For The Love Of Cats

101 Cataclysms: For The Love Of Cats

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Award-winning photographer Rachael Hale's 101 SALIVATIONS is a delightful collection of 101 dog portraits that will become a must-have for dog lovers everywhere. Rachael Hale's signature style catches the eye of everyone who comes across it. Featuring 101 color photographs of Chihuahuas, Great Danes, and everything in between, 101 SALIVATIONS presents dogs in all sorts of wonderful poses that bring out their most endearing characteristics. Rachael's secret to capturing a dog's soul is to focus on his eyes-whether they are wide and shining, or heavy-lidded, in the throes of slumber. Within this book we can see the soul of our own best buddies staring back at us. The book is peppered with humorous and touching quotations from well-known authors such as A.A. Milne and Fran Lebowitz. Following in the paw prints of 101 SALIVATIONS, Rachael Hale's 101 CATACLYSMS is a charming and playful tribute to the world's most popular pet. This collection features 101 images of magnificent felines. Hale's special rapport with animals has allowed her to capture the essence of her subjects. You will see it in the bald-faced cheekiness of Hilander, the sphinx; in the sassiness of Puffy, the Persian ball of fluff; and in the playfulness of Yabba Dabba Doo, the British shorthair. 101 CATACLYSMS also contains quotations from well-known personalities-such as James Herriot's ``Cats are the connoisseurs of comfort''-that will tickle the reader as they peruse this gem of a book.
101 Dog Tricks Kit Shell Game

101 Dog Tricks Kit Shell Game

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Trick training is a great way to bond with your dog and help him integrate into your family. It keeps him mentally and physically challenged and helps to establish paths of communication between you. Many tricks build skills needed for common dog sports, dog dancing, and dog therapy work. Based on the bestselling 101 Dog Tricks by Kyra Sundance, this all in one kit will give you everything you need to teach your dog to play this classic game of hide and seek.

Where's the Ball, A Dog Tricks Kit includes cups, a 16-page booklet with a step-by-step approach, and balls.

101 Dog Tricks: Step-By-Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog

101 Dog Tricks: Step-By-Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog

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101 Dog Tricks is an international bestseller in 18 languages with over a half-million copies sold worldwide! This beautifully designed book features step-by-step instructions with easy-to-follow color photos of each step.

Each trick is rated with a difficulty rating and prerequisites to get you started quickly. Tips and troubleshooting boxes cover common problems, while Build on it! ideas suggest more complicated tricks that build on each new skill.

Tricks range from simple ones like Sit, Shake Hands, Fetch, and Roll Over, to extraordinary ones like Tidy Up Your Toys into the Toybox and Get a Soda from the Fridge. Organized by theme, it's easy to find the next trick to work on with your dog. Just a few of the themes to choose from:

  • Chores, such as Newspaper Delivery and Get Your Leash
  • Funny tricks, such as Doggy Push-ups and Play the Piano
  • Dancing, such as Moonwalk and Chorus Line Kicks
  • Love, such as Kisses and Wave Goodbye
  • Trick training will help you bond with your dog and integrate him or her into your family. Tricks also help keep your dog mentally and physically healthy and establish paths of communication between you. Many tricks build skills used in dog sports, dog dancing, and dog therapy work. 101 Dog Tricks will inspire you to do more with your dog!

    Millions of people have found success with Kyra Sundance's step-by-step techniques--and you can, too.

    Also by Kyra Sundance, learn to do even more with your dog with: The Dog Tricks and Training Workbook; 51 Puppy Tricks; 10-Minute Dog Training Games; 101 Dog Tricks, Kids Edition; Dog Training 101; The Pocket Guide to Dog Tricks; Kyra's Canine Conditioning; and The Joy of Dog Training.

    101 Reasons Why A Cat Is Better Than a MAn

    101 Reasons Why A Cat Is Better Than a MAn

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    A bestselling author teams with a bestselling cartoonist in a book for all feminists with feline friends. Here is a hilarious confirmation of what women have suspected for years: you're better off with a cat than a man. The perfect gift for Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, or any day.
    101 Reasons Why Cats Make Great Kids

    101 Reasons Why Cats Make Great Kids

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    Everyone knows someone who spoils their cat rotten. Fortunately, a spoiled kitty doesn't leave wet towels in a heap on the floor, put a keep out sign on her door, or demand the keys to the family car. In this hilarious book author Allia Zobel and illustrator Nicole Hollander portray the comic aspects of today's parent-cat relationship.
    101 Salivations: For the Love of Dogs

    101 Salivations: For the Love of Dogs

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    Presents more than one hundred full-color photographic portraits of dogs, from Chihuahuas to Great Danes, accompanied by humorous and heartwarming quotations by dog lovers and well-known authors.
    101 Things to Know Before Getting a Dog

    101 Things to Know Before Getting a Dog

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    If you're longing for the pitter-patter of four furry feet, you have some homework to do. And here is everything you need to know! When new dog owners aren't prepared, it's the dog who suffers, so it's very important to consider all angles of dog care and ownership before making the commitment. This book starts with the process of selecting a suitable dog for your home and lifestyle, and then it goes on to discuss the present and future requirements of feeding, grooming, training, healthcare, and much more to fully educate prospective dog owners. Included is:

    *Advice on selecting a puppy or adult dog based on your family, living space, and lifestyle

    *Buying a purebred from a breeder versus adopting from a shelter or rescue group

    *The equipment and supplies you'll need before the dog comes home

    *Getting the dog acclimated to its new environment

    *Feeding, grooming, training, and healthcare for all life stages

    *Keeping your dog safe at home and away

    *Illustrations, charts, and checklists to help you plan and prepare.

    Bringing a puppy or dog into your home will change your life and make you happier and healthier. But you will want to be ready for everything you may face. Here is what you need to know, all from an expert!

    21 Days to a Trained Dog

    21 Days to a Trained Dog

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    No one is more qualified to teach you how to train your dog than Dick Maller, president of the U.S. Professional Dog Trainers' Association and operator of the famous Maller School for Dogs, whose dogs have won over 100 awards and have appeared in movies and on television. Here is his easy-to-follow, effective, and above all, humane approach to training your puppy or full-grown dog in only 21 days. Using operant conditioning and positive reinforcement as the two basic training techniques, the author shows you:
    * how to housebreak your puppy quickly and painlessly
    * how to break your dog's bad habits (barking, chewing, chasing cars and bicycles, jumping up on visitors, howling when left alone)
    * how to train your dog to follow simple commands (sit, heel, turn, stay, lie down and come)
    * how to teach your dog to fetch, jump, catch, carry or retrieve an object.

    The simple Maller method is your guide to raising a happy, obedient dog -- one who follows your orders not out of fear (as in traditional training methods), but out of delight in pleasing you -- every time.
    41 Uses for a Cat

    41 Uses for a Cat

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    A furry feline can double as a scarf or become a massage therapist, paws padding down the stomach. This is a guide to 41 uses for your feline friend.
    44 Uses for a Dog

    44 Uses for a Dog

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    From meat inspector to swim buddy to loving confidant, these 44 quirky uses for man's best friend are dog-gone good.
    97 Ways to Make a Dog Smile

    97 Ways to Make a Dog Smile

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    News for dogs and dog lovers to smile about: The irresistible bestseller is now even more irresistible with a 4-by-6-inch "chunky" format. As quirky, colorful, and giftable as ever, 97 Ways to Make a Dog Smile is now fresher and more appealing.

    Developed by Jenny Langbehn, a veterinary nurse who has a gift for making dogs happy, here are 97 foolproof methods and tricks for putting any dog into a state of pure pleasure. Enhancing each entry is an adorable, full-color photograph of the guaranteed result--a smiling dog. Give these a try: Lower-Ear Noogies. The Thumper. Lazy Man's Tetherball. The Hansel and Gretel--"For an afternoon of fun, scamper about the house leaving a trail of plain popped popcorn in your wake." Or "Subliminal Game," which works by sneaking a favorite word like "cookie" into otherwise boring jabber.*

    The tricks require no fancy props or special talents--just a willingness to surrender yourself to sheer silliness. They combine the creative gift of touch-- unexpected ways to rub, massage, scratch, tickle, and knead--with imaginative play scenarios that are just loopy enough to ensure your dog will be amused, whether he's laughing with you or at you. These tricks really work.

    *Don't forget to have said cookie on hand.

    Abe & Fido

    Abe & Fido

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    In early 1861, as he prepared to move into the White House, Abraham Lincoln dreaded telling his two youngest sons that the family's beloved pet dog, Fido, would not be accompanying them to Washington. Lincoln was afraid the skittish dog wouldn't survive the long rail journey, so he decided to leave the mutt behind with friends in Springfield. Abe & Fido tells the story of two friends, an unlikely tandem who each became famous and died prematurely. It also explores the everyday life of Springfield in the years leading up to the Civil War, as well as Lincoln's sometimes radical views on animal welfare, and how they shaped his life and his presidency. It's the story of a master and his dog, living through historic, tumultuous times.


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