Dogs And The Women Who Love Them

Autore: Allen Anderson
Editore: New World Library
ISBN: 1577316932
Grandezza: 40,74 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1319

When the nurturing nature of women meets the loyalty and unguarded affection of dogs, remarkable connections ensue. This book showcases stories about these connections that result in courageous and compassionate acts of love and healing — for the dogs, the women, and all the people whose lives they touch. Readers will laugh, smile, and be moved by shelter dogs, police canine handlers, dogs rescued from hurricanes and dog fighting, returning veterans in need of service dogs, prison inmates who train service dogs, and everyday mutts who transform lives just by providing an exuberant welcome at the end of the day. They'll even meet a dog that dazzled David Letterman on his Late Show. This heartwarming collection of stories is ideal for anyone who loves a dog, or simply loves to be inspired.

Why Men Are Like Dogs And How We Can Love Them

Autore: Mandy Pratt
ISBN: 9780972351799
Grandezza: 25,36 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3829

Good Guys Love Dogs

Autore: Inglath Cooper
ISBN: 9780989110617
Grandezza: 79,85 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1507

Desperate father Ian McKinley moves his delinquent teenage son to the small Virginia town of Keeling Creek, a place very unlike the New York City life he has been leading. Love takes him by surprise when he falls for Colby Williams, a woman unlike anyone he has ever been drawn to, a small town vet with a heart for animals and a fierce love for a teenage daughter she is also struggling to raise. But Colby has a secret in her past, a secret she's not sure her daughter will ever forgive her for. And as for Ian McKinley, he seems too good to be true. If she had learned anything from the one time she had thrown her heart fully into love, it was that it didn't last.

For The Love Of A Dog

Autore: Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.
Editore: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307420572
Grandezza: 79,69 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3095

Yes, humans and canines are different species, but current research provides fascinating, irrefutable evidence that what we share with our dogs is greater than how we vary. As behaviorist and zoologist Dr. Patricia McConnell tells us in this remarkable new book about emotions in dogs and in people, more and more scientists accept the premise that dogs have rich emotional lives, exhibiting a wide range of feelings including fear, anger, surprise, sadness, and love. In For the Love of a Dog, McConnell suggests that one of the reasons we love dogs so much is that they express emotions in ways similar to humans. After all, who can communicate joy better than a puppy? But not all emotional expressions are obvious, and McConnell teaches both beginning dog owners and experienced dog lovers how to read the more subtle expressions hidden behind fuzzy faces and floppy ears. For those of us who deeply cherish our dogs but are sometimes baffled by their behavior, For the Love of a Dog will come as a revelation–a treasure trove of useful facts, informed speculation, and intriguing accounts of man’s best friend at his worst and at his very best. Readers will discover how fear, anger, and happiness underlie the lives of both people and dogs and, most important, how understanding emotion in both species can improve the relationship between them. Thus McConnell introduces us to the possibility of a richer, more rewarding relationship with our dogs. While we may never be absolutely certain what our dogs are feeling, with the help of this riveting book we can understand more than we ever thought possible. Those who consider their dogs part of the family will find For the Love of a Dog engaging, enlightening, and utterly engrossing.

Why Men Are Like Dogs And Women Are Like Cats

Autore: Nanette L. Charron
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465390219
Grandezza: 53,38 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 7680

Why Men Are Like Dogs and Women are Like Cats is a figurative work inspired by its greatest subjects. It explores the many interesting ways men are similar to dogs and how women are similar to cats. From mating customs to grooming habits, personality traits, and historical examples, the endless comparisons made are both entertaining and persuasive. The work has wonderful ability to humor and cast a novel light on a subject as universal as cats and dogs, men and women. How far does our deep connection with these beloved animals extend? The amazing similarities and closeness in habits, behavior, and other conditions presented suggest an unbelievable level of likeness between the species and the sexes.

Everything I Know About Men I Learned From My Dog

Autore: Clare Staples
ISBN: 9780743291231
Grandezza: 46,20 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7008

A humorous commentary explains the corollaries between canine and male human behavior, discussing how to insist on respect and loyalty, select the right breed, reward and punish behavior, and work toward building a loving, mutually fulfilling relationship

The Dog Park

Autore: Laura Caldwell
Editore: Harlequin
ISBN: 146033664X
Grandezza: 68,66 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2212
Download A couple's best friend? Stylist Jessica Champlin knows it takes more than a darling goldendoodle to save a marriage. She and her ex-husband, investigative journalist Sebastian Hess, had too many irreconcilable differences for even their beloved dog, Baxter, to heal. So they've agreed to joint custody, and life has settled into a prickly normalcy. But when Baxter heroically rescues a child and the video footage goes viral, Jess and Sebastian are thrown together again, and her life takes some very unexpected twists. The line of dogwear she creates becomes wildly successful, and suddenly she's in the spotlight with everyone watching—the press, the new guy she's seeing, Sebastian and the past she never imagined she would face again. Soon there's only one person by her side—and it's the person she least expected. She's willing to open up to a new normal…just as long as Baxter approves.

The Dogs Of Littlefield

Autore: Suzanne Berne
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501124749
Grandezza: 14,99 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 655

"A "brilliantly done" (Sunday Times, London) comedy of manners that explores the unease behind the manicured lawns of suburban America from the Orange Prize-winning author of A Crime in the Neighborhood. Littlefield, Massachusetts, named one of the Ten Best Places to Live in America, full of psychologists and college professors, is proud of its fine schools, its girls' soccer teams, its leafy streets, and charming village center. Yet no sooner has sociologist Dr. Clarice Watkins arrived to study the elements of "good quality of life" than someone begins poisoning the town's dogs. Are the poisonings in protest to an off-leash proposal for Baldwin Park--the subject of much town debate--or the sign of a far deeper disorder? Certainly these types of things don't happen in Littlefield. With an element of suspense, satirical social commentary, and in-depth character portraits, Suzanne Berne's nuanced novel reveals the discontent concealed behind the manicured lawns and picket fences of darkest suburbia. The Dogs of Littlefield is "a compelling, poignant yet unsentimental novel that examines life, love, and loss" (Sunday Mirror, UK)"--

Why We Love The Dogs We Do

Autore: Stanley Coren
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471109402
Grandezza: 29,47 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9994

For anyone who has worried that being beguiled by puppy love might lead only to a short-lived dalliance, Stanley Coren provides the ultimate matchmaking service. Combining his expertise in human psychology and animal behaviour with the research of other animal experts, Coren classifies dogs according to such personality traits as friendliness, protectiveness, and steadiness. To discover which dogs will suit them best, readers take simple personality tests that reveal what they are looking for in a relationship. Extroverted men, for example, may be surprised to find that poodles make the ideal companions; shy women are likely to prefer the company of a bulldog; and men lacking trust might consider an independent Shar-Pei. Stories about people and their four-legged best friends - and a gallery of photographs - capture the special dynamics between couples ranging from Freud and his Chow-Chow to Picasso and his Afghan hound.

Fabulously 40 And Beyond Women

Autore: Margie Orford
Editore: New Africa Books
ISBN: 9780864865885
Grandezza: 10,73 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4159

A Girl S Best Friend

Autore: David Darcy
Editore: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1743363796
Grandezza: 14,78 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6040

From Tassie to the Top End, through the outback towns of Coober Pedy and Tennant Creek, to the coastal retreats of Fremantle, Cairns and Byron Bay and taking in the capital cities along the way, author- photographer David Darcy has traversed the length and breadth of the continent in search of women who have doggy tales to share. A Girl's Best Friend showcases a cross-section of women and their dogs, from all over the country and from all walks of life. Whether it's Nancy sitting in her humpy in the desert with her beloved Blacky, or Beccy taking time out to stroll the beach with Stevie or Margrit with Diamond amid the hustle of Melbourne's Chapel Street, all these women have one thing in common: a loving, compassionate bond with their dogs - who are not simply dogs, but members of the family, of course! The result is a series of wonderfully spontaneous and candid portraits of women and their canine companions - rescue dogs, family pets, working dogs or faithful guardians. Their stories are funny, powerful and heart-rending by turns and show us how strong are the ties that bind a girl to her best friend.

The Yellow Wall Paper Herland And Selected Writings

Autore: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101145029
Grandezza: 76,92 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3806

A collection of the groundbreaking feminist writer's most famous works, with a thought-provoking introduction by bestselling author Kate Bolick Wonderfully sardonic and slyly humorous, the writings of landmark American feminist and socialist thinker Charlotte Perkins Gilman were penned in response to her frustrations with the gender-based double standard that prevailed in America as the twentieth century began. Perhaps best known for her chilling depiction of a woman's mental breakdown in her unforgettable 1892 short story 'The Yellow Wall-Paper', Gilman also wrote Herland, a wry novel that imagines a peaceful, progressive country from which men have been absent for two thousand years. Both are included in this volume, along with a selection of Gilman's major short stories and her poems. New York Times bestselling author Kate Bolick contributes an illuminating introduction that explores Gilman's fascinating yet complicated life. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Little Dogs

Autore: Tim Blanks
Editore: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811858335
Grandezza: 52,29 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 4540

Sure to become a classic, this beautiful book of dog photographs and clever quotes is perfect for the small-dog/high-maintenance dog lover.Diminutive dogs have long been cherished sidekicks to the jet set, from Audrey Hepburn to Paris Hilton. After all, they fit neatly into designer handbags, are welcome in the finest restaurants and don couture collars for every outing. Little Dogs bursts with full-colour and black-and-white images of all different kinds of small dogs, including a charming photograph of Hepburn with her favourite little one, Famous.Complementing the photos are witty musings from famous dog lovers the world over, including Walt Whitman, Leo Tolstoy and Joan Crawford, as well as interesting statistics and dog horoscopes. Glossy and elegantly designed, Little Dogs proves that it's a dog's life--an incredibly beautiful (small) dog's life.

A Dog Gone Murder

Autore: Elaine Viets
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101636270
Grandezza: 66,65 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 5248

New in the national bestselling Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper series, from the Agatha and Anthony Award-winning author of the Dead End Job Mystery series. Mystery shopper Josie Marcus is getting the dirt on doggy day-care centers, and discovers that one dog-loving local celebrity is really bad to the bone. Josie has been asked to investigate Uncle Bob’s Doggy Day Camp, known for its commercials featuring Uncle Bob liking dogs so much that he acts like one. But Josie soon learns how Uncle Bob acts when the cameras are off. Her mother’s new tenant, Franklin, who works for Uncle Bob, plans to quit after seeing the man’s true nature. But before he gets the chance, Bob is murdered, and Franklin goes from the doghouse to the big house. Now it’s up to Josie to clear Franklin’s name. Her investigation reveals that Bob was more of a dog than anyone knew—and had been kicked out of his house for bad behavior. As she digs up new clues, Josie will have to catch the killer quickly, before any more trouble is unleashed. Includes Shopping Tips!

Small Dog Big Life

Autore: Dennis Fried
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439101019
Grandezza: 27,22 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1398

They watch our every move, study our habits, judge our moods, and time our activities. They plot elaborate subterfuges to manipulate us into doing their bidding and trick us into participating in their nefarious schemes. They charm us into loving them. They are our dogs. Genevieve, a brilliant seven-pound papillon who dares to break the canine code of silence, invites you into the inner sanctum of dogdom in this hilarious exposé about what dogs really think of their people. In her bitingly funny memoir, Genevieve reveals canine secrets never before shared with humans while also passing on her devious tricks-of-the-trade to her legions of furry pupils. In Small Dog, Big Life, Genevieve sinks her teeth into such topics as driving tips for dogs, the tragedy of doorbells in TV commercials, measuring the intelligence of humans, finding a reason for cats, how prehistoric dogs saved the caveman's bacon, converting your house into an agility course, and productive kitchen behavior. Throughout, Genevieve unleashes a scathing analysis of human culture that will have sociologists all over the world looking for new jobs, while inspiring canines everywhere to rise up and assume their rightful places as heads of the household. Insightful, entertaining, and peppered with sophistication, wit, and charm, Small Dog, Big Life is not only for animal lovers of all ages but for anyone who appreciates an ironic sense of humor. And, ultimately, through Genevieve's "words," it is a celebration of the wondrous and loving relationship between dogs and their people.

In The Company Of Women

Autore: Dr. Brenda Hunter
Editore: Multnomah
ISBN: 0307779831
Grandezza: 11,55 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3771

All women long for the enjoyment, counsel and emotional support found in close relationships. However, although they might wish that strong friendships would just "happen," they generally find that they require skill and effort. In the Company of Women gives insight into the art of friendship, offering wisdom and practical advice into how a woman can make-and nurture-lifelong relationships with other women. Whether a woman is single or married, employed or parenting full-time, In the Company of Women will give her tips for building stronger, closer relationships with her mother, sisters, daughters, friends, mentors and peers throughout every phase of her life.

Wild Dog Caribbean

Autore: David J. Mumford
Editore: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491744340
Grandezza: 53,14 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7047

It is early September 1973 and the archipelago of the Bahamas has just received its independence from England. After kicking the British out of the country and realizing the result is an overwhelming shortage of teachers, the Bahamian Ministry of Education turns to North America for help, sending advertisements for qualified teachers as far north as Northern Canada. Buster Murdock, an adventurous, peace-loving young man fresh from graduate school, takes the bait. While lured to the magnetism of living in the Caribbean and its turquoise waters, Buster is also attracted to the idea of a quiet, peaceful island paradisea desire not unknown to many men from all walks of life. But as soon as his plane lands in Nassau, Busters dreams are quickly shattered by reality. While attempting to fit into the Bahamian culture and way of life, Buster must gain the respect of his pre-teen students, make friends with other teachers, and battle his way through loneliness. But when he finds what he hopes is love, Buster soon learns that life is unpredictable at best. Wild Dog Caribbean is the colorful tale of a restless American teacher who must survive outside the spheres of his old, accustomed environment and find a new normal while living and working amid an ever-changing 1970s Bahamian culture.

All Men Are Dogs

Autore: Rick Fort
Editore: Wavecloud Corporation
ISBN: 9781535600941
Grandezza: 17,52 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 4565

"I love you." "He loves me." "I'm in love with you." "We fell in love." "I'm in Respect with you." I'm in Respect with you? Of course, you will never directly hear, "I'm in respect with you," coming from a man. But those are the words that you need to hear. Those are the words you need to see. Those are the words that should make your heart go pitter-patter. Not "I love you." "I love you" has a lot of meanings, but many women long to hear that from a man. Those that have heard it usually hear it mostly in the early stages of the relationship, and the words fade away or get lost during the term of the relationship. Many movies and television sitcoms, portray men as afraid to say "I love you," but women in the real world hear those words so much that it's hard to determine if a guy really means it or not. All Men ARE Dogs YOU Are the Dog Trainer, explains from a real man's perspective on how women are the true head of a relationship and how to train him to fall "in respect" with you.

Bark If You Love Me

Autore: Louise Bernikow
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156010955
Grandezza: 23,35 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 4798

A single city woman meets Mr. Right-he has amber eyes and a wily heart. There's only one catch . . . he has four legs and a tail. Relatively indifferent to the natural world, allergic to dogs, and happily independent, writer Louise Bernikow never had a pet and knew nothing about caring for one. But one day while running along Manhattan's Hudson River, she came across an abandoned boxer. He had a gimpy leg and a dim past, but Bernikow instantly, bewilderingly, did the one thing her mother always warned her not to do-she brought the strange male home. Here is the comical and offbeat story of their first year together. Libro, as she comes to call him (for "book," in Spanish), introduces her to the curious world of dog runs and dog people, and to a local dive where the bartender pulls pints from the tap and dog biscuits from the drawer. Bernikow, in turn, introduces Libro to the eccentric neighbors and to life as a media hound. When they meet a handsome man and his equally handsome dachshund, life takes an unexpected turn for both of them. Wonderfully written and captivating to the last, this is a remarkable tale of companionship.

The Stories Of Frederick Busch

Autore: Frederick Busch
Editore: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393241947
Grandezza: 65,19 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 2204

A selection of short stories from a twentieth-century “American master” (Dan Cryer, Newsday). A contemporary of Ann Beattie and Tobias Wolff, Frederick Busch was a master craftsman of the form; his subjects were single-event moments in so-called ordinary life. The stories in this volume, selected by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout, are tales of families trying to heal their wounds, save their marriages, and rescue their children. In "Ralph the Duck," a security guard struggles to hang on to his marriage. In "Name the Name," a traveling teacher attends to students outside the school, including his own son, locked in a country jail. In Busch's work, we are reminded that we have no idea what goes on behind closed doors or in the mind of another. In the words of Raymond Carver, "With astonishing felicity of detail, Busch presents us with a world where real things are at stake—and sometimes, as in the real world, everything is risked." From his first volume, Hardwater Country (1974), to his most recent, Rescue Missions (2006), this volume selects thirty stories from an "American master" (Dan Cryer, Newsday), showcasing a body of work that is sure to shape American fiction for generations to come.