The holidays (like dogs) are all about sharing, unconditional love, and enjoying the moment, but sometimes, with the hubbub of shopping, open houses, family gatherings, and parties, it's easy to lose that holiday spirit.
So who better to put the "happy" back in holidays than a cast of dogs celebrating the season? Whether they are two pooches window-shopping, an urbane Jack Russell on a trip to the big city, or a German Shepherd catching snowflakes on his tongue, the dogs in these charming photos all deliver the message "Enjoy!"
Pet portrait artist Kim Levin's striking and expressive photos pair perfectly with John O'Neill's warm and upbeat words to make a great holiday treat.
Kim's gift for capturing the essence of animals is reflected in beautiful photos and playful words that show the ways we love cats: because they stop to smell the flowers, because they look like lions, because they clean themselves . . . all the time. Why We Love Cats portrays all that is enchanting, mysterious, and fun in the world of cats.
The book makes a strong selection from the history of Hegelian-Marxist debate, hermeneutical and critical theory, and Freudian/Lacanian and feminist commentary on the dialectic of desire and recognition, on the levels of social psychology and political economy. Included are articles by Karl Marx, G. W. F. Hegel, Alexandre Kojève, Jean Hyppolite, Jean-Paul Sarte, Georg Lukács, Jürgen Habermas, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Howard Adelman, Shlomo Avineri, Jessica Benjamin, Edward S. Casey and J. Melvin Woody, Henry S. Harris, George Armstrong Kelly, Ludwig Siep, Judith N. Shklar, and Henry Sussman. The texts and commentaries show how the Hegelian-Maxist narrative of desire, recognition, and alienation is a contested story, one in which class, race, and gender issues are drawn into a historical romance that is being rewritten in contemporary cultural politics.
It was a childless couple's dream come true: Sarah and Nathan Morick's fertilized egg placed in the womb of Billie Williams, a young surrogate mother.
But from the first, someone wanted Billie --- or the unborn child she carried. After kidnap, escape, and six months in hiding, Billie finally arrived at St. Joseph's Hospital ready to deliver her precious gift of life...A PARENT'S WORST NIGHTMARE
For resident Brendan Gallagher, it was just a routine procedure... until the mother mysteriously bled to death in the delivery room... until the newborn infant was stolen from the genetic parents only hours after leaving the hospital....
BABY GIRL LAUREN
Now a transcontinental race was on to uncover the terrible secret of the inexplicable abduction --- a race that would lead a desperate family and their doctor down a twisted trail of medical obsession to the most horrifying possibility of all....BABY GIRL LAUREN
An explosive medical thriller that moves at breakneck pace from sterilized laboratories of cutting-edge medicine to the dark alleys of lethal experiments.
In what other book of portraiture will you find a model bio that includes "chases rats and pigeons" followed by "loves filet mignon and creme brulee"?
Welcome to the dog-centric world of photographer Kim Levin. Nearly a decade ago, Levin began shooting photos of dogs (and occasionally cats) in and around Central Park. What began as a dog-loving photographer's hobby has blossomed into a successful career as a pet portrait artist nonpareil. With nine books of dog photos to her credit and a booming portrait business, Levin has become a virtual Avedon for the pet set.
Pawfiles is filled with portraits by turns charming, touching, and goofy. Each dog's mini-portfolio is accompanied by its stats (age, breed, and home) and a short but revealing "about the model" statement. About Oliver, a 2-year-old English bulldog, we learn of a Beanie Baby obsession. Simone, a 7-year-old poodle, is described as "airhead by day and tramp by night," and Max, a 12-year-old border collie, "enjoys butt rubs"--but, then, who doesn't?
This hard-to-resist book is sure to elicit the same two-part response from all dog lovers: 1) I need this on my coffee table, and 2) My dog should be in the sequel.
Dogma, a book wherein dogs get to hold the definite authoritative tenet, provides a distinct point of view. And it's one that readers will find both amusing and insightful.
In her previous books, photographer Kim Levin touchingly chronicled our affection for dogs in evocative images and words. Now she's applied her creative energy to Dogma, an attractive volume that details a dog's life. More important, Dogma, is a code of living for dogs by dogs. But humans just might want to pay attention, too--Dogma, presents seemingly innocent lessons that would be valuable for everyone to learn.
Throughout Dogma,, canines of all varieties demonstrate the good life in entertaining photos by Levin and carefree maxims written by Erica Salmon:
* Befriend all sorts of creatures.
* Explore your own backyard.
* Smile even if your teeth aren't perfect.
* Sniff out a situation before running into it.
* Let loved ones call you silly names like "Stinky" and "Sweet Pea."
Together, the words and pictures create a clever take on how life should be lived. Dog lovers and anyone looking for the simple life will savor this wonderful book.
Environmental Values introduces readers to these issues by presenting, and then challenging, two dominant approaches to environmental decision-making, one from environmental economics, the other from environmental philosophy. The authors present a sustained case for questioning the underlying ethical theories of both of these traditions. They defend a pluralistic alternative rooted in the rich everyday relations of humans to the environments they inhabit, providing a path for integrating human needs with environmental protection through an understanding of the narrative and history of particular places. The book examines the implications of this approach for policy issues such as biodiversity conservation and sustainability.
Written in a clear and accessible style for an interdisciplinary audience, this volume will be ideal for student use in environmental courses in geography, economics, philosophy, politics and sociology.
The author draws on considerable research in this area to provide an overdue critical evaluation of the limits of the market, and future prospects for non-market socialism. The issues discussed cross a number of academic boundaries including economics, philosophy and politics.
*the issues which curriculum co-ordinators need to consider
*how best to manage the learning of pupils within the school
*how to promote a quality curriculum across the key stages
*factors affecting the wider curriculum such as IT, differentiation, the use of outside agencies and the role of the head teacher.
It also takes each subject area in turn and for each examines the key areas of:
*knowledge, skills and understanding
The book was first published in 1985 in the USA by Cornell University Press, and was nominated for the John Porter Award (sponsored by the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association). A path breaking book, it offered a framework for the growing field of the sociology of the body and opened up 'the body' for sociological research.
This new edition (the previous edition was published by Cornell University Press (1985) has been substantially revised and updated to address today's issues of the body in modern life, community and politics.
John O'Neill examines how embodied selves and relationships are being re-shaped and re-figured and how the embodied figures of the polity, economy and society represent the contested notions of identity, desire, wholeness and fragmentation. He focuses upon those cultural practices through which we map our macro-micro worlds:
· articulating a cosmology
· a body politic
· a productivensumptive economy
· a bio-technological frontier of human design and transplantation
This position runs up against a view which runs in entirely the opposite direction, that our environmental problems have their source not in a failure to apply market norms rigorously enough, but in the very spread of these market mechanisms and norms. The source of environmental problems lies in part in the spread of markets both in real geographical terms across the globe and through the introduction of markets mechanisms and norms into spheres of life that previously have been protected from markets.
In this book, John O’Neill conducts a thorough examination of these two opposing viewpoints covering a discussion of the ethical boundaries of markets, the role of private property rights in environmental protection, the nature of sustainability and the valuation of goods over time.
This book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying courses in ecological and environmental economics.
Civic Capitalism examines the current surrender to global capitalism and market elites that exploit rich national niches of civic society, education, health, the rule of law, and social security, and challenges it to re-focus on the needs of children and the poor. Elite ideologies of anti-governance and anti-taxation are indifferent to the needs of society's most vulnerable, and fail to realize that inequality, ignorance, and sickness are the most present impediments to economic growth and democracy. O'Neill gives moral voice to children and the state of childhood ? the site where our notions of well-being (health, education, human capital) are tested. His research draws upon the classical tradition of critical political economy and social policy in Galbraith, Rawls, and Tawney, to name a few. Working within this tradition, he provides a grammar of civic childhood and the wealth of nations.
Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way. Only a few weeks old, on the coldest night of the year, he was stuffed into the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library. He was found the next morning by library director, Vicki Myron, a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm, a breast cancer scare, and an alcoholic husband. Dewey won her heart, and the hearts of the staff, by pulling himself up and hobbling on frostbitten feet to nudge each of them in a gesture of thanks and love. For the next nineteen years, he never stopped charming the people of Spencer with his enthusiasm, warmth, humility, (for a cat) and, above all, his sixth sense about who needed him most.
As his fame grew from town to town, then state to state, and finally, amazingly, worldwide, Dewey became more than just a friend; he became a source of pride for an extraordinary Heartland farming town pulling its way slowly back from the greatest crisis in its long history.
Hilarious cartoons about dogs, cats, birds and more.
Touching and cute true stories about amazing pets.
Pet trivia and weird, bizarre and unusual facts.
Funny Top Ten lists about pets and pet lovers.
Lots and lots of really funny pet jokes.
“Gaspirtz’s cartoons are purrfect!”
-Joan Cannata-Fox, National Enquirer
“With both wit and wisdom, Oliver Gaspirtz has a knack for capturing the joys and idiosyncrasis of pet ownership.”
-Donna L. Marcel, Dog World
“Oliver Gaspirtz is funnier than my dog.”
-Ray Lesser, Funny Times
When Briggs, a Boston terrier, is stolen from his family's deck and shoved into a waiting car, a chain of events unfold that shakes the city. The Stolen Dog follows Tricia and Josh, Briggs' owners, as they fight a force unknown, enduring death threats, psychic interventions, false leads, fake set-ups, and the threat of dog fighting. A heart-wrenching yet ultimately uplifting story of love, fearlessness, and hope — a captivating view of the best and worst of humanity — The Stolen Dog will make you hug your pets closer.
A portion of all proceeds will be donated to animal rescues.
The Stolen Dog is a true story with a very happy ending.
To read works of fiction by Tricia O'Malley, check out: The Mystic Cove series - a paranormal romance set in Ireland.
Keywords: dog lovers, dog stories, dog books, lost dog books, dog reunion books, Boston Terrier addicts, Boston Terrier lovers, happy reunion dog stories
-- Emelie Johnson Vegh, co-author of Agility Right from the StartSome dogs need a little help.
Some dogs are afraid, or excited, or reactive. Dogs that “don’t listen” and “go crazy” don’t live the lives we –- or they –- want.
Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out can change that. Simple steps and an accessible, conversational tone from award-winning, internationally-known trainer Laura VanArendonk Baugh CPDT-KA KPACTP make calming the agitated dog not only possible, but pleasant.
Inside you’ll learn how toAchieve change in short, simple training sessions of a minute or lessMaximize the effects of natural brain chemistryKnow when to call in medical help“Clean up” unreliable behaviors in both overexcited sport dogs and pets at homeRecognize how fear, aggression, and excitement are variants of the same root problem
The conversational tone is both informative and fun — very accessible, and it feels like the reader has a consulting trainer standing at her shoulder! Bring your dog from emotional to thoughtful, and enjoy a calmer, more enriched life with your best friend.
You can't always count on people, but you can always count on your dog. No one knows that better than veterinarian Jessica Vogelsang.
With the help of three dogs, Jessica is buoyed through adolescence, veterinary school, and the early years of motherhood. Taffy, the fearsome Lhasa; Emmett, the devil-may-care Golden; and Kekoa, the neurotic senior Labrador, are always by her side, educating her in empathy and understanding for all the oddballs and misfits who come through the vet clinic doors. Also beside her is Kevin, a human friend who lives with the joie de vivre most people only dream of having.
From the clueless canine who inadvertently reveals a boyfriend's wandering ways to the companion who sees through a new mother's smiling facade, Jessica's stories from the clinic and life show how her love for canines lifts her up and grounds her, too.
Above all, this book reminds us, with gentle humor and honesty, why we put up with the pee on the carpet, the chewed-up shoes, and the late-night trips to the vet: because the animals we love so much can, in fact, change our lives.
Would you like to learn more about these miniature pigs?
Ever wondered how big a Teacup Pig actually grows?
If the answer to above question is 'yes', then you'll love 'The Perfect Piggy' Micro Pig help book.
The Perfect Piggy book gives you a set of explicit, practical, step by step guidelines that will help you with buying, owning, and training your dream pet. It's a complete guide to Micro pigs and their care.
Seven things this book does for you:1. Saves you money - micro pigs are expensive, but are you aware that there are cheap alternatives that are a fraction of the cost. In some cases you can even get a pet pig for FREE. This book explains where to find these cheaper and free alternatives.
2. Demonstrates how to train a pig - learn why some pet pigs are well behaved and others trash their owner’s homes? Follow the simple rules outlined in this book to ensure your pig is a model pet and a pleasure to keep.
3. Stops you being scammed – This book takes you though the characteristics of what a Micro pig is, and what it isn't. Following these simple rules will help prevent you becoming victim of the Micro Pig scammers and bad breeders.
4. Shows you how to buy the best quality stock - With the help of this book you’ll learn how to spot the difference between good quality pigs, and the bad ones.
5. Takes you the through the correct way to introduce your pig to other pets, like dogs. This book covers the safe way to introduce your pig to small children and other family members. This book also covers what you should do if things go wrong.
6. The book covers the legal guidelines when moving your pigs in USA and UK. Zoning regulations, CPH numbers, USDA laws and BPEX movements are all covered in this book. The book also offers general advice for those living in other countries.
7. Highlights the importance of correct diet. A good diet ensures your pet will live a long and healthy life, minimising the chances of obesity. This book explains in depth the things you should and shouldn't feed a
With full colour pictures of piglets and adults, you'll find out what a Micro Pigs actually looks like, and how big they really grow.
You'll also be shown how to setup the perfect pig proof fencing at your home, how to trim your pet's hoofs, and how to build the perfect piggy home for your prized pet.
All these sections are accompanied with high resolution photographs, diagrams, and there are clear explantations of everything throughout the book. This book will show you the best way to buy and take care of any pet pig.
Pigs are fantastic creatures when they are treated correctly, but they can be a nightmare to keep if you get their care wrong. Make sure you get off to the best possible start with the help of this book.
The author of this guide is Miss J Rowe an expert in Micro Pig care and the owner of LancashireMicroPigs.co.uk - one of the UK’s leading websites on miniature pigs.
“May be the most elegantly written, witty, perceptive statement about felines ever published.”
In Secrets of the Cat, author Barbara Holland engagingly explores the lore, legend, and lives of humanity’s much beloved furry companion, the often inscrutable feline. An essential book for every cat lover—and for anyone wishing to understand cat lovers—Secrets of the Cat includes a new introduction by the author.
Deployed to Iraq’s infamous Triangle of Death in 2004, Sergeant Mike Dowling and his military working dog Rex were part of the first Marine Corps military K9 teams sent to the front lines of combat since Vietnam. It was Rex’s job to sniff out weapons caches, suicide bombers, and IEDs, the devastating explosives that wreaked havoc on troops and civilians alike. It was Mike’s job to lead Rex into the heart of danger time and time again, always trusting Rex to bring them both back alive.
Dowling had turned twenty-five and Rex three just after they arrived in Iraq. Neither of them had any idea what to expect, and no training could fully prepare them for this job. An animal lover since childhood, Dowling had fostered and trained dogs for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and he was determined to serve in the military’s K9 unit after joining the Marines. On their first patrols in Iraq, Rex suffered a seemingly incurable fear of explosions and gunfire, but with Mike at the other end of his leash, Rex gained the courage to perform his duty.
Filled with harrowing tales of knife-edge bomb-detection work, including an extraordinary baptism by fire, Sergeant Rex is a heart-pounding account of how an unbreakable human-canine bond helped Mike and Rex to stay focused on their mission and save countless lives. Dowling takes us into the searing 130-degree heat, the choking dust, and the ever-present threat of violent attack that seemed to permeate Iraq’s streets. We experience Dowling’s visceral fear of walking down an IED-laden alley where dismemberment or death can come with any footstep, only his trusted partner, Rex, by his side.
Loyalty is one of the hallmarks of any good Marine, and nowhere is that quality more evident than in this astonishing account of Mike Dowling and Rex’s wartime experiences. A moving story of how a man and a dog developed complete trust in each other in the face of terrible adversity, Sergeant Rex is an unforgettable tale of sacrifice, courage, and love.
With a brand-new Foreword by the author.
The book is organized into three chapters, the first is dedicated to the “Principles and Practices of Herbalism,” discussing the many facets of herbs, concerns about toxicity, basic herbal preparation, the ethical use of herbs, the connection between herbs and diet, and using herbs as dietary supplements.
Chapter 2, titled “Materia Medica: An A-Z Guide to Herbs for Animals,” is an exhaustive 150-page section presenting color photographs and text about the appearance, habitat and range, cycle and bloom season, parts used, primary medicinal activities, strongest affinities, common uses, availability, propagation and harvest, alternatives and adjuncts, and cautions and comments for 65 different herbs (from Alfalfa to Yucca!). The common uses section is extensive for each herb, discussing the nutrient value, various qualities, and ways in which the herb is used for specific treatments.
The third chapter of the book is titled “An Herbal Repertory for Animals: Ailments and Treatments” and details remedies for the following: anxiety, nervousness, and behavioral problems; arthritis and hip dysplasia; cancer; cardiovascular problems; digestive system problems; ear problems; elderly animal care; endocrine system and related problems; epilepsy, convulsions, and seizures; eye problems; first aid, immune system care; mouth and nose problems; parasite-related problems; pregnancy and lactation; skin problems; and urinary problems. The authors share over two dozen herbal remedies for various ailments, from asthma and pneumonia to constipation and eye cleaner. A glossary of over 200 terms is included, as are references and a comprehensive index. .
• Biting or aggression • Screaming • Sibling/bird rivalry
• Jealousy toward its human flock members, and • Feather plucking
With additional chapters on choosing the right species for your family, breeding behavior and the appropriate medical care for your bird, Birds off the Perch is the only guide you'll need to keep your pet birds healthy and happy.
"The Well Adjusted Dog: Canine Chiropractic Methods You Can Do" will give dog owners insight on how a lot of the adjustments are performed and what to expect when they take their dog to an animal chiropractor--if they can find one.
For those who want to adjust their own dogs, the author provides step-by-step instructions with over 90 illustrations. However, Dr. Kamen strongly advises first consulting with a licensed veterinarian for a proper evaluation and to rule out any possible contraindications to adjusting.
About the Author
Dr. Daniel Kamen was born in Chicago, Illinois and has been practicing chiropractic since 1981. His father is a highly respected anesthesiologist; his mother, a gifted artist. Dr. Kamen's original animal chiropractic organization, "Animal Crackers," produced animal chiropractic educational materials, which taught others how to adjust dogs and horses.
Dr. Kamen lives with his wife, Sharon, of thirty-four years. Together they have three sons, Jeffrey, Gary and Kevin. He makes his home in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Dr. Kamen has been featured in many TV, radio, and newspaper stories concerning his work with animal chiropractic. He currently is on tour, teaching a professional as well as a lay lecture seminar on animal chiropractic (horse and dog adjusting). His hobbies include playing the piano and chess (master level). Books by Daniel Kamen include: "The Well Adjusted Dog, The Well Adjusted Horse, The Well Adjusted Cat" and a novel entitled "Stagecoach Road: The Bullies Must Die."
Why one-word commands, including "No," are ineffective
Why food rewards and choke chains are not good training tools
Why teaching your dog to come to you is essential -- and teaching your dog to sit is not
How to adapt your dog's behavior to your lifestyle -- whether you need your dog to walk without a leash, ride politely in a car, remain on your property...or do just about anything else you can imagine!
Now you can have the well-behaved dog you've always wanted -- and your dog will have an owner who understands his or her language.
With Smarter Than You Think, you and your dog can share the special bond of true understanding.
What do they communicate to us after they die?
How can we contact animals in spirit?
Losing an animal companion can be a painful experience, yet by examining their transition from a spiritual perspective, Animals in Spirit explores the process of dying from the viewpoints of animals and their people. Learn how animals choose their paths in each life, and the knowledge they leave behind for their humans. As animals make their way from the physical into the spiritual realm, Animals in Spirit can strengthen the union with our beloved friends by teaching us to accept and understand the full experience of life.
With true stories, insights from animals and their human friends, as well as meditations to help communicate with animals in the spirit realm, Animals in Spirit will help heal the feelings of loss and separation by connecting you to your faithful companion in spirit.
For decades, dog and cat owners have depended on popular commercial foods to keep their beloved animals well-fed. Until 2007, when the national pet food catastrophe left pet owners scrambling for an alternative to mass-quantity, factory-produced food.
How can you break away from your reliance on the commercial pet food industry? Pet Food Nation offers the solution: Stop feeding your pet from a bag or a can—gradually, and then permanently. Instead, let's return to the way our ancestors fed their cherished pets since the dawn of time, with a variety of fresh and cooked foods from our own homes, the smart, simple, and healthy way.
Pet Food Nation features :
How to transition your pet from commercial food to a healthier diet Six signs of dietary problems with your pet Why homemade food is better for your pet The best diet for an older pet What to feed your breed Basic easy recipes for dogs and cats
Buy this book and learn how to feed your pets properly and safely now!
A stub-tailed Bull Terrier, Sergeant Stubby was recognised many times over for his bravery in the trenches of Flanders. His specially embroidered jacket, laden with medals, made him the most decorated dog in history.
Extracted from the bestselling title Beyond The Call Of Duty, the story of the unofficial mascot for the 26th ‘Yankee’ Division and his rescuer Private Robert J Conroy takes us on a journey through the build up to WWI and beyond.
The true heart of Dog Is My Copilot are the 24 real-life rescue stories collected from pilots and their animal-rescue counterparts on the ground. The short, captivating stories are accompanied by more than 100 charming, poignant, color photos--most taken by the pilots themselves--of their canine passengers in flight.
Unexpected things can happen when dogs reach cruising altitude, and the stories in Dog Is My Copilot run the emotional range from hilarious to heart rending--but the endings are always happy. These dogs are the lucky ones, and most of the pilots will tell you that when they get on the plane, they know it. After all, waiting for them on the ground hundreds of miles away is a second chance at a happy life with a loving forever family.
Dog Is My Copilot--it's Chicken Soup for the Soul meets Marley and Me . . . with just a dash of The Right Stuff. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Pilots N Paws organization.