unlikely friendships dogs 37 stories of canine compassion and courage

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Unlikely Friendships

Author : Jennifer S. Holland
ISBN : 0606379525
Genre : Nature
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Brings together twenty-seven new stories of canine kindness and courage, plus a handful of classic tales involving dogs from Unlikely Friendships, Unlikely Loves, and Unlikely Heroes

Unlikely Friendships

Author : Jennifer S. Holland
ISBN : 9780761159131
Genre : Nature
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Presents a collection of stories about animals who have forged unlikely, abiding bonds with other animals of different species, from Koko the gorilla and All Ball the kitten to Owen the hippo and the tortoise Mzee.

Unlikely Friendships

Author : Jennifer S. Holland
ISBN : 9780761165316
Genre : Nature
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It is exactly like Isaiah 11:6: “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid . . . ” Written by National Geographic magazine writer Jennifer Holland, Unlikely Friendships documents one heartwarming tale after another of animals who, with nothing else in common, bond in the most unexpected ways. A cat and a bird. A mare and a fawn. An elephant and a sheep. A snake and a hamster. The well-documented stories of Koko the gorilla and All Ball the kitten; and the hippo Owen and the tortoise Mzee. And almost inexplicable stories of predators befriending prey—an Indian leopard slips into a village every night to sleep with a calf. A lionness mothers a baby oryx. Ms. Holland narrates the details and arc of each story, and also offers insights into why—how the young leopard, probably motherless, sought maternal comfort with the calf, and how a baby oryx inspired the same mothering instinct in the lionness. Or, in the story of Kizzy, a nervous retired Greyhound, and Murphy, a red tabby, how cats and dogs actually understand each other’s body language. With Murphy’s friendship and support, Kizzy recovered from life as a racing dog and became a confident, loyal family pet. These are the most amazing friendships between species, collected from around the world and documented in a selection of full-color candid photographs.

Unlikely Loves

Author : Jennifer S. Holland
ISBN : 9780761178736
Genre : Nature
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Unlikely Friendships is the phenomenal New York Times bestseller that’s spent 44 weeks on the list and has 615,000 copies in print. It’s struck a chord with media, from CBS This Morning to USA Today, and Temple Grandin has praised it as “amazing. It shows the power of friendship.” Now its author, Jennifer Holland, who writes about animal relationships with insight, compassion, and a fine narrative touch, explores animal attachments that, in human terms, can only be called love. Packed with beautiful, breathtaking full-color photographs, Unlikely Loves is a celebration of love between species. Here are stories of parental love, like the Dalmatian who mothers a newborn lamb—a lamb that just happens to be white with black spots! Stories of playful love, including the fox and the hound who become inseparable. And stories of orphaned animals who have found family-like ties in unexpected combinations, like the elephant who’s bonded with sea lions, goats, and other animals in her walks around the Oregon Zoo. Ms. Holland has interviewed scientists, zoologists, and animal caretakers from around the world, tracking down firsthand sources and eyewitnesses. The stories are written with journalistic integrity and detail—and always filled with the author’s deep affection for her subjects.

Friends

Author : Catherine Thimmesh
ISBN : 9780547769219
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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What makes a camel friends with a Vietnamese pig? Or a wild polar bear pals with a sled dog? In this young preschool book, Catherine Thimmesh makes us wonder at the truth and mystery of unlikely animal friendships. Because the stories behind these friendships are true, not contrived, captured by photographers in many countries ranging from Siberia to Japan, they not only give readers insight into animals but challenge preconceived notions about compatibility. This book also expresses tolerance of differences and makes us look at the kindness of animals—and humans—a little differently.

Amazing Moms

Author : Rachel Buchholz
ISBN : 9781426216671
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This book shares the wisdom of the animal kingdom's most caring mothers and showcases the power of a mother's love, through beautiful images and quotes. A tribute to moms on Mother's Day, this elegant National Geographic book of thanks and appreciation is the perfect way to show how much she means to you. Page after page of adorable animal photographs and heartfelt celebrations of motherhood in the animal kingdom make this an affordable gift and charming keepsake for every mom. What better way to share words of gratitude and express your love for the mom, wife, grandmom, aunt, or stepmother in your life?

Take Heart My Child

Author : Ainsley Earhardt
ISBN : 9781481466226
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A celebration of the enduring power of love, told in lullaby form. The author shares her own hopes and dreams, and lets her child know that whatever challenges life brings, "Before you were born, Before you came to be, I dreamed a love song..." and "Take heart, my child, I will-- or, my love will-- always be there for you." It's a universal message, one that all readers will relate to. This book will inspire a new generation of children to follow their hearts, hopes, and their passions so that their dreams can come true.

Henry And Tink

Author : Cathy Conheim
ISBN : 0988403528
Genre : Cats
File Size : 53. 65 MB
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"This particular love story is like nothing you've ever read before. Two unlikely lovers - a three-legged cat named Henry and a two-legged dog named Tink - meet most unexpectedly, in classic Hollywood "cute meet" style. The story is first and foremost about self-discovery, acceptance, and how what may seem impossible to some becomes a reality. It is the meeting of two innocent souls who don't see each other as "different," but realize that we are all "different" in our own way and we are all special in our own way. In working through this discovery, feelings of admiration, love and compassion are born and these two "souls" bond as best friends"--Page [i].

The Horse Of My Heart

Author : Callie Smith Grant
ISBN : 9781441245847
Genre : Pets
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Few of God's creatures are as noble and soul-stirring as the horse. Even those of us who don't have horses of our own love to read inspiring stories of these beautiful, regal beasts. With contributions from well-known authors such as Lauraine Snelling, Susy Flory, Rebecca E. Ondov, Wanda Dyson, and Sarah Parshall Perry, these true stories of horses and the people who love them are sometimes touching, sometimes humorous, and sometimes miraculous. As she did in her dog and cat story collections, Callie Grant Smith has compiled another perfect read for animal lovers--time with horses as the subject.

Animal Stars

Author : Robin Ganzert, PhD,
ISBN : 9781608682645
Genre : Pets
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When cameras roll and directors call, “Action,” some of the most dependable, funniest, and most enthusiastic actors stand poised on four legs, with ears alert. From Joey in War Horse to the wolves in Game of Thrones, what we see on screen is the result of meticulous preparation and professional teamwork. The eye-popping, heartwarming stories in these pages reveal the trainers, actors, directors, and, of course, dogs, cats, horses, penguins, deer, and other animals in all their behind-the-scenes glory. You’ll discover that some animal actors have diva tendencies and others have rags-to-riches backstories. American Humane Association certified animal safety representatives work carefully to ensure that no animals are harmed, as they have been doing for decades. Animal stars have done it all — convinced us to eat more tacos, broken our hearts in war dramas, inspired us with enduring love and loyalty, kept us at the edge of our seats as they snarled in the shadows, mirrored human antics to make us roar with laughter, and, like Uggie (from The Artist), stolen the show on the red carpet. Who besides a monkey named Crystal could impress a brilliant comedian like Robin Williams in Night at the Museum? And animal stars will work for food, including only KFC original recipe for Casey the bear — no other fried chicken will do! These charming and sometimes hilarious stories will give you a new appreciation for the skill and patience it takes to teach nonhuman actors to perform on camera. Training tips from the pros and personal recollections of celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Hailee Steinfeld, and Steven Spielberg make this insider’s look at the lives and work of these incomparable stars as irresistible as the animals themselves. A portion of the publisher’s proceeds from this book will aid American Humane Association.

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