Multcolib My Librarian Heather: Four legs good, two legs bad
Annotation:Presents a meditation on coping with the loss of an animal who has enriched one's life, sharing observations on the ways in which people grieve for their pets, related philosophical quesions, and the process of letting go.
Annotation:Because our relationships with our animal companions are unlike human relationships, the death of a pet is like no other loss that we will experience. Draws on the wisdom of Ecclesiastes, the author's own experience, and interviews with dozens of pet lovers to guide the reader through the initial loss of a pet to the dawning of new hope and reassurance.
Annotation:E.B. White's love of dogs is conveyed in his own essays, poems, letters, and sketches, including articles from "The New Yorker" about dog shows and city canines, as well as previously unpublished photographs of his family dogs.
Annotation:The Divinity of Dogs is about the moments we learn something profound about life from an experience with a dog. In this inspiring collection of true dog stories, you'll hear dramatic firsthand accounts from people whose lives have been transformed by a dog's love.
Annotation:The powerful bond between humans and dogs is one that's uniquely cherished. Loyal, obedient, and affectionate, they are truly "man's best friend." But do dogs love us the way we love them?
Annotation: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.
Annotation:Thirty-nine-year-old Rachel is having a really bad year. After losing her job and breaking up with her boyfriend, Rachel has inherited her late aunt's house, her beloved Border collie and a crowded rescue kennel, despite the fact that she knows almost nothing about dogs. Still, considering her limited options, she gamely takes up the challenge of running the kennel. And as Rachel starts finding new homes for the abandoned strays, it turns out that it might not be just the dogs that need rescuing.
Annotation:Dr. Dunbar was ahead of his time with the rewards based training. If rewarding for things done correctly works, why punish for things done wrong?
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Dogs are a huge part of our lives and when they pass, it's hard on their humans to adjust. If you are grieving the death of a four-legged love one or just feel like reading about how dogs communicate and love us then this list may be for you.