For Beaby Kristen Von Kreisler, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson (Foreword by)
Harried by recent upheavals in her life, the last thing Kristin von Kreisler needed was another dog. But when she came upon Bea, a scrawny beagle abandoned by the roadside, she couldn't turn away. Bea became part of her family, and
A touching and humorous account of the author's fifteen years with her beagle, Bea, a refugee from an animal research laboratory.
Harried by recent upheavals in her life, the last thing Kristin von Kreisler needed was another dog. But when she came upon Bea, a scrawny beagle abandoned by the roadside, she couldn't turn away. Bea became part of her family, and changed it forever.
Disheveled, malnourished, and terrified of human contact, Bea seemed damaged beyond repair. But, gradually, she began to trust von Kreisler. After resisting her touch again and again, the dog one day leaned in and nuzzled her neck. From that moment, Bea began to give love as well as receive it. With the typically unforgettable personality of a beagle, over the next decade and a half she taught von Kreisler the value of living utterly in the present, of meeting each day with a good bark, and of moving forward in life without being dragged down by past grief.
Written with rare eloquence and down-to-earth wit, this memoir of Bea and von Kreisler's fifteen-year love story will charm "beaglers" and touch the heart of anyone who has ever loved a dog.
- Penguin Publishing Group
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- 4.99(w) x 7.16(h) x 0.56(d)
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- 18 - 14 Years
Meet the Author
Kristin von Kreisler is the author of Beauty in the Beasts and The Compassion of Animals. She is a member of the heroic pet committee of the North Shore Animal League, and cochairs a national campaign for In Defense of Animals.
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For Bea was a truly touching story about a dog that learned the power of love and forgiveness. Truly moving! A must read.
*he gulps down her milk*
Its really touching
A true story of how a beagle was taken in by this older couple. Bea the beagle having problems from being tested on at a lab is very nervous and learns to love her new owners. A very funny and yet emotional book of a dog who lives her life to the fullest with her lovable owners. A definate 5 stars and two thumbs up!
Another wknderful beagle book on love and devotion.