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"I had no doubt that whoever had been out there had meant to harm me but had been foiled by one small, determined dog."

What would we do without our dogs? They are there for us when things are going great and when we are at our worst. And they still love us. Dogs bring an intense loyalty and love to our lives that no other pet--or human!--can match. When we want to give up, they come to us with wagging tails and goofy smiles, asking to go for a...

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Overview

"I had no doubt that whoever had been out there had meant to harm me but had been foiled by one small, determined dog."

What would we do without our dogs? They are there for us when things are going great and when we are at our worst. And they still love us. Dogs bring an intense loyalty and love to our lives that no other pet--or human!--can match. When we want to give up, they come to us with wagging tails and goofy smiles, asking to go for a walk or play tug-of-war. Nothing can lift our spirits like our dogs.

In this heartwarming collection of true stories, you will meet many dogs--some big, some small, some rambunctious, and some serene. Each of them has played an important part in the lives of their humans. You'll meet a three-legged survivor who helps heal a broken family, a funny mutt who brings laughter to a house filled with anxiety, a local celebrity pup who brings smiles and customers to a couple's store, and many more ordinary and extraordinary canines.

So share a treat with the special dog in your life and dig in to these uplifting tales.

Callie Smith Grant is the editor of The Cat in the Window, The Cat on My Lap, and The Dog Next Door. She is also the author of several nonfiction books for young readers and adults, as well as many animal-themed stories and poems that can be seen in Guideposts anthologies and in magazines such as Small Farmer's Journal.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780800758677
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Callie Smith Grant is the author of several nonfiction books for young readers and adults as well as many animal-themed stories and poems which can be seen in Guideposts anthologies and in magazines such as Small Farmers Journal.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Lovable

    Who doesn't love a dog! Great read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    A must read if you love dogs!

    Great stories about dogs -- their antics, their protectiveness, their undying loyalty and the list goes on! If you love dogs, you will definitely enjoy this collection of true dog stories!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2014

    Heartwarming, fast read

    I read this on my Nook Color in 1 day. Many sweet stories. A great choice for the dog lover.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    Good read

    Good stories of good dogs, not as fully developed as they could be but good nevertheless.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2014

    A good, fast read.

    Some stories are better than others. Some of them were just cheesy.

    The author of "A Dog and His Boy" needs to put away the thesaurus.

    If the author of "In Her Golden Eyes" was so poor after her divorce then why didn't she move into her parent's home and get a real full time job instead of working as a freelance writer? This woman seemed so needy. She also said she lived in a "neighborhood where we had to worry about our lawn mower being stolen" yet she leaves her 2 daughters alone and the dog gets out and gets run over. Also, why wasn't the 6 year old in school?

    The better stories were "A Prince among Dogs", "Showing Up at L/J Stables", "Cindy, a Dog Who Listened", "Puppy Love", "A Shepherd", "She Knew", "Nikki", "Bo, the Dancing Dog", "And You Think Your Dog's Smart?", "A Real-Life Lassie", "Ace, a Companion Extraordinaire", and "Charlie".

    My absolute favorite story was "A Dog Named Blue".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2014

    Such a wonderful, wonderful book!

    Some of the stories will bting tears to your eyes.... such a delightful and enlightening read.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Heartwarming

    This is a fabulous anthology containing twenty-eight real life escapades of loving canines starting with Dr. Prince being there for his adopted family including the cat when they were ill. The entries are fun to read for dog lovers though the quality of the writing varies as some are over written and some boring, but each reminds the audience of their ¿significant other¿. Intermingled throughout are ¿paw¿ quotes from celebs. For instance Anne Tyler provides the first one on how dogs view people: ¿¿ we comeback from a grocery store with the most amazing haul-chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we are the greatest hunters ¿¿ my Chauncey, who flew with me like the dog in Snakes On a Plane does for sure as she has her knife and fork ready when we come home with food. Readers will think of their ¿Real Life Lassie¿ mine was Max, a Toto with psychotic fears except if he thought I might be in danger whereas my spouse might choose flight, unrequited loving Max chose fight. Then there is Charlie who arrives at the house when Pixie is dying reminds me of when we took Deuce for his first vet visit the same Rusty went for his last. Readers will find their own personal Jack London Buck tale amidst this heartwarming collection as pets constantly show there ¿For the Love of Man¿ and woman and children. Clearly this compilation of true life canine-human relationships targets dog lovers as M. Acklan puts it ¿¿ dogs give us everything. It¿s the best deal we ever made¿. Pooches make us better people whereas the latter is rarely true.------------- Harriet Klausner

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