The Dog with the Old Soul: True Stories of the Love, Hope and Joy Animals Bring to Our Lives
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The Dog with the Old Soul: True Stories of the Love, Hope and Joy Animals Bring to Our Lives

by Jennifer Basye Sander
     
 

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Few relationships are as simple—and rewarding—as those between man and animal. From the loyal dog who risks his own life to rescue a drowning boy to the lost kitten who comforts a grieving woman to an abandoned horse and foster child who come to save each other, these inspiring true stories highlight the hope, healing, happiness and—most of all&

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Few relationships are as simple—and rewarding—as those between man and animal. From the loyal dog who risks his own life to rescue a drowning boy to the lost kitten who comforts a grieving woman to an abandoned horse and foster child who come to save each other, these inspiring true stories highlight the hope, healing, happiness and—most of all—unconditional love animals bring to our lives. Whether you love sloppy dog kisses, melt at every kitty meow or give your heart to horses, birds or even moose, this heartwarming collection is one to treasure.

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Publishers Weekly
Dogs, cats, birds, horses, moose, and even a whale star in Sander's compilation of 27 essays. Many of the stories are heart-tuggers: there is Mark Lukas who, after his teen-aged son died in an accident, began training the "Soccer Collies" in his son's memory; and Morton Rumberg's tale of having to put down an abused pit bull, Hammer, after nursing him back to health. Hammer had been "taught to fight other dogs and distrust people...disqualifhim from ever being adopted." The shelter staff cared for him despite knowing he would have to be euthanized. Elsewhere, Little Orange, a feral cat that visited Trina Dotar's yard, became injured, and eventually had to be euthanized as well. Although many stories are memorable, the writing is sometimes uneven. In "A Nose for Love," Dena Kouremetis explains how her new husband George's pet allergies were partially overcome by his love for a Shima puppy. Other tales include those of Suzanne Tomlinson, who trained a wild horse, and Sheryl Bize Boutte, who welcomed her late mother's dog into her own family. There's something for every animal lover to relish in this entertaining volume. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781459234628
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
924 KB

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Meet the Author

Jennifer Basye Sander is the author and co-author of over 50 titles, including the New York Times bestseller Christmas Miracles (1997). Sander and her books have been featured on CNBC, CNNfn, The View with Barbara Walters, C-Span’s Book TV, and Fox News, among others. Articles about Sander have appeared in People, USA TODAY, the New York Post, the Chicago Sun-Times, Cosmopolitan, the Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Times, among others. Visit her at WriteByTheLake.com.

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