Paw Prints in Oman: Dogs, Mogs and Me

Paw Prints in Oman: Dogs, Mogs and Me

by Charlotte Smith
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Paw Prints in Oman: Dogs, Mogs and Me by Charlotte Smith

**New York Times bestseller**
When Charlotte's husband is offered a job in Oman, he persuades her to leave comfortable, rural England and join him. But playing tennis, avoiding coffee mornings and being a perfect wife and mother in the Middle East is not enough.
Charlotte convinces a local veterinary clinic to employ her and throws herself into assisting the vets, overcoming her fear of birds and rehoming hundreds of stray cats and dogs. Cyclones, earthquakes, transvestites, unwanted paramours, cultural differences, tears and laughter follow as seven years flash by.
Will Charlotte stay, or gather up the motley crew of pets she has collected and head for home?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497541481
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/04/2014
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Charlotte was born, raised and lived in West Sussex until her persuasive husband Nick swept her and youngest daughter Georgie off to live in mystical Oman. Her love of animals helped her to shape an extraordinary life in the Middle East, and her first book is full of stories to bring tears to the eye. She now lives in Andalucia, in southern Spain, where some new adventures are just beginning.

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Paw Prints in Oman: Dogs, Mogs and Me 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was given this book to Beta-read.Charlotte describes her move from the UK to Oman in vibrant technicolor, but she really comes into her own once she steps into the Veterinary Clinic and begins to share the lives of the various staff, owners and animals she encounters there. The plight of the waifs and strays that find their way to the clinic, gives her purpose and direction in her previously sterile life in Oman. Their stories will fill you with hope, horror and joy...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being an anilmal lover I really enjoyed this book. Having lived overseas I could relate with the author on the frustrations of cultural differances. This was a compeling read. Nicely done, thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A pleasant change from the books I normally read. It breaks my heart that there are people in this world that have no heart or soul for loving, loyal and funny animals. It's too bad that such people can't disposed of in the same manner as they would with their animals. Love the story and will look forward to reading the second book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has a beautiful cover image-with that, how can you resist the book?!! There are more lovely pictures inside. Charlotte's husband's job means the family going to live in Oman for the foreseeable future. Charlotte doesn't really want to go. There's a good concise opening chapter, yet it says plenty of info and there's even a bit of humour in there. Fast moving writing that easily keeps your interest. Funny and heart-warming stories; New Freckles' take on gardening! A short break to Dubai and a spot of skiing. Miniature red-eared turtles?-not an obvious choice of pet! You learn something about the different ways/cultures of this country-Charlotte buys an abaya-this is not just a plain black article of clothing-they tend to be beautifully tailored with beading and Sworovski crystals embellishing them. I do like the diary format used; months and a title indicating what she's going to talk about, yet still intriguing at the same time. Eh? How do you pack a shower for camping? Even a carpet? Tony and Janice brought a carpet FOR CAMPING???? So many smiles at the camping tales! There's a very powerful and well-written chapter about the freak weather and the devastation it caused. Some info about Ramadan, eg. who is exempt. I really like the writing style and the injections of humour now and then. Charlotte's sense of fun really shows through. A comical interlude where Billy gets a bit of a makeover. What a lovely picture you get in your mind when Charlotte mentions her dog in his little life jacket-adorable! Charlotte starts work at a vets/animal clinic. She loves her job and the chance to be able to do this as she would need qualifications in the UK to do the same job. Sadness, laughter and some disgusting things happening with the animals here. This book is sometimes heart-rending and sometimes heart-warming. You hear of some awful things-for instance-I've never heard of this happening before: Janus cats-it's a known phenomenon. I looked this up and there was even a pic of a chicken with this condition with two breaks and three eyes. I love animal stories, I have read the James Herriott books/Emma Milne's book from Vets In Practice but this puts a different slant on it. So much more, not just the animal stuff, but the animal stories are really different and engrossing, sometimes terrible and heart-breaking to read and leave a lump in your throat as you read. Such a varied book with humour and heartbreak. What a wonderful, wonderful book. I loved it. I really hope Charlotte writes more-and yes!-there is a sequel in the pipeline-Paw Prints In Spain!