The Gift of Pets: Stories Only a Vet Could Tell

The Gift of Pets: Stories Only a Vet Could Tell

by Bruce R. Coston
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The Gift of Pets: Stories Only a Vet Could Tell by Bruce R. Coston

Bruce R. Coston's first book, Ask the Animals, earned him high praise for being another James Herriot. Now, in his delightful second memoir, Coston shares more rich stories about his animal patients and the clients who make veterinary practice so fulfilling. In this humorous, poignant, and enthralling collection, Coston explores what it is about the interaction with our pets that provides such profound companionship, and how a love for animals helps us to be more fully human. This ability to enrich and fulfill us is the Gift of pets.

Coston's characters, both the people and the animals, will engage you from the first page. You'll meet Mr. Johnston, the linguist, and his Mountain of Love; Rachel, the office prankster; Coston's "girlfriend," Megan; and Mischief, the only patient Coston has ever had that helped to pay for her own surgery. You'll learn what a "sugar glider" is and how to give one mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. You'll marvel at Lisa, Coston's first veterinary technician, and the courage that the Gift of pets gave her to reinvent herself and rekindle the dreams she thought she had squandered.The Gift of Pets celebrates what it's like to be truly blessed with a deep love and concern for the pets with which we surround ourselves. Coston invites all animal lovers to rejoice in that Gift with him in this inspiring book of true stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250006660
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 08/07/2012
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Bruce R. Coston, D.V.M., earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota. He currently resides in Virginia with his wife, their three cats (Webster, Phelps, and Kimi), and their dog (Starr). While not practicing in his hospital, he enjoys writing, golf, scuba diving, and any time spent on the lake.

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The Gift of Pets: Stories Only a Vet Could Tell 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
keeper36 More than 1 year ago
"The Gift of Pets" is a thoroughly enjoyable book. Well written and full of wonderful stories. I often pass on books after reading them, but this one will remain to be read again. To those of us who love sharing our lives with pets, this book really is a "gift" Enjoy!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As much about humanity as about our animal pals. Sad, happy, and everything in between.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I read this book,I fell in love with it!And everyone else will too of course.Love out!