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Dog World

Author : Alfred Gingold
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“I fuss over George when he’s sick and I fuss over him when he’s well. I send him to a play group several days a week to give him intraspecies quality time. I will discuss the state of his bowels with anyone who cares to engage me on the subject. Just when my days of browsing endless rows of overpriced kid’s toys are over, I am browsing endless rows of overpriced doggie toys. And sometimes I buy them, particularly if they have a good squeak. “Like many neophyte dog owners, I’ve gone a little nutty. For example, one of my great pleasures in life has always been people watching. I’ve spent innumerable hours walking happily around the city, scoping the passing parade. Now, when I walk down the street, my gaze rarely rises above knee-level. I’m looking at dogs, not people. Who knew there were so many around? Familiarity has not bred contempt. It’s bred affection, indulgence, and boundless curiosity…. “This book is the story of a journey into dog personhood. I would like to say it is a journey that has left me older but kinder, wiser, and with enhanced respect for all living creatures in the great chain of being. It’s certainly left me older and, if not wiser, at least more knowledgeable about this new society of which I’ve become a part.” – from Dog World hilarious excursion through the studied, obsessive, colorful, demanding, occasionally lunatic world of contemporary dog ownership. In the fall of 2001, Alfred Gingold found himself succumbing to the undeniably endearing behavior of his family's new Norfolk Terrier, George, and becoming a member of what he calls Dog Nation: the 43 million dog owners and their 55 million dogs living in America today. In a matter of weeks, Gingold had become a firsthand ethnographer of the passions (read: idiosyncrasies) that define dog owners everywhere. It was literally a case of puppy love. The result of Gingold's shrewd observation is Dog World, which is structured around the loose chronology of dog ownership: choosing and finding a dog; feeding, walking, and cleaning up after a dog; the literal and emotional obstacle course that is training a dog; and on to the larger cultural realms of dog racing and, of course, dog kitsch and memorabilia. But the real delight of Dog World is in Alfred Gingold's narrative excursions through the canine universe, whereby he reports (and occasionally pontificates) on topics such as the untold history of dogwalking, how dog food came to be, the urban art of scooping poop, and an analysis of the relationships great historical figures have had with their dogs. Like Bill Bryson or Calvin Trillin, Alfred Gingold brings a particularly wry and comic perspective to the world. And whether one is a dog lover or a dog agnostic, Dog World will be a tremendously entertaining journey into mankind's canine love affair.

It s a Dog Eat Dog World

Author : Martin Babb
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Wacky Wisdom about the Weird and Wonderful Things of Life that bring Refreshment to Your Soul Martin Babb's slightly skewed view of the world makes for engaging, enlightening, and enlivening reading as he waxes eloquent about the weird and wonderful things of life. Amid the humor, you'll find spiritual refreshment for your soul and wisdom for living life as God intended. In this hilarious collection of brief writings about the funnier side of life, you'll find titles like: "It's OK to Sing to Mushrooms, but Never Goose a Moose" "What Would Happen if Beauty Ignored the Beast?" "When Life Gives You Cicadas, Make Earrings" "What Happens When You Squeeze a Chihuahua?" "Did the Pilgrims Drive a Mayflower Subcompact?" "The Best Stage for a Teenager Is the One That's Leaving Town" Each humorous essay is just two or three pages long and concludes with an easy-to-swallow lesson. But you'll hardly feel the lessons for the laughter. Take a much-needed break, put your feet up, relax, and prepare to laugh. Your soul will be hilariously refreshed.

It s A Doggy Dog World

Author : Jerry Travis
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The Girl Who Thought She Was a Dog World Book Day 2018

Author : Clare Balding
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Fennel and Twiglet are best friends. They do everything together, from curling up in their basket to playing fetch in the park. Twiglet understands Fennel like no one else, especially her life-long dream of winning Crufts. There's just one problem: Fennel isn't a dog. And a girl can't win a competition for dogs, no matter how much she acts like one. Can she?

A Dog Eat Dog World The Puppies and the Backyard Bullies

Author : Christopher Vince Gonzales
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Meet Pookie and Blue the backyard dogs. In this book young Blue meets the backyard bullies for the first time. Will Blue survive the backyard alone? Will Pookie come to her rescue? In this inspirational backyard story anything is possible in the backyard.

8 Week Basic Dog Handling Course Real World Human Training for your Dog

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Dog World

Author : Tabitha McKinney
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It is the summer of 2005, near Tikrit, Iraq. Captain Paul Demarti is the executive officer of communications when a report is received from a patrol that is incredible, at best, or ridiculous, at least. The patrol begins to report hostile contact with giant canine-like creatures when the communication is suddenly cut off. Little does Demarti know that these transmissions will change the course of his life and commence events that will threaten humanity's existence. In Jason McKinney's furiously fast-paced and viciously fanged Dog World, it's werewolves versus soldiers stationed in Iraq, with no less than the fate of humankind hanging in the balance. In a werewolf action thriller like no other, bloodlust reigns and battles rage as a few of America's bravest struggle to suppress an enemy who is stronger, more cruel, and, at the onset, far hairier than any terrorist they have ever known. Readers craving a compelling, craven story that is coursing with humor will relish sinking their teeth into Dog World.

Dog s Best Friend

Author : Lisa Begin-Kruysman
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In 1923, William Lewis Judy purchased Dog World magazine for just over $1,000. For the next four decades, his unique, poignant, and witty writing and editing style, combined with his genuine love for dogs, enlightened a growing population of dog owners across the nation. A prolific dog show judge and breeder and expert on dog law in America, Judy had a vision that dogs would serve humans in ways most had not imagined. He championed their use in military and police work, and in their value as assistance and therapy dogs. In 1928, he launched the National Dog Week Movement, to honor man’s best friend in a collective and thoughtful manner. Today, that movement continues, a testament to the legacy of this inspiring and gifted dog-enthusiast.

Surprising Facts It s A Dog s World

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Charity Bites The Untold Stories of the Dog Eat Dog World of Autism Activism

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Dog World Annual 2002

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Absolutely Barking

Author : Michele Hanson
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The world of dog ownership in Britain has always attracted a good number of enthusiasts - some would say eccentrics - who are passionate about their pets. Whereas in previous decades owners had only dog obedience classes and dog shows to cater for their interests, there is now a huge industry offering a wealth of canine-centred activities, such as extreme grooming, dog dancing schools, luxury dog spas and bespoke designers offering a baffling choice of pet accessories. Our dog population is now bigger than ever, and Dog World is far more complicated than it seems from the outside. It is a world of extreme competition, slavish devotion and delicate protocol. What do you do when your hound gets inappropriately frisky with a fellow dog-walker's pet? Who has right of way on the towpath between a jogger and a greyhound, and what kind of cake do you bake for a puppy shower? Popular columnist Michele Hanson conducts a hilarious and fascinating investigation into the British and their dogs across all walks of life - from the pampered pooches of suburbia to the bad-boy breeds of the urban zone - and meets owners across the spectrum of delightful, bizarre, aspirational, ghastly and just plain crazy. Absolutely Barkingis not only a book for dog-lovers; it is also a uniquely witty insight into an aspect of British life that is more popular than it has ever been.

It s a Dog Eat Dog World

Author : Bob Balaban
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Thomas and McGrowl suspect that their new neighbors, Hiram Biddle and his daughter, Binky, may be more than they appear when their obedience school for dogs becomes an overwhelming success and Violet adopts Binky as her best friend.

It s a Dog s World

Author : Christine Hunsicker
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For dog lovers, there is no more wrenching experience than having to look into a dog's eyes before heading off for a trip. A collection of the best travel writing by those who didn't (or couldn't) say goodbye, It's A Dog's World features stories by those who packed up the chew toys and took Fido along for the ride. Contributors include Pico Iyer, John Steinbeck, Helen Thayer, Gary Paulsen, James Herriot, and Susan Allen Toth, with an introduction by Maria Goodavage, author of The California Dog Lover's Companion. Revised and updated, this entertaining book also includes a back-of-book travel guide for dog owners.

What s a Dog For

Author : John Homans
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John Homans adopted his dog, Stella, from a shelter for all the usual reasons: fond memories of dogs from his past, a companion for his son, an excuse for long walks around the neighborhood. Soon enough, she is happily ensconced in the daily workings of his family. And not only that: Stella is treated like a family member—in ways that dogs of his youth were not. Spending humanlike sums on vet bills, questioning her diet and exercise regimens, contemplating her happiness—how had this all come to pass, when the dogs from Homans’s childhood seemed quite content living mostly out in the yard? In What’s a Dog For?, Homans explores the dog’s complex and prominent place in our world and how it came to be. Evolving from wild animals to working animals to nearly human members of our social fabric, dogs are now the subject of serious scientific studies concerning pet ownership, evolutionary theory, and even cognitive science. From new insights into what makes dogs so appealing to humans to the health benefits associated with owning a dog, Homans investigates why the human-canine relationship has evolved so rapidly—how dogs moved into our families, our homes, and sometimes even our beds in the span of a generation, becoming a $53 billion industry in the United States in the process. As dogs take their place as coddled family members and their numbers balloon to more than seventy-seven million in the United States alone, it’s no surprise that canine culture at large is also undergoing a massive transformation. They are now subject to many of the same questions of rights and ethics as people, and the politics of dogs are more tumultuous and public than ever— with fierce moral battles raging over kill shelters, puppy mills, and breed standards. Incorporating interviews and research from scientists, activists, breeders, and trainers, What’s a Dog For? investigates how dogs have reached this exalted status and why they hold such fascination for us. With one paw in the animal world and one paw in the human world, it turns out they have much to teach us about love, death, and morality—and ultimately, in their closeness and difference, about what it means to be human.

It s a Dog s World

Author : Wendy Diamond
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Let’s face it, fellow dog lover: Your pets are like your children (with fur). Pets bring endless joy to our lives: When we’re down, they lift our spirits. When they’re sick, we’re sick at heart. We let them have the run of the house and sleep on our beds—but the unconditional love and loyalty they give back is so wonderful that we want them to have the best of everything. Now Wendy Diamond, pet-lifestyle expert and avid animal rescue advocate, has written a sassy yet practical guide to help you and your four-legged family member live a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life together. Written with her beloved Maltese, Lucky, It’s a Dog’s World shows dog moms and dog dads how to get their precious pooches from shaggy to chic and offers savvy breed-specific advice on a variety of topics you may never have considered for your pet, including: • puppercise—keep Fido fit with fun puppy exercises, from the traditional to the more modern (“doga,” anyone?), that are tailored for each breed’s unique needs • doggie diet tips—the lowdown on the dog chow that packs the biggest nutritional punch, the trick on organic treats, foods to avoid, and such yummy (in your dog’s opinion) recipes as doggie meatloaf • home, sweet dog home—smart choices for flooring and furniture, avoiding hidden household hazards, litter training, and a few tools that keep everyday pet messes to a minimum • travel tips—including the ideal dog carriers, paw-blic transportation, the most accommodating airlines, hotel petiquette, and the best destinations • paw-ty with your pooch—having fun with other furry friends at Mutt Makeovers® and bark mitzvahs, plus hosting your own Yappy Hour® with signature puptails (to benefit your local Humane Society) • choosing Mr. (or Ms.) Ruff—finding a dog well suited to you and your family, from spunky sporting dogs to hypoallergenic hounds • here comes the groom—bathing secrets, pawdicures, and dental health • fashion sense—keep it classy and comfortable, from fetching couture trends and snazzy doggie bags to casual dog-park wear for you and your pooch • and of course the pet lifestyle is about much more than just designer doggie duds—learn what you need to know about helping other dogs in need through fostering, donating, or adopting Complete with “Dear Lucky” letters from other dogs and tips for humans from the doggie perspective, this fun and entertaining guide is for anyone whose life has blissfully gone to the dogs. From the Hardcover edition.

ASPCA Complete Dog Care Manual

Author : Bruce Fogle
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Describe basic dog care and offers advice on feeding, grooming, health care, problem behavior, breeding, first aid, and showing

Empire of Dogs

Author : Aaron Skabelund
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In 1924, Professor Ueno Eizaburo of Tokyo Imperial University adopted an Akita puppy he named Hachiko. Each evening Hachiko greeted Ueno on his return to Shibuya Station. In May 1925 Ueno died while giving a lecture. Every day for over nine years the Akita waited at Shibuya Station, eventually becoming nationally and even internationally famous for his purported loyalty. A year before his death in 1935, the city of Tokyo erected a statue of Hachiko outside the station. The story of Hachiko reveals much about the place of dogs in Japan's cultural imagination. In the groundbreaking Empire of Dogs, Aaron Herald Skabelund examines the history and cultural significance of dogs in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Japan, beginning with the arrival of Western dog breeds and new modes of dog keeping, which spread throughout the world with Western imperialism. He highlights how dogs joined with humans to create the modern imperial world and how, in turn, imperialism shaped dogs' bodies and their relationship with humans through its impact on dog-breeding and dog-keeping practices that pervade much of the world today. In a book that is both enlightening and entertaining, Skabelund focuses on actual and metaphorical dogs in a variety of contexts: the rhetorical pairing of the Western "colonial dog" with native canines; subsequent campaigns against indigenous canines in the imperial realm; the creation, maintenance, and in some cases restoration of Japanese dog breeds, including the Shiba Inu; the mobilization of military dogs, both real and fictional; and the emergence of Japan as a "pet superpower" in the second half of the twentieth century. Through this provocative account, Skabelund demonstrates how animals generally and canines specifically have contributed to the creation of our shared history, and how certain dogs have subtly influenced how that history is told. Generously illustrated with both color and black-and-white images, Empire of Dogs shows that human-canine relations often expose how people—especially those with power and wealth—use animals to define, regulate, and enforce political and social boundaries between themselves and other humans, especially in imperial contexts.

The Dog That Liked Carmen

Author : Roger Dee
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Short Tails and Treats from Three Dog Bakery

Author : Dan Dye
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This is the story of two guys (and three dogs) who teamed up to create the world's best dog biscuit. In the process, they created a howling national success story! The bakers have developed such creations as Pupcakes, Scottie Biscotti, Snicker Poodles, Great Danish, and Collie Flowers in the world's first bona fide (or bone-ified) dog bakery. Three Dog Bakery, located in Kansas City, Missouri, has been featured on the Today Show, the Oprah Winfrey Show and on CNN.