Friday, April 27, 2012

Must love remarkable dogs.

Soldier dogs : the untold story of America's canine heroes
Explores the work and significance of military dogs, sharing uplifting stories about noteworthy canines, their training, and heroic accomplishments as well as the lasting bonds they have formed with their soldier companions.
Giant George : life with the world's biggest dog
The funny and heartwarming story of one couple's unexpected life with the 'runt of the litter' puppy who grew to be the largest dog in the fact ever.
Sergeant Rex : the unbreakable bond between a Marine and his military working dog
Tells the inspiring story of Sergeant Mike Dowling and his bomb-snifing dog, Rex, as they navigated the always-dangerous Triangle of Death region in Iraq in 2004.
Scent of the missing : love and partnership with a search-and-rescue dog
Scent of the Missing is the story of Susannah and Puzzle's adventures and the complex relationship they forge as they help in the pursuit and recovery of people who have fallen prey to crime, misadventure, or catastrophe.
Last dog on the hill : the extraordinary life of Lou
Lou won the respect of gang members, foiled an armed robbery, caught a rapist, fought coyotes and kidnappers, comforted elderly war veterans and Alzheimer patients in their finaldays, taught ASL to kids, learned scores of unique behaviors and tricks, amassed a vocabulary of nearly 200 words, helped rehabilitate hundreds of aggressive dogs and saved them from euthanasia. He was also a clown, consummate performer and the author's best friend for sixteen years.
Following Atticus : forty-eight high peaks, one little dog, and an extraordinary friendship.
Following Atticus is ultimately a story of transformation: how a five-pound puppy pierced the heart of a tough-as-nails newspaperman, opening his eyes to the world's beauty and its possibilities. It was a change that led to a new life among the mountains; an unforgettable saga of adventure, friendship, and the unlikeliest of family; and an inspiring tale of finding love and discovering your true self.
Merle's door : lessons from a freethinking dog
Merle showed Kerasote how dogs might live if they were allowed to make more of their own decisions, and Kerasote suggests how these lessons can be applied universally.
Oogy : the dog only a family could love.
In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen--one who was missing an ear and had half his face covered in scar tissue--ran up to them and captured their hearts. The Levins, whose sons are themselves adopted, were unable to resist Oogy's charms, and decided to take him home.
Katie up and down the hall.
The heartwarming true story of how one special cocker spaniel turned four strangers into family.
Rin Tin Tin : the life and the legend.
He believed the dog was immortal. So begins Susan Orlean’s sweeping, powerfully moving account of Rin Tin Tin’s journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon. Orlean spent nearly ten years researching and reporting her most captivating book to date: the story of a dog who was born in 1918 and never died.
Nubs : the true story of a mutt, a Marine & a miracle.
The story of a wild dog who befriended Marine Major Brian Dennis in Iraq and when they were separated, trekked seventy miles through the desert winter to rejoin his friend.
Sophie : the incredible true adventures of the castaway dog.
This is the story of a dog's journey back to her family. Sophie Tucker, a three-year-old Australian blue heeler, goes overboard into the predator infested waters of the Great Barrier Reef, and Sophie's heartbroken family has given her up for lost; little do they know that Sophie swam six miles to an isolated nature preserve called St. Bees, where she survived unassisted for five months by living off the land. The story of her survival and rescue is nothing short of miraculous.

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