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Making Rounds With Oscar; The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat (USED)

Making Rounds With Oscar; The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat (USED)

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A remarkable cat. A special gift. A life-changing journey.

They thought he was just a cat. When Oscar arrived at the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rhode Island he was a cute little guy with attitude. He loved to stretch out in a puddle of sunlight and chase his tail until he was dizzy. Occasionally he consented to a scratch behind the ears, but only when it suited him. In other words, he was a typical cat. Or so it seemed. It wasn't long before Oscar had created something of a stir. Apparently, this ordinary cat possesses an extraordinary gift: he knows instinctively when the end of life is near. Oscar is a welcome distraction for the residents of Steere House, many of whom are living with Alzheimer's. But he never spends much time with them -- until they are in their last hours. Then, as if this were his job, Oscar strides purposely into a patient's room, curls up on the bed, and begins his vigil. Oscar provides comfort and companionship when people need him most. And his presence lets caregivers and loved ones know that it's time to say good-bye. Oscar's gift is a tender mercy. He teaches by example: embracing moments of life that so many of us shy away from. Making Rounds with Oscar is the story of an unusual cat, the patients he serves, their caregivers, and of one doctor who learned how to listen. Heartfelt, inspiring, and full of humor and pathos, this book allows readers to take a walk into a world rarely seen from the outside, a world we often misunderstand.

Marcus of Umbria: What an Italian Dog Taught an American Girl About Love (USED)

Marcus of Umbria: What an Italian Dog Taught an American Girl About Love (USED)

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People magazine calls Marcus of Umbria charming; Marley & Me author John Grogan proclaims that Justine van der Leun is blessed with the elusive gift of storytelling; Like Water for Elephants author Sara Gruen calls the book warm, comic, and beautifully descriptive. I devoured this compassionate and sharply funny book in one sitting.

Readers will delight in this tale of an urbanite who leaves her magazine job to move to Collelungo,
Italy, population: 200. There, in the ancient city center of a historic Umbrian village, she sets up house
with the enticing local gardener she met on vacation only weeks earlier. This impulsive decision launches an eye-opening series of misadventures when village life and romance turn out to be radically different from what she had imagined.

Love lost with the gardener is found instead with Marcus, an abandoned English pointer that she
rescues. With Marcus by her side, Justine discovers the bliss and hardship of living in the countryside:
herding sheep, tending to wild horses, picking olives with her adopted Italian family, and trying her best to learn the regional dialect. The result is a rich, comic, and unconventional portrait about learning to live and love in the most unexpected ways.

Miniature Pinschers (USED)

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Miniature Schnauzers; A Complete Pet Owner's Manual (USED)

Miniature Schnauzers; A Complete Pet Owner's Manual (USED)

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The miniature schnauzer, which has been a distinct breed since 1899, derives from the standard and giant schnauzers that originated in Germany more than 600 years ago. This manual specifies the AKC's official standards for the breed, analyzes a schnauzer's typical behavior patterns, and gives advice on selecting and purchasing, feeding, health care, grooming, training, breeding--and simply having fun with this energetic and good-natured little dog.
Modoc The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived (USED)

Modoc The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived (USED)

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Spanning several decades and three continents, "Modoc" is one of the most amazing true animal stories ever told. Raised together in a small German circus town, a boy and an elephant formed a bond that would last their entire lives, and would be tested time and again; through a near-fatal shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, an apprenticeship with the legendary Mahout elephant trainers in the Indian teak forests, and their eventual rise to circus stardom in 1940s New York City. "Modoc" is a captivating true story of loyalty, friendship, and high adventure, to be treasured by animal lovers everywhere.
Natural Pet Cures (USED)

Natural Pet Cures (USED)

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Presents specialized information on easy-to-prepare homeopathic treatments for dogs and cats using herbs and other natural ingredients.
New Owner's Guide to Labrador Retrievers (USED)

New Owner's Guide to Labrador Retrievers (USED)

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Understanding the Labrador Retriever is vitally linked to a happy coexistence with these active, intelligent dogs. The author presents a concise history of the breed as well as the Lab's characteristics and temperament. Through first-hand advice on care and maintenance, this book is designed to help the new owner enjoy a long, happy life with a new Lab. Over 150 color photos.
Oh My dog

Oh My dog

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Calling the toughest canine questions!

Owning a dog is one of life's great joys, but sometimes the challenges it brings can make even the most devoted dog lovers panic, throw up their hands, or feel completely overwhelmed. Before you get to the end of your leash, turn to this friendly and relatable reference that's the next best thing to talking to a dog-owning friend who's seen it all.

In Oh My Dog, animal rights activist Beth Ostrosky Stern has compiled tips and invaluable advice from experts--and from her own experience as dogowner--to sooth concerns, answer questions big and small, and help you and your dog get the most out of your relationship. From the moment you even consider getting a dog, to caring for your old friend when his puppy years are far behind him, Oh My Dog covers every angle of dog ownership, including:

- Which breeds would be good match for me?

- What do I look for in a vet?

- How do I make sure our first night together is as stress-free as possible?

- What activities will help me bond with my dog?

- Is my dog showing sign of illness?

- What should I know before I head to a doggie day care or park?

- How do I read pet food labels?

- What should I do in an emergency?

Choc full of informative side bars, questionnaires, to-do lists, and much, much more, Oh My Dog is the answer-filled field guide for anybody who owns a dog or is considering getting one.

Beth Ostrosky Stern

Pet Crafts (USED)

Pet Crafts (USED)

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Divided into four sections, this title's 25 projects include: dog and cat toys (cat dancers, squeaky sock snake); pet accessories (paw wipes, collar tags, cat pillows); crafts for kids (notecards, cat and dog costumes and bracelets); and pet celebrations (birthday cards, Christmas ornaments).
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Pet Miracles (USED)

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A pet provides so much more to its owner than just companionship. This collection of miraculous stories showcases the special and often dramatic role any pet, no matter how small and unusual, can play in transforming an animal lover's life.