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Dog Heaven

Cynthia Rylant - 1995
    Recommended highly by pet lovers around the world, Dog Heaven not only comforts but also brings a tear to anyone who is devoted to a pet. From expansive fields where dogs can run and run to delicious biscuits no dog can resist, Rylant paints a warm and affectionate picture of the ideal place God would, of course, create for man's best friend. The first picture book illustrated by the author, Dog Heaven is enhanced by Rylant's bright, bold paintings that perfectly capture an afterlife sure to bring solace to anyone who is grieving.

Clifford and the Big Storm

Norman Bridwell - 1995
    Once again, the heroism and humor of America's favorite Big Red Dog saves the day--and Emily Elizabeth's grandparents' home--when the big storm comes.

Death in Bloodhound Red

Virginia Lanier - 1995
    Then she's suspected of murder and finds herself treading a quagmire as thick and treacherous as the Okefenokee Swamp. If she can't prove her innocence, she might lose not only the thriving business she loves, but the freedom and independence she's fought for all her life.

The Encyclopedia of the Dog

Bruce Fogle - 1995
    From the world's leading dog expert, this top selling DK classic has a stunning new look that includes 14 new breeds.

The Dog Who Rescues Cats: True Story of Ginny

Philip González - 1995
    A friend suggested he adopt a dog.Reluctantly he went to the shelter, where Ginny, a badly abused one-year-old pup,quickly won him over. Philip realized immediately that Ginny was no ordinary dog--she had an amazing sixth sense that enabled her to find and rescue stray and ailing cats.There's Madame,who is completely deaf; Revlon, who has only one eye;Betty Boop,who has no hind feet;and Topsy, a paralyzed kitten whom Ginny found abandoned in an empty building. Ginny and Philip have now rescued and found homes for over 200 cats, and they have over 60 "outdoor cats" whom they visit and feed twice daily. Even more than extraordinary, Ginny's angelic mission has given Philip a sense of purpose and a new lease on life. You will never forget the true adventures of Ginny, the dog who rescues cats.

Travels With Boogie: 500 Mile Walkies and Boogie Up the River in One Volume

Mark Wallington - 1995
    And they did it. Then, undaunted, they took on the treacherous waters of the Thames. Not exactly as Mark had planned, however: this time his companion was to be the delectable Jennifer - but she was held up at the office, and when Boogie was dropped off at the kennels the other dogs complained.Travels with Boogie is a witty and fascinating account of a mismatched couple and of the people they meet and places they visit.

Legacy of the Dog: The Ultimate Illustrated Guide to Over 200 Breeds

Tetsu Yamazaki - 1995
    The beauty and majesty of over 200 breeds are dramatically presented in more than 900 full-color images by acclaimed photographer Tetsu Yamazaki, whose superb work also appeared in Chronicle Books' best-selling volume, Legacy of the Cat.Page after page features prize-winning dogs of every shape, size, and color, including all 134 breeds currently recognized by the American Kennel Club, as well as a fascinating selection of breeds rarely seen in other dog guides. A glossary and an index round out this invaluable treasury for pet enthusiasts and professional dog breeders alike.

The Perfect Puppy

Gwen Bailey - 1995
    The book gives you the latest behavioral information and emphasizes prevention.

So That Others May Live: Caroline Hebard & Her Search-And-Rescue Dogs

Hank Whittemore - 1995
    Disaster team Canine Unit has been called "remarkable," "compelling," and "inspiring" by reviewers coast-to-coast. From the rubble of earthquakes in El Salvador to the tragic site of the Oklahoma City bombing, Caroline and her dogs convey an unforgettable lesson in teamwork and sheer bravery that is not to be missed. HC: Bantam.


Walt Morey - 1995
    When former Coast Guardsman Chris George and his drug-sniffing dog Mike stumble upon a package of heroin, they draw the attention of some sinister characters.

How Smudge Came

Nan Gregory - 1995
    One patient is so blind with illness that he can barely see the dog; it looks like a smudge.But, oh, how nice to hold the puppy. What is Cindy to do? How will she care for Smudge?How Smudge Came was made into an award winning television movie and became an international best seller.Awards and Nominations: Winner of the 1996 Mr. Christie Book Award Winner of the 1996 Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Citation

The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behaviour and Interactions with People

James Serpell - 1995
    They were probably the first animal species to become domesticated, but their relationship with humans has always been ambivalent. Dogs form strong attachments to humans, even in the face of rejection and punishment, voluntarily allying themselves to us as faithful companions, uncomplaining child-substitutes, enduring workers, and excellent hunters and guards. Yet they are also reviled as vicious killers, unclean scavengers and outcasts. In this book, the many facets of dog behavior are set in the context of the dog's place in our society. Based on firm scientific research, the book dispells many myths and stereotypes about our canine friends, and it will be the definitive reference work on dog behavior for many years to come. Dog-lovers with an interest in understanding how and why dogs behave as they do will find this fascinating reading.

In the Company of Newfies: A Shared Life

Rhoda Lerman - 1995
    Refusing to limit herself to standard animal-behavior explanations (sex and food, fight or flight), Lerman examines the actions of her dogs from a less deterministic points of view, always seeking to understand and to communicate with them. Under her gaze, actions that seemed puzzling, eccentric, or delinquent suddenly become understandable as intentional and meaningful attempts to behave and to bond. Lerman's observations and meditations startle us, revealing dog thinking and behavior in new and wonderful ways. Reading her book, it is hard to deny her belief that dogs want to commune with people, want to leave their feral selves and join our human community. A year in the life of Lerman's Newfies is a year of many victories and some losses, and it is through both that we experience the full sweep of the emotions dogs and humans share. By book's end, we will have laughed at the antics of the irrepressible Toby; admired the quiet strength and intelligence of the mother, Molly; delighted in the growing maturity of the pups Rosie and Silky; cheered as Ishtar takes her first championship ribbon; and wept for the death of Ben, the original backyard dog. We will have learned a great deal about Newfies in particular and dogs in general. We will have learned even more about love. Perhaps only a novelist of Rhoda Lerman's skill and sensitivity could have ranged so freely to tell us so much.

Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog

Wendy Volhard - 1995
    A complete revision of a ground-breaking reference.Designed to provide updated information found in the original book, as well as lots of new topics, and a new organization—this second edition is more user-friendly than ever!Readers will get the latest on:Healthful diets for dogs of every age and activity levelHow to modify your dog's diet to best meet seasonal needsNatural ways to keep your dog healthy throughout all stages of lifeHow to care for a dog in poor healthThe vaccine controversy—the pros, the cons and how to sort them out * Homeopathic remediesAlternative therapies, such as acupuncture, acupressure, aromatherapy, chiropractics and use of medicinal herbs

American Eskimo Dogs

D. Caroline Coile - 1995
    Traces the history of the breed, discusses care requirements, and includes information on training and common health concerns.

That Magnetic Dog

Bruce Whatley - 1995
    But instead of attracting metal, she attracts food. All kinds of food, even peas! Ages 3+Skitty is a very special dog - she's magnetic. But instead of attracting metal, she attracts food. All kinds of food, even peas! ∗Shortlisted, Young Adults Best Book Awards (YABBA) (VIC), 1994 and 1995 Ages 3+

Veterinary Medicine: An Illustrated History

Robert H. Dunlop - 1995
    This inspiring story comes to life in an engaging narrative and a beautiful array of artwork from around the world. Written for the enjoyment of veterinarians and animal lovers alike, this book features a wide variety of paintings, sketches, sculptural reliefs, illuminated manuscripts, cartoons, prints, and photographs obtained from premier museums, veterinary schools, libraries, and private collections throughout the world. Join Drs. Dunlop and Williams in this rich historical voyage and come away with a greater understanding of the significant place animals occupy in our lives.

Atlas of Dog Breeds of World

Bonnie Wilcox - 1995
    Atlas of Dog Breeds of World