Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself

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Penguin Books #ad - Haunted by troubling childhood memories, Julie continued to sink into suicidal depression. An honest and deeply moving debut memoir about a young woman’s battle with depression and how her dog saved her lifeA New York Times Bestseller “Dog Medicine simply has to be your next must-read. Cheryl strayed at twenty-two, Julie Barton collapsed on her kitchen floor in Manhattan.

. Psychiatrists, therapists, and family tried to intervene, but nothing reached her until the day she decided to do one hopeful thing: adopt a Golden Retriever puppy she named Bunker. Summoned by julie’s incoherent phone call, her mother raced from Ohio to New York and took her home. Dog medicine captures the anguish of depression, the beauty of forgiveness, the slow path to recovery, and the astonishing ways animals can help heal even the most broken hearts and minds.

Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself #ad - She was one year out of college and severely depressed.

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Izzy & Lenore: Two Dogs, an Unexpected Journey, and Me

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Villard #ad - Katz shares an uplifting tale of love, compassion, and the rich and complex relationships between dogs and their humans. Affectionate and intuitive, izzy is unlike any dog Katz has encountered, and the two undertake a journey Katz could not have imagined without the arrival of a new companion: a spirited, bright-eyed black Labrador puppy named Lenore.

. An eighty-year-old alzheimer’s patient smiles for the first time in months when she feels Izzy’s soft fur. New york times bestsellerbonus: This edition contains an excerpt from Jon Katz's Going Home. In his previous books, new york times bestselling author Jon Katz introduced us to the delightful menagerie at Bedlam Farm, including Izzy, the unforgettable border collie rescue.

Izzy & Lenore: Two Dogs, an Unexpected Journey, and Me #ad - Her genial personality and boundless capacity for affection steer Katz out of the shadows, rekindle his love of working with dogs, and restore his connection to the farm and the animals and people around him. Humorous and deeply moving, izzy & lenore is a story of a man confronting his past, embracing the blessings of his current life, family, and rediscovering the meaning of friendship, and faith.

A retired logger joyfully remembers his own beloved dog when he sees Izzy. Meanwhile, lenore–quickly dubbed the Hound of Love–arrives at Bedlam. Now, once-abandoned dog, in izzy & lenore, Katz delves deeper into his connection with the beautiful, learning yet again about the unexpected places animals can take us.

As trained hospice volunteers visiting homes and nursing facilities in upstate New York, Katz and Izzy bring comfort and canine companionship to people who most need it.

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Come Back, Como: Winning the Heart of a Reluctant Dog

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Come Back, Como: Winning the Heart of a Reluctant Dog #ad - Based on a beloved ten-part series in the san francisco Chronicle, Come Back, Como is Steven Winn’s tender and hilarious memoir of his uncommonly rich experience with a dog who wanted nothing whatsoever to do with him. With humor and pathos, the ordeals he and his dog endured together, Winn describes the exasperating but ultimately rewarding effects the pet had on his family, and the greatest lesson Como taught him: that loving a dog can somehow make us more human.

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Ever By My Side: A Memoir in Eight Acts Pets

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Broadway Books #ad - And he offers a poignant chronicle of his daughter’s devastating diagnosis of cystic fibrosis and how a little yellow Labrador retriever played an important role in bringing joy to their family when they needed it most. Nick waxes nostalgic about his boyhood in a working-class British suburb, where a large German shepherd named Patch was the perfect companion to a scrawny, bookish boy in a neighborhood full of bullies.

Using his relationships with those beloved animals to tell his life story, Nick shares the profound lessons he’s learned about friendship, loyalty, and resilience. He describes wooing his future wife and stepdaughter and perhaps most difficult of all their ornery cat. In ever by my side, husband, and intimate memoir about how the pets he has had throughout his life have shaped him into the son, father, moving, Nick turns the lens inward to offer a funny, and doctor he is today.

Nick trout new york times bestselling author Nick Trout has captivated readers by taking them behind the scenes into the heartwarming—and sometimes heartrending—world of veterinary medicine. Alongside nick’s warm reflections, guidance, the pets in these pages come alive as irresistible characters in their own right and showcase the power of animals to offer a lifetime of consolation, and abiding affection.

Ever By My Side: A Memoir in Eight Acts Pets #ad - Tender, wry, and ruminative, ever by my Side is a tribute to the power and beauty of ordinary life and a celebration of how pets make it all the sweeter and richer. The lessons that these animals taught me have been subtle, and inspirational, startling, playing a small but vital part in helping to shape the person you see with the stethoscope around his neck.

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Penny: The Story of a Free-Soul Basset Hound

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Open Road Media #ad - Though she never truly belonged to them, the Borlands agreed that Penny was a dog well worth loving—and so will readers. Pat, had also appeared one winter, the rabbit hound thousands of readers came to know in The Dog Who Came to Stay, staying to become the family’s dear companion. They fall in love with Penny—and she seems to fit right in.

Hal and barbara Borland were no strangers to strays. Penny is a delightful dog—short-legged, flop-eared, full of fun and curiosity. Indeed, hal and Barbara admire her for her spirit of individuality and independence. Some dogs, ” writes the author of the national bestseller, The Dog Who Came to Stay, like some people, just can’t abide a quiet life, in this warm and touching memoir.

Penny: The Story of a Free-Soul Basset Hound #ad - Penny the basset shows up at the borlands’ Connecticut farmhouse on a cold, tail wagging, snowy day—head held high, as if she were a long-awaited guest. And she loves people, so much so that she leaves the Borlands to go visiting elsewhere, often settling in with a different family for days on end.

Now, pat is gone, and Hal and Barbara are bereft without canine company.

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The Things I Want Most: The Extraordinary Story of a Boy's Journey to a Family of His Own

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Bantam #ad - There, over the next year, they would try to make Mike's dream come true. From the Trade Paperback edition. The remarkable story of a couple who risked everything to open their home--and their hearts--to answer an abandoned child's wish. It was a small note buried in the file of a deeply troubled eleven-year-old boy--a plea for a normal life Rich and Sue Miniter couldn't ignore:The Things I Want MOST:A familyA fishing poleA familyThe Miniters heard in that simple note the voice of a frightened child who wanted what all children want and need: someone to love who would love them in return.

So they brought mike home to the cozy country inn they'd restored and managed in rural upstate New York. But first they would have to work through the fear, anger, and distrust that accompanied this boy who had lived his whole life with the label "severely emotionally disturbed. For the biggest obstacle to mike's happiness was Mike himself, who gave the Miniters every reason to give up but one--the power of love.

The Things I Want Most: The Extraordinary Story of a Boy's Journey to a Family of His Own #ad - When richard and sue miniter decided to open their home--and their hearts--to a foster child, they couldn't imagine the frustrations and joys, the breakthroughs and setbacks, not to mention the emotional toll, that awaited them. Here is the remarkable true story of how their lives changed forever with their decision to answer an abandoned child's wish for THE THINGS I WANT MOST.

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Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER

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Bantam #ad - Then she came to Bellevue. Writing with uncommon candor, holland supplies not only a page-turner with all the fast-paced immediacy of a TV medical drama but also a fascinating glimpse into the inner lives of doctors who struggle to maintain perspective in a world where sanity is in the eye of the beholder.

Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER #ad - Praise for weekends at bellevue“an extraordinary insider’s look at the typical days and nights of that most extraordinary place, written with a rare combination of toughness, tenderness, and outrageous humor. Andrew Weil, M. D. Unforgettable. Holland is a good storyteller with a dark wit. New york post “equal parts affecting, jaw-dropping, and engrossing.

Booklist. Holland takes us for a ride through the psych ER that is at once wild and poignant, a ride that leaves deep tracks in even the healthiest of minds. Katrina Firlik, M. D. Author of another day in the Frontal LobeJulie Holland thought she knew what crazy was. Tells a mean story.

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To the Rescue: Found Dogs with a Mission

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Skyhorse #ad - Elise lufkin and diana walker once again present a moving collection of profiles, duotone photographs and moving text, in beautiful, of dogs that have found new lives after being “throw away” dogs. Some dogs featured here have become therapy dogs for hospitals and nursing homes; reading partners for children; friends to at-risk teens and the injured in veterans affairs hospitals; service dogs for the deaf and blind; arson dogs; and even search-and-rescue dogs.

To the Rescue: Found Dogs with a Mission #ad - Each dog and one cat profiled has had a rough past, suffering abuse or extreme neglect at the hands of humans. These spunky, bringing the therapy of love to people in need, happy animals have repaid the kindness of their rescuers in spades, sometimes even saving lives. Some of these special dogs are disabled, blind, deaf, missing limbs, but they don’t seem to know it.

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One Hundred and Four Horses: A Memoir of Farm and Family, Africa and Exile

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William Morrow #ad - Working all hours of the day on their sprawling ranch and raising three boisterous children, they savored the beauty of the veld and the diverse wildlife that grazed the meadows outside their dining room window. As other families across the country fled, they left behind not only their homes but dozens of horses.

But in early 2001, the retzlaffs' lives were thrown into turmoil when armed members of President Robert Mugabe's War Veterans' Association began invading the farmlands owned by white Zimbabweans and violently reclaiming the land. There is little in this world that a family cannot endure, if endure they must.

One Hundred and Four Horses: A Memoir of Farm and Family, Africa and Exile #ad - . One hundred and four horses is a love story and an epic tale of survival and unbreakable bonds—those that hold us to land and family, but also those between man and the most majestic of animals, the horse. Devoted animal lovers, the queen of the herd; tequila, the silver gelding and leader; Princess, the escape artist forever breaking free and trying to walk back to his original home; Grey, Pat and Mandy—now essentially homeless themselves—vowed to save these horses: Shere Khan, the temperamental mare; and the numerous others they rescued along the way.

For we all have it within us to lose everything, and still find strength in the most simple, absolutely everything, beautiful things. Pat and mandy retzlaff lived a hard but satisfying farming life in Zimbabwe. After their children, the couple's true pride and joy were their horses. Under the threat of death, the family was forced to flee, leaving behind a lifetime's possessions and becoming exiles in the only country they had ever called home.

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Endal: How one extraordinary dog brought a family back from the brink

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HarperTrue #ad - This is the incredible story of Allen, his wife Sandra, and his family. He lost the use of both of his legs, plus all memories of his children and much of his marriage. They 'adopted' each other, and endal became Allen's reason to communicate with the outside world, to come to terms with his injuries, and to want to live again.

Not content with learning over 200 commands to help allen complete everyday tasks like getting dressed and going out to the shops in his wheelchair, Endal gave Allen the ability to start living again, and to become a husband and father again in his own special way. After five years of intensive therapy and rehab, he was still angry, bitter and unable to talk.

Endal: How one extraordinary dog brought a family back from the brink #ad - Until a chance encounter with a Labrador puppy - Endal - who had failed his training as an assistance dog on health grounds. And, of course, Endal. He was left unable to walk, talk or write - isolated in his own world. The remarkable story of endal, and how, voted ‘Dog of the Millennium’, companionship and unstinting devotion, through his remarkable skills, he gave Allen Parton a reason to live again.

Allen parton was seriously injured while serving in the Gulf War.

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Almost Anywhere: Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National Parks, and Nonsense

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Skyhorse #ad - Her two best friends joined her—one a grumpy, forest, the other a feisty dog—and together they sought out every national park, grieving introvert, historic site, and wilderness they could get to before their money ran out or their minds gave in. The journey began as a desperate escape from urban isolation, and despair, heartbreak, but became an adventure beyond imagining.

What do you do when your world ends? at twenty-eight years old, Krista Schlyer sold almost everything she owned and packed the rest of it in a station wagon bound for the American wild. Chronicling their colorful escapade, and heroics that live in all of us, Almost Anywhere explores the courage, cowardice, as well as the life of nature and the nature of life.

Almost Anywhere: Road Trip Ruminations on Love, Nature, National Parks, and Nonsense #ad - This eloquent and accessible memoir is at once an immersion in the pain of losing someone particularly close and especially young and a healing journey of a broken life given over to the whimsy and humor of living on the road.

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