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is the story of a doctor who, at first, doesn't always listen; of the patients he serves; of their caregivers; and, most importantly, of a cat who teaches by example, embracing moments of life that so many of us shy away from. "Oscar has much to teach us about empathy and courage. I couldn't put it down.­" --­Sara Gruen, author of "This book is a must-­read. Truly, this is a story that needs to be told.­" -- "You'll be moved.­" "This touching and engaging book is a must-­read for more than just cat lovers; anyone who enjoys a well-­written and compelling story will find much to admire in its unlikely hero.­" -- "[The] book, both touching and humorous, isn't just about Oscar. It's about listening and letting go.­" --

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Black Beauty is a classic children's tale about the trails and tribulations in the life of a horse from the horse's point of view. The story starts in the pasture where Black Beauty is born. We learn about his training to a bit and saddle. We follow his life as he grows up, makes friends, and is past from owner to owner good or bad. We learn how he deals the responsibilities of day to day living. Please Note: This book is easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. The Microsoft eBook has a contents page linked to the chapter headings for easy navigation. The Adobe eBook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable up to two full copies per year. Both versions are text searchable.

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BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and an excerpt from Gwen Cooper's ONCE IN NINE LIVES, SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY HAPPENS. The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart. Then Gwen’s veterinarian called with a story about a three-­week-­old eyeless kitten who’d been abandoned. It was love at first sight. Everyone warned that Homer would always be an “underachiever.­” But the kitten nobody believed in quickly grew into a three-­pound dynamo with a giant heart who eagerly made friends with every human who crossed his path. Homer scaled seven-­foot bookcases with ease, survived being trapped alone for days after 9/11 in an apartment near the World Trade Center, and even saved Gwen’s life when he chased off an intruder who broke into their home in the middle of the night. But it was Homer’s unswerving loyalty, his infinite capacity for love, and his joy in the face of all obstacles . . .

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The answers will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human. Horowitz introduces the reader to dogs’ cognitive abilities and then draws a picture of what it might be like to a dog. What’s it like to be able to smell not just every bit of open food in the house but also to smell sadness in humans or even the passage of time? How does a tiny dog manage to play with a Great Dane? What is it like to hear the bodily vibrations of insects? Why must a person on a bicycle be chased? What’s it like to use your mouth as a hand? In short, what is it like for a dog to experience life from two feet off the ground, gazing at our ankles or knees? explains these things and much more. The answers can be surprising—once we set aside our inclination to anthropomorphize dogs. also contains new research—on dogs’ detection of disease, the secrets of their tails, and their . . .

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Perhaps better than any other writer, James Herriot reveals the ties that bind us to the natural world. Collected here are three of his masterpieces—,, and which have been winning over animal lovers everywhere for almost fifty years. From his night visits to drafty barns during freezing northern England winters, to the beautiful vitality of rural life in the summertime, to the colorful menagerie of animals—and their owners—that pass through his office, Herriot vividly evokes the daily challenges and joys that come with being a veterinarian. Witty and heartwarming, these classic books also feature an original introduction from the author’s son, Jim Wight, and bonus archival photos courtesy of the Herriot estate.

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Featured on the Today show! Not only does training your dog new tricks give you something to show-­off at parties, but it also keeps your dog engaged and moving, and helps you become closer and more in-­tune with your pet. And who better to learn from than the pros? Babette Haggerty has trained Jack Nicklaus' Golden Retriever to bark the number of his major tournament wins on command, Curt Gowdy's Rottweiler to say, "Go Reds" and Jimmy Buffett's Maltese to dance on cue to "Margaritaville". She offers up more than 100 of her best dog tricks, many of them featured by her famous father, Captain Haggerty, on David Letterman’s Stupid Pet Tricks. Tricks include: Step-­by-­step photos, more than 500 of them, pack the pages showing you the tricks to the tricks. In no time your dog will not only bring in the paper, play dead and roll over but also count objects, jump into your arms, crawl like a soldier and take a bow. Babette was voted “Palm Beach’s Favorite Dog Trainer.­” She has been . . .

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1977 Newbery Honor Book Abel's place in his familiar, mouse world has always been secure; he had an allowance from his mother, a comfortable home, and a lovely wife, Amanda. But one stormy August day, furious flood water carry him off and dump him on an uninhabited island. Despite his determination and stubborn resourcefulness--­he tried crossing the river with boats and ropes and even on stepping-­stones--­Abel can't find a way to get back home. Days, then weeks and months, pass. Slowly, his soft habits disappear as he forages for food, fashions a warm nest in a hollow log, models clay statues of his family for company, and continues to brood on the problem of how to get across the river--­and home. Abel's time on the island brings him a new understanding of the world he's separated from. Faced with the daily adventure of survival in his solitary, somewhat hostile domain, he is moved to reexamine the easy way of life he had always accepted and discovers skills and talents in himself . . .

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Cats have been popular household pets for thousands of years, and their numbers only continue to rise. Today there are three cats for every dog on the planet, and yet cats remain more mysterious, even to their most adoring owners. In, renowned anthrozoologist John Bradshaw takes us further into the mind of the domestic cat than ever before, using cutting-­edge scientific research to explain the true nature-­and needs-­of our feline friends. Tracing the cat’s evolution from solitary hunter to domesticated companion, Bradshaw shows that cats remain independent, predatory, and wary of social contact, qualities that often clash with the demands of our modern lifestyles. If we’re to live in harmony with cats, Bradshaw contends, we first need to understand and adapt to their ancient quirks. A must-­read for any cat lover, challenges our most basic assumptions about cats and promises to dramatically improve their lives-­and ours.

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Cynthia Voigt crafts a novel about discovery, perspective, and the meaning of home—all through the eyes of an affable and worried little mouse. Fredle is an earnest young fellow suddenly cast out of his cozy home behind the kitchen cabinets—into the outside. It's a new world of color and texture and grass and sky. But with all that comes snakes and rain and lawnmowers and raccoons and a different sort of mouse (field mice, they're called) not entirely trustworthy. Do the dangers outweigh the thrill of discovery? Fredle's quest to get back inside soon becomes a wild adventure of predators and allies, of color and sound, of discovery and nostalgia. And, as Fredle himself will come to understand, of.

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