Book Reviews of The Dog Who Rescues Cats: The True Story of Ginny

The Dog Who Rescues Cats: The True Story of Ginny
The Dog Who Rescues Cats The True Story of Ginny
Author: Leonore Fleischer, Philip Gonzalez
ISBN-13: 9780060927806
ISBN-10: 0060927801
Publication Date: 10/23/1996
Pages: 176
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
Wow, what a great story! It took me two nights to read this book, only because I was too tired to finish it one night. I was worried about reading about graphic details of animals being harmed and abused, but I was pleasantly surprised. The authors did a wonderful job of not being too graphic and sticking more to the important points and anecdotes worth hearing. I would recommend this book to anyone, it was such a beautiful true story and worth the read.
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Helpful Score: 5
Being an avid animal lover and reading all books I can find on animal stories, this has to be one of the best I've read. Unfortunately, Ginny passed away in August of 2005. She will be greatly missed.
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Helpful Score: 4
An extremely interesting memoir. Gonzalez and the dog Ginny found a wonderful partnership and just the right life style for them - as well as all the cats, and others, they rescued.
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Helpful Score: 3
The enlightening story of Ginny, who was a rescued dog. She went on to lead her owner in a rescue mission for homeless cats.
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Helpful Score: 2
Loved, loved, loved it. Read it in one day. Ginny is the cutest, smartest dang dog ever. Phillip is one great man too. Everyone needs a dog like this...but I certainly wouldn't keep all those cats! ~:^)
Any pet lover MUST read this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Heartfelt book
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Helpful Score: 1
Its about a dog who rescues cats, Ginny is rescued herself and injured and Ginny has a mind of her own, she loves Cats.
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Loved this book from start to finish, am looking forward to number two. Such a great story, of kindness, love and caring.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is an interesting book and a quick, easy read. It is not a religious book but you will definitely see the hand of God at work in this man's life. I plan to give it to my 13-year-old son to read next.
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This poignant canine memoir recounts the story of Ginny, a Long Island dog with a remarkable ability to seek out and rescue homeless cats. Simple but delightful, the story is narrated from the perspective of Ginny's owner, Philip Gonzalez. Badly disabled in an industrial accident, Gonzalez quickly fell into a downward spiral of despair. His saving grace arrived in the form of a small, scruffy grey dog. Ginny quickly provided Philip with a focus in life: cats--hundreds of them. Each chapter recounts Ginny's amazing rescues of helpless felines. Particularly heartwarming is the image of Ginny running across broken glass to reach a kitten in distress. As Ginny saved cats, Philip housed them, and soon his life was taken over by the creatures--many disabled or disfigured. The Dog Who Rescues Cats is packed with touching photographs of Ginny and her feline family. Included is an introduction by Cleveland Amory, noted animal enthusiast and author of The Cat Who Came for Christmas.

From School Library Journal
YA?When Philip Gonzalez, a young Vietnam vet, became disabled in an industrial accident, he didn't realize how drastically his life would change. Always fit and active, he found himself living on disability with little prospect of employment. Depressed and isolated, he finally followed a friend's advice and got a dog for companionship and to keep him from being so self-centered. Not being a dog lover, he was somewhat bewilderingly taken by a female mongrel named Ginny, who was in almost as bad shape as he. She soon became the center of his life?but the center of her life seemed to be stray cats. Soon Gonzalez was also taking in debilitated felines. While not great literature, this brief look at the author's relationship with Ginny and their raison d'etre is heartwarming and readers will soon become involved with them and their adopted cats, all of whom have distinct and winning personalities. Many YAs will think twice about cats, dogs, and handicaps after reading this book
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This is a heart warming story that I highly recommend. I also enjoyed the sequel.
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This is an incredible, heart-warming story. A good read.
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Authors: Philip Gonzalez and Leonore Fleischer