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Subject: Any recommendable Pet Books?
Date Posted: 2/16/2009 3:01 PM ET
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Hello Pet Fans and Fellow Pet Lovers,

I recently finished "The Cat Who Went to Paris" by Peter Gethers and I'm looking for similiar pet books. Something along the lines of a loving relationship between pet and owner and how it changes their lives. I know there is 2 sequels to that I'm in the middle of finding. I heard "Marley and Me" and Dewey: "The Small-Town Libray Cat" are more great pet books. But, seriously, what do you guys recommend?

Also, How do I look for Pet books in the search? I don't see a genre for pet books.

Date Posted: 2/16/2009 5:11 PM ET
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If you go under search and go to genres, put it on home and garden. Then another section will appear and animals and pet care is at the top.

Chosen By a Horse is a pretty good book. I don't remember who the author is. A Bridge Called Hope and Hope Rising are also pretty good.

Date Posted: 2/18/2009 12:02 AM ET
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Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog by Ted Kerasote looks good to me. haven't read it yet, but its on my list TBR right away

Date Posted: 2/18/2009 12:50 PM ET
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And, if you have never read James Herriot, these are absolute classics, very funny and absolutely wonderful:

All Things Bright and Beautiful

All Creatures Great and Small

All Things Wild and Wonderful

The Lord God Made Them All

I read these when I was a teenager, and I go back to them again every few years.

Date Posted: 2/19/2009 6:57 PM ET
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Books by John Katz (Izzy and Lenore; A Good Dog; The New Work of Dogs; the Dogs of Bedlam);  Cleveland Amory (The Cat and the Curmudgeon; The Cat Who Came for Christmas);  a bit harder to find used,Postcards from Pug Bus by Phil Maggitti; Clara: ThE  by

Subject: My favorite dog book...
Date Posted: 2/25/2009 1:50 AM ET
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A GREAT book is The Art of Racing in the Rain.  It is from a dog perspective.

Jon Katz - a good dog - or something about Orson the dog.

Dewey seemed a bit long, but a nice read. I just got all the James Herriot book from the library, so I will let you know.




Date Posted: 3/13/2009 7:06 PM ET
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Chicken Soup for the Soul  Cat Lovers 1

Chicken Soup for the Soul  Cat Lovers 2

Chicken Soup for the Soul  Pet Lovers

Chicken Soup for the Soul Dog and Cat Lovers

Chicken Soup for the Soul Loving Our Cats

A Cup Of Comfort for Cat Lovers


Date Posted: 3/16/2009 2:19 PM ET
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Like others I'd recommend James Herriot. I'm actually reading Marley & Me right now. I've laughed out loud several times and I'm only 100 pages in! I definitely recommend it.

Date Posted: 3/22/2009 11:15 AM ET
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I picked up The Good Good Pig by Sy Montgomery yesterday and I love it! I'm about halfway through.  I would definitely recommend it as a book about how a pet changed the author's life.

Also, Amazing Gracie by Dan Dye and Mark Beckloff was very enjoyable.  Gracie is a Great Dane that touched the authors' lives.

Date Posted: 3/30/2009 10:41 PM ET
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Wesley the Owl is a great book.  It is a true story,

Kim H. (kimpin) - ,
Date Posted: 4/7/2009 5:30 PM ET
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I loved Dewey, Also Three Dog life and Chosen by a Horse were very good.

Subject: recommendation
Date Posted: 6/14/2009 12:43 AM ET
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If you are still looking for a great book involving animals, you have to read "A Pack of Two" by Caroline Knapp and "The Pig and I" by Rachel Torr.  Loved these!  Hope you have the chance to read them!