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Subject: Any suggestions for good books about Animal Welfare, adoption stories?
Date Posted: 2/21/2012 7:03 PM ET
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Hello! I am an avid animal lover and activist.  Does anyone have any suggestions of books that are currently posted that you think I would like to read next?

Also, if you are also an animal lover, you may want to check out my posted books;-) Looking forward to hearing from you about exciting and heart warming books about ANY animal to swap!

 

Thanks again!

Date Posted: 2/21/2012 7:57 PM ET
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Hmm, 4 books came to mind immediately, but only one is posted.  You've probably read it, too.  It's Dewey:  The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World.  It's a popular book, so I'm assuming that you've at least heard of it!

I know you asked specifically for books that are posted, but just in case you're looking for books to add to your WL, I can recommend the ones below.  All of them involve the adoption of animals that are sick, injured, or disabled in some way.  They're all keepers on my bookshelf, sorry!

Amazing Gracie:  A Dog's Tale by Dan Dye and Mark Beckloff
Wesley the Owl:  The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl by Stacy O'Brien
The Good Good Pig:  The Extraordinary Tale of Christopher Hogwood by Sy Montgomery

 

Date Posted: 2/21/2012 9:44 PM ET
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Try The Dog Who Wouldn't Be  by Farley Mowat.  About a dog and his boy growing up in 1930s western Canada.

Date Posted: 2/21/2012 11:06 PM ET
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Hello Tom and Tasha!

Thanks for your feedback!

I will check out those books right now!

Yes, as a matter of fact I am reading Dewey right now!  And I also have Amazing Gracie in my stack to be read too. ;-)Let me know if you think of any others.  I really do appreciate it!

 

 

Date Posted: 2/22/2012 1:07 AM ET
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I loved Wesley the Owl. It's older but All Creatures Great and Small is really good. There's several in the series.
Date Posted: 2/22/2012 1:26 AM ET
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Thanks Donna! I now have Wesley the Owl on my wish list.

I have already read All Creatures great and small and the series, and swapped my copy out on this website already too!  Pay it forward!  :-) 

Thanks for your input...

 

Date Posted: 2/22/2012 9:35 AM ET
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The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams is a good book in the category you are interested in. Unfortunately it is not a posted book. But you might look at the library, because I think you would really like this book
Date Posted: 2/22/2012 9:36 AM ET
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The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams is a good book in the category you are interested in. Unfortunately it is not a posted book. But you might look at the library, because I think you would really like this book
Date Posted: 2/22/2012 10:05 AM ET
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If you do enjoy Farley Mowat's The Dog Who Wouldn't Be, than also read his classic Never Cry Wolf.  This book had a big impact on me as a young teenager and led to my interest in wildlife managment, in which I eventually got a degree after I got out of the service. This is Mowat's  story of his career as a biologist after his service in World War II.  He was sent to the far north of Canada to prove that the wolves were destroying the caribou herds. What he discovered was quite the opposite. It is full of humor, as are many of his books. He is a remarkable writer and has books on other topics that you might enjoy..

I hope you have also read Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. This is also about boys and their dogs.

And then there are the two Jack London classics about dogs, The Call of the Wild and White Fang. I suspect you have read at least one, if not both.



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Date Posted: 2/22/2012 1:25 PM ET
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Thomas and Bonnie, thanks for your input. I have read a few of those, thomas, but will check out others you suggested.

SO GLAD I POSTED TO THIS FORUM. You have all been so helpful! Keep them comin!

 

:-)

 

Date Posted: 2/22/2012 1:55 PM ET
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Two other favorites of mine are about Dian Fossey and the mountain gorillas - Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey and Woman in the Mist by Farley Mowatt.

Date Posted: 2/23/2012 10:41 PM ET
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How about "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein?  I have it in my "to be read" pile and it sounds great, has very good member reviews/4 stars.

I loved "Still Life with Chickens" by Catherine Goldhammer (though no copies available right now on PBS); it's a quick read, a delightful little book about a lady starting over, after a divorce, and taking on the care of chickens.

Date Posted: 2/23/2012 10:46 PM ET
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Catsand roses---

I read Art of racing in the rain, and actually I already swapped it with an avid reader on this site LOL ;-)

I haven't heard of the chicken book but maybe I will check that out.

I just finished Dewey the library cat book and it was really good! It is in my library in case any of you want to read it . highly recommended!  ;-)

I have several other animal books to share......

 

Date Posted: 2/27/2012 10:19 AM ET
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How about "One Good Dog",it has rescue pit bulls in it,   or "A Dog's Purpose"  - I loved that one.



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Date Posted: 2/27/2012 10:34 AM ET
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Are you interested in nonfiction "documentary" type books, like the ones about industrial ag and animals? Or is it more of the memoir, nice stories-type book you're looking for?

Date Posted: 2/27/2012 10:58 AM ET
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Thanks for the response Marg T and Betty.

Betty, I am interested in ALL animal science books, stories, nonfiction. I have several ag books on my wish list but there are not posted books at this time.

Any other suggestions?  Thanks again ladies!

 

 

Date Posted: 3/1/2012 7:32 AM ET
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I loved both of these, but they are wishlisted:

A Dog's Purpose and Emory's Gift by W. Bruce Cameron

Date Posted: 3/1/2012 7:09 PM ET
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I just ordered Emory's Gift from Amazon.  But did you know that W. Bruce Cameron has written another one to be released in May?  It is A Dog's Journey and is similar to A Dog's Purpose.  I am so excited - A Dog's Purpose is one of my all time favorites.

Date Posted: 3/1/2012 8:37 PM ET
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Yes!  I have it wishlisted - in fact I'm #1 :-D

Date Posted: 3/1/2012 9:46 PM ET
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This is a good one.  http://www.paperbackswap.com/Dog-Who-Rescues-Cats-True/book/0060927801/ 

Date Posted: 3/1/2012 9:52 PM ET
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This is the second in the series , http://www.paperbackswap.com/Blessing-Animals-True-Stories-Ginny/book/0060928670/ 

Date Posted: 3/2/2012 12:17 AM ET
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wow, thanks everyone for the great tips!  keep them coming!

 

Date Posted: 3/2/2012 9:45 AM ET
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Lisa, I love the books about Ginny, the dog who rescues cats. They are on my keeper shelf and I read them whenever I want to feel good.

I recommend "Rescue Ink" (which actually has a much longer title) by Rescue Ink. It's about a rescue group comprised of "tough guy" bikers.

Date Posted: 3/2/2012 1:18 PM ET
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Wendy ,The books about Ginny the dog are so sweet.  I loved them.

Subject: horse adoption story
Date Posted: 3/17/2012 5:49 PM ET
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There was a book about a woman who adopted a rescued mare, a former trotter, that I read a couple years ago.

It was well-worth reading because of the lovely writing in it.

Hmmm, trying to remember the title.

"Chosen by a Horse" by Susan Richards, Soho Press, 248 pages.

Amazon page with Search Inside at http://www.amazon.com/Chosen-Horse-Susan-Richards/dp/1845297164/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1204403455&sr=1-1

Read a nice review at http://minnieapolis.newsvine.com/_news/2008/03/01/1337210-chosen-by-a-horse-a-2-hankie-memoir-of-woman-horse-bk-review

 



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