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See below for a selection of the latest books from Domestic animals & pets category. Presented with a red border are the Domestic animals & pets books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Domestic animals & pets books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
A leader in the fields of animal ethics and neurology, Dr. Aysha Akhtar examines the rich human-animal connection and how interspecies empathy enriches our well-being. Deftly combining medicine, social history and personal experience, Our Symphony with Animals is the first book by a physician to show how deeply the well-being of humans and animals are entwined. Interwoven throughout is Dr. Akhtar's own story of being a young girl who was bullied in school and sexually abused by her uncle. Feeling abandoned by humanity, it was only when she met Sylvester, a dog who had also been abused, that she found strength for both of them. Against the backdrop of her inspiring story, Dr. Akhtar asks, what do we gain when we recognize our kinship with animals? She travels around the country to tell the stories of a varied cast of characters-including a former mobster, an industrial chicken farmer, a Marine veteran-and comes face to face with a serial killer. Through storytelling that is entertaining, profound, and touching, Dr. Akhtar reveals what happens when we both break and forge bonds with animals. She demonstrates how humans are neurologically designed to empathize with animals, and how violence against them goes against our nature. In equal measure, the love and friendship we give to other species biologically reverberates back to us. Humanity's compassion for animals is the next step in our species' moral evolution and a vital component of our own health. Our Symphony with Animals is the definitive account for why our relationships with animals matter.
With his signature hands-on style, Mike Loades experiences what it is like to handle various dogs engaged in their traditional tasks. These adventures take him to the Jordanian desert, where he shares the saddle of his camel with a Saluki and to the green hills of Wales, where he works cattle with a Corgi. He mushes Huskies in Alaska, drives carriages with Dalmatians and flies falcons with spaniels. Each encounter not only highlights the bond between humans and dogs, it also frames that connection in its historical context. Different types of dogs appear the way they do because, at some stage in their development, they were bred selectively for a specialist job. The author takes key types on a walk through history. Along the way he explores the methods and practices of their original occupations. He delves into when, where and why they were first bred as the types we recognize today. The fascinating and engaging text is supported by over 250 stunning colour photographs of dogs in action. It results in an illuminating journey through many cultures and time periods. This book is a personal and heartfelt tribute to the enduring partnership between humans and dogs.
Our society is still learning how to dignify the relationship between a pet and their human with proper mourning rituals. We have only recently allowed the conversation of how to grieve for our non-human family members to come front and centre. In examining the special bond between pets and their people, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson validates the grief that we feel when a special pet dies. Lost Companions is full of poignant stories about dogs, cats, horses, birds, wombats and other animals that beautifully illustrate the strong bond humans form with them. A heartfelt exploration of human grief after the loss of a pet by the New York Times bestselling author of Dogs Never Lie About Love, Lost Companions is a thought-provoking book on pet loss. Masson takes a personal approach, allowing readers to explore their own responses, suggesting ways through and out of grief, as well as meaningful ways to memorialize our best friends.
The first book in the Paws of Fame series Pickles has just had her litter of six puppies taken away from her - who knows how many litters she's delivered and watched the same thing happen to. She's been left behind in an overcrowded, noisy and dirty barn and she's very weak - the human who comes around once a day doesn't give the dogs much food and Pickles isn't big or aggressive enough to get a fair share. Her ears itch with mites and her body is burning all over from a painful skin condition. This has been her life for six years and it will likely never change. But then she meets Julie. Julie is a young animal trainer for the movies and is looking for a Yorkshire Terrier for a new film she's working on with Colin Firth and Amanda Bynes. By chance, she hears of a puppy farm that has been raided - the dogs were kept in appalling conditions, and the now the poor surviving mothers need new homes. The breed of the dogs? Yorkshire Terriers. Julie doesn't know whether Pickles will be the right dog for the film, but she doesn't care; Pickles needs a safe home with love and care and Julie can give it. Will Pickles recover from the traumas of her past? Can she be the movie star Julie is looking for? And will Julie be able to make it in the world of movie animal trainers? Will You Take Me Home? is the moving true story of one woman and her dog.
You'll recognize your own dog in this entertaining collection of stories about the surprising, amusing, heartwarming, and even magical things that our dogs do. They come in all shapes, sizes, and personalities, but one thing is certain - our dogs are magical, beloved family members. These 101 heartwarming, humorous and completely true stories about our canine companions even include stories about the relationship between people and their dogs during the COVID-19 lockdown-the comfort they give, the dogs' understanding of the crisis, and the adoption of new rescue dogs by families. These amazing stories are sure to touch every dog lover's soul. You'll be left with a renewed love, affection and appreciation for your dog and all the magical moments she provides. Royalties from the book will support the nation's oldest animal welfare organization, American Humane.
You'll recognize your own cat in this entertaining collection of stories about the surprising, amusing, heartwarming, and even magical things that our cats do. They come in all shapes, sizes, and personalities, but one thing is for sure - our cats are magical, beloved members of our families. These 101 heartwarming, humorous and completely true stories about our feline friends are sure to touch every cat lover's soul. You'll be left with a renewed love, affection and appreciation for your cat and all the magical moments she provides. And royalties from the book will support the nation's oldest animal welfare organization, American Humane.
All in the Family - Pet Menageries takes an in depth look at owning two or more pets. This insightful book is aimed at both current owners and potential pet owners who would like to share their home with an animal companion, but can't make-up their mind what kind - or if two or more animals might be a better solution. Through studies and lots of real life examples, the author hopes to convince pet lovers that two's company - and even three is definitely not a crowd. The book explores why more than one pet is a great idea for all concerned - for both owners and pets. It is also highlights how pets could benefit from the presence of other animals in the household, and in some cases be given a completely new lease of life. Although many might feel two dogs or cats are plenty, it could be that more are even merrier. Expert advice is given on making the right choices to avoid a combination that clearly won't work, perhaps due to the breed of dog or cat; the owner's location or residence; a current lifestyle situation, or the incompatibility or some combinations for numerous reasons. Combinations of dogs and cats, as well as other animals are discussed, with clear evidence that pets such as rabbits, pigs and hedgehogs, among others, can all live happily in a mixed environment. Featuring interviews with multi-animal families, who relate their personal experiences in their real life, mixed menageries, the book is illustrated through dynamic photographs of multiple pets at play, eating, sleeping and interacting with each other, their owners and families, showing what fun, joy, laughter and love more than one pet can bring to a home.