No, No! Bad Dog!

True tales of man's best friend.

I Have Heard You Calling in the Night

By Thomas Healy

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Up until he was nearly 40...Healy was...a drinker, a fighter, and a mostly unemployed writer, and he was living with his mother, the only person who could put up with him. Then two things happened that changed his life: someone bought the film rights to one of his short stories, and he bought himself a Doberman pinscher puppy, whom he named Martin, after the man who bought the film rights. (from BookList)
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You Had me at Woof: How the Dogs Taught me the Secrets of Happiness

By Julie Klam

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The hilarious and heartfelt chronicle of a woman learning the secrets of love, health, and happiness from some very surprising teachers: her dogs. (from summary)
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What the Dog Did: Tales From a Formerly Reluctant Dog Owner

By Emily Yoffe

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Yoffe never thought she'd find herself extracting her bra strap from a dog's rear end; in fact, she never thought she'd have a dog at all. This cat devotee was in for some unexpected surprises when she took in a neurotic rescued beagle named Sasha to satisfy her daughter's desire for a dog. (book description)
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Walking Wisdom: Three Generations, Two Dogs, and the Search for the Ultimate Guru

By Gotham Chopra

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The Chopra dogs taught the family about curiosity and wisdom, open-mindedness and passion, not to mention loyalty and pig's ears. (from summary)
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Walking Ollie: or, Winning the Love of a Difficult Dog

By Stephen Foster

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Part Saluki and part greyhound, Ollie was never more at home or more graceful than when he was off leash – racing, almost flying, across the park. But as a house pet, Ollie had issues. Wind, sirens, and buzzing flies frightened him; but most problematic was Ollie's inexplicable fear of Foster himself. (from BookList)
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Stanley and Sophie

By Kate Jennings

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Never really a dog person (she initially dismisses them as "handbags with a heartbeat"), the author changes her mind after falling in love with Stanley's "prickly, prideful, independent" spirit. (from summary)
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Soul of a Dog: Reflections on the Spirits of the Animals of Bedlam Farm

By Jon Katz

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Do animals have souls? Some of our greatest thinkers-- Aristotle, Plato, Thomas Aquinas-- and countless animal lovers have been obsessed with this question for thousands of years. Now...Katz looks for an answer and finds even more questions as he recounts the lives and stories of the residents of his celebrated Bedlam Farm. (from summary)
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Second Chances: More Tales of Found Dogs

By Elise Lufkin

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Every year, millions of dogs are abandoned - at animal shelters, racetracks, or on the side of the road. Many of these animals end their days without ever knowing a caring human hand, but some are fortunate enough to be found and given a second chance. (This book)…is a moving tribute to the power of love between…dogs who were lost, and the people who were lucky enough to find them. (book description)
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Rescuing Sprite: a Dog Lover’s Story of Joy and Anguish

By Mark R. Levin

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(A) stunningly intimate look at the love between a family and a dog, one that movingly shows, in Mark Levin's words, that "in the end, we humans are the lucky ones."
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Oogy: the Dog Only a Family Could Love

By Larry Levin

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(S)hares the by turns horrifying and heartwarming story of Oogy, his gentle pit bull who went from brutalized bait for fighting dogs to beloved family member and therapy dog. (from Publishers Weekly)
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