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True tales of man's best friend.

Mornings With Barney: the True Story of an Extraordinary Beagle

By Dick Wolfsie

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I enrolled Barney in obedience school...I was impressed with the legendary school’s sales pitch, including their money-back guarantee. But when I said my dog was a beagle, there was dead silence on (the other) end of the phone...then a good-natured laugh. I was just kidding about the guarantee. (from summary)
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Moments With Baxter

By Melissa Joseph

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a collection of touching, true stories about the poignant connection between Baxter, an 18-year-old therapy dog, and the hospice patients and their families to whom he brings comfort and love. (from summary)
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Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog

By Grogran, John

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John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same. (book description)
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Love is the Best Medicine: What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian About Hope, Humility, and Everyday Miracles

By Nick Trout

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Dr. Trout has an impressive array of fancy equipment, training and skills at his disposal, but his most important tool...is a fundamental belief in the power of hope, humility, and grace. (from publisher description)
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Huck: the Remarkable True Story of What One Lost Puppy Taught a Family – and a Whole Town – About Hope and Happy Endings

By Janet Elder

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(A) page-turning, unforgettable true story of the tenacity of one small dog, the unexpected, extraordinary kindness of strangers, and a family's devotion to each other. (from summary)
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Good Dog. Stay

By Anna Quindlen

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Heartening and bittersweet, this book honors the life of a cherished and loyal friend and offers (readers) a valuable lesson: Sometimes an old dog can teach a person new tricks. (from summary)
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For Bea: The Story of the Beagle Who Changed My Life

By Kristin Von Kreisler

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...Von Kreisler found a beagle named Bea whose traumatic past included a stay at an animal-research facility...(S)he was determined to help the cowering, malnourished animal. From the dog's condition, von Kreisler knew it wouldn't be easy. She was right. (from BookList)
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Dogged Pursuit: My Year of Competing Dusty, the World’s Least Likely Agility Dog

By Robert Rodi

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An urban intellectual and a scruffy, disobedient Sheltie team up to conquer the Canine Agility pro-circuit in this hysterical account of the quest for glory in the competitive dog world. (from summary)
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Dog Years: a Memoir

By Mark Doty

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(T)wo dogs become Doty's intimate companions, his solace, and eventually the very life force that keeps him from abandoning all hope during the darkest days. Their tenacity, loyalty, and love inspire him when all else fails. (from summary)
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Dog Man: an Uncommon Life on a Faraway Mountain

By Martha Sherrill

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After the Japanese surrender in 1945, there were only sixteen Akita dogs left in the country...Morie (Sawataishi) became obsessed with preventing the extinction of the breed, and he did it in a very un-Japanese way: defying convention, breaking the law, giving up the opportunity to hold prestigious engineering jobs in Tokyo... (from summary)
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