In a simple style that gives a dog's perspective of the world from a foot off the ground, Foxy shares his life story and his views on topics that a dog knows best. Lost, mistreated and abandoned, he is fearful of people, noises, and sudden movements. Rescued by Jay and Ellie, over time he grows to trust and love his humans and his dog pals. Along with feisty observations about the behavior of humans, cats, deer, and sheep, he shares the inside scoop on sniffing and barking, his instinctual needs for hiding in a cave, wandering off to explore new territory, or scavenging for food. We experience his delight in all of his senses throughout the seasons--fragrant flowers and leaves, crinkly leaves underfoot, the crunch of snow, and the fresh scent from a just-cut Christmas tree. Foxy takes us with him to dog parks, frolics at the beach, and an assortment of kennels, hotels, and coffee shops. He deals with his own injuries and Jay's illness with a dog's understanding of the world. Foxy's unique voice can be compared to the dogs of Peter Mayle in A Dog's Life or Garth Stein in Racing in the Rain. He artfully brings the reader's attention to his level, where smell is everything and he is always on the lookout for a morsel of food. His humorous riffs on food and his frequent confusion about what the humans are saying and why things happen give a poignancy to the pain and loss he experiences. The leash that he is so eager to be released from so he can explore his environment also provides a feeling of connection to his humans. In the end, despite his lifelong fear of those who might hurt him, he is tenacious in surviving the challenges of life and it is his bond with humans that matters the most.
Dog Parks Unleashed is a directory of local dog parks in the U.S 14 central states. The following states are covered in this book: Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.
Dog Parks Unleashed is a directory of local dog parks in the U.S 23 Eastern States. The following states are covered in this book: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and the Washington DC area
A Million Dogs is designed for dog lovers of all ages - its humour and cuteness will appeal to both children and adults, providing an escape from hectic modern life to a relaxing world of quirkiness and imagination. Inside are 30 spreads of funny canines, decorated with stress-relieving Japanese patterns and motifs. Each illustration shows different dogs' adventures, and each dog is different.
Unleash Your Writer aims to give you the tools to assess if you really want to write, target those areas of your life that need to change if you are to write and finally get you on that path to writing. It is not a book that tells how to get published, how to structure a story or the basics of grammar. In fact you may find some grammar mistakes here despite my best efforts to remove them. It is a workbook that makes you assess your devotion to writing either as a living or a hobby while giving you the tools to do so. It also helps you assess your writing blocks such as lack of time or the fear of people reading your work and helps you work through them so these things no longer hold you back.
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