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A Dog Is Listening: The Way Some of Our Closest Friends View Us
Roger A. Caras; Paperback Rep edition (March 1993)
Roger Caras has a special affinity with the animal kingdom. Now, in a winning mix of psychological insight, factual research, and personal, paws-on experience, Caras takes the reader into the special world of dogs. The author examines the relationship between humankind and the dog from the canine perspective, discussing canine personalities, special abilities, and the history of the human-dog partnership.
A DOG'S WISDOM
by Margaret Bonham
A heartwarming view of life from a dog's point of view. Complete with tips from canines Kodiak, Kira, Ranger and Haegl, this is a celebration of the special bond between people and the dogs they love.
A FRIEND LIKE HENRY. THE REMARKABLE TRUE STORY OF AN AUTISTIC BOY AND THE DOG THAT UNLOCKED HIS WORLD
by Nuala Gardner
A Friend Like Henry is a mother's heartwarming account of how her little boy conquered his autism with the help of a devoted family dog, a Golden Retriever.
ALEX & ME - HOW A SCIENTIST AND A PARROT UNCOVERED A HIDDEN WORLD OF ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE
by Irene Pepperberg
On September 6, 2007, an African Grey parrot named Alex died prematurely at age thirty-one. His last words to his owner, Irene Pepperberg, were "You be good. I love you."

What would normally be a quiet, very private event was, in Alex's case, headline news. Over the thirty years they had worked together, Alex and Irene had become famous—two pioneers who opened an unprecedented window into the hidden yet vast world of animal minds.

AMAZING GRACIE - A DOG'S TALE
by Dan Dye & Mark Beckloff
The co-founders of the Three Dog Bakery share the moving, funny, and inspirational story of a deaf and partially blind albino Great Dane named Gracie who helped inspire the owners as they built up their international retail chain to 32 stores.
ANIMAL TALK
Penelope Smith
Learn how interspecies telepathic communication can help you solve behavior problems, find out where your animal hurts and discover his likes and dislikes.
ANIMALS AND THE AFTERLIFE- TRUE STORIES OF OUR BEST FRIENDS JOURNEY BEYOND DEATH
by Kim Sheridan
This book provides enormous comfort and reassurance to anyone who has ever cherished an animal, and food for thought for anyone who has ever questioned the place of these beloved creatures in the larger scheme of things.
ANIMALS AS GUIDES FOR THE SOUL
Susan McElroy
Explore the ancient bonds that connect humans and animals: the healing gifts of animals, the genius of people who talk to them, and the power of animal messengers.
ANIMALS AS TEACHERS AND HEALERS
Susan McElroy
True stories of the pets, working animals, and creatures of the wild who transform and heal our lives. The author shares stories from her own life and the lives of others to portray animals as intuitive, loyal friends.
ANIMALS IN TRANSLATION: USING THE MYSTERIES OF AUTISM TO DECODE ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
by Temple Grandin
One of the world's most celebrated animal scientists merges a lifetime of study with her extraordinary perceptions as an autistic person in a groundbreaking book that revolutionizes the understanding of how animals think and feel. Temple was one of the most popular speakers at the 2004 APDT Conference.
ANIMALS. EMOTION & MORALITY - MARKING THE BOUNDARY
by B. A. Dixon
In this exploration of our emotional kinship with animals, philosopher B. A. Dixon invites the reader to consider what is philosophically controversial about the idea that animals have emotions.

Dixon concludes that we are unwarranted in attributing to animals morally laden emotions.

Between Pets and People: The Importance of Animal Companionship
Alan M. Beck, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas; Paperback - 336 pages Revised edition (September 1996)
A review and exploration of the evidence that animals have a significant influence on human life and health. The authors, who were the original investigators of well known studies, show that physical and emotional health can be improved with human-animal interaction. The book reviews the evolution of domestication and the basis for the importance of companion animals in our lives.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS - A GUIDE TO PRAYERS, CEREMONIES CELEBRATING PETS & OTHER CREATURES
by Diana Guerrero
These pet-related blessings and ceremonies have found favor with people of all faiths and in all walks of life... a collection of prayers, blessings and ceremonies for animals.
BLISS TO YOU. TRIXIE'S GUIDE TO A HAPPY LIFE
by Dean Koontz
Bestselling author Dean Koontz says that his dog, Trixie, changed his life and made him a better, happier person. Packed with dog wisdom, both poignant and funny, this charming and heartfelt book gives the reader much food for thought--which might not be as tasty as a bowl of kibble but is nonetheless nourishing.

All author proceeds will be donated to the assistance-dog organization, Canine Companions for Independence (CCI).

BONES WOULD RAIN FROM THE SKY: DEEPENING OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH DOGS
by Suzanne Clothier
Shows us how to find a deep connection with another being and to receive an incomparable gift: a profound, lifelong relationship with the dogs we love.
BRINGING LIGHT TO SHADOW - A DOG TRAINER'S DIARY
by Pamela Dennison
Meet Shadow, a handsome, fearful, aggressive, second-hand Border Collie. He lashed out at people without warning and avoided human touch. Meet Pam, a professional dog trainer with 12 years experience and several successful dog adoptions behind her when she met Shadow. Follow their journey—in this warts-and-all diary of their lives over 18 months. Every owner or trainer who has ever lived or worked with an aggressive dog will gain new insights from Shadow.
CANINE COURAGE: THE HEROISM OF DOGS
Tiffin Shewmake
An in-depth look at heroism in untrained dogs and such mysteries as the understanding dogs have of danger, how dogs know what to do and how heroic behavior developed in dogs.
CHILDREN & ANIMALS - EXPLORING THE ROOTS OF KINDNESS
by Frank Ascione
Children & Animals - Exploring the Roots of Kindness and Cruelty presents the current scientific and professional wisdom about the relation between the maltreatment of animals and interpersonal violence directed toward other human beings in an understandable style and language.
COLD NOSES AT THE PEARLY GATES
by Gary Kurz
If you’ve ever loved and lost a pet, or if you know someone who has shared a special bond with a furry face and a cold, wet nose, you’ll welcome this amazing book’s reassurance that love and loyalty are truly eternal, and that someday, you and your pets will be together again.
Communicating With Animals: The Spiritual Connection Between People and Nature
Arthur Myers; Paperback - 256 pages
I truly believe this is the best book I have written, and I've written quite a few. I feel it is the most spiritual, and also the most fun to read, of any I've written. Communicating with animals - and nature in general - is really exciting, and it's for real. I interviewed some 50 professional animal communicators, and they are impressive people - educated, intelligent, idealistic and spiritual. They all say the same things - that animals are automatically telepathic; that humans are also telepathic, even though most of us have forgotten this - but we can learn to remember it; that animals reincarnate; that they sometimes return to the same people in different bodies; that they have ghosts; that they can be healed, physically and emotionally; that they sometimes heal us humans. - Art Myers, Author
Conversations With Animals: Cherished Messages and Memories As Told by an Animal Communicator
Lydia Hiby and Bonnie Weintraub; Paperback - 192 pages (May 28, 1998)
The authors' experiences, stories, and suggestions for communicating with your own animal, make this book a fascinating read. Lydia Hiby has been talking with animals for some 18 years, primarily using what she describes as "picture talking." Thousands of clients (people and animals) attest to the authenticity of Hiby's work as an animal communicator, and that improved communication between animals and humans definitely makes a difference in their lives. My hope as publisher is that this book will open more human eyes to the reality that all animals are living beings deserving of the same respect and compassion that human beings accord one another. Perhaps when humans learn to treat animals with respect and compassion, we will then learn to do the same with one another. -- Maureen R. Michelson
CONVERSATIONS WITH DOG
Kate Solisti-Mattelon
You talk to your dog all the time. Now with the help of professional animal communicator Kate Solisti-Mattelon, it's the dogs' turn.
DEVOTED TO DOGS: HOW TO BE YOUR DOG'S BEST OWNER
by Sarah Ferrell
"Devoted to Dogs" was awarded Best Non-Fiction book of 2007 by Virginia Press Womens Association. Sarah Ferrell also won the Hartz Award at 2007 Dog Writers' Association of America banquet. A wonderful read for anyone sharing their lives with dogs.
DOG
by Susan McHugh
This fascinating and up-to-date account unravels the current debate about the relationship of dogs and wolves, and explores dogs in mythology, religion and in ancient cults. Reveals how we have shaped dogs over the millennia, and how dogs have shaped us.
DOG HEAVEN
by Cynthia Rylant
In heaven, dogs run free in endless fields, nap on fluffy clouds, are given treats by passing angels. A gentle explanation of life after death sure to satisfy the child in each of us.
DOG LOVER'S GUIDE TO DATING - USING COLD NOSES TO FIND WARM HEARTS
Deborah Wood
Just in time for Christmas! Think romance has gone to the dogs? You're right - and it's actually a good thing! Studies show you're three times more likely to meet someone if you have a dog with you. So leash up your dog and get going!
DOG MAN: AN UNCOMMON LIFE ON A FARAWAY MOUNTAIN
by Martha Sherrill
How one man's consuming passion for dogs saved the legendary Akita breed from extinction and led him to a difficult, more soulful way of life in the wilds of Japan's remote snow country.

After the Japanese surrender in 1945, there were only sixteen Akita dogs left in the country. The magnificent and fiercely loyal Japanese hunting dogs had been donated to help in the war effort, or had been eaten, their pelts used by the military to line the winter coats of soldiers.

At ninety-four years old, Morie still raises and trains the Akita dogs that have come to symbolize his life.

DOGS NEVER LIE ABOUT LOVE
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson; Paperback - 274 pages (September 1998)
"Dogs feel more than I do (I am not prepared to speak for other people)," Sanskrit scholar Masson asserts. "They feel more, and they feel more purely and more intensely." Often, however, he seems to be writing less about animals than humans: "In searching for why we are so inhibited compared with dogs, perhaps we can learn to be as direct, as honest, as straightforward, and especially as intense in our feelings as dogs are." Masson offers several proofs that dogs do take the high moral road. --Kerry Fried
DOGS OF DREAMTIME: A STORY ABOUT SECOND CHANCES AND THE POWER OF LOVE
by Karen Shanley
The story of one woman's deep connection with her three very different dogs, and the extraordinary emotional journey they embark on together.
FOR EVERY DOG AN ANGEL
Christine Davis
Are you welcoming a new puppy, celebrating the "forever" dog in your life, or saying good-bye to a beloved dog companion? Perfect for yourself, or for a friend!
FOR THE LOVE OF A DOG SEMINAR DVD
by Patricia McConnell
For the Love of a Dog: The Biology of Emotion in Two Species DVD brings Patricia McConnell into your living room, with a full-day seminar on emotions in dogs and people. In this seminar, Patricia examines what emotions really are and how they affect behavior.
FOR THE LOVE OF A DOG: UNDERSTANDING EMOTION IN YOU AND YOUR BEST FRIEND
by Patricia McConnell
(PBK) Trish McConnell's latest book takes a look at canine emotions and body language. Like all her books, this one is written in a way that the average dog owner can follow but brings the latest scientific information that trainers and dog enthusiasts can use.
FROM BAGHDAD TO AMERICA
by Jay Kopelman
Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman won the hearts of readers with his moving story of adopting an abandoned puppy named Lava in a hellish corner of Iraq.

With the same intelligence and insight he showed in From Baghdad, With Love, Kopelman sets forth more than a dozen lessons, including: Life can change in an instant, but you'll be able to handle it; passion for something can help you tap into your most powerful reserve of energy; have a standard operating procedure for everything; never forget who you are or how you got here. Active and retired troops, soldiers' friends and families, and everyone who has ever loved a dog will embrace this book.

FROM HOOFBEATS TO DOGSTEPS. A LIFE OF LISTENING TO AND LEARNING FROM ANIMALS
by Rachel Page Elliott
Born to a loving and educated New England family, Rachel Page Elliott, known to all as Pagey, was encouraged to develop her interests and talents wherever they would lead her. And lead her they did, to a life-long fascination with animals, first to horses, then to dogs. Each passion created adventures and opportunities that make her life story so fascinating.
FUR KIDS - A LIFE WITH DOGS
by William Buchanan
In his latest book, Fur Kids: A Life with Dogs columnist William Buchanan recounts the joy, challenge, and sorrow of living with five furry souls that owned him and his wife through the years.
HELLO, GOODBYE, I LOVE YOU - THE STORY OF ALOHA, A GUIDE DOG FOR THE BLIND
by Pamela Mueller
Tells the love journey and relationship between the guide dog raiser, a sight-impaired person and the dog, a yellow Labrador Retriever, Aloha.
In the Company of Animals: A Study of Human-Animal Relationships (Canto)
James Serpell; Paperback Revised edition (October 1996)
Contrasting the way we love some animals while ruthlessly exploiting others, this study provides a detailed and fascinating account of the ways in which animal companionship can influence our health. It provides a key to the moral contradiction inherent in our treatment of animals and nature. What purpose, if any, do pets really serve? Are they simply an outlet for misplaced love? Or four-legged friends who help us to satisfy vital emotional needs? Whatever they are, when we elevate pets to the status of social companions, we undermine the distinction between human and non-human. In other words, pets force us to confront the moral contradictions inherent in our treatment of animals in general. Pursuing this idea to its logical conclusion, the author uncovers a fascinating and disturbing trail of myths, evasions and double standards which humans have used since earliest times to justify their subjugation of nature and other life forms. Through an exploration of the phenomenon of pet-keeping across history and between cultures, this thought-provoking study reassesses our relationships with animals and the natural world.
INSIDE THE ANIMAL MIND
George Page
If you've ever wondered what an animal was thinking - if anything - here are the answers in an entertaining, well-researched book. A groundbreaking exploration of animal intelligence!
KIDS & ANIMALS: A HEALING PARTNERSHIP VIDEO
Kindred Souls
A remarkable 1 hour video that takes you on an emotional journey as you explore the healing bonds formed between children and animals. Award Winning Documentary, Family Approved.
KINDRED SPIRIT, KINDRED CARE - MAKING HEALTH DECISIONS ON BEHALF OF OUR ANIMAL COMPANIONS
by Shannon Nakaya
Making health decisions on behalf of our animal companions. A must for every pet owner!
KINDRED SPIRITS
Allen Schoen
From the cancer-stricken dog that helped its owner deal with diabetes, to examples of animal assisted therapy in critical care units, a synthesis of veterinary and alternative medicine that will touch and enlighten anyone. From one of America's most celebrated vets.
KINSHIP WITH ALL LIFE
J. Allen Boone
Is there a universal language of love...a "kinship with all life" that can open us up to the lessons taught by non-human animals? Here are several examples.
KINSHIP WITH THE ANIMALS - Updated Edition
William Shatner, Michael Tobias, Kate Solisti
Scientists, artists, activists, philosophers, lawyers, and spiritual leaders share their intensely personal experiences and ponder on the meaning and import of human/animal relationships. From prairie dogs, donkeys and squid to Best Friends Sanctuary s dogs and cats, the contributors tell of a wide variety of insightful encounters with animals. Jane Goodall recalls how her lifelong commitment to animals began with a fateful childhood meeting with a dragonfly. Homeless veterans find healing with the parrots of Serenity Park. Musician Jim Nollman plays the waterphone for an audience of orcas.
MINDFUL DOG TEACHING - REFLECTIONS ON THE RELATIONSHIPS WE SHARE WITH OUR DOGS
by Claudeen McAuliffe
When you teach a skill, there is a give and take that builds the relationship, improves results, and makes both teacher and student feel good. Go beyond simple obedience and training to develop a deeper connection with your canine companion.
MINDING ANIMALS: AWARENESS, EMOTIONS, AND HEART
Marc Bekoff
Offers a thought-provoking look at animal cognition, intelligence, and consciousness and presents vivid examples of animal passions, highlighting the deep emotional lives of our animal kin. Marc Bekoff will speaking at the APDT conference this fall in Denver.
MIRACLE DOG - HOW QUENTIN SURVIVED THE GAS CHAMBER TO SPEAK FOR ANIMALS ON DEATH ROW
Randy Grim
Quentin, a Basenji mix, was sentenced to die in an antiquated gas chamber but survived to become part of a campaign that has brought public awareness to the plight of stray and cast off pets all over America.
MY BUDDY
Audrey Osofsky
Buddy is the best friend a boy could have. He and his young master are a team, because Buddy is a Golden Retriever service dog, and his master has muscular dystrophy.
NEXT OF KIN: MY CONVERSATIONS WITH CHIMPANZEES
by Roger Fouts
This remarkable book describes Fouts' odyssey from novice researcher to celebrity scientist to impassioned crusader for the rights of animals. A voyage of scientific discovery and interspecies communication, this is a stirring tale of friendship, courage, and compassion that will change forever the way we view our biological--and spiritual--next of kin.
NOSE TO NOSE
Barry Schieber
A memoir about healing. Recovering from emergency surgery in a foreign country, Barry Schieber finds himself buying a puppy to bring back to Montana. Sensing something therapeutic about Moritz, Barry comes upon a way to share this quality with others.
PACK OF TWO
Caroline Knapp
The intricate bond between people and dogs is addressed from personal experience as well as from the viewpoint of animal behaviorists, psychologists and other owners.
Peaceful Kingdom: Random Acts of Kindness By Animals
Stephanie Laland; 1997; paperback; 224 pages
Peaceful Kingdom chronicles amazing true stories of devotion and bravery from the animal world. Included are both well-publicized cases, such as the gorilla who tenderly carried an injured child to safety, and the more obscure--the German shepherd who visited the grave of his deceased owner every day at the same hour. Even ants are caught in heroic acts: they're observed pulling a thorn from an injured comrade. The animals in this book are viewed as compassionate, thinking creatures that experience real emotions--hardly news to animal lovers. Peaceful Kingdom also reflects human acts of kindness to animals. Edward Lear, the famous author of "The Owl and the Pussycat," built his new house as an exact replica of his old one to keep from traumatizing his beloved cat. Peaceful Kingdom is an intriguing and heartwarming journey into the lives of some astonishing animals.
PENNY'S FROM HEAVEN - STORIES OF HEALING
by Patsy Swendson
Stories of Penny, a Golden Retriever who is a certified therapy dog. Illustrated with lovely drawings by Aundrea Hernandez.
RESCUED - SAVING ANIMALS FROM DISASTER: LIFE-CHANGING STORIES AND PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
by Allen & Linda Anderson
Chock-full of lifesaving information, this book prepares you to quickly and safely evacuate with animals in any emergency. Offers vital, in-the-trenches information for saving animals' lives, gleaned from hundreds of animal rescue organizations, experts, and volunteers.
SOULS OF ANIMALS - 2ND EDITION
by Gary Kowalski
Revised 2nd Edition - A Unitarian minister reflects on the spiritual life of animals. How does the world look through their eyes? Do they have a sense of right and wrong, affections and souls?
TALES FROM THE DOG LISTENER - 28 SECRETS TO BEING YOUR DOG'S BEST FRIEND
by Jan Fennell
World-renowned dog trainer Jan Fennell shares 28 uplifting real-life stories of dogs and people learning to live together with mutual love and respect.
TALES OF TWO SPECIES. ESSAYS ON LOVING AND LIVING WITH DOGS
by Patricia McConnell
New from Dogwise Publishing! Join best-selling author Patricia McConnell in looking at the behavioral interactions of dogs and people and how the similarities and differences between us impact our relationships.
Talking With the Animals
Patty Summers; Paperback - 192 pages (September 1998)
Patty Summers has a remarkable gift--she talks with animals. She doesn't just talk to animals, she converses with them. A regular Doctor Dolittle, Summers shares stories of the animals in her life--dogs, cats, and even an iguana named Quasar. Talking with the Animals will bring a smile to your face, and sometimes a tear to your eye, but there is more here than a human interpretation of animal antics. These stories are told as much by the animals themselves and will teach you as much about the humans on this planet as they do about the furry, feathered, and scaly creatures we share our lives with. --Brian Patterson
THE ANGEL BY MY SIDE
Mike Lingenfelter & David Frei
*Won the Dog Writer's Association of America's Award, Best General Interest Book of 2003! Mike Lingenfelter was ready for his life to be over. Two serious heart attacks and open-heart surgery had taken away most of the good things that he had in his life. Then a Golden Retriever named Dakota, who had been rescued himself, came to help Mike with his therapy.
THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN
by Garth Stein
A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.
THE BODY LANGUAGE AND EMOTIONS OF DOGS
by Myrna Milani
Understanding both the social nature of dogs and also that our own emotional responses enhance the physical, mental, and emotional health of both owner and pet. Dr. Milani uses fact, practical experience, and above all, sensitivity and tolerance to help owners build better relationships with their dogs.
THE DOG DIET - A MEMOIR
by Patti Lawson
DWAA Best Humor Book Award Winner, 2006!Now you can forget the Zone, Atkins and South Beach! It turns out that the ultimate weight-loss plan is owning a dog.
THE DOGS OF BEDLAM FARM
Jon Katz
An adventure with sixteen sheep, three dogs, two donkeys, and a man! Recounts the first winter the author spent on a remote, windswept hillside farm in upstate New York.
THE EMOTIONAL LIVES OF ANIMALS - A LEADING SCIENTIST EXPLORES ANIMAL JOY, SORROW AND EMPATHY - AND WHY THEY MATTER
by Marc Bekoff
Based on award-winning scientist Marc Bekoff's years studying social communication in a wide range of species, this important book shows that animals have rich emotional lives.
The Intelligence of Dogs: A Guide to the Thoughts, Emotions, and Inner Lives of Our Canine Companions
Stanley Coren; Paperback Reprint edition (April 1995)
Combining heroic stories of dogs with the latest scientific and psychological information, this book has provoked controversy with its lists that rank more than 100 breeds and its exciting new insights into the thoughts, emotions and inner lives of dogs. How well to dogs understand language? Why can't Rover read? Can you teach on old dog new tricks? How smart is your dog? Psychologist Stanley Coren answers these questions and more in this enlightening resource for dog owners, potential dog owners, and anyone who loves a good dog story. In the best-selling tradition of The Hidden Life Of Dogs, The Intelligence Of Dogs is an absorbing read that combines heroic stories of dogs with the latest scientific and psychological information and sections on how to: Choose a family dog. Read your dog's body language. Test your dog's smarts. Understand the sophisticated language of the bark. Tailor a training program for best results. And so much more.
THE LANGUAGE OF ANIMALS
Carol Gurney
Seven Step HeartTalk Program developed to help people communicate with and make a spiritual connection with their animal companions.
THE NEW WORK OF DOGS: TENDING TO LIFE, LOVE, AND FAMILY
Jon Katz
Combines personal narratives with a look at human/animal attachment, and questions whether this relationship shift is an entirely positive phenomenon for both species.
THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE
by David Wroblewski
For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles' once peaceful home.
THE TEN TRUSTS: WHAT WE MUST DO TO CARE FOR THE ANIMALS WE LOVE
Jane Goodall & Marc Bekoff
World-renowned behavioral scientists argue passionately and persuasively that if we put these ten trusts to work in our lives, the earth and all its inhabitants will be able to live together harmoniously.
WE CAN'T STAY TOGETHER FOR THE DOGS: DOING WHAT'S BEST FOR YOUR DOG WHEN YOUR RELATIONSHIP BREAKS UP
by Jennifer Keene
Whether you are going through a divorce, ending a long-term relationship, or splitting with a partner, We Can’t Stay Together for the Dogs can help any pet parent get through this difficult time with dignity and peace of mind.
WHAT PHILOSOPHY CAN TELL YOU ABOUT YOUR DOG
by Steven D. Hales
This is a book for thoughtful dog-lovers who want to explore the deeper issues raised by dogs and their relationships with humans.
WHAT SHAMU TAUGHT ME ABOUT LIFE, LOVE AND MARRIAGE
by Amy Sutherland
While observing exotic animal trainers for her acclaimed book Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched, journalist Amy Sutherland had an epiphany: What if she used these training techniques with the human animals in her own life–namely her dear husband, Scott? In this lively and perceptive book, Sutherland tells how she took the trainers’ lessons home.

Amy Sutherland is the author of Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched and Cookoff. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Her feature piece "What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage," on which this book is based, was the most viewed and most e-mailed article of The New York Times online in 2006.

When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals
Susan McCarthy, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson; Paperback - 291 pages (June 1996)
This national bestseller exploring the complex emotional lives of animals was hailed as "a masterpiece" by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and as "marvelous" by Jane Goodall. Not since Darwin's The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals has a book so thoroughly and effectively explored the full range of emotions that exist throughout the animal kingdom. From dancing squirrels to bashful gorillas to spiteful killer whales, Masson and coauthor Susan McCarthy bring forth fascinating anecdotes and illuminating insights that offer powerful proof of the existence of animal emotion. Chapters on love, joy, anger, fear, shame, compassion, and loneliness are framed by a provocative re-evaluation of how we treat animals, from hunting and eating them to scientific experimentation. Forming a complete and compelling picture of the inner lives of animals, When Elephants Weep assures that we will never look at animals in the same way again.
WHEN SPECIES MEET
by Donna Haraway
As never before in history, our pets are truly members of the family. But the notion of "companion species"—knotted from human beings, animals and other organisms, landscapes, and technologies — includes much more than "companion animals."
WOOF! A GAY MAN'S GUIDE TO DOGS
by Andrew De Prisco
This satirical and over-the-top guidebook advises gay men on how to select the most fabulous dogs for them based on their personalities, preferences, and lifestyles.
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