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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Living with Your Cat

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Living with Your Cat
$12.99
How to welcome a new kitten, choose the right food, and more!

While cats understand their owners, in our eyes felines continue to be regarded as unpredictable and mysterious pets. So, if we have decided that our new companion will be a kitty, we must prepare ourselves and discover its world. Learn important skills and knowledge about cats that will better prepare you and make your cat happy, such as how to:

  • Welcome a new kitten into the house
  • Feed your cat the most appropriate food
  • Assess its behavior
  • Care for it if it gets sick
  • And other important skills to ensure it has a happy, healthy life
  • This is only a snippet of what you will find in this book. All of these skills have been elaborated by an animal care expert, which is accompanied with a good deal of useful advice that will help you understand our four-legged friend and make it grow healthy, while at the same time debunking certain myths about the cat world. In this book you will find everything you need to know in order to be the well-informed owner of a happy cat.

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    9781631585944
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    Absolute Beginner's Guide to Living with Your Dog

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    $12.99
    How to welcome a new puppy, choose the right breed, keep your dog fit, and more!

    Deciding to have a dog live under the same roof and share our house and our life entails a series of important assessments, including understanding the canine world. Getting a puppy is a big decision, so this book aims to help you learn about their needs as they grow. Learn important skills and knowledge about dogs that will better prepare you and make your dog happy, such as how to:

  • Choose the most suitable dog for your personality
  • Understand the difference between buying or adopting
  • Improve canine physical fitness
  • Assess behavioral traits
  • And much, much more
  • This is only a snippet of what you will find in this book. All of these skills have been elaborated by an animal care expert, which is accompanied with a good deal of useful advice that will help you understand our four legged friend and make it grow healthy. In this book you will find everything you need to know in order to be the well informed owner of a happy and healthy dog.

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    9781631585937
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    Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion

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    $27.00
    The founder and president of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk, and bestselling author Gene Stone explore the wonders of animal life and offer tools for living more kindly toward them.

    In the last few decades, a wealth of new information has emerged about who animals are--intelligent, aware, and empathetic. Studies show that animals are astounding beings with intelligence, emotions, intricate communications networks, and myriad abilities. In Animalkind, Ingrid Newkirk and Gene Stone present these findings in a concise and awe-inspiring way, detailing a range of surprising discoveries: that geese fall in love and stay with a partner for life, that fish "sing" underwater, and that elephants use their trunks to send subsonic signals, alerting other herds to danger miles away.

    Newkirk and Stone pair their tour of the astounding lives of animals with a guide to the exciting new tools that allow humans to avoid using or abusing animals as we once did. They show readers what they can do in their everyday lives to ensure that the animal world is protected from needless harm. Whether it's medicine, product testing, entertainment, clothing, or food, there are now better options to all the uses animals once served in human life. We can substitute warmer, lighter faux fleece for wool, choose vegan versions of everything from shrimp to sausage and milk to marshmallows, reap the benefits of medical research that no longer requires monkeys to be caged in laboratories, and scrap captive orca exhibits and elephant rides for virtual reality and animatronics.

    Animalkind is a fascinating study of why our fellow living beings deserve our respect, and moreover, the steps every reader can take to put this new understanding into action.

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    9781501198540
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    Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think

    Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think
    $28.00
    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, a radical investigation into the bird way of being, and the recent scientific research that is dramatically shifting our understanding of birds -- how they live and how they think.

    "There is the mammal way and there is the bird way." But the bird way is much more than a unique pattern of brain wiring, and lately, scientists have taken a new look at bird behaviors they have, for years, dismissed as anomalies or mysteries -- What they are finding is upending the traditional view of how birds conduct their lives, how they communicate, forage, court, breed, survive. They are also revealing the remarkable intelligence underlying these activities, abilities we once considered uniquely our own: deception, manipulation, cheating, kidnapping, infanticide, but also ingenious communication between species, cooperation, collaboration, altruism, culture, and play.

    Some of these extraordinary behaviors are biological conundrums that seem to push the edges of, well, birdness: a mother bird that kills her own infant sons, and another that selflessly tends to the young of other birds as if they were her own; a bird that collaborates in an extraordinary way with one species--ours--but parasitizes another in gruesome fashion; birds that give gifts and birds that steal; birds that dance or drum, that paint their creations or paint themselves; birds that build walls of sound to keep out intruders and birds that summon playmates with a special call--and may hold the secret to our own penchant for playfulness and the evolution of laughter.

    Drawing on personal observations, the latest science, and her bird-related travel around the world, from the tropical rainforests of eastern Australia and the remote woodlands of northern Japan, to the rolling hills of lower Austria and the islands of Alaska's Kachemak Bay, Jennifer Ackerman shows there is clearly no single bird way of being. In every respect, in plumage, form, song, flight, lifestyle, niche, and behavior, birds vary. It is what we love about them. As E.O Wilson once said, when you have seen one bird, you have not seen them all.

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    9780735223011
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    Buzz into Beekeeping

    Buzz into Beekeeping
    $16.99
    Experience the joy of keeping bees and learn more about hive styles, pest management, harvesting honey, modern uses for beeswax, and so much more!

    Are you considering becoming a beekeeper, or ever wondered what it would be like to have your own beehives? Maybe you want to produce fresh honey for your family, or increase the yield of your garden through better pollination. Master Beekeeper Charlotte Anderson gives you all the fundamentals of becoming a successful beekeeper and more in Buzz into Beekeeping. Learn how to:

  • Choose the best type of beehive
  • Buy bees
  • Keep your colony healthy
  • Prepare your bees for winter
  • And so much more!
  • Avoid the beekeeping mistakes made by many new beekeepers and help save this important pollinator.

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    9781510757394
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    Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary

    Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary
    $14.95
    "Astonishing . . . Moving." --People

    "The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary is an unflinching, visceral look at the emotional and physical damage--actual, real damage done to specific, individual apes--in some of America's most notorious biomedical research labs. It is also the story of humans who were driven to provide them with refuge, retirement . . . and, ultimately, their inherent right to dignity." --Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants

    IN THE CANADIAN WILDERNESS, Gloria Grow has created a rehabilitation center like none other. Thirteen chimpanzees, rescued from zoos and medical testing laboratories, now call Fauna Sanctuary home. After decades of cruelty and deprivation, these resilient primates are finally free to eat, sleep, play, and roam in peace--all while fighting their personal demons. Primatologist and author Andrew Westoll lived and worked at Fauna one remarkable summer, and The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary is his poignant testimony to the capacity of these animals to heal--and to learn to be chimps again. This is an absorbing, bighearted story about the species more closely related to us than any other.

    "There is plenty of moral outrage in this book, but there is also plenty of wonder . . . Impassioned and well reasoned." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

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    9780547737386
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    Complete Idiot's Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats

    Complete Idiot's Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats
    $16.95
    Includes the latest advice from well-known and respected veterinarians.
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    9781615641208
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    Dog Is Love

    Dog Is Love
    $28.00
    "Lively and fascinating... The reader comes away cheered, better informed, and with a new and deeper appreciation for our amazing canine companions and their enormous capacity for love."--Cat Warren, New York Times best-selling author of What the Dog Knows

    Does your dog love you?
    Every dog lover knows the feeling. The nuzzle of a dog's nose, the warmth of them lying at our feet, even their whining when they want to get up on the bed. It really seems like our dogs love us, too. But for years, scientists have resisted that conclusion, warning against anthropomorphizing our pets. Enter Clive Wynne, a pioneering canine behaviorist whose research is helping to usher in a new era: one in which love, not intelligence or submissiveness, is at the heart of the human-canine relationship. Drawing on cutting-edge studies from his lab and others around the world, Wynne shows that affection is the very essence of dogs, from their faces and tails to their brains, hormones, even DNA. This scientific revolution is revealing more about dogs' unique origins, behavior, needs, and hidden depths than we ever imagined possible.

    A humane, illuminating book, Dog Is Love is essential reading for anyone who has ever loved a dog--and experienced the wonder of being loved back.

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    9781328543967
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    Doggie Language

    Doggie Language
    $11.99
    Dogs communicate with so much more than barks and tail wags, and misreading doggie body language makes life challenging for dogs and their humans. This small but mighty book is your perfect illustrated guide to seeing and understanding the subtle visual cues and interpreting the behaviours used by your beloved pup to express how they're feeling. The more we notice and listen to what our dogs are trying to tell us, the more we can improve our relationship with our best friends, helping them to feel safe and happy.
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    9781787837010
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    Dogist Puppies

    Dogist Puppies
    $14.95
    Now in paperback!

    The Dogist Puppies

    , the follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Dogist, is a beautiful, funny, and endearing look at puppies.

    He fires up the Nikon. Fills his pockets with treats. Dresses in special gear--pants with built-in kneepads and shoes that are not only made for walking but also have a thick rubber toe for squatting. And last but not least, he packs a squeaky tennis ball. And then The Dogist is off, combing the streets in his quest to find dogs to photograph. Or, as has been the case for the past four years, puppies. Bringing his singular eye and sensibility to photographing puppies from birth to age one, Elias Weiss Friedman, aka The Dogist, captures hundreds of fuzzy faces to love and little furry bodies to covet. The Dogist Puppies is a celebration of oversize puppy paws and floppy puppy ears, puppies getting belly rubs and puppies unsure, exactly, of what that tail thing is for. Puppies at play, and puppies worn out from playing. Litters of puppies with their mom, and puppies with their human equivalents--children. Puppies in fancy outfits, and those poignant puppies having to wear the "cone of shame." Friedman has also taken a deep dive into breeds: Border Collies and Westies, Frenchies and Huskies, Boxers and the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, whose tender gaze looks just a little worried--perhaps concerned about living up to that name. The Dogist's new focus is on puppies. What more do you need to know?

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    9781579658694
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    Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird

    Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird
    $26.00
    A rollicking true-crime adventure about a rogue who trades in rare birds and their eggs--and the wildlife detective determined to stop him.

    On May 3, 2010, an Irish national named Jeffrey Lendrum was apprehended at Britain's Birmingham International Airport with a suspicious parcel strapped to his stomach. Inside were fourteen rare peregrine falcon eggs snatched from a remote cliffside in Wales.

    So begins a tale almost too bizarre to believe, following the parallel lives of a globe-trotting smuggler who spent two decades capturing endangered raptors worth millions of dollars as race champions--and Detective Andy McWilliam of the United Kingdom's National Wildlife Crime Unit, who's hell bent on protecting the world's birds of prey.

    The Falcon Thief whisks readers from the volcanoes of Patagonia to Zimbabwe's Matobo National Park, and from the frigid tundra near the Arctic Circle to luxurious aviaries in the deserts of Dubai, all in pursuit of a man who is reckless, arrogant, and gripped by a destructive compulsion to make the most beautiful creatures in nature his own. It's a story that's part true-crime narrative, part epic adventure--and wholly unputdownable until the very last page.

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    9781501191886
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    Hidden World of the Fox

    Hidden World of the Fox
    $24.99

    Discover the hidden world of the fabled yet enigmatic fox

    "[An] ode to this familiar yet mysterious creature. ... The sight of foxes can lift Brand's prose into poetry. ... Brand is by turns lyrical, salty, funny and scholarly as she describes the nuances of fox existence." --New York Times Book Review

    The fox. For thousands of years myth and folklore have celebrated its cunning intelligence. Today the red fox is the nature's most populous carnivore, its dancing orange tail a common sight in backyards. Yet who is this wild neighbor, truly? How do we negotiate this uneasy new chapter of an ancient relationship? Join British ecologist Adele Brand on a journey to discover the surprising secrets of the fabled fox, the familiar yet enigmatic creature that has adapted to the human world with astonishing--some say, unsettling--success.

    Brand has studied foxes for twenty years across four continents--from the Yucatán rainforest to India's remote Thar Desert, from subarctic Canada to metropolitan London. Her observations have convinced her that the fox is arguably the most modern of all wildlife, uniquely suited to survival in the rapidly expanding urban/wild interface. Blending cutting-edge science, cultural anthropology, and intimate personal storytelling drawn from her own remarkable fieldwork, The Hidden World of the Fox is Brand's rich and revelatory portrait of the extraordinary animal she has devoted her life to understanding.The fox. For thousands of years myth and folklore have celebrated its cunning intelligence. Today the red fox is the nature's most populous carnivore, its dancing orange tail a common sight in backyards. Yet who is this wild neighbor, truly? How do we negotiate this uneasy new chapter of an ancient relationship? Join British ecologist Adele Brand on a journey to discover the surprising secrets of the fabled fox, the familiar yet enigmatic creature that has adapted to the human world with astonishing--some say, unsettling--success.

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    9780062966100
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    Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses

    Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses
    $16.99
    Inspiring true stories of how horses teach humans and heal their hearts.

    Horses are sensitive creatures with hearts ten times larger than humans and much more to share with us than meets the eye. Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses offers poignant short stories about the trials and tribulations of befriending horses. Equine expert Kathy Pike brings you on a healing journey that includes lessons a wild horse taught her, how horses teach humans in her equine facilitated learning programs, and personal insights about living off the land and engaging with the dynamics of a herd each day.

    Every story in this inspirational book highlights lessons about trust, surrender, timing, and building relationships. Some stories are light and playful, others are insightful, and some are even a bit heart-wrenching, bringing you on the journey as if you are in direct relationship with each horse. Questions offered after each chapter invite you to apply this book's lessons to your own life or relationships.

    Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses will deepen any horse lover's understanding of the invisible and emotional bond between horse and human.

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    9781510762831
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    Love Is A Labrador

    Love Is A Labrador
    $10.99
    Life is better with a Labrador

    Every home should have a Lab, the only question is: chocolate, black, yellow or red? Whichever's your favorite, it's confirmed: these are the most Labradorable pups on the planet. Dedicated to the world's favorite breed, this paw-some little book will prove that it's not just any old dog who's a man's best friend - it's a Labrador

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    9781786859822
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    National Geographic Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and Happiness: The Veterinarian's Approach to At-Home Animal Care

    National Geographic Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and Happiness: The Veterinarian's Approach to At-Home Animal Care
    $24.99

    In National Geographic's comprehensive and easy-to-use illustrated pet reference, a renowned veterinarian offers expert advice on common health, behavior, and training for cats, dogs, and other domestic pets.

    Combining first aid, medical reference, and tips and tricks of the trade, here is your go-to-guide for at-home animal care, focusing on dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and more! Building on more than two decades of veterinary experience, Dr. Gary Weitzman covers topics including upset stomachs, house training, physical ailments and behavior tips. The president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society and former co-host of the weekly NPR show The Animal House, "Dr. Gary" brings a wealth of experience to essential veterinary questions, revealing basic first-aid techniques, when a trip to the vet is necessary, dietary recommendations, simple training techniques, necessary supplies, essential behavior cues, and much more.

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    9781426219658
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    Natural Dog

    Natural Dog
    $24.99
    Want to learn what your pet naturally needs? This is the wellness bible for dog owners everywhere. Gwen Bailey's bestselling dog guides have helped hundreds of thousands of owners throughout the world. Now, in this brand new book, you can learn how to give your dog everything it needs to achieve a happy and happy life by focusing on three vital considerations:
  • Physical health: Sticks, exercise games, vaccination and more
  • Dietary health: Hydration, diet, dental health, recipes and feeding
  • Mental health: Stimulation, socialization and canine interaction, addressing aggressive behavior and introducing other pets
  • From understanding your dog's physiognomy and analysing the perfect diet, to keeping your dog naturally alert, spirited and happy throughout its life, The Natural Dog offers a holistic approach to changing your dog's lifestyle to get the most out of life.
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    9780600636038
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    Our Dogs, Ourselves

    Our Dogs, Ourselves
    $18.00
    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Inside of a Dog, an eye-opening, informative, "entertaining, and enlightening" (BookPage) celebration of the human-canine relationship for the curious dog owner and science-lover alike.

    We keep dogs and are kept by them. We love dogs and (we assume) we are loved by them. We buy them sweaters, toys, shoes; we are concerned with their social lives, their food, and their health. The story of humans and dogs is thousands of years old but is far from understood. In Our Dogs, Ourselves, Alexandra Horowitz explores all aspects of this unique and complex relationship that "dog lovers will savor and absorb" (Shelf Awareness).

    As Horowitz considers the current culture of dogdom, she reveals the odd, surprising, and contradictory ways we live with dogs. We celebrate their individuality but breed them for sameness. Despite our deep emotional relationships with dogs, legally they are property to be bought, sold, abandoned, or euthanized as we wish. Even the way we speak to our dogs is at once perplexing and delightful.

    In thirteen thoughtful and charming chapters, Our Dogs, Ourselves affirms our profound affection for this most charismatic of animals--and makes us "see canine companions in new ways" (Science News).

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    9781501175015
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    Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives--And Save Theirs

    Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives--And Save Theirs
    $16.95
    "A book that offers hope."
    --The New York Times Book Review

    "A wondrous tapestry."
    --Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel

    Audubon Medal winner Richard Louv's landmark book Last Child in the Woods inspired an international movement to connect children and nature. Now he redefines the future of human-animal coexistence. In Our Wild Calling, Louv interviews researchers, theologians, wildlife experts, indigenous healers, psychologists, and others to show how people are connecting with animals in ancient and new ways, and how this serves as an antidote to the growing epidemic of human loneliness; how dogs can teach children ethical behavior; how animal-assisted therapy may yet transform the mental health field; and what role the human-animal relationship plays in our spiritual health. He reports on wildlife relocation and on how the growing populations of wild species in urban areas are blurring the lines between domestic and wild animals. Our Wild Calling makes the case for protecting, promoting, and creating a sustainable and shared habitat for all creatures--not out of fear, but out of love.

    Includes a new interview with the author, discussion questions, and a resource guide.

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    9781643750842
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    Personalities on the Plate: The Lives and Minds of Animals We Eat

    Personalities on the Plate: The Lives and Minds of Animals We Eat
    $25.00
    In recent years, scientific advances in our understanding of animal minds have led to major changes in how we think about, and treat, animals in zoos and aquariums. The general public, it seems, is slowly coming to understand that animals like apes, elephants, and dolphins have not just brains, but complicated inner and social lives, and that we need to act accordingly.

    Yet that realization hasn't yet made its presence felt to any great degree in our most intimate relationship with animals: at the dinner table. Sure, there are vegetarians and vegans all over, but at the same time, meat consumption is up, and meat remains a central part of the culinary and dining experience for the majority of people in the developed world.

    With Personalities on the Plate, Barbara King asks us to think hard about our meat eating--and how we might reduce it. But this isn't a polemic intended to convert readers to veganism. What she is interested in is why we've not drawn food animals into our concern and just what we do know about the minds and lives of chickens, cows, octopuses, fish, and more. Rooted in the latest science, and built on a mix of firsthand experience (including entomophagy, which, yes, is what you think it is) and close engagement with the work of scientists, farmers, vets, and chefs, Personalities on the Plate is an unforgettable journey through the world of animals we eat. Knowing what we know--and what we may yet learn--what is the proper ethical stance toward eating meat? What are the consequences for the planet? How can we life an ethically and ecologically sound life through our food choices?

    We could have no better guide to these fascinatingly thorny questions than King, whose deep empathy embraces human and animal alike. Readers will be moved, provoked, and changed by this powerful book.

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    9780226195186
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    Pup-Approved Dog Treat Recipes

    Pup-Approved Dog Treat Recipes
    $22.99
    This is the only doggie cookbook you need to have the most fun with your best friend! Based on the popular YouTube series Paddington's Pantry, the author has created brand new recipes to share, with the help of her own two pups, Paddington and Treacle.

    This bookincludes an illustrated "safe for dogs" guide that has been veterinarian-approved so you can be sure you're giving your fur baby only the safest goodies. Helpful hints are sprinkled throughout the pages to add relevant recipe tips, special substitution suggestions, and more!

    Starting with the fundamentals like easy KONG fillings and training treats, recipes are then organized seasonally, and include:

  • Fresh Fruit Parfaits
  • Mini Blueberry Muffins
  • Paw Print Cookies
  • Healthy Green Bean Crisps
  • Paddington's Sweet Potato and Chicken Twists
  • Too Hot for Walkies Fruity Frozen Treats
  • Pup-kin Spice Cupcakes
  • Apple and Oat Truffles
  • Peanut Butter and Beet Stars
  • Catch of the Day Salmon Fishcakes
  • Advent Calendar for Dogs
  • Many more!

  • You'll not only get to know Paddington and Treacle through this adorable homage pet lovers anywhere will adore, but also learn some super-simple recipes to keep in your back pocket!

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    9781510759558
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    Really Important Stuff My Cat Has Taught Me

    Really Important Stuff My Cat Has Taught Me
    $12.95
    A book that will delight every cat lover, full of wise and unforgettable life lessons, each paired with the perfect photo.

    Cats are the ultimate savants, possessing intelligence, poise, and sass in equal measure. They know when to play it cool, and when to pounce; when to fly solo, and when to cuddle up. Entertaining, unpredictable, and just a bit wild, cats encourage us to explore, take chances, and live on the edge--just as if we too had nine lives.

    Cynthia L. Copeland, author of the bestselling Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me and Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me, now turns her attention to our mysterious feline friends. Every page of this full-color gift book is a joyful reminder of what's important in life.

    Like Confidence: "Insist on a seat at the table." Curiosity: "Have more questions than answers." Adventure: "Sometimes you have to leap before you look." Individuality: "You'll be remembered for what sets you apart." Kindness: "Recognize the power of your purr." And Solitude: "Find your own square of sunshine."

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    9781523501489
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    This Book Is Literally Just Pictures of Snoozy Animals That Will Make You Sleep Better

    $14.95
    Screw meditative methods, white-noise machines, and chamomile tea--this photographic compilation of silly sweeties napping will lull you peacefully to sleep.

    As suggested by its title, this ridiculous book is a sleeping aid which harnesses the relaxing power of cute animals. Well, wait--haven't you heard? The secret to a happy and fulfilled life is to just get eight hours of sleep per night. Except there's one big catch: getting a good sleep is borderline impossible in our current snoozing climate. We've got smartphones forever by our bedside--complete with the blue-light temptation of scrolling through social media till sunrise. There's only one solution: turn off the phone, and flick instead through this therapeutic book of snoozy animals. They will coo you into sleepy submission.

    As its title subtly suggests, this book is literally just pictures of snoozing animals. Some of the lil' sleepy sweeties featured include resting raccoons, cats having a catnap, napping numbats, siesta-ing seals, drowsy dingoes, slumbering sloths, and zebras catching some much-needed Zs. Toward these furry angels we must turn in these dire times of sleeplessness to get a good night's sleep of our own.

    This book is the follow-up-of-sorts to the hugely successful and totally adorable This Book Is Literally Just Pictures of Cute Animals That Will Make You Feel Better.

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    9781925811384
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    Traitor to His Species: Henry Bergh and the Birth of the Animal Rights Movement

    Traitor to His Species: Henry Bergh and the Birth of the Animal Rights Movement
    $30.00
    From an award-winning historian, the outlandish story of the man who gave rights to animals.
    In Gilded Age America, people and animals lived cheek-by-jowl in environments that were dirty and dangerous to man and beast alike. The industrial city brought suffering, but it also inspired a compassion for animals that fueled a controversial anti-cruelty movement. From the center of these debates, Henry Bergh launched a shocking campaign to grant rights to animals.
    A Traitor to His Species is revelatory social history, awash with colorful characters. Cheered on by thousands of men and women who joined his cause, Bergh fought with robber barons, Five Points gangs, and legendary impresario P.T. Barnum, as they pushed for new laws to protect trolley horses, livestock, stray dogs, and other animals.
    Raucous and entertaining, A Traitor to His Species tells the story of a remarkable man who gave voice to the voiceless and shaped our modern relationship with animals.
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    9780465093861
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    Unexpected Genius of Pigs

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    $15.99

    We often consider dogs to be our enduring sidekicks but the truth is domestic pigs have played a role in our lives for nearly as long.

    Pigs are highly social and smart. They like to play. They're inventive, crafty and belligerent - and incredibly singleminded.

    Ultimately, we have far more in common with these creatures than we like to admit.

    Here is a charming ode to one of the most common, yet surprisingly intelligent, animals populating our landscapes. In this gentle and illuminating study, Matt Whyman embarks on a journey to uncover the heart and soul of an animal brimming with more energy, intelligence and playfulness than he could ever have imagined.

    In his bid to understand what makes a pig tick, having climbed a steep learning curve as a keeper himself, Whyman meets a veterinary professor and expert in pig emotion, as well as a spirited hill farmer whose world revolves around hogs and sows.

    Packed with fascinating research and delightful anecdotes, this entertaining and informative celebration of all things porcine covers everything from evolution, behaviour and communication to friendship, loyalty and broken hearts - uncovering a surprising notion of family along the way.

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    9780008383893
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    Voices from the Ape House

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    $19.95
    Exploring the history humans share with gorillas, Voices from the Ape House offers a behind-the-scenes look at the complicated social lives of western lowland gorillas through the eyes of a devoted zookeeper. The memoir traces Beth Armstrong's love and fascination for animals, from her childhood to her work with captive primates as an adult. Through her eyes, readers sense the awe and privilege of working with these animals at the Columbus Zoo. Individual gorillas there had an enormous effect on her life, shaping and influencing her commitment to improving gorilla husbandry and to involving her zoo in taking an active role to protect gorillas in the wild.

    Through anecdotal stories, readers get a glimpse into the fascinating lives of gorillas-the familiar gentleness of mothers and fathers toward their infants, power plays and social climbing, the unruly nature of teenagers, the capacity for humor, and the shared sadness by group members as they mourn the death of one of their own. In the end, Armstrong's conflict with captivity and her lifelong fondness for these animals helped shape a zoo program dedicated to gorilla conservation.

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    9780814255711
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    What It's Like to Be a Bird

    What It's Like to Be a Bird
    $35.00
    The bird book for birders and nonbirders alike that will excite and inspire by providing a new and deeper understanding of what common, mostly backyard, birds are doing--and why

    Can birds smell?; Is this the same cardinal that was at my feeder last year?; Do robins 'hear' worms?

    In What It's Like to Be a Bird, David Sibley answers the most frequently asked questions about the birds we see most often. This special, large-format volume is geared as much to nonbirders as it is to the out-and-out obsessed, covering more than two hundred species and including more than 330 new illustrations by the author. While its focus is on familiar backyard birds--blue jays, nuthatches, chickadees--it also examines certain species that can be fairly easily observed, such as the seashore-dwelling Atlantic puffin.

    David Sibley's exacting artwork and wide-ranging expertise bring observed behaviors vividly to life. (For most species, the primary illustration is reproduced life-sized.) And while the text is aimed at adults--including fascinating new scientific research on the myriad ways birds have adapted to environmental changes--it is nontechnical, making it the perfect occasion for parents and grandparents to share their love of birds with young children, who will delight in the big, full-color illustrations of birds in action.

    Unlike any other book he has written, What It's Like to Be a Bird is poised to bring a whole new audience to David Sibley's world of birds.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780307957894
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    What Your Dog Is Thinking

    What Your Dog Is Thinking
    $16.99
    How perceptive are dogs to the good (or bad) behavior of humans? How do they differ from breed to breed? Are some left handed and some right-handed? How can you tell if your pet is lonely? And just how similar is your dog to a wolf?

    In WHAT YOUR DOG IS THINKING the researcher, biologist and author Bo Söderström weaves together fascinating facts we're only just learning about man's best friends, with highly practical tips to help us better understand and care for the animals in our life. Research on dog behavior and the complicated psychology which influences their responses and needs has formally exploded in the 21st century, with fascinating new knowledge gained every day.

    Bo Söderström has an iron grip on all the cutting edge research to match the most determined dog's hold on his favorite toy, and here he presents the most interesting results in an easy-to-understand way. Learn about the interaction between man and beast, understand your dog's mysterious signals, immerse yourself in those earliest moments, and gain the ability to stare into your animal's eyes and think 'I get you'.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781473688360
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