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Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan: A Love Story

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When it comes to assistance dogs, we think every one of them are heroes. But, the story of Hickory and Kemp, the two seeing eye dogs belonging to Lloyd Burlingame are something extra special.

Two Seeing Eye Dogs Take Manhattan is told from the point of view of the dogs, who are high-spirited with a rollicking sense of humor. They refer to their human as “the old prof” and give us a dog’s eye view of what it’s like to navigate the bustling city of Manhattan (and many other locales). From an adventure to Austria to shopping trips in the city, it’s easy to see how these two dogs have skyrocketed to the top of reading lists.

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Moo Kitty Finds A Home

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“You only need to believe and have faith that you are not alone,” said Calvin the Angel Cat.

And thus sets the theme of this creative little children’s book entitled Moo Kitty Finds A Home by Valerie Lee Veltre.

At 72 pages with rich, colorful illustrations throughout the 8 1/2x11 sized book finds a home with all animal lovers who want to teach children the value of adoption. A Mom's Choice and Gold Award Winner recipient, this book is a home run for animal rescue!

In the book, Moo Kitty (an adorable little cat who has markings resembling a cow), loses his owner. Without a home, the abandoned kitty must learn to fend for himself on the streets. Lost and alone, he finally grows tired and is visited in his dreams by three angel kitties who reassure him that everything will be fine.

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Book Review: Sophie, The Incredible True Story of the Castaway Dog

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Once upon a time, you had living room furniture that wasn’t covered in fur.

It wasn’t scuffed by paw prints or mashed down from repeated turn-before-laying-down rotations. Before your couch pup-tato claimed that couch, the cushions were firm, not flat, and were acceptable for guests.

Still, can you blame Poochie for taking over your sofa? You’d hate having to lie around on the floor all day, too.

So how surprised would you be if Fido pulled a Phelps by performing a swimming feat that still astounds experts?  Read about a dog that did, in the new book “Sophie: The Incredible True Story of the Castaway Dog” by Emma Pearse.

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Book Review: Sergeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond Between a Marine and His Military Working Dog

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These days, you sleep pretty well at night...

Oh, sure, there are things that could keep you awake. Mostly, though, you’re tucked into bed when darkness comes and you close your eyes, knowing that you’re safe. The reason is because you trust the men and women who sacrifice to keep this country secure. Also, you’ve got your dog nearby and he’s always on alert.

And sometimes, as you’ll see in the new book “Sergeant Rex” by Mike Dowling, it’s a little of both.

Growing up in the San Francisco area, the fourth of six children, Mike Dowling says that there were always animals around.

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“The Dog Who Danced” by Susan Wilson

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Who could resist that little urchin face?

The dog staring at you from your computer screen sure was a cutie. He was a stray, found wandering nearby and nobody came to claim him.

Tempting.  But wasn’t someone missing that sweet boy?  How could anybody refuse those please-love-me eyes?
Alice and Ed Parmalee couldn’t, that’s for sure. It was easy to fall in love with the sheltie dog and he was obviously abandoned, but in the new novel “The Dog Who Danced” by Susan Wilson, keeping him might be a delicate ballet.

Justine Meade was certain that the phone call had been just another obligation.

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