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Women Who (Still) Love Cats Too Much

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If you're a person (like me) who keeps a lint brush in your desk drawer, catnip in your pocket, and extra bags of cat food in your car (in case you see a hungry stray), you're going to really enjoy the newest book from Allia Zobel Nolan.

Those of us who love cats tend to focus our lives around felines. We "catify" the living room (so our cats feel more at home), we color coordinate our clothing with the cat's fur, and we purchase fifteen brands of food until we find one they enjoy - then start all over with the purchases as soon as it seems like they aren't enjoying it anymore.

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Books: The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances

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The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances
by Ellen Cooney
c.2012, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
304 pages

When 24-yr-old unemployed Evie sees a classified ad that reads, "Would you like to become a dog ____?", her answer is, "maybe". The missing word piques her interest and she ultimately decides that anything has to be better than what she is doing now - the endless therapy classes, and a general dis-ease with the world around her. She researches what type of dog ___ she could be and settles on "trainer," despite never having had a pet. The Sanctuary is an old ski lodge turned dog rescue that sits atop a snowy mountain and is run by nuns.  When Evie arrives to begin her dog training classes, she isn’t prepared for what she finds. A large, stoic and very strict woman meets at the front desk. Her name is Mrs. Auberchon and just Evie’s presence seem to annoy the older woman. And so begins Evie’s search for guidance in her new career as a  reluctant dog trainer for special needs canines.

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Muzzled by Eileen Brady

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When it comes to mysteries,  Arizona veterinarian Eileen Brady knows how to set the hook. Muzzled: A Kate Turner, DVM Mystery is the debut novel of this talented Scottsdale veterinarian and as far as we're concerned, it's a "must read" for any animal lovers who love a good mystery. When Dr. Kate Turner takes a year long stint as an emergency vet in a small town, she embarks on a series of strange house calls - one of which includes the health check of a stud at the home of a breeder of prize-winning cavalier King Charles spaniels show dogs. But when she arrives, she finds 27 dogs running through the house and the eccentric breeders dead in an apparent murder-suicide.

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Books for Dog Lovers: In Dogs We Trust

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When I first met Lon Hodge and his wonder dog, Gander, at BlogPaws this year, I didn't know of their fame. But after meeting them, I can totally understand why they are such a beloved couple. Their travels take them around the world, and Gander is their selected leader, guide to this veteran and his travels. In Dogs We Trust: Tales of Unconditional Love, Inspiration and Service is a lovingly selected collection of short stories selected by Hodge and Gander. You’ll experience nearly every emotion as you read this anthology - from essays about the inner workings of a dog’s mind to the love and loss we all experience with our pets.

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The Ultimate Guide to All Things Kitten

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Awhile back, we had the pleasure of meeting Kitty Wrangler (her official title) Laurie Cinotto, the founder of The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee, at an event we attended. Laurie is one of the biggest kitten rescuers we've ever met and knows more about cats than we can ever begin to learn. This is why we were so thrilled to see her newest book hit the shelves this month.

The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee: The Ultimate Guide to All Things Kitten is "the" book you'll want to have if you foster, rescue, have or even just "like to see" kittens.

The photos in this book are wonderful and the kittens range in ages from a few hours old to a few adults. But, all of them are beautiful, charming and as filled with purr-sonality as Laurie's writing style.

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