The innocence of pets as they go about their lives in our world designed for humans always makes for a good story. Whether we are rooting for the kitten that just won’t give up, or learning more about how dogs perceive our world, these eight books are some of the greatest reads for pet lovers everywhere.
Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love
The book Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love, was featured on The Oprah Show. This is a heart-warming story about a dog who has been beaten badly and is missing an ear. The dog just wants attention and he is going to get it – even if it is not in a good way.
Oogy was mutilated because he had been a bait dog for fighting dogs, before he met his wonderful new family after a police raid. This canine has gone through hell and back and still manages to be a great pet. This is indeed a very touching story.
The Art of Racing in the Rain
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein was published in 2008. This is a novel told exclusively from a dog’s point of view. In the book, readers can follow a story of a race car driver and his dog. The dog is preparing to be reincarnated into a human in its next life. Readers are taken on a journey of the dog Enzo, watching television and learning all he can about his owner’s race car driving passion. This novel was such a big hit, they have made a movie out of it.
97 Ways to Make Your Dog Smile
97 Ways to Make Your Dog Smile is quite a silly book that a lot of dog owners love. The pictures in the book are impressive and the tips work really work. This is a book on how to teach your dogs and how to get your dog to pay attention to you and others. Dog lovers who bought this book raved about how well all the tips and tricks were explained and how easily they were ultimately able to do them.
Cleo: The Cat Who Mended a Family
Cleo: The Cat Who Mended a Family is a touching book that will make the average pet lover cry. The book is about a woman who does not really like cats, but her son really wants one after overhearing some kittens were available.
Something tragic ends up happening to the son that wanted the cat right before it arrived. The family was going to send the cat back to the original owner, but the kid’s little brother wanted to keep it.
While the family is mending their broken heart for their lost loved one, this cat provides comfort for the child’s little brother and becomes his best friend.
Readers have said that it is one of the most heart-warming books about a childhood companionship they have read in a long time.
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World is a very touching story of a woman who lost her family farm and alcoholic husband. One cold morning this woman found a kitten almost frozen to death and decided to rescue it.
His story made it around the world and there was television documentary made in Japan about him. The documentary showed how one can be in the worst financial crisis in the world and pull oneself up again. This book does not only teach people that you can overcome any problem, but when you do how good it can feel.
Matilda Mae: The Dog Who Needed a Name
Matilda Mae: The Dog Who Needed a Name is a children’s book suitable for ages 8 years or older. This is a tale about a dog who needs help finding a home. Matilda did not look or act like her beagle brother and sisters so they were adopted quicker than she was when she was in the animal shelter.
This book provides the reader with knowledge about animal shelters and pet adoption. This is a great book for children who love animals. Parents of children that have read this book have given it great reviews saying that it taught their child the importance of compassion.
Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know
Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know is a very interesting book about the fascinating relationship between a human and a dog. This is a scientist’s perspective as a dog lover, providing a look at the world from a dog’s point of view.
101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your
101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog is a guide to things you can do with your canine friend. This book is described as one of the best dog training books ever. It provides you with step by step instructions and pictures to teach your dog effectively with frustration wondering if you are doing everything right. This book also offers side notes suggesting other ways of doing different activities with your dog and different ways you can get them to listen to you.
Pet books span a wide range; from pet training to tales of compassion, tales of our furry friends always manage to tear at those heart strings, making these books excellent not just for pet lovers, but for everyone.
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