Animal Care

Bandit

$22.95
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9781585790463
Publication Date: 
2002-03-01
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Barn Stories

$17.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9781595310576
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Beekeeping for Dummies (4TH ed.)

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$22.99
Everything you need to 'bee' a successful backyard beekeeper

If you've ever thought about becoming a backyard beekeeper--or have already tried a hand at it and want to be better one--then this is the book for you! In Beekeeping for Dummies, 4th Edition you'll find everything you need to know in order to start your own colony, including how to assemble and maintain beehives, handle every phase of honey production, purchase and use all the latest tools, and what to do beyond your first season.

This hands-on guide provides all the tools, tips, tricks, and techniques needed to become a real backyard beekeeper. You'll learn to identify the queen from her workers and drones, properly open and close the hive, distinguish one type of honey from another, and preserve your colony if disaster should strike.

  • Keep bees on a small urban rooftop or in a large country yard
  • Assemble your own hive and sustain it for years to come
  • Safely inspect and manage your colony
  • Harvest and sell your own honey
  • Becoming a backyard beekeeper isn't as hard as people think--and with this hands-on guide, you'll be able to create one honey of a colony that will have the neighbors buzzing.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781119310068
    Publication Date: 
    2017-01-17
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    Bono: The Amazing Story of a Rescue Cat Who Inspired a Community

    $16.00
    From New York Times bestselling author Helen Brown comes a funny and moving account of her life-changing month as a foster mother--to a homeless cat named Bono.

    When Helen Brown arrived in New York for a much-anticipated visit, a fellow animal lover talked her into fostering a shelter cat. Helen visualized a sweet-natured cuddler who blinked and dozed a lot. What she got at Manhattan's Bideawee shelter was a wide-eyed and unpredictable Persian with a punked-out haircut and a feisty attitude.

    Bono had become homeless during Hurricane Sandy, had survived a serious infection, and needed daily medications. As a "special needs" cat, he was an unlikely candidate for adoption. But as affection between them grew, Helen resolved to see that Bono found his forever home. She didn't know that he would change her life in ways she never dreamed possible and teach her lessons she would cherish ever after. Just as this sweet, beleaguered, and hopeful guy deserved a fresh start, Helen too was ready for new beginnings. And so began a heartwarming, uplifting, lasting kind of love . . .

    Praise for the works of Helen Brown

    "A buoyant tale, heartfelt and open." -Booklist

    "An absolute must." --Cat World

    "Brown gives inspiration with her witty, adventurous story." --RT Book Reviews

    "Brown writes eloquently about women, daughters, and felines." --Kirkus Reviews

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780806538457
    Publication Date: 
    2018-05-29
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    Dharma of Dogs

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    $17.95

    We spend countless hours training our dogs, but how often do we consider what they have to teach us? "Our canine companions aren't just our best friends," explains Tami Simon. "Sometimes they can also be carriers of a special medicine and the wisdom lessons we most need." The Dharma of Dogs shares the reflections of spiritual teachers and writers who have found a source of deep truth and practical wisdom beneath the furry surface of our four-legged friends.

    For anyone who loves dogs--and who has learned and grown through this special relationship--these 31 essays offer humor, solace, inspiration, and insight into the life lessons our dogs make available to us, exploring such themes as unconditional love, connecting with nature, facing our fears, and much more. Don't forget to add this inspirationalbook to your list of gifts for dog lovers this year.

    Edited by Tami Simon, The Dharma of Dogs includes contributions by Alice Walker, Eckhart Tolle, Pam Houston, Mark Nepo, Roshi Joan Halifax, Adyashanti, Julie Barton, angel Kyodo williams, JP Sears, Lama Surya Das, Diane Musho Hamilton, Allan Lokos, Andrew Holecek, Bonnie Myotai Treace, Chris Grosso, Geneen Roth, Jeri Parker, Joan Ranquet, Lama Tsomo, Laura Pritchett, Mirabai Starr, Sarah C. Beasley, Stuart Davis, Susan Martin, Susanna Weiss, and His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche.

    Portion of proceeds donated to the National Mill Dog Rescue. milldogrescue.org.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781622037414
    Publication Date: 
    2017-07-01
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    Dog Training 101

    $19.99

    Whether you're welcoming a new puppy into your family or want to help your best friend overcome fears or problem behaviors, internationally renowned dog trainer and best-selling author Kyra Sundance presents your essential reference for positive dog training.

    Using a visually driven, playful presentation, Dog Training 101 offers step-by-step instructions to train your pup to be a happy, attentive, and well-mannered canine. You will use positive training methods--including humane counterconditioning and positive redirection--to build a joyful relationship with your dog, who will become a willing partner in the process.

    Teach your dog basic commands, such as:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Come
  • Drop it
  • Leave it
  • Learn real-world tactics for managing common household problems, such as:

  • Leash pulling
  • Jumping on visitors
  • Begging at the table
  • Getting into the trash can
  • Growling
  • Peeing (submissive, excited, and marking)
  • Kyra will also help you teach your pup to overcome common fears, among them:

  • Loud sounds
  • Being left alone
  • Certain people
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • The bathtub
  • This comprehensive guide also includes step-by-step advice for bringing a new dog into your household preparing for a new dog's arrival, tips for a smooth transition into the household, introducing him or her to your family, and acclimating your dog to his or her new world.

    Fun games you can play with your dog offer both opportunities for bonding and a chance to practice rules and boundaries within a defined structure.

    A "Good to Know" chapter offers an array of useful information, including the Heimlich maneuver for dogs, a list of weird things dogs do that are perfectly normal, and a list of common poisons.

    Bond with your dog as you strive toward common goals with Dog Training 101.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781631593109
    Publication Date: 
    2017-09-05
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    EQUINE LAMENESS

    $14.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    780939049943
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    Finding Shelter

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    $19.95
    The healing, beauty, and joy of the animal shelter system Without volunteers, our nation's animal shelter system simply would not exist. Volunteers speak for those that cannot speak, pick up the pieces for abandoned animals that have been let down by previous owners or unfortunate circumstances, and do whatever it takes to heal the deepest of wounds.In Finding Shelter, award-winning photographer Jesse Freidin shows the softer side of this story. He witnessed firsthand how many of the volunteers were able to mend their own emotional hurts with the love the shelter animals gave back to them, and how the power of these relationships transforms shelters into places where humans and animals can heal together. This realization propelled him to take a two-year journey across the country to document the tenderness and healing, beauty and joy he encountered within the shelter system. The result is a heartwarming inspiration for people to look differently at how to save shelter pets. In Finding Shelter, Freidin sparks a new discussion about animal rescue and what it feels like to truly love an animal.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781493025091
    Publication Date: 
    2017-04-01
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    HORSES ( SMITHSONIAN HANDBK)

    $22.00
    This book is designed for all those who love horses. Tracing the evolution of equines, this guide also explains the difference between horses and ponies, looks at how different breeds evolved or were selectively developed, and examines equine anatomy and behavior. Packed with 250 vivid full-color photographs of more than 100 horse-breeds, it uses a systematic approach from Dorling Kindersley and the Smithsonian Institution to train readers of all experience levels to identify and appreciate the wide variety of horses in the world.

    A visual identity key helps you recognize different horse breeds, and guides you to the correct entry based on what you see and observe. Each entry combines a concise description with annotated photographs to highlight the main characteristics and distinguishing features of the breed, with details on coloring, country or region of origin, breed history, and how the breed has been used in the human world. A concise glossary provides instant interpretation of equine terms.

    The clear visuals and distinctive facts are accompanied by expert prose from author Elwyn Hartley Edwards, former editor of Riding magazine and former consulting editor to Horse and Hound. The book is a clear, concise, comprehensive, and indispensable identification guide for beginners and established equine enthusiasts alike.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780789489821
    Publication Date: 
    2002-05-15
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    Perfect Horse

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    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - From the author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II

    WINNER OF THE PEN AWARD FOR RESEARCH NONFICTION

    In the chaotic last days of the war, a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes an astonishing find--his briefcase is empty but for photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines. Hitler has stockpiled the world's finest purebreds in order to breed the perfect military machine--an equine master race. But with the starving Russian army closing in, the animals are in imminent danger of being slaughtered for food.

    With only hours to spare, one of the U.S. Army's last great cavalrymen, Colonel Hank Reed, makes a bold decision--with General George Patton's blessing--to mount a covert rescue operation. Racing against time, Reed's small but determined force of soldiers, aided by several turncoat Germans, steals across enemy lines in a last-ditch effort to save the horses.

    Pulling together this multistranded story, Elizabeth Letts introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters: Alois Podhajsky, director of the famed Spanish Riding School of Vienna, a former Olympic medalist who is forced to flee the bomb-ravaged Austrian capital with his entire stable in tow; Gustav Rau, Hitler's imperious chief of horse breeding, a proponent of eugenics who dreams of genetically engineering the perfect warhorse for Germany; and Tom Stewart, a senator's son who makes a daring moonlight ride on a white stallion to secure the farm's surrender.

    A compelling account for animal lovers and World War II buffs alike, The Perfect Horse tells for the first time the full story of these events. Elizabeth Letts's exhilarating tale of behind-enemy-lines adventure, courage, and sacrifice brings to life one of the most inspiring chapters in the annals of human valor.

    Praise for The Perfect Horse

    "Winningly readable . . . Letts captures both the personalities and the stakes of this daring mission with such a sharp ear for drama that the whole second half of the book reads like a WWII thriller dreamed up by Alan Furst or Len Deighton. . . . The right director could make a Hollywood classic out of this fairy tale."--The Christian Science Monitor

    "Letts, a lifelong equestrienne, eloquently brings together the many facets of this unlikely, poignant story underscoring the love and respect of man for horses."--Kirkus Reviews

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780345544827
    Publication Date: 
    2017-05-23
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