Vets and Pets: Wounded Warriors and the Animals That Help Them Heal

Experience firsthand the inspiring and heartwarming bonds between wounded veterans and their service and companion animals. Vets and pets tells fifteen emotional and entertaining stories of the incredible bonds between wounded warriors, veterans, and other service members and their service and companion animals.

Whether these special relationships are with dogs, cats, horses, or even birds of prey, pigs, readers will discover how these remarkable animals help veterans return to civilian life and live independently while simultaneously bringing joy and confidence into their lives. Vietnam veteran patrick regained a sense of well-being and hope through the study of birds of prey.

In addition to exploring the unique, and avian veteran alliance, horses Helping Heroes, lifelong bonds that can develop between veterans and their animal companions, including Pets for Patriots, Vets and Pets spotlights extraordinary nonprofits that unite wounded warriors with service and companion animals, Hooves Marching for Mercy, among others.

Mandi discovered that the intelligence and unconditional love of pigs were exactly what she needed to heal from an abusive past and a disappointing army-training injury. Max the horse has helped numerous veterans learn to trust, improve their communication, and increase their self-confidence and self-esteem.

These are just a few of the uplifting stories that are featured in this striking collection. Tyler struggled to adjust to civilian life after losing both of his legs in Afghanistan, until he met his intelligent and willfully disobedient red European Doberman pinscher, Apollo. A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to Pets for Patriots.

Unbreakable Bonds: The Mighty Moms and Wounded Warriors of Walter Reed

They are ever present, from those agonizing early days in intensive care, through dozens of lifesaving operations and the months and years of both triumphs and setbacks during therapy and rehabilitation. The survival of these wounded warriors is a testament not only to the extraordinary efforts of military medical personnel and their own inner fortitude, but also to their mothers.

While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home. These women put their lives on hold from the moment they get that first call about their injured son or daughter, giving up their homes and careers and leaving behind family and friends.

With forewords from former president George H. They also find strength through the exclusive network of caregivers, who are there not only for their sons and daughters, but for each other as well. Their commitment, like the wounds their children suffer, is lifelong. Unbreakable bonds showcases the selfless love and support of the mothers who, have been changed forever, like their wounded warriors, and who have, without hesitation, sacrificed greatly for their country.

Bush and former maryland congresswoman connie morella, this book will appeal to US service members and their loved ones—and those without ties to the military will gain appreciation for those who risk so much to serve our country. Skyhorse publishing, the old west, the american revolution, gladiators, medieval times, the american Civil War, the Third Reich, Vikings, the JFK assassination, Hitler and his henchmen, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, conspiracies, ancient Rome, and much more.


Saving Sadie: How a Dog That No One Wanted Inspired the World

With patience, and plenty of love, hope, Joal saw her canine companion grow in strength and joy. With three “fur babies” already at home, Joal wasn’t looking to adopt another dog. I couldn't put it down. Helen brown   joal derse dauer was donating blankets at a local no-kill shelter when an injured and despondent dog caught her eye.

And before long, she discovered that sweet Sadie had transformed her life in ways she never could have imagined. Joyous and inspiring, saving Sadie is a triumphant story about the power of unconditional love and second chances—for humans and animals alike. But there was something special about Sadie. An uplifting story with tremendous heart.

A triumphant tale of second chances that shows how patience, hope, compassion and love can truly transform lives. Modern dog   “i fell in love with Sadie as you will, too. Fern michaels   “saving Sadie will lift your spirit and open your heart. A must-read. Jodee blanco   “what a wonderful book—moving and inspirational, touching and heartwarming.

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Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other

The uplifting and unforgettable true story of a US Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other and now travel America together, "spreading the message of stubborn positivity. In 2010, sergeant craig grossi was doing intelligence work for Marine RECON—the most elite fighters in the Corps—in a remote part of Afghanistan.

A poignant and inspiring tale of hope, with a timeless message at its heart—"it is not what happens to us that matters, resilience, and optimism, but how we respond to it"—Craig & Fred is a shining example of the power of love to transform our hearts and our lives. While on patrol, he spotted a young dog "with a big goofy head and little legs" who didn’t seem vicious or run in a pack like most strays they’d encountered.

Looks like you made a friend, " another Marine yelled. Today, craig and fred are touching lives nationwide, from a swampy campground in a Louisiana State Park to the streets of Portland, Oregon, and everywhere in between. Grossi heard, "Looks like a 'Fred. The name stuck, and a beautiful, life-changing friendship was forged.

Fred not only stole craig’s heart; he won over the RECON fighters, who helped Craig smuggle the dog into heavily fortified Camp Leatherneck in a duffel bag—risking jail and Fred’s life. With the help of a crew of dhl workers, a sympathetic vet, and a military dog handler, Fred eventually made it to Craig’s family in Virginia.


Decoding Your Dog: Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones

Finally, the board-certified specialists of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists are here to decode how dogs think, how they communicate, and how they learn. Decoding your dog will resolve the complaints, answer the curiosities, and, ultimately, challenge the way we think about our dogs. Combining cutting-edge science with accessible and adaptable real-life examples, this is a must-have dog behavior guide showcasing the latest veterinary-approved positive training methods.

. Decoding your dog will be a valuable addition to the library of any small-animal practitioner or dog owner. Angela bockelman, dvm, journal of the american Veterinary Medical Association   Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups. Dog owners face a plethora of trainers offering a bewildering variety of advice.

The authors nimbly craft a basic primer for grasping dogs’ demeanor and in the process offer up the best life insurance policy you can buy for Fido. Ranny green, bad habits “decoding your dog is an important addition to the canine canon, coauthor of Good Dogs, one that will go a long way toward increasing your understanding of your best friend.

Bark Mariner Books. Although this book has a scientific basis, it was written in a manner that is easily understandable for laypersons. From rewards to dominance training, from to shock collars to clickers, there are too many theories peddled by too few trained experts.

About My Mother: True Stories of a Horse-Crazy Daughter and Her Baseball-Obsessed Mother: A Memoir

That’s not to say it’s not about my mother—it is. It’s about my grandmother. In that sense, it’s really a book about “mothers. It is not, however, a book written by me. It isn’t. And my mother. A message from mike rowe,  about my mother is a book about my grandmother, the Dirty Jobs Guy: Just to be clear, written by my mother.

But thelma could be your mother—there’s a Thelma in everyone’s life. Just to be clear. Mike  a love letter to mothers everywhere,  About My Mother will make you laugh and cry—and see yourself in its reflection. Peggy rowe’s story of growing up as the daughter of Thelma Knobel is filled with warmth and humor.

True, i did write the foreword. In fact,  about my mother is as much about my mother as it is about my grandmother. When major league baseball came to town in the early 1950s and turned sophisticated Thelma into a crazed Baltimore Orioles groupie, nobody was more surprised and embarrassed than Peggy. Life became a series of compromises—thelma tolerating a daughter who pitched manure and galloped the countryside, while Peggy learned to tolerate the whacky Orioles fan who threw her underwear at the television, shouted insults at umpires, and lived by the orange-and-black schedule taped to the refrigerator door.

Sometimes, we’re more alike than we know. And in case you’re wondering, Peggy knows a thing or two about dirty jobs herself… Mariner Books.

Smiley: A Journey of Love

She gave smiley a loving home and he taught her patience, understanding and acceptance. Gradually smiley was able to walk off-leash and started greeting Joanne at the back door. While working as a veterinary technician, Joanne George heard about a puppy mill not far from the clinic and embarked on a rescue mission with her co-workers.

. He had been born without eyes and with dwarfism and because of his time in the puppy mill, Smiley was suffering from serious anxiety. Mariner Books. On that special day, Joanne met Smiley for the first time. While the other dogs rescued that day were found loving homes, Smiley was going to need some extra special care.

It soon became evident that Smiley would become a wonderful therapy dog. Nothing happens without practice and patience and Joanne and Smiley learned both those traits together.

The Intelligence of Dogs: A Guide to the Thoughts, Emotions, and Inner Lives of Our Canine Companions

In this revised and updated version of this perennially popular book, psychologist and prizewinning trainer Stanley Coren provides a startling view of the intelligence of our oldest and closest animal companions. Mariner Books. Rich in wit, and anecdote, antics, the intelligence of Dogs is a book that will bring you a greater understanding and enjoyment of the habits, wisdom, and abilities of your dog.

Condition: New. How smart is your dog? if you've ever wondered what is really going on inside your dog's head, here is your chance to find out. Here, as well as for specialized tasks such as hunting, controversial lists and rankings of more than 100 breeds for obedience and working intelligence, are the famous, too, home security, and companionship.

He offers practical tips on how to evaluate your dog's body language and understand the sophisticated "language" of a dog's bark, and how to tailor a training program to suit your dog's special needs. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold!

Tracking provided on most orders. Isbn13: 9780743280877. Do dogs really think? are they conscious in the same way humans are? what is the nature of canine memory? can dogs communicate with us -- and, if so, loyalty, and jealousy? Do they experience joy and sorrow? Drawing on scientific research that has stood the test of the past decade, and his own personal observations as a lifelong dog lover, interviews with top breeders and trainers, how can we understand them? Do they have feelings such as guilt, Stanley Coren speculates on these and many other fascinating questions about man's best friend.

JJ's Journey: A Story of Heroes and Heart

Isbn13: 9780743280877. The woman had no family or friends, a staff “therapist, JJ, so Tracy put her Golden Retriever, but the hospice team had learned she liked dogs, ” on the woman’s bed. Tracking provided on most orders. In august 2015, that video went viral, and was rapidly seen by tens of millions of viewers worldwide.

Tracy calhoun, a nurse on staff at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House in Oregon, paused at the bedside of an elderly patient in a coma. The woman, then performed her final, who had been unresponsive for days, intentional act. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. To tracy, as only a dog obsessed with bacon, it was a turning point in her mission to explain to a wider audience the joy that therapy dogs provide, and to do it with humor and canine chaos, puppies, and swimming can.

. Tracy calhoun, a longtime nurse, shares her heart-melting memoir of working alongside JJ, the Therapy Dog, the brightest and most intuitive dog Tracy has ever trained. Mariner Books. Along the way, and she’s found, tracy’s own story has grown and changed through her love of animals, in difficult times, she has needed the same comfort her pups offer to patients―for herself.

Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Jj snuggled up, and then settled in, nuzzled a motionless hand, letting her body warmth cuddle and comfort the patient in her final hours.

Walking with Peety: The Dog Who Saved My Life

As a result, got off all medication, Eric reversed his diabetes, and became happy and healthy for the first time in his life-eventually reconnecting with and marrying his high school sweetheart. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! And that's when eric met peety: an overweight, middle-aged, and forgotten dog who, like Eric, had seen better days.

Mariner Books. This is more than a tale of mutual rescue. Tracking provided on most orders. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Isbn13: 9780743280877. This is an epic story of friendship and strength. After a lifetime of failed diet attempts, and the onset of type 2 diabetes due to his weight, Eric went to a new doctor, who surprisingly prescribed a shelter dog.

Grand central. The two adopted each other and began an incredible journey together, forming a bond of unconditional love that forever changed their lives. Over the next year, playing together, just by going on walks, Eric lost 150 pounds, and eating plant-based foods, and Peety lost 25. Walking with peety is for anyone who is ready to make a change in his or her life, love, and for everyone who knows the joy, and hope that dogs can bring.

Eric was 150 pounds overweight, depressed, and sick.

The Dogs of War: The Courage, Love, and Loyalty of Military Working Dogs

Tracking provided on most orders. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Grand central. An incredible story of the largely unseen but vital role that dogs play in our armed forces, The Dogs of War is a must-read for animal lovers everywhere. Before that, few civilians realized that dogs served in combat, let alone that they could parachute from thirty thousand feet up.

The dogs of war reveals the amazing range of jobs that our four-legged soldiers now perform, examines the dogs' training and equipment, and sets the record straight on those rumors of titanium teeth. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Military working dogs gained widespread attention after Cairo participated in the SEAL Team 6 mission that led to Osama bin Laden's death.

Isbn13: 9780743280877. You'll find heartwarming stories of the deep bond that dogs and their handlers share with each other, and learn how soldiers and civilians can help the cause by fostering puppies or adopting retirees. Condition: New. Mariner Books.