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Born Without a Tail

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  11 reviews
When your home has a revolving door for abused and abandoned animals, keeping pets takes on a whole new dimension! Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heart-rending, Born Without a Tail chronicles the true-life adventures of two animal rescuers living with an ever-changing house full of pets. The author takes us on a journey from childhood through adulthood, sharing tales, (mis ...more
Kindle Edition, 179 pages
Published (first published March 28th 2007)
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Oct 07, 2008 Deborah rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: animal lovers
I couldnt put this book down and stayed up well into the night to finish it. Then when I climbed into bed with my own two rescued dogs, I remembered the passage where the author describes about when her "pack" is all settled in for the night, one dog gives out a deep collective "sigh" to signify the end of another wonderful day spent together. My Wookie does that every night and makes me smile. In BORN WITHOUT A TAIL Ms. Wulff shares the stories of many of the orphans and strays who have blessed ...more
May 13, 2009 Snowsong rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Animal lovers
Recommended to Snowsong by: Cayr Wulff
Born Without a Tail touched me in so many ways, making me smile at the obvious care and affection shown by the author for her numerous pets. Some of the stories, such as finding out about Troll's past or the passing of a beloved pet, made my heart go out to both the animal and Cayr and Dalene. The obvious love and affection that went into writing this book made me wish even more that I have a pet of my own. Overall, this book is a must-read for animal lovers everywhere. I loved reading it, and h ...more
This book took me into another world. I am a dog lover and dog author of children's books. I know dogs and consider them to be wonderful. However, I had no idea, until I read this book, of the extraordinary world of living with multiple dogs, dogs who needed a home, dogs who had been abandoned, and how they lived together in a home filled with personalities, surprises, loyalty and love...and how rewarding this could be. Reading this book is a joyous, fascinating and touching experience.
Pamela Barrett
Jan 19, 2011 Pamela Barrett rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: animal lovers
Recommended to Pamela by: Bob Tarte author of Enslaved by Ducks
This is a wonderful book about the journey the author has had with the animals she has loved since childhood, and her involvement in rescuing animals. A bonus is that some proceedes from this book go to help in those rescues. Read it on Kindle.
Feb 17, 2008 Cayr added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who has ever had a pet that they loved.
I'm not really sure whether it's proper etiquette on Goodreads to add one's own book to their list of "read" books...but I do have a few copies of it on my actual

I love this book. After all, it's about my life, and if you don't love your life it's a sad state of affairs, isn't it? The reason I love the book, in particular, is because so many people who have read it love it, and have told me how the stories in it have made them laugh.

I'm sure you've heard of animal abuse...but
I am sincerely mixed on my reactions to this book. I have an absolute admiration for any author that is willing to set forth memoirs on paper. I have an even greater level of admiration for anyone willing to self-publish. It's one thing to write it all down - it's another to back it with your own money. So while admiring the writer...

I found the book itself to be lacking in depth. An avid animal lover myself, I wanted to care about the menagerie presented before I opened the cover. However, it w
Jun 05, 2008 Anne rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: animal lovers
If you are an animal lover and have ever shared your life with an animal, you will enjoy this book. It is a loving tribute to all the author's animal companions. The stories are well written and often moving. I especially enjoyed the recollections of the author's childhood and the powerful image of a child wishing (and pretending) that she had a tail.

Each chapter focuses on one animal in chronological order of when the animal joined the author's life. I sometime found the time line to be a bit
a book of memories about a couple's domestic dog and cat adventures! Yes, I loved it.
A smattering of stories from an animal lover about the pets that have enhanced her life. The straight forward accounts demonstrates the sacrifices some people are willing to make for their pets. I had hoped for more continuity through the various chapters. Some of the accounts seem a little disjointed and I found the tone to be rather judgemental at points.

The profits from the book go to a worthy animal shelter!
Outstanding book! Interesting to compare wullf's philosophy and practices with those of Cesar Millan.
Just an easy was about a household with animals. Mine has many more critters but it was a nice light read.
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Cayr Ariel Wulff is a native Ohioan. She is an artist, author and animal advocate, with a graphic design background. She worked in the comic book field as an inker and letterer before authoring three books: Born Without a Tail , and Circling the Waggins: How 5 Misfit Dogs Saved Me From Bewilderness both memoirs of her years in companion animal rescue, and How to Change the World in 30 Seconds: ...more
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