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Dogs and the Women Who Love Them: Extraordinary True Stories of Loyalty, Healing, and Inspiration

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When the nurturing nature of women meets the loyalty and unguarded affection of dogs, remarkable connections ensue. You’ll be entertained, inspired, and moved by shelter dogs, police K-9s, dogs rescued from hurricanes and dog fighting, service dogs helping returning veterans, prison inmates who train service dogs, and everyday mutts who transform lives just by providing an ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by New World Library (first published June 29th 2010)
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Mar 22, 2012 Barbara rated it it was amazing
Have you ever wondered if you love your dog too much? Well, if you are a woman who loves spending every spare moment with your dog and appreciate and treasure the love and bond you have with your dog, this book is a must read. You will laugh and cry, just as I did, at each of these stories. Not only will you feel connected with these women, but you will fall in love with their dogs as well. You will walk away with a profound understanding that dogs truly are spiritual teachers and our best ...more
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Nov 05, 2012 Deborah Darsie rated it really liked it
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A varied collection of essays by women who had some incredible relationships with their dogs.
The first section touched me more than the other two sections - but I really enjoyed the majority of the book.

Thought-provoking connections between human and animal.
Working dogs, pets, doggie therapists - with some deeply personal stories shared with us.

L. Virelli
Jan 06, 2012 L. Virelli rated it it was amazing
Being someone who is a woman and a dog lover myself, I love these stories. Don't forget to read the sweet, uplifting story by Lori Durante Rardin called "A Familiar Friend Turns Ordinary into Extraordinary." That one was written by me under my other name. :-) Enjoy.
Debbie Heaton
Sep 16, 2011 Debbie Heaton rated it it was amazing
This collection of stories stem from a diverse range of women and dogs and the experiences that empowered their lives. They are uplifting and inspirational.
Jan 26, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it
Really good stories about how women met and lived and loved their dogs. Just a great read!! (If you are a woman who adores her pup!!)
Nov 30, 2010 Cindy rated it really liked it
Wonderful and inspiring stories.
Jan 16, 2014 Marcela rated it liked it
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Great book. You have to read this book, dog lovers, for it is a compilation of stories about, what else?, women that love, love, love, their dogs. Some of the stories will move you and even make you cry, while others will have you laughing hard. Another thing I liked was that at the end of every story the writer would ask a question or mention something to entice you and encourage you to think about your own life.
Jan 04, 2013 Spider rated it liked it
I thought some of these stories ran on a bit, and that several of the writers gave many elements that were personally significant, but didn't really seem to relate how dogs helped or inspired them.
I am glad to have read this book just the same, and grateful to the women who took the time to share their stories, and to the Anderson's for making these stories available.
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O. How. Precious. Is. She. O. How. Precious. Is. He. They. Are. Turelly. So. Special. They. Are. Also. Here. For. You. And. For. Me. Ruff _ ruff
May 13, 2015 Gloria rated it it was ok
I'm a dog lover but for some reason this book was a drag to get through. I don't know why but something was lacking.
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