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What are you reading?

Please share animal and dog novels you have read.

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  • All of the books by James Herriot (All Things Bright and Beautiful, etc).
  • Marley and Me by John Grogan
  • The books by John Katz (A Dog Year, The Dogs of Bedlam Farm, Dog Days, etc)
  • The Autobiography of a Stray by Ann M. Martin (juvenile)
  • Spunky by Dori Brink
  • 101 Dalmatians by Dodie Smith (juvenile)
  • Max the Dog that Refused to Die by Kyra Petrovskaya Wayne (Doberman)
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  • King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry

That's all I can think of for now.

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  • Little Tyke by George Westbeau
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams

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Merles Door, Lessons from a Free Thinking Dog by Ted Kerasote

I loved this book, it made me look at dog ownership a bit different.

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Stuart Woods wrote three mystery books in which the herione, Holly Barker, has a Doberman, Daisy. They are Orchid Beach, Orchid Blues and Blood Orchid. I have read all three and enjoyed them.

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Well, I've just conquered book number 56 of my 100 Classic Books DS cartridge. I've had it for 3 months now and am relatively surprised at how much free time I have since quitting my full time job to go back to school. lol

I just finished The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

This was another really nice read, it was written from the dogs prospective. If you have recently lost a dog, you will really like the message.

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I've read many dog/animal books, too many to recall lol, but this particular one sticks out in my mind when i think of books on nature/animals:

My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

I read the book when i was quite young (credit goes to my mother for being such an avid reader with diverse tastes and interests), and it really left a great impression on me on the wonder and beauty of mother nature and her creatures. Me thinks you would love this book Carol

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Stuart Woods wrote three mystery books in which the herione, Holly Barker, has a Doberman, Daisy. They are Orchid Beach, Orchid Blues and Blood Orchid. I have read all three and enjoyed them.
Very cool. I listen to audiobooks and have Orchid Beach. It didn't occur to me that there are other print books featuring Holly Barker and Daisy. Thanks!

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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

This was another really nice read, it was written from the dogs prospective. If you have recently lost a dog, you will really like the message.
I also recently listened to The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein and enjoyed it enough to listen to again on a family drive so everyone could hear.

Instead of trying to list all the books I've read, I'm going to make a recommendation:

From Baghdad, With Love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava by Jay Kopelman and Melinda Roth

Oh, I saw the following video after reading the book. Can't remember if it would take away from the read to view it first.

YouTube - From Baghdad With Love Video

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I have read a lot of horse books but can't think of any off the top of my head. I really liked The Dogs of Babel, which had a rhodesian ridgeback.

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Dog Man : An Uncommon Life on a Faraway Mountain is a nice read....about an Akita breeder in Japan.
Right now I'm reading Tell Me Where it Hurts by Nick Trout.

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Very cool. I listen to audiobooks and have Orchid Beach. It didn't occur to me that there are other print books featuring Holly Barker and Daisy. Thanks!
All three books are available on CD. I actually read the first one, then listened to the second two.

Right now I am reading [by CD] Life of Pi by Yann Martel. It is about a boy growing up in a zoo who learns a lot about animals. He educates the reader in the ways of animals, both penned and wild, and in how to keep them content and controlled. He rails against anthropomorphosis, which is ascribing human emotions and traits to animals. It was of kind of slow in the beginning but has gotten good in the middle.

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Anthology of the Dog - can't remember the author but it's a philosophical discussion of "whom domesticated whom" arguement. Very interesting!

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I just bought the art of racing in the rain but haven't started it yet. I just finished The story of Edgar Sawtelle- it was a very good book!

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Currently, I am reading:

The Professional's Guide to Rottweilers - Not planning on owning a rotti. But I came across this huge book of info at the Goodwill and couldn't help myself.

The Koehler method of training tracking dogs - Another goodwill find. Just started it.

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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

This was another really nice read, it was written from the dogs prospective. If you have recently lost a dog, you will really like the message.
Just finished "Racing" this morning. Very good book. Easy read.

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All three books are available on CD. I actually read the first one, then listened to the second two.

Right now I am reading [by CD] Life of Pi by Yann Martel. It is about a boy growing up in a zoo who learns a lot about animals. He educates the reader in the ways of animals, both penned and wild, and in how to keep them content and controlled. He rails against anthropomorphosis, which is ascribing human emotions and traits to animals. It was of kind of slow in the beginning but has gotten good in the middle.
I highly recommend "A Walk in the Woods" on CD, read by the author Bill Bryson. I didn't like his voice at first, but it grew on me, and by the end of the book, I couldn't imagine anyone else reading it.
His "Short History of Nearly Everything" is a great book too.

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Susan Garret's "Shaping Success" and "Ruff Love"
I'm re-reading portions of "Schutzhund theory and training methods" by Susan Barwig and Steward Hilliard
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Just finished several books by SUE HENRY. She is an Ididarod trainer and racer and all her books include info on that sport of sled dogs and also a good mystery. She also describes Alaska and some of the western United States also. Good reads.
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Has anyone NOT read Marley and Me yet? If not they should I have read it twice, and the rest of my family borrowed it and read it- including my brothers.
Also everything by James Harriot, many times over.

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Has anyone NOT read Marley and Me yet? If not they should I have read it twice, and the rest of my family borrowed it and read it- including my brothers.
Also everything by James Harriot, many times over.
I don't think I could bear to. I watched the movie and cried for about an hour

I read a lot, but haven't really read any animal books since I was a kid. Dick King Smith's books were awesome. I'd recommend them for anyone here who has youngish kids.
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