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The Good, the Bad, and the Furry

"What’s the perfect dog for you? It depends on your lifestyle. Are you a couch potato or an athlete? A city slicker or a suburbanite? Do you suffer from allergies? Are you paranoid about security?

With The Good, the Bad, and the Furry, author Sam Stall offers the inside poop on the world’s most popular breeds-and describes which ones are right for you. Stall has consulted with dozens of breed rescue groups to learn the best-and worst-perks, quirks, and personality traits of more than 100 different dogs.

You’ll learn that, contrary to what you see on Frasier, Jack Russell terriers make terrible apartment dogs (they have tremendous energy and need plenty of open space to burn it off). A much better choice for apartment dwellers is the Greyhound. (Sure, they can outrun virtually anything on four legs, but they’re also content to spend all afternoon lounging on the couch.)

Complete with more than 100 whimsical illustrations, The Good, the Bad, and the Furry makes choosing the right dog a snap!

SAM STALL is the coauthor of The Dog Owner’s Manual and The Cat Owner’s Manual. He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana."

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The Dog Owner’s Manual

Pee stains on the carpet. Barking at all hours of the night. That embarrassing thing he does with your leg. It’s enough to make you cry out, “Why doesn’t my dog have an owner’s manual?” And now, thankfully, he does.

Through step-by-step instructions and helpful schematic diagrams, The Dog Owner’s Manual explores hundreds of frequently asked questions: Which breeds interface best with children? How can I program my model to fetch? And why is its nose always wet? Whatever your concerns, you’ll find the answers right here-courtesy of celebrated veterinarian Dr. David Brunner and acclaimed author Sam Stall. Together, they provide plenty of useful advice for both new and experienced dog owners.

DR. DAVID BRUNNER has owned and operated the Broad Ripple Animal Clinic in Indianapolis, Indiana, for more than 20 years. His clinic has received the highest level of accreditation from the ASPCA. He is the coauthor of The Cat Owner’s Manual.

SAM STALL is a freelance writer and the coauthor of several books, including The Cat Owner’s Manual, Dirty Words of Wisdom, and As Seen on TV.

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Dog Owner’s Maintenance Log

Most pet owners keep their veterinary records in a single place-and up until now, a generic notebook has had to do the trick. But with this guided journal-based on our popular book The Dog Owner’s Manual-monitoring the performance of your pet is easier than ever! Each spiral-bound journal features space for recording:

• Unit specifications
• Medications and vaccinations
• Service provider visits
• Financial expenditures
• Visual documentation
• And more.

Full of technical tips, schematic diagrams, and frequently asked questions-plus a special envelope for storing licenses and medical receipts-these maintenance logs are invaluable accessories for any pet owner.

DR. DAVID BRUNNER has owned and operated the Broad Ripple Animal Clinic in Indianapolis, Indiana, for more than twenty years.

He and SAM STALL are the authors of The Dog Owner’s Manual and The Cat Owner’s Manual.

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Cat Owner’s Maintenance Log

Most pet owners keep their veterinary records in a single place-and up until now, a generic notebook has had to do the trick. But with this guided journal-based on our popular book The Cat Owner’s Manual-monitoring the performance of your pet is easier than ever! Each spiral-bound journal features space for recording:

• Unit specifications
• Medications and vaccinations
• Service provider visits
• Financial expenditures
• Visual documentation
• And more.

Full of technical tips, schematic diagrams, and frequently asked questions-plus a special envelope for storing licenses and medical receipts-these maintenance logs are invaluable accessories for any pet owner.

DR. DAVID BRUNNER has owned and operated the Broad Ripple Animal Clinic in Indianapolis, Indiana, for more than twenty years.

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So Cute You Could Die

This is ridiculous. You’re sitting there reading commercial copy-of all things!!-when there’s an insanely cute puppy at the top of this page, just begging to be fawned over. Look at the puppy! Look at his wet wittle nose! And his precious wittle ears. Isn’t he adorable? Don’t you want to snuggle with him? Isn’t he so cute you could die?

Inside this book you’ll find hundreds of ridiculously cute photographs. Kittens, ducklings, baby seals, grinning dolphins, hamsters with silly hats-they’re all here, and they’re all irresistible. Other publishers would be afraid to put so much cuteness in a single book. But we see that puppy and our hearts just melt. Look deep into his eyes. Now tell us you won’t give him a home.

JENNIE SUMMERS is supercute. She lives in Philadelphia.

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100 Dogs Who Changed Civilization

Sure every dog has its day–but these 100 canines raced ahead of the pack to alter the very course of world history. In 100 Dogs Who Changed Civilization, readers will discover the inspiring true tales of dogs who’ve contributed to scientific advancements, influenced geopolitical events, inspired great works of art, and saved the lives of their beloved masters. These astounding pooches include:

–Biche, the Italian Greyhound who started a war between France and Prussia
–Seaman, the Newfoundland who saved explorers Lewis and Clark from a marauding buffalo
–Sergeant Stubby, the most decorated war dog in U.S. history
–Laika, the first earthling of any kind to go into orbit
–Hachiko, an Akita whose devotion to his dead master made him a Japanese national hero

…and many more. Packaged in a very civilized hardcover with black-and-white illustrations, 100 Dogs Who Changed Civilization is the perfect gift for dog lovers and history buffs alike.

SAM STALL is the author of 100 Cats Who Changed Civilization (Quirk, 2007) and coauthor of The Dog Owner’s Manual (Quirk, 2004). He lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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