Smart Ass: How a Donkey Challenged Me to Accept His True Nature & Rediscover My Own

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New World Library #ad - How do you resolve a midlife crisis? margaret Winslow, an overworked college professor in New York City, answered a for-sale ad for a “Large White Saddle Donkey. Hilarity ensued, along with life-threatening injuries and spirit-enriching insight. Walk with winslow and caleb the donkey through training traumas, to trust, and humiliating races, and share in Winslow’s gradual understanding of Caleb’s true, expert-baffling antics, undeniable gifts: a willingness to be true to himself no matter the circumstances, and to forgive.

As she and caleb learn to thrive, you’ll learn the importance of being true to your own pure and powerful self.

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Walking with Henry: Big Lessons from a Little Donkey on Faith, Friendship, and Finding Your Path

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Tyndale Momentum #ad - And sometimes, grace has fuzzy ears, a bristled mane, and hope for a new start. Join rachel anne ridge, author of the beloved memoir Flash, in a journey back to the pasture. Grace shows up. Sometimes it arrives as a moment of joy in the middle of despair. Sometimes you find it next to a trusted friend along an old, well-trodden path.

. Readers will be clamoring for more. Publishers weekly on FlashJust when you think it’s the end of your story. As she adopts a second rescue donkey as a little brother for Flash—a miniature named Henry—she finds that walking with donkeys has surprising lessons to teach us about prayer, renewing our faith, and connecting to God in fresh ways.

Walking with Henry: Big Lessons from a Little Donkey on Faith, Friendship, and Finding Your Path #ad - Readers all over the world fell in love with Flash and with Rachel’s thoughtful, funny, and poignant stories about what life with a donkey can teach you. Now, trust, meet henry and join him on a walk that could change everything about how you hope, and move forward from past regrets.

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Molly: The True Story of the Amazing Dog Who Rescues Cats

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Celadon Books #ad - He knew he needed a partner. But colin could tell that Molly was unusually charismatic and intelligent. As a veteran of the royal Navy and longtime police officer, Colin Butcher was no stranger to dangerous situations. Molly: the true story of the amazing dog who rescues cats tells the heartwarming story of the man-and-dog team behind the United Kingdom Pet Detective Agency—how Colin, in need of a new lease on life, rescues Molly the dog, and how Molly in turn rescues many more beloved lost pets.

. More than a working relationship, Molly is part of the family. She was willful, wayward, and stubborn. The work is not always easy. Together, they are the Sherlock and Watson of missing pets. Yes, molly is no ordinary deputy, but a black Cocker Spaniel, and this is no ordinary detective agency. When colin first met Molly, his friends doubted that she would be up for the job.

Molly: The True Story of the Amazing Dog Who Rescues Cats #ad - Molly has faced hardships ranging from a near-fatal snakebite to the challenge of winning over Colin’s girlfriend, Sarah. But a career in uniform can wear anyone down, Colin left the force to start his own private detective agency, so, in 2003, specializing in helping reunite people with their missing pets.

And yet, despite his hundreds of successes, there were still heartbreaking cases where Colin couldn’t find the missing on his own. He decided to take a risk and bring on Molly for training.

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Little Alf: The true story of a pint-sized pony who found his forever home

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Sphere #ad - A few fields over, a young girl was coming to terms with the fact that she would never be able to ride again. From charity work and building a business together, they became constant companions, though there have been a few casualties along the way - mainly garden ornaments and the neighbours' vegetables.

Little alf is the story of their life together - the adventures and the mischievous behaviour of the most adorable little pony. Unknowingly, they were about to change each other's lives. The pony was little alf, and the girl, a Shetland pony with dwarfism, Hannah, who rescued him aged sixteen. Being quite so little, he was rejected by his herd, and the future looked bleak.

Little Alf: The true story of a pint-sized pony who found his forever home #ad - . There was once born a very little pony.

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Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion

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Ballantine Books #ad - An enjoyable and thoughtful work. Library journal starred review “saving Simon handles the emotional highs and lows of living with animals with empathy and thoughtfulness, forcing readers to re-examine their own meanings of compassion and mercy. Kirkus reviews “the message of this true story will linger with the reader long after the book has been placed on the shelf.

Bookreporter. As simon’s health improved, take him on walks, Jon would feed him by hand, read to him, even confide in him like an old and trusted friend. But the moment he saw the wrenching sight of Simon, he felt a powerful connection. Jon and maria decided to take him in. Then, as if in reciprocation, simon began to reveal to Jon the true meaning of compassion, miraculously, the ways in which it can transform our lives and inspire us to take great risks.

Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion #ad - In this heartfelt, new york times bestselling author Jon Katz tells the story of his beloved rescue donkey, Simon, thoughtful, and inspiring memoir, and the wondrous ways that animals make us wiser and kinder people. Jon wasn’t planning to add another animal to his home on Bedlam Farm, certainly not a very sick donkey.

. In the spring of 2011, jon katz received a phone call that would challenge every idea he ever had about mercy and compassion. An animal control officer had found a neglected donkey on a farm in upstate New York, and she hoped that Jon and his wife, Maria, would be willing to adopt him.

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The Dog Who Wouldn't Be

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David R. Godine, Publisher #ad - First published in 1957, this is one of those classic dog books that everyone who ever read it remembers. Much as they remember the great canadian novelist farley Mowat - for his wry humor, his passion for animals in all forms and the outdoors in all its glory, his marvelous use of language his father was a librarian, and his seemingly endless series of misadventures.

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The Wisdom of Donkeys: Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World

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Bloomsbury USA #ad - With that purpose in mind-a search for slowness and tranquility, Gribouille, Andy Merrifield sets out on a journey of the soul with a friend's donkey, to walk amid the ruins and spectacular vistas of southern France's Haute-Auvergne. And slowness with memory and confronting, " observes Milan Kundera in his novel Slowness.

As merrifield contemplates literature, gribouille surprises him with his subtle wisdom, truth, science, and beauty amid the French countryside, reminding him time and again that enlightenment is all around us if we but seek it. A literary ode to peace, presence, and fulfillment inspired by a walk taken with a most surprising creature.

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Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero

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Knopf #ad - An entire community comes together to help save Sherman and, along the way, Chris shows us the joy of a life with animals. Chris decided to undertake a radical rehabilitation program designed not only to heal Sherman's body but to heal his mind as well. A delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor. In the course of sherman's training, and call upon the wisdom of burro racers, Amish running club members, both human and equine, Chris would have to recruit several other runners, goat farmers, and a group of irrepressible female long-haul truckers.

Mcdougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection. John grogan, in the process, and, a heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America, author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst DogFrom the best-selling author of Born to Run, discovering the life-changing power of the human-animal connection.

Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero #ad - When chris mcdougall agreed to take in a donkey from an animal hoarder, he thought it would be no harder than the rest of the adjustments he and his family had made after moving from Philadelphia to the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. He'd heard about burro racing--a unique type of race where humans and donkeys run together in a call-back to mining days--and decided he and Sherman would enter the World Championship in Colorado.

Easier said than done. But when he arrived, sherman was in such bad shape he could barely move, and his hair was coming out in clumps.

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Flash: The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me about Life, Faith, and Second Chances Flash the Donkey

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Tyndale Momentum #ad - Flash is the true story of their adventures together in learning to love and trust; breaking down whatever fences stood in their way; and finding the strength, confidence, and faith to carry on. She brought flash into her struggling family during their darkest hour—and he turned out to be the very thing they needed most.

The heartwarming tale of an irrepressible donkey who needed a home—and forever changed a family. Rachel anne Ridge was at the end of her rope. How would her family pay their bills? What would the future hold? If only God would somehow let them know that everything was going to be all right. Prepare to fall in love with flash: a quirky, a personality as big as Texas, unlikely hero with gigantic ears, a deafening bray, and a story you’ll never forget.

Flash: The Homeless Donkey Who Taught Me about Life, Faith, and Second Chances Flash the Donkey #ad - The economy had crashed, taking her formerly thriving business along with it. She had been a successful artist, doing work she loved, but now she felt like a failure. And then Flash the donkey showed up. If there is ever a good time to discover a wounded, frightened, bedraggled donkey standing in your driveway, this wasn’t it.

The local sheriff dismissed Flash as “worthless. But rachel didn’t believe that, and she couldn’t turn him away.

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The Accidental Veterinarian: Tales from a Pet Practice

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ECW Press #ad - And he will have you laughing and crying as you embark on this journey of discovery with him. Schott also learned that veterinary medicine is as much, if not more, about the people as it is the animals. Wisdom he imparts on readers includes the best way to give your cat a pill, how to prevent your very handy dog from opening a fridge, and how to handle your fish when it has half-swallowed another.

Through these and other experiences, Dr. Philipp schott shares tales from the unlikely path he took into his career of veterinary science and anecdotes from his successful small-animal clinic. Schott brings to his writing the benefit of many years of expertise. Cats, dogs, people — funny and heartbreaking stories from a pet veterinarianWith insight and humor, Dr.

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Superlative: The Biology of Extremes

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BenBella Books #ad - The oldest tree is giving us insights into climate change. Learn about monorhaphis chuni, the oldest discovered animal, which is providing insights into the connection between our terrestrial and aquatic worlds. Superlative is the story of extreme evolution, and what we can learn from it about ourselves, our planet, and the cosmos.

Increasingly, though, researchers are coming to see great value in studying plants and animals that exist on the outermost edges of the bell curve. As it turns out, there’s a lot of value in paying close attention to the “oddballs” nature has to offer. Go for a swim with a ghost shark, the slowest-evolving creature known to humankind,  which is teaching us new ways to think about immunity.

Superlative: The Biology of Extremes #ad - It's a tale of crazy-fast cheetahs and super-strong beetles, of microbacteria and enormous plants, of whip-smart dolphins and killer snakes. This book will inspire you to change the way you think about the world and your relationship to everything in it. Get to know the axolotl, which has the longest-known genome and may hold the secret to cellular regeneration.

The fastest bird is showing us how to solve a century-old engineering mystery. Welcome to the biggest, fastest, deadliest science book you'll ever read. The world's largest land mammal could help us end cancer. The loudest whale is offering clues about the impact of solar storms.

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