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“Lawyer for the Dog”

“Lawyer for the Dog,” by Lee Robinson. Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, $24.99. It wasn’t exactly the ending I envisioned, but this fun-filled Southern-based novel is a clever and amusing portrayal of a middle-aged attorney Sarah Baynard and Sherman, a miniature schnauzer that suddenly becomes the conduit for every relationship in her life. The author, […]

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Talking with Dogs and Cats

“Talking with Dogs and Cats

“Talking with Dogs and Cats,” by Tim Link. New World Library. $14.95. This primer for maximizing your relationship with your pets is akin to a college or professional football coach’s playbook designed to produce cohesiveness and teamwork on the field and off. Link seeks to establish a pathway for owner understanding of the pet’s bark […]

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Lessons from Tara

“Lessons from Tara”

“Lessons from Tara,” by David Rosenfelt. St. Martin’s Press. $25.99. While the psyche of countless animal adoptions stretch far from home for the author and his wife, Debbie Myers, stretch far from home, it’s the angst and admiration these creatures have brought upon the couple’s lives that is front and center here. Call their previous […]

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James Herriots dog stories

“James Herriot’s Dog Stories: Warm and Wonderful Stories About the Animals Herriot Loves Best”

“James Herriot’s Dog Stories: Warm and Wonderful Stories About the Animals Herriot Loves Best,” St. Martin’s Press, $15.99. It’s a new edition but the stories have been around for decades. That doesn’t mean this delightful and reasonably priced work won’t be the perfect gift for that special occasion. Herriot was a veterinarian in Yorkshire, England, […]

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Dog Behavior, Evolution and Cognition

Dog Behavior, Evolution, and Cognition

“Dog Behavior, Evolution, and Cognition,” (second edition), by Ádám Miklósi, Oxford University Press, $104.50 If you think you know dog(s), this brilliant academic project in the best sense will leave you shaking your head. It probes deeply into the science-based title subject while serving up a thought-provoking mix of information for serious dog enthusiasts. Meticulously […]

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