Off The Leash

Author: Matthew Gilbert
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250014212
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OFF THE LEASH is a group portrait of dog people, specifically the strange, wonderful, neurotic, and eccentric dog people who gather at Amory Park, overlooking Boston near Fenway Park. And it's about author Matthew Gilbert's transformation, after much fear and loathing of dogs and social groups, into one of those dog people with fur on their jackets, squeaky toys in their hands, and biscuits in their pockets. Gilbert, longtime TV critic at The Boston Globe, describes his reluctant trip into the dog park subculture, as the first-time owner of a stubbornly social Yellow Lab puppy named Toby. Like many Americans, he was happily accustomed to the safe distance of TV viewing and cell-phone web surfing, tethered to the digital leash. But the headstrong, play-obsessed Toby pulls him to Amory, and Amory becomes an exhilarating dose of presence for him. The joyous chaos of wrestling dogs and the park's cast of offbeat dog owners - the "pack of freaks" - gradually draw him into the here and now. At the dog park, the dog owners go off the leash, too. Dog-park life can be tense. When dogs fight, their owners - such as the reckless Charlotte - bare their teeth at each other, too. Amid the rollicking dog play, feelings tend to surface faster, unedited. But Gilbert shows how Amory is an idyllic microcosm, too, the home of enduring friendships and, as the droll but vulnerable Hayley knows, romantic crushes. Meeting daily, a gathering of dog owners can be like group therapy, or The Office, or a standup concert. As a TV critic, Matthew Gilbert is well-known by his readership for his humorous and wry writing style. A charming narrative that will appeal to anyone who has ever enjoyed watching a puppy scamper through a park, OFF THE LEASH is a paean to dog lovers and their pets everywhere, perfect for fans of Marley & Me and Merle's Door.

Off The Leash

Author: Jean Ellen Whatley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780985007133
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The author describes her life-changing nine-thousand mile journey she, and her dog Libby, took across the United States.

Off The Leash

Author: Helen Husher
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780881504279
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A grand tour of some of Vermont's most interesting and undervalued places beyond the world of tourism, this guide should interest anyone with a taste for eccentric stories, for small-town dramas and for the way our places make us who we are.

Walking Magpie

Author: Chuck Forsman
Publisher: George F Thompson
ISBN: 9781938086113
Size: 70.12 MB
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Nominated for a 2014 Book of the Year Award in Nonfiction from ForeWord Reviews!

Off Leash

Author: Daniel Potter
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780996594011
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When Thomas Khatt awakens to the magical world following the sudden, violent death of his elderly Archmagus neighbor, he doesn't get the standard package of awesome power combined with a hero destiny. Nope, he trades his thumbs in for a tail, tawny fur and four feet with a very low co-efficient of friction on linoleum. His destiny as one of three talking mountain lions in the magical world? To be sold at auction and bonded to some pimply faced apprentice for life. Thomas would rather eat dirty kitty litter. Armed only with an impressive set of chompers and buckets of snark, Thomas faces off against a lightning-bolt throwing granny and a sexy union recruiter as he desperately tries hold the threads of his old life together. To stay off the leash he'll have to take advantage of the chaos caused by the Archmagus' death and help the local Inquisition solve his murder. A pyromanic squirrel, religious werewolves, and cat-hating cops all add to the chaos as Thomas attempts to become the first Freelance Familiar.

The Secret Life Of Dogs

Author: David Taylor
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780007244768
Size: 70.68 MB
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'The Secret Life of Dogs' is full of quirky and surprising facts that explain the strange and baffling behaviour of our furry friends.

Off The Leash

Author: Rupert Fawcett
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466864710
Size: 16.57 MB
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Originally launched on Facebook, Rupert Fawcett's charming and heartfelt Off the Leash cartoons have developed a huge daily following around the world. This books brings together the very best of those cartoons, featuring the secret thoughts and conversations of dogs of every size, shape and breed. The cartoons appeal to all sorts of people, from passionate dog lovers who have eight sleeping on their bed at night, to people who don't have any pets at all, but can still identify with the characteristics. Let's face it, who doesn't like to be fed, have their tummy stroked and snooze on the sofa in the afternoon? A celebration of our favorite belly-scratching, tail-chasing, bed-stealing canine friends.

Off The Leash Doggy Doodles

Author: Rupert Fawcett
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711237988
Size: 61.33 MB
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Fans of Rupert Fawcett's Off The Leash cartoons will love this Doodle Sketch Book for Dog Lovers. Learn how to draw Off The Leash style doggies and then practise to your heart's content in the pages of this fantastic doodle sketchbook. You'll go barking mad for it!

The Other End Of The Leash

Author: Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307489180
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The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, and muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in our four-legged friends. After all, although humans and dogs share a remarkable relationship that is unique in the animal world, we are still two entirely different species, each shaped by our individual evolutionary heritage. Quite simply, humans are primates and dogs are canids (like wolves, coyotes, and foxes). Since we each speak a different native tongue, a lot gets lost in the translation. The Other End of the Leash demonstrates how even the slightest changes in your voice and the way you stand can help your dog understand what you want. Once you start to think about your own behavior from the perspective of your dog, you’ll understand why much of what appears to be doggy-disobedience is simply a case of miscommunication. Inside you will learn • How to use your voice so that your dog is more likely to do what you ask. • Why “getting dominance” over your dog is a bad idea. • Why “rough and tumble primate play” can lead to trouble–and how to play with your dog in ways that are fun and keep him out of trouble. • How dogs and humans share personality types–and why most dogs want to live with benevolent leaders rather than “alphawannabees!” In her own insightful, compelling style, Patricia McConnell combines wonderful true stories about people and dogs with a new, accessible scientific perspective on how they should behave around each other. This is a book that strives to help you make the most of life with your dog, and to prevent problems that might arise in that most rewarding of relationships. From the Hardcover edition.

Off The Leash I Love My Dog Postcard Book

Author: Rupert Fawcett
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited
ISBN: 9780711235960
Size: 36.45 MB
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Twenty different postcards from Off the Leash to send, keep or frame. This postcard book allows for a clean tear-off - there are no serrated edges. Each postcard features a doggy cartoon from Rupert Fawcett's Off the Leash.