Joe Inglis, star of BBC 1's award-winning series Vets in Practice has written his diary for a year. It spans his first job after finishing training with a small Devonshire practice where farmyard crises loom large, to an urban one where domestic pets in trouble are more the norm - although he had to give the kiss of life to a snake on camera! Even the newly qualified, raw young vet, can see that there are good vets and bad, sound practice and short-cuts. Joe Inglis' diary is very amusing and full of incident - but also outspoken about some aspects of 'caring' for animals, the countryside and about people who keep animals. 'Funny and very touching' Family Circle
Picture two people, young and in love. Picture them being separated from one another. Picture them keeping their love alive through letters. So far, so simple. Now imagine they've not just been separated geographically, but also historically. Imagine that their love and letters now defy time and place, life and death. By now you realize that this novel is unique. And, when you learn how it has made Russian literary-prize history, and has to-date been sold in twenty-two languages, you begin to sense just how unique...
Contains information for cruisers, RV boondockers, and other wilderness travelers, traveling with pets for use in identifying and treating diseases and conditions when professional veterinary treatment and diagnosis is unavailable. Includes drug dosage suggestions in a formulary format, along with recommended drugs and supplies to have on hand.
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Two boys, whose father, a mob boss, is gunned down in cold blood, catapulting one into sudden unwanted responsibility. A girl, orphaned at three, taken by her rich grandmother to live in Atlanta. A ghetto kid, turned football player, shot down in an alley. An FBI agent, losing almost his entire family in a single day. A gifted musician, with an eye for women, suddenly distracted by a stranger. A woman, to all outward appearances wealthy and talented, who carries a dark secret. Then a murder occurs. Is there a connection?
These are the stories Vietnam vets tell each other at reunions and over beers.
Although there is extensive research on the loss of a spouse, predominantly focusing on the experiences of widows, much less attention is paid to bereaved partners not married to their significant other, whether or not the partners are of the same sex. This first-of-its-kind work explores both socially sanctioned and disenfranchised grief, highlighting similarities and differences. Combining a discussion of various theories of grief with personal narratives of grieving men and women drawn from numerous interviews, and detailed case study analysis, Carolyn Ambler Walter has produced a penetrating examination of the bereavement experiences of partners in varying types of relationships. She views narratives of widows, widowers, and bereaved domestic gay and lesbian partners from a postmodern perspective that breaks away from the traditional belief that the living must detach themselves from the dead in order to move on with their lives. Instead, building on the works of postmodern grief theorists such as Klass, Silverman, and Nickman, Walter views ongoing bonds with the dead as a resource for enriching functionality in the present, and as a key to looking to the future.
What do you do when you suddenly find yourself jobless, middle aged, but still needing an income?...... This is a true story of the adventures of a pet sitter, on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca; her descriptions of the wonderful pets and their sometimes weird and wonderful owners, and the often-hilarious circumstances surrounding them all. Interspersed with her humorous thoughts and observations of people, places and life in general. From the dead goldfish and kamikaze pigeon to the sheep-chasing king poodle, dogs that have scrambled egg for breakfast... and the marathon-swimming hedgehog. And much, much more........
The dark and cold of an Alaska winter settled over Ravens Cove. To boost the sagging economy, Mayor Thomas Orthell brought in a new tourist attraction—an ancient town abandoned for almost a century. The Forgotten Place is rumored to be cursed and to hold the threat of death for any who enter. Now, the town and its curse have made their way to Ravens Cove. As mysterious deaths, legendary entities, and folklore come to life, the town is hurtled into a spiritual battle with a familiar nemesis. The lessons learned during the Iconoclast siege are going to be put to the test—along with the small troop of warriors that have been brought back together to learn a better way to fight and defeat a shrewd and dangerous enemy.
“We must remember that our clients view us as professionals and expect us to not only care for their pets but identify problems that they themselves may not notice. Knowing what to do in an unpredictable situation isn’t always an easy call.” The Pet Sitter’s Handbook is a comprehensive guide on properly taking care of your pets. Geri Laverie presents an undeniably thorough manual that ensure the safety and comfort of your pets. “Every day is an adventure with new learning experiences.” Make every single day with your pet fun and memorable as you make each of his waking moments wonderful and happy.
Feeding is the foundation of every horse's health, and every owner cares about it, but answers can be hard to find. Based on solid science and the author's long experience, Feed Your Horse Like A Horse illuminates the secrets of equine nutrition and points the way toward lifelong vitality for your horse. Part I explains the physiology of the horse's digestion and nutrient use; Part II offers recommendations for specific conditions such as insulin resistance and laminitis, as well as discussion about feeding through the life stages, from foals to athletes to aged horses. Whether you are a novice horse owner or a seasoned professional, Feed Your Horse Like A Horse will be your most valuable resource on equine nutrition. You'll begin in Section 1 with an up-to-date overview of nutrition and horse physiology that is designed for everyone, from the novice to the lifelong horseman. Section 2 will empower you to make the right feeding decisions that support your horse's innate needs, regardless of his condition or activity type. As a reference book, you have the freedom to choose which sections to read. Topics include: Choosing the right hay or concentrates Helping easy and hard keepers How vitamins and minerals work Recognizing and eliminating stress Importance of salt and other electrolytes Treating insulin resistance Reducing the risk of laminitis Recovery for the rescued horse Nutrient fundamentals Dealing with genetic disorders Managing allergies Alleviating arthritis Diagnosing equine Cushing's disease Preventing ulcers and colic Feeding treats safely Pregnancy and lactation Feeding the orphaned foal Optimizing growth Optimizing athletic work and performance Changing needs as horses age Considerations for donkeys and mules Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. is a consultant, speaker, and writer in equine nutrition. A retired university professor and winner of several teaching awards, Dr. Getty presents seminars to horse organizations and works with individual owners to create customized nutrition plans designed to prevent illness and optimize their horses' overall health and performance. Based in beautiful rural Bayfield, Colorado, Dr. Getty runs a consulting company, Getty Equine Nutrition, LLC (GettyEquineNutrition.com), through which she helps horse owners locally, nationally, and internationally. The well-being of the horse remains Dr. Getty's driving motivation, and she believes every horse owner should have access to scientific information in order to give every horse a lifetime of vibrant health.
Picardie, 1963. In the dead of night a truck drops a group of illegal workers by a deserted stretch of canal - days later, one of them is found stabbed to death and Inspector Lucas Rocco has a new case to solve. Trawling the Algerian community for information is a sensitive issue, one that terrifies his bosses who force Rocco to tread carefully. Too carefully for Rocco's liking. To add to his problems, amongst the illegal immigrants is a young woman on the run from her brutal gangster husband, Samir Farek - a man with a big agenda: to take over as gang lord in Paris, and willing to dispose of anyone who gets in his way...
First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
In 'The City of Silver Light', Keira Leichman spent the night lost in a wild snowstorm that struck Cassidy Heights. But what really happened that night? Not even Keira can be sure. What she does know is that she's been having strange dreams since the accident, and now she's stuck with a broken ankle and the possibility of never playing soccer again. That is, until she finds Jake's telescope, and is drawn across the Bridge of Ice to Shar. Now Keira is marooned in the City of Silver Light with Daniel, Jake’s younger brother, with no way to get home. But that is the least of their worries, for the secrets they discover in Shar are more dangerous than Kiera could ever have imagined. And the fate of both their worlds are in their hands.
The Low Road is a memoir of the life and exploits of a twenty-something Boston City cab driver in the 70s and 80s. This gritty yet humorous story targets audiences of a wide spectrum. It is a must read for anyone who likes true crime, adventure, and a likable villain that triumphs over adversity, peppered with the seediness and debauchery of inner city life. The book places the reader in the shoes of a young man starting out in the world, alone, nave, and troubled. Having no marketable skills but his cleverness and cunning, he carves out a living in a major city. He takes hold of what is his only opportunity in life and becomes more adept as time goes on, finally becoming a master at the game that once had him pinned. Native Bostonians, college students, and anyone with a perverse and pessimistic sense of humor will enjoy reading The Low Road because it is a fast paced, comical, and factual story of a true underdog who finally overcame.
2016 Book Excellence Award Winner 2015 Global Ebook Award Winner 2015 Beverly Hills Book Award Finalist When newlywed actress Sylva Kelegian shows up at a Manhattan veterinary clinic to walk a rescue dog, a strawberry blonde puppy stumbles down the stairs and into her heart – opening it to the plight of hurt and abandoned dogs everywhere. After a move to Los Angeles with her actor husband, Sylva finds her marriage and burgeoning career challenged by the dramas of good and evil, darkness and light, played out every day in the streets, backyards, and homes of rich and poor pet owners alike. GOD SPELLED BACKWARDS traces Sylva's journey from reluctant New York dog adopter to passionate animal rescuer in Hollywood. Her story reveals what one determined woman can accomplish in the hope that, one day, man's best friend will be treated as such.
In 1998, Louis de Bernieres—acclaimed author of Corelli’s Mandolin—came upon a bronze statue in a town on Australia’s northwestern coast and was immediately compelled to know more about “Red Dog.” He did not have to go far: everyone for hundreds of miles in every direction seemed to have a story about Red Dog. He was a Red Cloud Kelpie, a breed of sheepdog known for its energy and cleverness. But Red Dog was a kind of ultra-Kelpie, energetic and clever enough for an entire breed in himself. Dubbed a “professional traveler” rather than a stray, Red Dog established his own transportation system, hitchhiking between far-flung towns and female dogs in cars whose engine noises he’d memorized and whose drivers he’d charmed. The call of the wild was matched by the call of the supper dish; Red Dog’s appetite was as legendary as his exploits. Everyone wanted to adopt him (one group of workers made him a member of their union), but Red Dog would be adopted by—or, more precisely, he would adopt—only one man: a bus driver whose love life quickly began to suffer and who never quite recovered from Red Dog’s relentlessly affectionate presence. Independent, clever, sly, stubborn, courageous and foolhardy, impatient with boredom and the boring, Red Dog endeared himself to (almost) everyone who crossed his path. These funny, surprising, and touching stories of his life are certain to endear him to every reader.
The Hair-Raising Adventures of an Irish Vet. Whether castrating horses in Dublin's inner city or dehorning cattle in the wilds of Wicklow, rescuing mangled cats from mongrels or tending to stoned guard dogs, vet Gillian Hick's sense of humour never deserts her in this engaging account of the challenging situations she encounters in the course of her work as a newly qualified veterinary surgeon. Not only does she have to deal with the animals and their ailments, but she also has to contend with the perils of matchmaking mothers and macho farmers -- not to mention the guys who want to know 'where is the real vet?'