A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life
Dog rescue is one of the largest underground movements in America. It is also one of the least understood. This insider look at the culture of dog rescue begins with Kotler's personal experience working with an ever-peculiar pack of dogs and becomes a much deeper investigation into exactly what... show more
Dog rescue is one of the largest underground movements in America. It is also one of the least understood. This insider look at the culture of dog rescue begins with Kotler's personal experience working with an ever-peculiar pack of dogs and becomes a much deeper investigation into exactly what it means to devote one's life to the furry and the four-legged, in the end showing why living in a world of dogs may be the best way to uncover the truth about what it really means to be human.Praise for A Small Furry Prayer:"It's amazing and also very encouraging to find a book like this one, filled with original thought and plenty of new information. And if that's not enough, it's a great read, a real page-turner. I strongly recommend it to anyone." -Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Life of Dogs "This gritty journey into ‚'a world made of dog' is unlike any dog story you've ever read." -Christian Science Monitor"Anyone who is interested in the human-animal connection, the bond that we feel with our dogs, will find this book fascinating. It's almost a guarantee that you will look at your dog in a totally different way." -San Francisco Examiner "Joyous…Brimming with humor, gratitude, and grace, this is a remarkable story." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Publish date: October 11th 2011
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
I won a copy of this book here on GR, and though it wasn't what I expected, it was a really good book. Funny how a dog can worm its way into the heart of someone who isn't a "dog person". Recommended!
As with the other ARCs I have reviewed please keep in mind that the page count and a few details I may mention may or may not be the same as the actual text. Now on to the review. I personally did not enjoy this book the way I had hoped. The author does have a talent for writing and his style is flu...
I won this book on First Reads and, probably with this review, will never win another one! I must say I had a very difficult time with this book. I thought it was going to be different than it was. It ended up going on very diffent tangents, from rescue, gay animals to animal psychology, with very l...
This book was not what I expected. I was expecting stories about the author's experience with dog rescue and the sad and funny things that can happen with rescued dogs. There is a little of that here - but there's so much more. Kotler uses each little snippet of a tale as a jumping off point to expl...