Books for Pet Lovers

Enjoy these fiction and non-fiction titles, while cuddling with your four legged friend.

The Cat Who Could Read Backwards (Cat Who..., #1) by Lilian Jackson BraunThe Cat Who Could Read Backwards by Lillian Jackson Braun
This book was originally published in 1966 and is the first in a series of many. We follow Jim Qwilleran, a crime reporter, and his Siamese cat named Koko who helps solve a murder in an art gallery. These are wonderful quick murder mystery reads that can be finished within a few days.
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Homer's Odyssey by Gwen CooperHomer's Odyssey: a Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat by Gwen Cooper
A true story of a woman and her rescue cat named Homer is a must read. Homer's loyalty, love and joy changed his owner's life forever. Each chapter begins with an excerpt from Homer's The Odyssey that pertains to that particular section of the book.
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Cat Daddy  What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean by Jackson GalaxyCat Daddy: What the World's Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love, and Coming Clean by Jackson Galaxy and Joel Derfner
In this book, Jackson Galaxy, star and host of the show "My Cat from Hell," shares his story of recovery from addiction. Galaxy finds hope through his pet cat named Benny and Benny in turn finds refuge. Great tips for cat guardianship are also covered in this book.
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Marley and Me  Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog by John GroganMarley and Me:Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan
Marley, a rambunctious golden Labrador, fills the Grogans' lives with joy. The author shares the story of Marley's life and how he effected those that surrounded him.
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Inside of a Dog  What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra HorowitzInside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Know and Smell by Alexandra Horowitz
This non-fiction book looks at multiple studies of man's best friend and helps us gain a better understanding about the relationship between us. Horowitz draws on her own research and her own expereinces with her dog Pumpernickel, to help us better gain a sense of a dog's world.
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Rin Tin Tin  The Life and the Legend by Susan OrleanRin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean
Although we believe that there was only one, there were several Rin Tin Tins! Orlean combines fact and myth of the famous German Shepherds that touched our hearts. We also get a closer look at the entertainment industy and the parts animals played.
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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth SteinArt of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
This story is told by a dog named Enzo, who is a lab terrier mix. Enzo longs to be a human and is mostly self educated by television. He also picks up some tips about the world from Denny Swift, his owner, who happens to be a race car driver.
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