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Jennifer Skiff: The Divinity of Dogs

the divinity of dogs"Dogs have the ability to forgive, let go of the past, and live each day joyously. It's something the rest of us strive for."

 Author: Jennifer Skiff
 Format: Paperback
 Publication Date: November 2012
 ISBN: 9781781801093
 Price: R149.00 Buy now


The Divinity of Dogs is about the moments you learn something deep about life from an experience with a dog. This book shows more than seventy stories collected from hundreds of submissions to the author's website, these inspiring and heartwarming true stories show where love, tolerance, compassion, loyalty, joyfulness, and even death have provided experiences that have led to spiritual enlightenment.

To name a few examples, you'll find the story of a Chihuahua who detected a small lump in her owner's breast, a growth that even doctors couldn't find. There's Emma, whose devoted Rottweiler ferociously grabbed her arm at the moment she was trying to commit suicide, saving her life. You'll be inspired by Luna, the Retriever, who dragged her owner to safety after she collapsed late at night in a field. And most important, you'll fall in love with many dogs that simply provide steady comfort when needed. The author also weaves her own experiences with dogs throughout the book, showing how they comforted her through mistreatment as a child, a divorce, and a cancer diagnosis.

The stories that make up The Divinity of Dogs provide hope, help, and healing for readers in the complex and difficult times in which we live. Whether you believe dogs are divine or are actually a gift from the divine, The Divinity of Dogs gives you permission to accept what you know: dogs are healers, educators, protectors, and tangible examples of pure love.

About the author
Jennifer Skiff is an award-winning television producer, journalist, and author of God Stories. An advocate for animals, she is a Trustee of the Dogs' Refuge Home in Australia. She lives in Maine and Australia.

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Leslea Newman: Hachiko Waits


  "Hachiko embodies all the best qualities of a dog. He is loyal, brave, gentle, and childlike. Based on a true story from Japan, this is a beautiful tribute to a historic dog."

    Author: Leslea Newman
    Format: Hardcover
    Publication Date: October 2004
    ISBN: 9780805073362

    Price: R188 Buy Now


“What a good dog you are. What a fine dog you are. Hachi, you are the best dog in all of Japan.”

Professor Ueno speaks these words to his faithful dog before boarding the train to work every morning. And every afternoon, just before three o’clock, Hachi is at the train station to greet his beloved master. One day, the train arrives at the station without the professor. Hachi waits. So Hachiko waits. He waits for ten years. Not even the kind young boy known as Yasuo can persuade Hachiko to leave his post, and take shelter in a warm home. Soon Hachiko is known around the country, and the world, as the dog who never gave up on his owner's return.

Hachiko Waits is a novel inspired by a true story. Hachiko´s love to his owner moved the whole of Japan and had a big impact on how the Japanese treat their dogs and even a statue was build in his honour.


Leslea Newman is an author of children books and tells her version of the story in a way that is even appropriate for children to read. She uses short, memorable and emotional sentences, that are easy to understand for children, but adults will be touched just as much. 

Newman managed to make the characters in the novel walk straight into your heart, even though the book  is only 100 pages long.  

Hachiko Waits is a moving and absolutely touching book about a deep friendship, loyality and hope. Especially one dialogue is very significant, and everyone, who owns a dog, should keep it in mind:


“The woman reached out to stroke Hachi's fur again. "Hachi, you are a very good dog," she said to him. "And your master was a very good man."

Yasuo picked up Hachi's bowl and looked at the woman. "Did you know Professor Ueno?" he asked.

"No," the woman answered. "But it is clear to me that he was a fine man. That is why Hachi continues to hope and to wait. He remembers the kindness of his master."

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Alexandra Horowitz: Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell and Know


"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend, inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." (Groucho Marx)

    Author: Alexandra Horowitz
    Format: Softcover
    Publication Date: September 2009
    ISBN: 9781416583431

    Price: R159.95 Buy Now


What's it like to be a dog? What's it like to be able to smell not just every bit of open food in the house but also to smell sadness in humans? How does a tiny dog manage to play successfully with a Great Dane? What is it like to hear the bodily vibrations of insects or the hum of a fluorescent light? Why must a person on a bicycle be chased? What's it like to use your mouth as a hand? In short, what is it like for a dog to experience life from two feet off the ground, amidst the smells of the sidewalk, gazing at our ankles or knees?

Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human. Horowitz introduces the reader to dogs' perceptual and cognitive abilities and then draws a picture of what it might be like to be a dog.

Inside of the Dog gives us surprising answers and explanations of why dogs do what they do. With a light touch and the weight of science behind her, Alexandra Horowitz examines the animal we think we know best but may actually understand the least. This book is as close as you can get to knowing about dogs without being a dog yourself!

"I feel like I am now in my dog's head. Every time he sniffs me I understand it more and more."

"This is a fantastic book for those who want to relate to their companions in a deeper, more profound manner. I won't be able to look at my dog in the same way again."

"I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to see what their dog "sees"."

"It's not a book on how to train your four legged friend. It gives you a great grasp of a dog's perception of our world. A must read if you own a dog and see him as a member of the family."

"This is a serious book based on science and observation and it is essential reading for anyone who truly loves dogs. The book can only strengthen the bond between you and your dog."

"You will recognize your dog and yourself in this funny and interesting book."

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Seth Casteel: Underwater Dogs



 If you're a dog lover - you need this book!”

  Author: Seth Casteel
  Format: Hardcover, 144 Pages
  ISBN: 9780755364114
  Publication date: October 2012

  Price: R202  Buy Now



Seth Casteel's Underwater Dogs is an unique collection of dog photographs, bundled in one book that was published October 2012. It had already been viewed by 150,000 people on social media sites!

Seth Casteel is an award-winning pet photographer that captured the world of man's best friend. Whether they are swimming, diving, fetching or exploring below the water's surface, Seth's remarkable ability to interact with his subjects has allowed him to create a wealth of extraordinary images. With over 80 photographs this is a truly unique depiction of our canine companions.

The photography is excellent. This proves that not all ideas have already been taken. Casteel has found something that no one else has ever pictured. Seth Casteel is an amazing photographer and has really captured a wonderful and different perspective of man's best friend in this collection of Underwater Dogs. The photographs are clear and amazing and each really captures the doggie's personality.

Every dog lover should have this book in cabinet. No, not in a cabinet. Put it on the coffee table so everyone can see it! And buy this book for everybody around you! But also if you not into dogs, this book it a great purchase. The images that are in this book are by far the best animal photography you'll have ever seen. They are real, inspiring, adorable and funny. You will laugh out loud!

"Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel is highly recommended. This book will not disappoint you! In fact, it will make you smile every time you open it."

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