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Almost Perfect: Disabled Pets and the People Who Love Them [Paperback]

Mary A. Shafer , Sharon Sakson , Crystal Parsons

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Book Description

Sept. 15 2008
In a world that reveres perfection and disdains anything less, most of us realize that nothing and no one can truly measure up. Yet, when it comes to choosing companion animals, most folks won't settle for less. These stories are about those animals who, through birth or injury, have been rendered less than perfect, and the humans who found love enough to welcome them into their hearts and homes."Almost Perfect" allows you to share the immeasurable rewards those people have found. Learn what courage really is from Colbi, a blind Alaskan Husky, as he trades a hellish life in a puppy mill for the challenges of farm living. Be inspired by Ruby, the irrepressible Labrador-Doberman mix who adapts to a devastating, muscle-eating disease by learning to truly roll with the punches. Follow Cagney, the paraplegic rat, who struggles along with his human mom through her Master's thesis. Be inspired by the joy and grace with which Tux, a handsome black-and-white cat, navigates a life of almost complete paralysis. Root for tiny, blind Idgie to beat the mean streets of Philadelphia to become a Thanksgiving miracle kitten. Give yourself permission to believe once more as you enjoy these true and heart-warming stories of animals that have overcome physical handicaps to share happy, full lives with their human companions.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Word Forge Books (Sept. 15 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977132927
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977132928
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 15.2 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,341,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Eleven authors from the Unites States, Canada and Greece share their love of special animals. Most of these contributors either work with animals for a living, as volunteers, or have rescued animals from shelters, and know just how much these creatures add to the quality of human lives.

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Amazon.com: 4.9 out of 5 stars  22 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring book Oct. 27 2008
By Jamie Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book was so inspiring! I read it cover to cover in one sitting, making for a warm and cozy afternoon. There's a nice variety of well-written stories. If you love your pets you'll love this book.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just sweet and loveable Jan. 8 2009
By Paul Castleman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Almost Perfect is not just another warm and fuzzy collection of stories about pets. It is an important contribution to the millions of people who have pets and to those who are considering adopting one. Just as more and more people are adopting children with special needs and finding the experience a transcendent one of giving and receiving love, so are those who share their lives with disabled animals finding it profoundly heart-opening and spiritually joyful. The authors of Almost Perfect have a remarkable knack for conveying their relationships with these wonderful pets and I strongly recommend this book.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect: Disabled Pets and the People Who Love Them Nov. 22 2008
By Shelly - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
What a delightful book of inspiring stories. You'll go from tears to smiles and won't want to put the book down.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good authors and outstanding people. Jan. 27 2012
By R. Sparagoski - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed reading "Almost Perfect" The stories were well written and you could feel the love these people had for their pets through the words they used. It really expresses what all people feel when they have had a pet especially over a number of years.My family and myself have had a number of dogs over the years and we were always very attatched to them. When they left this world the grief and sadness we felt is hard to describe.
These stories are different from my situation in that the owners were dealing with pets who had disabilities. Caring for their pets required so much of their time which they gave so unselfishly. These stories sum up what the word "love' really means.We read and hear so many stories about the bad things that us humans can do. This book really lifted my spirits. It shows that there are still plenty of people who live their lives as good,caring individuals. We as a society need to focus more on the "good" people in our world and not get discouraged by the "bad".Reading this book is a great example of how to do that.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book! May 25 2010
By Devri L. Owens - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I received my book from Word Forge Books and it was in excellent condition. It is an amazing book with amazing stories and I highly recommend it to everyone!
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