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Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul: Stories of Canine Companionship, Comedy and Courage Paperback – Sep 27 2005

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  • Paperback: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Health Communications, Inc. (Sept. 27 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0757303315
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439873086
  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 590 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #214,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Wonderfully Told Stories Nov. 26 2005
By B. David - Published on
Format: Paperback
Part of the continuing success in the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series is the ability of the editors to reap the fertile field of talented, young writers. Debbie Roppolo's "Some Snowballs Don't Melt" is a beautifully told story about the bond between a working man and his working dog. Sad, yet uplifting, the story demonstrates how the relationship between man and animal can transcend mortality. Ms. Ropollo brings the tale of her father and his German Shepherd to life with intimate and exquisite details. One can easily see stories like this being transformed into family movies, the type not often seen in this day and age.
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
You MUST get this book for all dog lovers. Nov. 15 2005
By C. Christopher - Published on
Format: Paperback
I bought this book based on the reviews and everyone was so right! It's a very moving book and has humor and compassion. It has all the elements of a Soup Lovers Book. This book has touched my soul and im still in the first section about love. I would have never thought that a dog could teach us so much but this book proves just that.

The first story had me in tears when the owner left the state and left his dog with his relative. The dog became sick and near death because he missed his owner and as soon as they told him he was losing weight and was dying the owner came BACK and the dog was waiting on him in there usual spot at the train station. There is so much more to that story I won't spoil it. That story and the first 5 that I read so far has touched my life in more ways then one.

If you love dogs, have a dog, don't have one or is getting one? Then I reccomend this book for you, I would give it 10 stars if I could. We are getting our new Shih Tzu puppy next month in Dec and I cannot wait to get him. This book proves that love comes in all forms sizes and shapes!
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful collection of heartfelt stories Nov. 4 2005
By Kate Nicoll - Published on
Format: Paperback
Chicken Soup for the Soul continues to offer an inspiring collection of stories. The Dog Lover's version provides tale after tale of healing, connection and love. These stories can easliy be re-read and re-read offering hours of inspiration and warmth. Dog lovers, animal behavior experts, dog trainers, vets and just plain folks share their stories of love, rescue, death and love - this is wonderful for nightly reading, book club reading and daily inspiration.

Kate Nicoll, MSW , author Soul Friends: Finding Healing with Animals.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Phoebe's Family Dec 30 2005
By T. Gott - Published on
Format: Paperback
My sister-in-law wrote "Phoebe's Family" (page 155) about our beloved Boston Terrier Phoebe who died suddenly. Phoebe was absolutely the smartest, most loyal, and loving dog I have ever known. My father still mourns her now almost three years after her death. Her favorite toy--the HOD (Hedgehog of Death) sits in a place of honor in his bedroom and he will not let any of our other dogs play with it.

The stories of love and companionship found in this particular Chicken Soup are moving, cheering, and sad all at the same time. If you are a dog lover, then you will enjoy this book.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A must have if you have a 4 legged child July 16 2006
By Jeanne - Published on
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I have enjoyed all of the Chicken Soup's I have bought over the years, but this is the absolute best. I hope they consider a Dog Lover 2 and more. It was so refreshing to read stories from other's who view their pals as a true family member. Note I refrain from saying "dogs" as my two bassets are my "sons" as was my first basset.I often confuse people when I speak of my "sons".

As I read, I laughed and I cried. I stopped often to get down on the floor and hug my boys. At times I went to my fridge and touched the picture of Sebastian, who with the help of our vet, when to the bridge 2/20/04.

It would take too much time to try to write all that I thought was great about this book, but will say each and every story was great. Highly recommend this to anyone who hates hearing "it is just a dog"