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by Elisabeth Rose

  • Author: Elisabeth Rose
  • ISBN: 0609606921
  • ISBN13: 978-0609606926
  • ePub: 1471 kb | FB2: 1870 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Pets & Animal Care
  • Publisher: Harmony (July 31, 2001)
  • Pages: 272
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 374
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For the Love of a Dog: A Memoir ePub download

Elisabeth Rose is a first-class storyteller. I was hooked on this book from the opening when a 12 year-old girl wants to know if her dog went to heaven. From that point the narrative takes off and sweeps you along. I must admit I am about as far from the category dog lover as anyone can be but I was so taken with the story here and the lives and how her dogs, and other animals, integrated into her life.

About Elisabeth Rose: Lisa Lanser Rose is the author of the memoir For the Love of a Dog (Harmony Books) .

Following church services, twelve-year-old Elisabeth Rose stands patiently in the reception line, waiting to. .As every animal lover knows, the Reverend Van Dyke is terribly wrong.

Following church services, twelve-year-old Elisabeth Rose stands patiently in the reception line, waiting to ask the Reverend Van Dyke if animals go to heaven. No, honey," he says dismissively, turning to shake hands with the man behind her. "Why not?" she persists. Why, honey, they don't have souls. For the Love of a Dog charts one woman's journey into the joyous, complicated, and mysterious communion people can have with animals.

With compassion and Love, Elizabeth Rose tells her story about a dog with epilepsy. This book is a splendid work of art. By Thriftbooks. com User, June 24, 2002. This is a stunning memoir of all the animals Elisabeth ever loved and/or interacted with. Especially dogs(via the title). Forewarned, it will make you cry, but the tears are well worth the read. But,as I was quite suprise,it is not just dogs. There are horses involved in this book too. A must for animal lovers, FOR THE LOVE OF A DOG, tells of the immense complexity that is the amazing relationship with and attachment to animals. It proves that animals really do have souls.

A marvelous book that everybody who loves dogs should own. –Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation. Brilliant! For The Love of a Dog is a perfect balance of science and soul

A marvelous book that everybody who loves dogs should own. Brilliant! For The Love of a Dog is a perfect balance of science and soul. These stories will either keep you up reading long into the night knowing that with your dogs, you love and are loved, need and are needed. Dr. Marty Becker, resident veterinarian on ABC’s Good Morning America and author of Fitness Unleashed! A fascinating, highly educational read.

Through battling daily challenges and constantly regrouping, Amanda realises she is starting to come to terms with her bereavement and the prospect of facing the rest of her life alone

Through battling daily challenges and constantly regrouping, Amanda realises she is starting to come to terms with her bereavement and the prospect of facing the rest of her life alone. For the Love of a Dog tells the bigger, more poignant story about the labour of emotional recovery after the trauma of loss. Mabel shines like a light throughout, the unwitting architect of rebuilding self-belief. Mabel's own journey is equally captivating: as she blossoms into a mischievous, endearing head-turner of a companion – as affectionate as she is glorious.

For the Love of a Dog: A Memoir (2001). During the course of the book, she describes the unusual communion that humans have with their animal companions. At age 12, Rose can't believe it when the priest tells her animals don't go to heaven because they don't have souls. Living with, listening to, and loving her pets leads her to believe otherwise. The story I read on January 25, 2012, by Terhune was "The Coward," written in 1922, about a six-month old collie puppy named Laund who shows a natural talent for herding sheep.

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Following church services, twelve-year-old Elisabeth Rose stands patiently in the reception line, waiting to ask the Reverend Van Dyke if animals go to heaven. "No, honey," he says dismissively, turning to shake hands with the man behind her. "Why not?" she persists. "Why, honey, they don't have souls."As every animal lover knows, the Reverend Van Dyke is terribly wrong. For the Love of a Dog charts one woman's journey into the joyous, complicated, and mysterious communion people can have with animals. From her first dog, a mischievous fox terrier named Patches, to the thuggish finch, Pavarotti, who rooms with her in grad school and the haughty horse, Shannon, whom she coaxes into docility, Elisabeth Rose's account reveals her special sensitivity to the inner voice of creatures and their particular needs.Most especially, For the Love of a Dog is the story of Rose's relationship to her border collie, Kierney, a "brooding poet" -- intelligent, exuberant, remarkably conversant, but also anxiety-ridden and difficult -- who is misdiagnosed as insane. Told with power and deep insight, Rose chronicles the life of this extraordinary dog in a narrative infused with keen perceptions on fable and myth, spirituality, and the ways in which consciousness and language interact. Ultimately, Rose's fascination with the emotional and spiritual lives of her animal companions leads her to the answer to her own question. "If the soul flickers somewhere in our bodies like a wispy genie," Rose writes, "maybe it's in our brain stem, our medulla oblongata, our animal brain."
Wishamac
This is truly a wonderful book. Altho about a Border Collie - anyone who is guardian to a dog will enjoy this book. With compassion and Love, Elizabeth Rose tells her story about a dog with epilepsy. Forewarned, it will make you cry, but the tears are well worth the read. I Loved the book.
Erennge
"For the Love of a Dog" is for those of us who relate better to pets instead of people. This is a riveting book that is hard to put down. It is a very well written and heart-felt story about a Border collie.
Tat
a powerful book about the relationship between a woman and her severely afflicted Border Collie.

Parts of the book are disturbing (because I don't agree with one of the philosopies of dog training that is discussed) but to me this is mostly about relationship and the guilt and helplessness that accompanies ANY relationship, whether human or canine. Simply put: You hurt the ones you love despite your best efforts.

It's also about the wide chasm of language between animals and their humans and how basically, we are "Other" despite small, profound moments of communion. The author tries to do the right thing by her dog but commits so many mistakes along the way. The tale of veterinary incompetence in the dog's treatment is simply unbelieveable and horrifying but mostly it is also about how even vets do not think dogs have "souls" and consider them "Other." In the end, though, she does do the right thing by this dog, who knew she was loved. Isn't that all any of us can ask for?"
Ramsey`s
I came across this book in the discount section of a book store on a trip to Canada. I read the book very quickly (and it's rare for me not to be able to put a book down at the end of a long day).
What an amazing treasure this book is. Being a dog lover extraordinaire I was smitten by Ms. Rose's trials and triumphs with her dog Kierney.
An added bonus was that the author is vegan and so is her dog! What a great affirmation of my beliefs that dogs can live healthy lives and be veg with the proper care.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, found myself crying through several parts of it (some people treat their canine friends so cruelly) and will recommend it to every dog owner I know. Everyone with a dog should read this enriching and enthralling memoir. Ms. Rose is a devoted dog mother who I found very inspiring.
Flamehammer
I've got to give this 4 stars instead of 5 because it wasn't the most well written book in the world. I found parts of it awkward. But it was definitely worth the read. You can't help but be enraptured by Kierney, Elisabeth's border collie, and the struggles that they face. I laughed (especially when Pip, another border collie, passed gas so loudly that he turned around to sniff himself) and I cried. Kierney entered my heart, and I am so glad that I read her story.
Malakelv
I usually finish every book I begin, whether I like it or not. Not the case with Elisabeth Rose's condescending memoir. While dog owners don't always know exactly what is best, Rose should have had the sense to avoid controversial training techniques (especially since she proclaims to have a deeper connection with animals than most people). Additionally, Rose proclaimed that her dog had the ability to understand complex sentences and her invented sign language. Even the smartest breeds of dogs function mentally at a 2-year-old level, meaning they couldn't comprehend these complex forms of language. After she avoided putting down her suffering dog because she thought she knew better than the vets, I had to stop reading. Clearly, Rose the dog whisperer is above the rest of us mortals--or she was just making things up.
Quinthy
What a sad and deeply disturbing book. I found this to be more an example of how a dog was mistreated in many ways than of how much the dog was loved. This dog was taken from her mother and littermates far too young, by a person who clearly did not know how to handle the breed or this particular dog's temperament. She was then subjected to a life of misguided training--training by hanging is just plain cruel, not to mention likely to make the dog more aggressive. The dog was allowed to endanger others and herself.

The dog was also subjected to poor medical care. The author continued to take her dog to a vet clinic that she clearly knew was not providing optimal treatment for a prolonged period of time, before finally changing vets. She then allowed her dog to suffer horribly for prolonged periods of time, before finally making the difficult but humane decision. Truly loving a dog means doing what is kindest for the dog, not making a dog suffer to appease your own emotions and insecurities.

The author then persisted in obtaining not just one, but two more border collies, an awesome breed she was clearly ill-equipped for. She then continued to mistreat her dogs by ignoring one and doing things such as an alpha-roll with the other. When she and her husband divorced, why did she keep the dog who was clearly most attached to him, and make him keep the dog who was clearly most attached to her? And hiking in the midst of bear hunting, with an off-leash dog, is just plain stupid and irresponsible. She and the dog were both lucky that the worst that happened was a fall in the lake, which the dog never should have had to endure.

I understand that the author loves animals, but she needs to re-examine her motives and methods before she obtains any more furred or feathered family members. She did a disservice to almost every animal in this book from the birds to the dogs, with the possible exception being the horse.
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