Bad Dog

A Love Story


Author: Martin Kihn

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307379876

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 2378

(A true story.) Meet Hola. She’s a nightmare, but it’s not her fault if she tackles strangers and chews on furniture, or if she runs after buses and fried chicken containers and drug dealers. No one ever told her not to. Worse yet, she scares her family. Hola may be the most beautiful Bernese mountain dog in the world, but she’s never been trained. At least not by anyone who knew what he was doing. Hola’s supposed master, Marty, is a high-functioning alcoholic. A TV writer turned management consultant, Marty’s in debt and out of shape; he’s about to lose his job, and one day he emerges from a haze of peach-flavored vodka to find he’s on the verge of losing his wife, Gloria, too, if he can’t get his life—and his dog—under control. Desperately trying to save his marriage, Marty throws himself headlong into the world of competitive dog training. Unfortunately, he knows even less than Hola, the only dog ever to be expelled from her puppy preschool twice. Somehow, together, they need to get through the American Kennel Club’s rigorous Canine Good Citizen test. Of course, Hola first needs to learn how to sit. It won’t be easy. It certainly won’t be pretty. But maybe, just maybe, there will be cheesecake.

Bad Dog!

A Memoir of Love, Beauty, and Redemption in Dark Places


Author: Lin Jensen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861719085

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6254

What would happen if, instead of bolting your doors against the intrusion of demons you invited them in? Bad Dog! is a vivid testament to the unforeseen love, beauty, and redemption discovered in the most difficult times and places. It reads like a collection of closely linked short stories (think JD Salinger) but is in fact a work of literary nonfiction (think Robert Fulgham, or Augusten Burroughs). Bad Dog! will appeal to anyone who has fallen into dark places and wants to climb back into the light. With quietly crafted poetic language of a quality rarely seen in spiritual books, Lin Jensen tells the stories of his remarkably difficult life: his tumultuous early years on a struggling Midwestern turkey farm, his failed marriage, and the search for meaning that led him eventually to become a Zen teacher. The raw and earthy lessons of Bad Dog! cut to the quick with an understated power, and the reader is left at the end of each chapter subtly transformed, able to reflect more deeply and more fruitfully on the struggles of our own lives. Lin Jensen's writing has rare poetic and literary merit. Lin Jensen received the Best Nonfiction/Spiritual Book award from Today's Librarian for his previous book, Uncovering the Wisdom of the Heartmind. He has taught writing in various colleges and universities for over twenty years, and continues to teach Buddhist ethics and practices at Chico State University. He is the founding teacher and senior teacher emeritus of the Chico Zen Sangha, in Chico, California, where he lives with his wife.

Bad Dog

Number 143 in Series


Author: Richard Sapir,Warren Murphy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751560928

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

View: 6887

Lou MacMayor, president of the Institute of Nationalized Humane Health Care, has the solution to America's health insurance problems. He's figured out how to take a huge bite out of costs by using brilliantly trained Swedish Elkhounds to sniff out, then snuff out, those costly, disease-carrying people who send premiums skyrocketing. Though the cost benefit of culling the herd of humanity looks great on paper, in reality it's fairly messy business, and the dog attacks plaguing the U.S. have come to the attention of CURE. Harold Smith wants to know who let the dogs out, and why they are attacking the elderly and infirm. Remo's happy to turn MacMayor and his Scandinavian breeder into hamburger - but it's the elusive, mysterious dog handler known as The Foreman whose extraordinary skills give new meaning to the phrase "dog eat dog." Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.

Bad Dog?


Author: Tracy Blom


ISBN: 0990687112


Page: N.A

View: 3976

Bad Dog


Author: Sherri Spranley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452040834

Category: Humor

Page: 24

View: 4317

"Bad Dog" is a story about a family dog named Hershy who can't seem to stay out of trouble. His owners, the Clark family, often find Hershy in mischievous situations that cause them to shout, "Bad dog!" When Hershy sees his young master, Max, crying over a broken toy, Hershy feels saddened by his master's reaction. Finally, Hershy redeems himself by showing of his tricks to Max and his friends in the sprinkler. Instead of hearing the usual, "bad dog," Hershey hears Max's friends shout, "Cool dog!" "Bad Dog" takes readers through the common hassles of having a pet, but reminds us that all of the nuisances can never diminish a boy's love for his dog.

Bad Dog, Digby!


Author: Claire Llewellyn

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1476540853

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 2812

"Pip and Digby loved playing together. Sometimes Digby was a good dog, but sometimes he was very bad!"

Good Dog; Bad Dog


Author: Ivan King

Publisher: Valley Group Media LLC.


Category: Pets

Page: 86

View: 4722

Hear What the Critics are Saying "Wow, what an Amazing Book for dog lovers; truly inspirational, very entertaining and highly thought provoking." -Mary Jones -Valley Daily News "Good Dog; Bad Dog is a book that will really challenge the way you view your pets. A Must Read." -Judy B. Cohen -Valley Group Media "Deliciously Entertaining and a very thought inducing book; I bought it for a friend as a gift and she loved it as well. It's by far one of the finest books about dogs to have come out in the last decade." -Dave Baker -Book Bloggers of America "If you're looking for a book that will not only make you emotional, but will also exercise your mind, then look no further than this book. Five Stars All The Way." -Debra Eisner -Literary Times Inc. "My favorite book this year; so far I have read more than eight. Highly Recommend." -Emma Righter -Writers United Group "Very interesting story; it was cerebral yet emotional. I highly recommend this book to any animal lover. Great Book." -Carl Mosner –Readers Cove Unlimited "This book reminded me why I fell in love with reading in the first place; thank you Mr. King for making such an amazing and inspiring book. Ten Thumbs Up." -Lee Ratner –Daily Media Trends, Inc. Editorial Review Good Dog; Bad Dog in itself is a journey. By the end of the book, you will feel like you have gone through an emotional and cerebral roller-coaster. This book will really make you think; but more than that, it will make you feel. Good Dog; Bad Dog is a call to action for all animal lovers, young and old. Mr. King does it again. Excellent Book! Jim S. Stein Book Description Good Dog; Bad Dog is a great book for any animal lover. It's a ten step program detailing how to train, educate and properly develop any type of dog. The book follows the lives of three extraordinary rescues, Cody, Rex and Nina as they go through the ups and down of life with humans. Their story is one of joy, tears and redemption. What lessons will we learn? What secrets are going to be revealed? Jump into this inspiring book and you will find out..... Author's Favorite Quote "Life is a comedy to those who think; a tragedy to those who feel."

Bad Dog, Dodger!


Author: Barbara Abercrombie

Publisher: Margaret K McElderry


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 3362

Nine-year-old Sam decides to teach his new puppy to behave, but not before Dodger has scared his sister, pulled down some curtains, and stopped a baseball game.

Bad Dog School


Author: Barbara M. Joosse

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618133314

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 853

Harris's family decides that his dog Zippy should go to dog obedience school, but after he is trained, they miss the old Zippy.

Bad Dog #6


Author: Joe Kelly

Publisher: Image Comics


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 48

View: 4051

"WHAT HAPPENS STAYS," CONCLUSION Like all good trips to Vegas, this saga ends in tears and spilled milk. Spend your New Year in a pit of misery and mayhem with Lou and Wendell as they face down the Dairy Queen, her Well-Horned Lord, and Baker the raging jackhole.