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Four-Legged Miracles : Heartwarming Tales of Lost Dogs' Journeys Home
by Brad Steiger and Sherry Hansen Steiger


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Heartwarming true stories of lost dogs finding the way back home, relying entirely on amazing canine intelligence and instincts

"Four-Legged Miracles" is a collection of wondrous lost-and-found canine sagas actual "Lassie, Come" "Home" tales that highlight dogs' remarkable abilities to return home despite almost unbelievable odds.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Heartwarming true stories of lost dogs finding the way back home, relying entirely on amazing canine intelligence and instincts

"Four-Legged Miracles" is a collection of wondrous lost-and-found canine sagas actual "Lassie, Come" "Home" tales that highlight dogs' remarkable abilities to return home despite almost unbelievable odds. Brad and Sherry Steiger have collected dramatic, carefully documented true-life anecdotes that showcase canines' amazing intelligence, courage, and sometimes seemingly supernatural powers. Often, there are no sensible explanations for how the dogs overcome obstacles like natural disasters and fierce wilderness areas, predators, grievous injuries, and more to find their human families.

These fascinating reunion stories include:
--Mason, the white terrier who crawled home on two broken legs to what remained of his family's tornado-ravaged house

--Buca, who sat on a hill over Utah's Rte. I-15 for two months waiting for the car he knew would bring him home

--Eddie, the beagle, who walked 450 miles over four months to reunite with disabled four-year-old Jimmy, inspiring the boy to work harder on his own recovery.

"Four-Legged Miracles" will tug on readers' heartstrings, but it will also discuss common reasons dogs disappear, how to get a missing dog back faster, the dog-human bond, and the science behind some of the amazing journeys these dogs endure. Chock-full of happy endings, "Four-Legged Miracles" lends insight into dogs' hearts and minds, and is a treat for any animal lover."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781250005069
  • ISBN-10: 125000506X
  • Publisher: Griffin
  • Publish Date: February 2013
  • Page Count: 264


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Books > Pets > Essays & Narratives
Books > Pets > Dogs - General

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-10-29
  • Reviewer: Staff

Funny, heartbreaking, and nearly unbelievable, the tales in the Steigers’ (Dog Miracles) new book all live up to one promise: a happy ending. The collection tells of dozens of tenacious dogs who found their owners after overcoming myriad obstacles, including going missing for years or traveling thousands of miles. For example, Prince found his owner in the trenches of WWI, and Sadie, a four-pound Yorkie, was carried two miles by a tornado. Evidenced by owner reports and local news coverage, the authors acknowledge many of these heroic homecomings to be “stranger than... fiction.” The book also explores the canine mind and the dog-human bond, and provides helpful advice about how to avoid losing your dog and what to do if it happens. Especially compelling is the section “Can Dogs Read Our Minds?” in which the authors discuss research about dogs’ ability to decipher human mental states, a captivating concept for anyone who’s experienced a close bond with their furry companion. Some readers may find the book-in-stories structure tedious; many accounts follow similar trajectories and a few lack the details necessary to engage the reader. Still, this hopeful book will make dog lovers of all ages smile in amazement at the devotion of our beloved buddies. Agent: Agnes Birnbaum, Bleecker Street Associates. (Feb.)

 
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