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A Dog Like Ralph
by Clare Cogbill




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'Clare shows an uncanny understanding of dog psyche, maybe because she trained as a veterinary nurse; but I prefer to think that she has a natural gift. She provides a voice for the dogs to speak directly to the reader, which makes this book unique and fascinating. This is a story which can be enjoyed by older children as well as adults.' From a review by Joyce Wilson in The Keswick Reminder, The Lake District, UK. This is the humorous, sometimes sad, and eventually uplifting story of Ralph and the friends he has met along the way. He is a rescue dog with a difficult past who loves other dogs, is frightened of people and cars and mesmerized by cats and rabbits. It is partly told through his eyes and describes how what he has experienced before has affected how he interacts with those around him. Entwined with his story, Clare, his new owner and the author of this book, who has a total of over 30 years experience of working with animals and teaching veterinary nursing and animal care and welfare, tells of the joys of having him as a companion and how, through gentle nurturing and the arrival of his compatriots, Peggy and Luella, his whole outlook on life has changed.She also writes with a great deal of passion about the pitfalls of a society that has resulted in Ralph being the way he is, and of some of the other issues that are contributing to the problems faced by dogs today.By the author of 'Lilac Haze' - A true story of live kidney donation. Also 'A Soldier Like Jack' - based on one family's true story of life in World War One.

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'Clare shows an uncanny understanding of dog psyche, maybe because she trained as a veterinary nurse; but I prefer to think that she has a natural gift. She provides a voice for the dogs to speak directly to the reader, which makes this book unique and fascinating. This is a story which can be enjoyed by older children as well as adults.' From a review by Joyce Wilson in The Keswick Reminder, The Lake District, UK. This is the humorous, sometimes sad, and eventually uplifting story of Ralph and the friends he has met along the way. He is a rescue dog with a difficult past who loves other dogs, is frightened of people and cars and mesmerized by cats and rabbits. It is partly told through his eyes and describes how what he has experienced before has affected how he interacts with those around him. Entwined with his story, Clare, his new owner and the author of this book, who has a total of over 30 years experience of working with animals and teaching veterinary nursing and animal care and welfare, tells of the joys of having him as a companion and how, through gentle nurturing and the arrival of his compatriots, Peggy and Luella, his whole outlook on life has changed.She also writes with a great deal of passion about the pitfalls of a society that has resulted in Ralph being the way he is, and of some of the other issues that are contributing to the problems faced by dogs today.By the author of 'Lilac Haze' - A true story of live kidney donation. Also 'A Soldier Like Jack' - based on one family's true story of life in World War One.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781479220250
  • ISBN-10: 1479220256
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publish Date: November 2012
  • Page Count: 262
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.55 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.58 pounds


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