Unlikely Friendships: Dogs: 37 Stories of Canine Compassion and Courage (Paperback)
Enhanced with beautiful full-color photographs, these true stories of camaraderie, affection, and remarkable bravery are from the author of the New York Times bestsellers Unlikely Friendships, Unlikely Loves, and Unlikely Heroes, as well as other books and calendars, with nearly two million copies in print.
Meet Rex, a German shepherd who learned to love and trust again through the improbable friendship of a goose. The pit bull named Dolly, whose antics with her best friend, Sheldon the tortoise, include games of tag.
For the millions of dog lovers, this heartwarming and inspirational book celebrates 37 stories of unusual canine companionship.
Jennifer S. Holland is a contributing writer for National Geographic. She has also written for, among others, The Discovery Channel, NPR, and The New York Times, specializing in science and natural history.
“The awh- and awe-inspiring stories and photographs in Unlikely Friendships: Dogs feature my favorite combinations: canines with all critters furred, feathered, and scaled, dogs with people, and, of course—dogs with dogs. I was amused, moved—and at times astonished. I shouldn’t have been: Dogs rule and these unlikely friendships delight.”
—Cat Warren, author of the New York Times bestseller What the Dog Knows: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World
“This wonderful book shows the enormous capacity of dogs for love and friendship. The stories here are fabulous, uplifting, and a joy to read, letting us know how much we still have to learn about the dogs we live with.”
—Con Slobodchikoff, Ph.D., author of Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals
“Dogs win our hearts because they are all heart, and Holland’s new book is packed with stories of canine big-heartedness. Her well-told tales—from a rescued Chihuahua who pals around with a chicken to a Bernese mountain dog who’s a lifeguard—will remind you of all we love about dogs and why we cannot live without them. Certain to be a big hit with dog lovers everywhere.”
—Virginia Morell, author of the New York Times bestseller Animal Wise: How We Know Animals Think and Feel