Hell make you smile, laugh, cry, and want to give him treats. This is their story. (And theyre sticking to it.)
Author: Mark Carlson
Have you ever wondered what a guide dog does? How do they know to lead a blind owner? Can they understand traffic lights? Most importantly, how does the owner know where to pick up the poop? This memoir answers these questions—and more. It tells what guide dogs are supposed to do. They’re smart, loyal and well-trained—but not all dogs are created alike. Musket is proof of that. He’s definitely got a thing for treats and belly rubs. For the first time, the dog has his say. (Of course he needed a little help with the typing, since he doesn’t have opposable thumbs. That’s where author Mark Carlson came in. Still, Musket is the brains of the outfit.) Mark and Musket tell their story with humor, emotion, and Musket’s occasional contradictions. And at the end of the day, Musket somehow manages to be a great guide dog too. Confessions of a Guide Dog was written so a wonderful, devoted dog could reach out to those who haven’t been lucky enough to meet him. He’ll make you smile, laugh, cry, and want to give him treats. This is their story. (And they’re sticking to it.)
You know the tale of the little girl with a curl, in the middle of her forehead?
Author: Joanne Roberts
Category: Guide dogs
You know the tale of the little girl with a curl, in the middle of her forehead? Well, my guide dog uska's a bit like that. I only say a bit because when he's good, he is very, very good. But he's never bad, and he's never horrid. He does however, have his moments. Oh, I have mine too. When it comes to being blind, I'm not very good at it and Uska has to cope with that. I guess some days we drive each other nuts, which is hardly surprising because we truly are a 24/7 partnership. Mind you, I do love the bones of him and not just because he's totally changed my life. Since I first got him, I've been wondering what is really going on in that head of his, especially when he's working with me in supermarkets, or at parties, or on trains and even in hospital casualty wards. During the early months, he was the only dog I knew who could make his harness look rakish, like a lovable rascal in an old Hollywood movie. If he'd spent as much time learning to work with me, as he spent on artfully dodging his way to any dropped chips, he'd have been Guide Dog of the year. As it was, he managed to guide me down the aisle and a rock sliding mountain. He played paramedic for a day and stayed right by my side as my health got worse and worse. All this before he was 3 years old. 'Confessions of a Guide Dog' is Uska's version of events, during that extraordinary first year. His 'lick-n-tell' memoires are as loyal and loving as a Labrador could make them, but they do come from a dog and dogs don't lie. Expect some home truths about the human race, blind living and dog loving, all told with a humour that reflects the effect he has on people around him. This should spread to everyone who reads them. Despite our teething problems, we made it, largely thanks to the training efforts of the team at Guide Dogs. And he did make me laugh, still does in fact. Now he's getting on a bit, he's more precious than ever, So, I'd like to help raise funds for more guide dogs. At least 15% to 25% of our writer's royalties will go to Guide Dogs for the Blind. We thank you now, for any support you give.
mission and the guide dog-human experience include: Miriam Ascarelli,
Independent Vision: Dorothy Harrison Eustis ... A Love Story (Charleston, SC:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2012); Mark Carlson, Confessions of a Guide Dog: ...
Author: Susan Krieger
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Category: Social Science
Come, Let Me Guide You explores the intimate communication between author Susan Krieger and her guide dog Teela over the ten-year span of their working life together. This is a book about being led by a dog to new places in the world and new places in the self, a book about facing life's challenges outwardly and within, and about reading those clues-those deeply felt signals-that can help guide the way. It is also, more broadly, about the importance of intimate connection in human-animal relationships, academic work, and personal life.In her previous book, Traveling Blind: Adventures in Vision with a Guide Dog by My Side, Krieger focused on her first two years with Teela, her lively Golden Retriever-Yellow Labrador. Come, Let Me Guide You continues the narrative, beginning at the moment the author must confront Teela's retirement and then reflecting on the entire span of their relationship. These emotionally moving stories offer the reader personal entrée into a life of increasing pleasure and insight as Krieger describes how her relationship with her guide dog has had far-reaching effects, not only on her abilities to navigate the world while blind, but also on her writing and teaching, her ability to face loss, and her sense of self.Come, Let Me Guide You is an invaluable contribution to the literature on human-animal communication and on the guide-dog-human experience, as well as to disability and feminist ethnographic studies. It shows how a relationship with a guide dog is unique among bonds, for it rests upon highly regulated connections yet touches deep emotional chords. For Krieger, those chords have resulted in these memorable stories, often humorous and playful, always instructive, and generative of broader insight.
On the train home, a guy got on from a city look station with a guide dog. I wasn't
sure if he was blind because he was guiding his dog where to sit instead of him
being guided by the dog. It's like sitting on the driver's seat and being driven by ...
Author: Renelo Drummer
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Each entry has its own title based on the highlights for that day. For example, one entry is called Phlegm. There was this guy who coughed out his phlegm and spat it out on the train floor in front of another passenger. Another example is entitled B.O. A guy who was standing next to Renelo, put on his surgical mask and looked at him. Renelo thought that he was sending him a message that he had B.O. Renelo was pretty sure he showered that morning. He just ignored him. During the writing of this travel diary, Renelo realised that he was trying to force himself to be someone he’s not. He doesn’t like watching other people’s activities on the train. He certainly doesn’t like to listen to other people’s conversations. He was doing it because he promised himself to complete this project. He doesn’t want to start something that he can’t finish, unless there is any plausible excuse. Discover how Renelo went through the most embarrassing, disgusting, funniest and weirdest train travels.
“Good boy,” he said to the dog. To Lynne, he said, “It isn't a formal command
taught by the school, but when I first got Feather, another guide dog user
suggested that it might be a useful command, along with things like, 'find the door
Author: Anne Marie Winston
He had never seen her face…and yet he could read her better than any sighted man ever had. For ex-model Lynne Devane, meeting someone as powerful and sexy as Brendan Reilly—a man without an agenda—made her want to finally confess who she really was. Brendan had every intention of getting Lynne into his bed, but trusting her was another matter. History had taught him to steer clear of mysterious women…especially those expecting little wrapped boxes under the Christmas tree. If Lynne truly wanted him, she'd have to prove it.
After his death, I went to Disneyland with a couple of friends, one a lawyer whose
dogjumped into the car as we were leaving his home. Dogs ... Of course, the
canine in question was not a Seeing Eye dog, not even a German shepherd.
Author: Paul Krassner
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Uncensored, uncontained, and thoroughly demented, the memoirs of Paul Krassner are back in an updated and expanded edition. Paul Krassner, “father of the underground press” (People magazine), founder of the Realist, political radical, Yippie, and award-winning stand-up satirist, shares his stark raving adventures with the likes of Lenny Bruce, Abbie Hoffman, Norman Mailer, Ken Kesey, Groucho Marx, and Squeaky Fromme, revealing the patriarch of counterculture’s ultimate, intimate, uproarious life on the fringes of society. Whether he’s writing about his friendship with controversial comic Lenny Bruce, introducing Groucho Marx to LSD, his investigation of Scientology, or John Kennedy’s cadaver, no subject is too sacred to be skewered by Krassner. And yet his stories are soulful and philosophical, always authentic to his iconoclastic brand of personal journalism. As Art Spiegelman said, “Krassner is one of the best minds of his generational to be destroyed by madness, starving, hysterical, naked—but mainly hysterical. His true wacky, wackily true autobiography is the definitive book on the sixties.”
Fortunately, dogs can be trained. It’s a nuisance, but it can be done. This book contains detailed tips on training your dog, but for starters, know that a couple of quick scratches to your dog’s snout will have a very positive effect.
Author: Cleopatra J. Cat
Humans have a purpose in this world: providing high-quality cat food, both wet and dry, also the Minimum Daily Cat Requirement of petting(not less than two hours),and most important, making available a good Sleep Environment for a cat. This must include comfortable chairs, couches, beds, countertops and a variety of floor surfaces: bare wood, a cool cement area, linoleum, and carpeting. Carpeting is required not only as an Essential Sleep Option, but also for puking on. Never puke on anything not covered by carpeting. Dogs, on the other hand, serve no useful purpose. All they can do is disturb and disrupt, specifically disturb and disrupt cat sleeping activity. Fortunately, dogs can be trained. It’s a nuisance, but it can be done. This book contains detailed tips on training your dog, but for starters, know that a couple of quick scratches to your dog’s snout will have a very positive effect.
Well here is a funny little guide to helping you along the way...or just add a few laughs to your day, because...you are not alone. Hello, My name is Sharon Blount-Marra-Scholfield.
Author: Sharon Scholfield
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
Yes, there is life and love after internet dating. I know there are a few of you out there that actually met and married a great person you found online. And even more of you that meet a person that you enjoyed on some level for some period of time. But then there is the rest of us that failed miserably on all levels and need some HELP! Well here is a funny little guide to helping you along the way...or just add a few laughs to your day, because...you are not alone. Hello, My name is Sharon Blount-Marra-Scholfield. I have gone back to my maiden name and I have decided that I will stay with my original name if you will...Sharon Ann Scholfield. I have roots in a very traditional Methodist family, that no way helped me to deal with the real world. But I had a lovely if not boring childhood. I was a tomboy, did not like to play with dolls, unless we were hiding them for some sort of game. When I turned 30 I decided it was more fun to be a girl, and my life made a pivotal change...mentally. Divorced at 42 and then things really ramped up a notch. More to follow... I have a son Andy who is in his residency in Michigan. I hope to be a grandmother some day. I just hope it happens while I can still hear...are you the mom or the grandma!!! Seriously, like most of you, I want a traditional relationship in this ever changing world in which we live in. I wish you all great adventures with someone you think is cute.SAS
Instead , it gives detailed descriptions of such useful things as how to brief a guide dog for an impending impact , including how to secure his chain so that he
cannot leap into the cockpit and tear out your jugular vein for having the audacity
Release on 2011-11-01 | by Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
But can she help it if she was born to love fake tans and juiceheads? In this must-have guide to being a guidette, America’s favorite pint-sized princess shares her secrets for ROCKING it, Jersey-style.
Author: Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has a lifestyle most guidettes dream about. But can she help it if she was born to love fake tans and juiceheads? In this must-have guide to being a guidette, America’s favorite pint-sized princess shares her secrets for ROCKING it, Jersey-style. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to arm yourself with bronzer, a tease comb, and makeup brushes and join the Snooki Style Revolution. When guidettes march in, people notice. It’s the attitude. The boldness. The sex appeal. The tan. The serious shortage of hairspray in the surrounding area. You have to experiment in life, or you’ll be boring. From her top twenty-five rules for being a guidette, to her smushable makeup and skin secrets, to her rules on Snookin’ for love, Snooki’s sickest tips and advice for friggin’ owning it are all here, along with hundreds of full color photographs and the official Snictionary for easy reference. But that’s not all. There’s a lot more to the diminutive reality star than what you see on TV. Snooki shares her obsessions (her bed, Viva Glam Gaga bright pink lipstick, sci-fi movies) and some juicy behind-the-Shore secrets (which season was her favorite, what it was like to wake up in a jail cell in season two, why the house smells like alcohol and dog’s butt). For everything else, you’ll just have to read the book! Being a guidette princess is about being yourself, doing what you want, and trying to have a good time wherever you are. So strap yourselves in, bitches! And get ready for the ride. *** It’s the Snooki Style Revolution, bitches! “My biggest nightmare is waking up pale. Or without eyelashes.” “A guidette has to know how to have fun anywhere. Like, if you’re stuck in a cardboard box, you have to rock it.” “LOVE my slippers. It’s like wearing beds on your feet.” “If you can smell hair gel from a mile away, it signals guido mating season.” “I like to wear so many accessories that people are confused.” “Guidettes are born with attitude. It doesn’t matter if you’re tall, skinny, round, or a Smurf, or what your background is, we put on our bronzer and we fricken rock our princess status. Like, get out of our way, we don’t care what you think. Unless you’re a mirror.”
32 Confessions of a Midnight Midwife by Chris Walkowicz Between the ... 37 Guide Dogs — The Eyes of the Blind by Pat Fellman Line breeding and foster
families play an integral role in the success of the Guide Dog Foundation for the
He has written four books of travel writing: A Season in Paradise (1980), Return
to Paradise (1993), Dog Heart: A Travel ... That such freedom is only ever relative
is evident in his account of political imprisonment, The True Confessions of an ...
Author: Gareth Cornwell
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
From the outset, South Africa's history has been marked by division and conflict along racial and ethnic lines. From 1948 until 1994, this division was formalized in the National Party's policy of apartheid. Because apartheid intruded on every aspect of private and public life, South African literature was preoccupied with the politics of race and social engineering. Since the release from prison of Nelson Mandela in 1990, South Africa has been a new nation-in-the-making, inspired by a nonracial idealism yet beset by poverty and violence. South African writers have responded in various ways to Njabulo Ndebele's call to "rediscover the ordinary." The result has been a kaleidoscope of texts in which evolving cultural forms and modes of identity are rearticulated and explored. An invaluable guide for general readers as well as scholars of African literary history, this comprehensive text celebrates the multiple traditions and exciting future of the South African voice. Although the South African Constitution of 1994 recognizes no fewer than eleven official languages, English has remained the country's literary lingua franca. This book offers a narrative overview of South African literary production in English from 1945 to the postapartheid present. An introduction identifies the most interesting and noteworthy writing from the period. Alphabetical entries provide accurate and objective information on genres and writers. An appendix lists essential authors published before 1945.
He read with horror Augustine's statement in the Confessions, “Give me, O God,
what you command, and command whatever ... love to fleeting romance, steak to dog food, and excellence to mediocrity 42 SIN: A GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED.
Author: Derek R. Nelson
Publisher: A&C Black
Christianity concerns itself with salvation. But salvation implies something from which one must be saved, as reconciliation implies an estrangement and redemption a loss. The classical theological symbol naming the problem to which salvation is the solution is sin. Interpreting the meaning of sin, however, has become difficult for two reasons: sin has become a taboo subject in popular discourse, and has acquired an extremely broad meaning in recent theology. Sin: A Guide for the Perplexed is intended as a mid-level, comprehensive introduction to the notion of sin and its significance for Christian theology. Nelson situates and interprets biblical material on sin, and then offers a lucid history of the doctrine. He elucidates Augustine's conception of original sin and defends it against its many caricatures. Special attention is paid to sin as an ordinary, yet highly interruptive, phenomenon in the lives of individuals. This is supplemented by a careful look at the non-individualistic dimensions of sin, and an appreciation of how sin relates to other key theological commitments.
All Things to All People is an introverted narrative penned by the son of a Gospel preacher and his alter ego, Begees McFree.
Author: Begees McFree
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
All Things to All People is an introverted narrative penned by the son of a Gospel preacher and his alter ego, Begees McFree. This playfully written autobiography of a simple, quiet, and peaceable man guides the reader through depression-induced insomniac confessions. Looking deep into the often-hidden places of the heart and mind, these confessions freed the writer from lies and misunderstandings that had been buried deep within. All Things to All People shares the spiritual struggle of a man after a divorce broke apart his life and separated him from his children. Begees uses freewriting to disentangle his poor choices from his good intentions, gaining more selfcontrol and growing closer to God while strenuously pushing unbelief out of his mind.
Alan Alda, Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, 73-74. “I sat at the table...” Kent
Lineback, personal story. “It seems to me that ... “I think we must have just
finished lunch . . .” Laurence Olivier, Confessions of an Actor, 161-162. “'Come
home!' I cried.
Author: Carol Franco
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
The ultimate guide and companion for anyone who wants to record the story of his or her life or that of a loved one. Have you ever wondered about an ancestor you know only as a compelling face in a faded family photograph? Imagine discovering an entire book on this ancestor's life -one that described the world in which he lived and detailed his dreams, accomplishments, disappointments, and the accumulated wisdom of a lifetime. The Legacy Guide helps readers create such a book. Designed for writers and non-writers alike, it outlines a simple, intuitive, and highly flexible framework for turning your personal history-or that of a loved one-into a treasured family heirloom. It's been said that everyone has a story to tell, but anyone who has sat down to record his or her life story will tell you that there were moments of feeling completely overwhelmed and frustrated. Introducing the innovative program Facts to Memories to Meaning, The Legacy Guide takes you step-by-step through the seven stages of life-such as childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, etc.-to recall moments long forgotten and to discover their significance. And it helps you fashion these pieces together, much as you would a scrapbook, into a creative and compelling whole. Full of engaging and instructive quotations from the famous and the not-so-famous who have committed their stories to paper, The Legacy Guide will inspire you to capture the milestone events that have given shape to your life and allow you to weave them into a book that preserves this legacy for generations to come.
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