Comics & Graphic Novels

Walking the Dog

Author: David Hughes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 304

View: 854

Approaching fifty, and warned by his doctor that he's drinking too much and needs to take more exercise, David Hughes is given a dog for his birthday - Dexter, a wire-haired fox terrier. Hughes' daily walks with Dexter form the spine of Walking the Dog. We eavesdrop on their encounters with fellow dog-walkers ('Hello Hector', 'Hello Chester'...) and on Hughes' thoughts as he plods along carrying a plastic bag of poo. He begins to remember moments from his past, dark memories of murder and violence. He explores his own fantasies and obsessions. From the gentle comedy of the early pages, Walking the Dog is transformed into something deeper and more disturbing. This will be a landmark book in the field of graphic literature. The drawing is sublime, the imagination extraordinary, the ambition unequalled.
Fiction

Walking the Dog and Other Stories

Author: Bernard MacLaverty

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 391

The long-awaited new collection from Bernard MacLaverty examines worlds in collision, relationships fragmenting, innocence face to face with real life, real death. A Catholic schoolboy minding goal has a theological debate with a B-Special; a chess game in Spain is a catalyst for grief and redemption; a Belfast man out walking his dog is kidnapped at gunpoint and told to say his ABC. . . Interwoven through the book are wry, elliptical 'stories within stories' about fiction and the writing of it, featuring 'your man' -a comically beleaguered alter ego. Acting as foils to the brilliance of the real thing, these very short pieces point up the tough lyricism of MacLaverty's work. As always, his writing is vivid, exact and pellucid, his characters perfectly observed, the surface of the prose deceptively still. It is only once we enter the world of the stories that we begin to make out the huge shapes that move there: loss, love, disappointment, fierce joy. WALKING THE DOG has been worth waiting for: it is a powerful, honest and moving book by one of the great storytellers of our age.
Readers

Walking the Dog

Author: Jane Buxton

Publisher: Learning Media Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Readers

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A girl and her dog go for a walk. Story is also told in song and music. Suggested audience: junior.
Pets

Walking the Dog - Revised Edition

Author: Lezli Rees

Publisher: Hubble & Hattie

ISBN:

Category: Pets

Page: 208

View: 724

How do you find great pub food, places for your kids to play, somewhere nice to walk your dog, and park a campervan, all within 5 miles of a motorway exit? With their collie Jem, Lezli and David Rees have trekked over a thousand miles creating walks and tracking down traditional inns for drivers, families, and dogs to enjoy on their journey. Anyone who drives on the motorways of England, Scotland and Wales will benefit from this guide to walks within 5 miles of motorway exits. All of the UK is covered, from Exeter to Perth and Swansea to Canterbury. 'Walking the Dog' will enable you to get more fun for your fuel, see more of the countryside, take a healthy break, enjoy a relaxing pub lunch, and make exercising your dog on a long trip much more pleasurable. Each page features a 30 to 45 minute walk, with a selected pub or cafe along the way. Activities for children are included, from bouncy castles to nature trails. All of the walks are suitable for dogs, and those with assistance dogs will find details of accessible paths and disabled facilities. The listed pubs - most of which are traditional inns, serving high quality food at realistic prices - all welcome well-behaved canines. If you want more than mileage from your petrol, this is the book for you!
Health & Fitness

The Health Benefits of Dog Walking for Pets and People

Author: Rebecca Ann Johnson

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 216

View: 576

Obesity is at epidemic levels worldwide. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that by 2018 the cost of treating weight-related illnesses will double to almost $350 billion a year. A 2010 report by the U.S. Surgeon General estimates that two-thirds of American adults and almost one in three children are now overweight or obese. Similar statistics emphasize the staggering problem in other industrialized countries. This volume originated in a special 2009 symposium funded in part by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) and sponsorship from Mars-Waltham© on how human-animal interaction may help fight obesity across the lifespan. It provides systematic presentation of the scientific evidence for this powerful expression of the benefits of the human-animal bond. The volume will be especially valuable as a sourcebook of evidence-based studies for public health professionals treating overweight humans and veterinarians treating obese dogs.
Health & Fitness

The Health Benefits of Dog Walking for Pets and People

Author: Rebecca A. Johnson

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 216

View: 160

Obesity is at epidemic levels worldwide. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that by 2018 the cost of treating weight-related illnesses will double to almost $350 billion a year. A 2010 report by the U.S. Surgeon General estimates that two-thirds of American adults and almost one in three children are now overweight or obese. Similar statistics emphasize the staggering problem in other industrialized countries. This volume originated in a special 2009 symposium funded in part by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) and sponsorship from Mars-WalthamTM on how human-animal interaction may help fight obesity across the lifespan. It provides systematic presentation of the scientific evidence for this powerful expression of the benefits of the human-animal bond. The volume will be especially valuable as a sourcebook of evidence-based studies for public health professionals treating overweight humans and veterinarians treating obese dogs. Obesity is at epidemic levels worldwide. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that by 2018 the cost of treating weight-related illnesses will double to almost $350 billion a year. A 2010 report by the U.S. Surgeon General estimates that two-thirds of American adults and almost one in three children are now overweight or obese. Similar statistics emphasize the staggering problem in other industrialized countries. This volume originated in a special 2009 symposium funded in part by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) and sponsorship from Mars-WalthamTM on how human-animal interaction may help fight obesity across the lifespan. It provides systematic presentation of the scientific evidence for this powerful expression of the benefits of the human-animal bond. The volume will be especially valuable as a sourcebook of evidence-based studies for public health professionals treating overweight humans and veterinarians treating obese dogs. Obesity is at epidemic levels worldwide. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that by 2018 the cost of treating weight-related illnesses will double to almost $350 billion a year. A 2010 report by the U.S. Surgeon General estimates that two-thirds of American adults and almost one in three children are now overweight or obese. Similar statistics emphasize the staggering problem in other industrialized countries. This volume originated in a special 2009 symposium funded in part by a grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) and sponsorship from Mars-Waltham on how human-animal interaction may help fight obesity across the lifespan. It provides systematic presentation of the scientific evidence for this powerful expression of the benefits of the human-animal bond. The volume will be especially valuable as a sourcebook of evidence-based studies for public health professionals treating overweight humans and veterinarians treating obese dogs.
Religion

Walking with Dog

Author: Tom Vint

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 108

View: 535

Dogs are referred to as “man’s best friend.” They love their masters unconditionally, no matter how the master behaves. Even if the master has flaws, a dog will still show love and devotion. They are forgiving, compassionate, and attentive, and what do they ask in return? To be loved—simply, honestly, all a dog wants is to be loved. So what do dogs have to do with God? More than you might think! In Walking with Dog, Labrador enthusiast and dog lover Tom Vint provides an enlightening view of our loving housemates. He asks the question: What if God built human relationships with dogs as mirrors of God’s relationship with His people? After all, God loves us unconditionally. God is willing to forgive our flaws. God is always attentive, and He only asks for our love in return. As Christians, we were all puppies once. We all had need of training and guidance in the ways of our Master. We were never perfect; we will never be perfect. Yet God gives us loving discipline to keep us on the right path, just as we do with our furry friends. There are heartwarming correlations between God and dogs, and Christian dog owners will relate. Dogs may be man’s best friends, but we are God’s best friends, and He is waiting to open His arms and love us.
Fiction

Walking the Dog

Author: Charles Davis

Publisher: Permanent PressPub Company

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

View: 169

Santa Margarita y Los Monjes is a small place, but that doesn't prevent things happening on a large scale. Gravity is suspended in the Case of the Disappearing Private Parts, war is turned upside down and inside out because making love really is much more fun, greed gets flushed into the underworld where it belongs, and death is exposed as something less than it's cracked up to be. In these and other tales, the residents of this little known tropical island, which doesn't appear on any maps (the best places never do), muddle through the vagaries of modern life, inadvertently subverting its manifold absurdities and occasionally stumbling across the odd, sometimes very odd, eternal truth. Dodging his Aunt Dolores and her abundant Woes, while pursuing her earthy and amply carnal counterpart, Joy, the narrator recounts the adventures and misadventures of his invincibly elementary cousins, The Boys, of Good God Donald the laid-back missionary, and Magritte his lexically challenged housekeeper, of Georgie Pujol the diffident witch doctor, Mr. Bagwell the life-affirming undertaker, the irrepressible Uncle Ken, a very ardent dog called Newhouse, the island's henpecked despot, the hard-working residents of the House of Low Women, and a succession of hapless envoys from the world without. In the process, we are immersed in a warm and colorful place, a world apart in which you may recognize the humdrum cares of everyday living, but will be astounded at how readily treatable they are when subjected to a little common nonsense.