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When Barkk Barks, Listen! What’s the Right Pet for You? is an amazing story. If you own a pet or are thinking about it, this book is for you. It begins with an amazing dog named Barkk who tells much of the story as all kinds of pets are investigated including dogs and cats, , birds, ferrets, guppies, sea horses, exotic pets, riding horses, reptiles and amphibians, raccoons, barn yard animals and some questionable pets. You’ll discover many kinds: dogs ranging from Airedale to Yorkshire Terriers, Bulldog, Chihuahua, Cocker Spaniel, Dachshund, Doberman Pincher, Poodle, Pug, St. Bernard and more. Plus cats: Angora, Burmese, Oriental, Persian, Russian Blue, Siamese, Siberian and Ragdoll among others. You’ll also be able to consider guppies, ferrets, horses, birds, amphibians, reptiles, exotic and hazardous options plus training and caring for your pet. Pets can become an important part of your life whether single or family, rich or poor, famous or otherwise. They can also be mean, noisy, nosey and pesky. So much depends on how they are raised and treated. They have been known to rescue the fallen, sniff out trouble, sound an alarm as well as bite, scratch, whine and beg. They can be snugglers or loners, friendly or aloof. And some of course are impersonal, anonymous and unassuming. Barkk is the story-teller in this book. He earned his name as well as the right to share his experience with you. He will give you some advice on finding just the right pet as well as tips on caring for your pet. Barkk is not just an ordinary dog as you will discover, nor does he have all the answers. Even if he did, this book couldn’t share all of them. The chapters are short and to the point. You will also be given suggestions where else to turn as there are many wonderful resources. Yet there are not enough that cover all kinds of pets, their care and grooming, their strengths and weaknesses, mannerisms and dispositions. Some pets are more human-like than other animals. They show emotions, respond to commands, can be affectionate and a delight to have around. Here the give-and-take is exceptional, and soon they can be integrated into the family and become loyal companions. On the other hand, there are pets that are not human-like and even though cherished do not respond as other pets do. They are often kept on exhibit, make their owners proud and fulfill quite a different although important role. A rare turtle or an exotic lizard may never become true companions although they can fulfill important functions as pets. There are those who would not regard these as pets, and technically they may be correct, but they can fall into the broad spectrum as a pet (a domesticated animal kept as a companion, indulged and cherished . . . . As When Barkk Barks, Listen! is welcomed into your lives, you will gain entry into the exciting home of the Dorchesters: Dez, Mandy, Val, Anne and Timmy. You will be intrigued as you hear from all of them and their experiences with a generous spectrum of the animal kingdom. They will help you find just the right pet, and if you already have one, you will learn a lot from them. The book is easy reading (Barkk is written for all ages) and the chapters have been deliberately kept brief. Discuss this book with your friends, neighbors, siblings, parents and grandparents . . . Agree and differ but above all, enjoy your pilgrimage into the fascinating world of The Realm of Pets.
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ISBN: 9781425768461
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