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March 29, 2009

For Pet Lovers -- New Book Release: One Nation Under Dog

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Author Michael Schaffer releases his new book One Nation Under Dog this week. Focused mainly on dogs but for all pet lovers, he provides a fascinating look at America's obsession with its beloved pets as well as our changing attitudes towards our pets over the past decades.

The author contends that the evolution in pet ownership can teach us much about ourselves, "how contemporary pets explain contemporary America". Just a few of the many areas he covers are pampered pets ("our fur babies"), leash laws, dog parks, pet insurance, pet service businesses, veterinary standards, pet law, designer pet food and products, ultimately dealing with the death of a pet and pet bereavement.

Read an excerpt from the book online at The Boston Globe Why we treat our pets like royalty:

Today's pet owners "view their pets as full-fledged members of the family, with regard to which they would no more take lightly any serious cutbacks on spending than they would for their kids," concluded a March market report from the consumer-research group Packaged Facts. A 2001 survey for the American Animal Hospital Association revealed that 83 percent of pet owners call themselves their animal's "mommy" or "daddy."

A book for pet lovers, One Nation Under Dog will educate you, entertain you and touch your heart.

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March 28, 2009

Pets Making a Mess? How to Keep Your Home "Pretty Pet-Friendly"

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One thing we know about our pets is that they leave the world a little grubbier than they found it! Need some tips for keeping your place neat, chic and still pet-friendly?

The newly-released Pretty Pet-Friendly: Easy Ways to Keep Spot's Digs Stylish & Spotless by Julia Szabo will help you create a happy home you can be proud of--a home where you and your pets live together in harmony.

All lifestyles and budgets are considered, as well as issues such as practicality, style, comfort and safety. The book covers all areas of the pet household, from the kitchen to the backyard to the bedroom, floor to ceiling.

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March 27, 2009

Baby Sounds For Pets CD -- Help Prepare Your Pets for the New Baby

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Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Pets don't like change, and you may be wondering how your newborn will affect your pet.

Help your pet adjust to the big change and play Baby Sounds for Pets ahead of time. Getting your pet used to baby sounds can help relieve pet anxiety, encourage his/her acceptance of the child, and curtail any potential jealous behavior.

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Attract, Identify, and Enjoy Hummingbirds

Attracting hummingbirds to your yard is a fun and rewarding hobby. Here are a few ideas to get you started this spring.

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This gorgeous Brushed Copper Ruby Glass Hummingbird Feedericon is sure to catch the eye of passing hummingbirds. It has a ruby red glass nectar container with a brushed copper finish that shines in the sunlight. A wrap-around perch encourages the hummers to rest. Keep your binoculars handy to take a peek at them when they are sitting quietly.

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This beautiful hand blown glass Dew Drop Hummingbird Feedericon is an eco-friendly work of art. The feeder is decorated with swirls of red and blue recycled glass with a drip-free gondola-style stopper to deter sticky nectar messes and ants.

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March 21, 2009

Amazon Bestseller -- A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond between Two Friends and a Lion

You probably remember this striking two-minute film clip gaining international popularity in 2008 on YouTube. It shows the deeply touching reunion of two young men and their pet lion Christian, after they had left him in Africa with Born Free's George Adamson to introduce him into his rightful home in the wild.

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Autstralians Anthony "Ace" Bourke and John Rendall tell the amazing true story of lifelong human-lion bonding in their Amazon bestselling book A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond between Two Friends and a Lion. The two visited London from Australia in 1969 and bought a lion cub in the pet department of Harrods.

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For several months, the three of them shared a flat above a furniture shop on London's King's Road, where the charismatic and intelligent Christian quickly became a local celebrity, cruising the streets in the back of a Bentley, popping in for lunch at a local restaurant, even posing for a fashion advertisement.

But the lion cub was growing up--fast--and soon even the walled church garden where he went for exercise wasn't large enough for him. How could Ace and John avoid having to send Christian to a zoo for the rest of his life? A coincidental meeting with English actors Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers, stars of the hit film Born Free, led to Christian being flown to Kenya and placed under the expert care of "the father of lions" George Adamson.

Incredibly, when Ace and John returned to Kenya to see Christian a year later, they received a loving welcome from their lion, who was by then fully integrated into Africa and a life with other lions.

A Lion Called Christian: The True Story of the Remarkable Bond between Two Friends and a Lion is available in Kindle edition. Download in less than a minute.

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March 16, 2009

'Marley and Me' DVD -- Release Date March 31, 2009

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Good doggy! Soon you can follow the escapades of Marley in DVD. Marley And Me, the popular movie adaptation of Josh Grogan's New York Times best-selling book Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog, will be released in DVD this March 31.

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The movie features Oscar®-nominee Owen Wilson and Emmy® winner Jennifer Aniston. The DVD is available for pre-order with a price guarantee. And, believe it or not, author Josh Grogan has his very own Amazon store to browse.

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March 12, 2009

User-Friendly Guide for Pet Health-Care Decision Making -- Speaking for Spot

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Most pet owners are motivated advocates for their pets. But how to know for sure if you are making good medical decisions for them? Do you sometimes feel alone and unprepared?

Speaking for Spot: Be the Advocate Your Dog Needs to Live a Happy, Healthy, Longer Life by Dr. Nancy Kay provides a user-friendly guide for health-care decision-making. Seemingly directed towards dogs, this book provides indispensable, practical information for all pet owners.

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March 6, 2009

Download Super Cool Pet Books on Amazon's Wireless Reader Kindle 2

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Amazon's new wireless reader the Kindle 2 recently entered our lives. Never again to worry about being caught without a book! If you love to read, this is a must-have. The Kindle 2 is user-friendly and about the size of a paperback, thinner than most magazines. For a review, Engadget and DVICE say it well.

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One of the first books we downloaded here at Super Cool Pets is Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson. The authors focus on the emotional systems that human and animals share. This fascinating book "challenges assumptions about what makes animals happy".

For those who haven't paid much attention to the Kindle 2, download in less than 60 seconds from a library of over 240,000 books, subscribe to newspapers, blogs, magazines and listen to music. Read your Kindle anywhere for days without charging -- outdoors in the park or on the beach, on the train, plane, in the car or lounge at home.

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March 5, 2009

Giving Animals A Voice Through Music: The Best Friends 25th Anniversary Collection Two-CD Release March 11

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There's news that the double-CD Giving Animals A Voice Through Music: The Best Friends 25th Anniversary Collection to benefit the work of the Best Friends Animal Society will be released March 11. The collection features contributions from 24 influential artists in the music world who support animal welfare, including Cyndi Lauper, John Oates, Neko Case and Emmylou Harris.

Best Friends Animal Society, who will receive 50 percent of the album's proceeds, operate the nation's largest companion animal sanctuary in southwestern Utah. They are best-known for having rescued approximately 6,000 dogs and cats in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and are the home 20 of the dogs rescued from the Michael Vick dog fighting case. Best Friends Animal Society is the subject of a national television series "DogTown," which airs on the National Geographic Channel.

Giving Animals A Voice Through Music is available for pre-order and will be shipped March 11.

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February 27, 2009

Pet Emergency Pocket Guide

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If something happens that you are not prepared for, this Pet Emergency Pocket Guide is a handy quick reference for pet owners.

This compact 3x5-inch guide delivers step-by-step guidelines on daily care, first aid, traveling with pets, emergency planning, and how to prepare and respond to a pet injury, illness or emergency.The Pet Emergency Pocket Guide is small enough to keep close at hand at home and when traveling.

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