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This touching collection of essays isn't 'almost' anything--it clearly hits the mark. These courageous pets offer a shining example of what it means to not only rise to challenges, but to succeed with wags and purrs. The talented authors keep readers smiling even through misty eyes. Bravo! --Amy D. Shojai, CABC. Author of 22 pet care titles including co-editor of Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul
From a pink-eared cat in Karpathos, Greece, to a handicapable Mexican Hairless, and even a resilient rodent, this remarkable collection of essays touchingly illustrates that inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes. The stories of the people and pets who never give up on each other are a poignant reminder that purpose in life has nothing to do with perfection. Almost Perfect is a book that not only shares insights, but might actually inspire others to take a chance on a less-than-perfect pet and discover the only perfect reward in life: unconditional love. --E. Mitchell, author of Seattle Post-Intelligencer pet blog FILM HOUND, and contributing author to several books, including A Cup of Comfort for Cat Lovers
When shopping for a pet, we always have in mind the "perfect pet" for our home: an adorable puppy, a mischievous kitten, the beautiful horse, whatever. No one thinks about taking a three-legged dog or a cat who has to drag his hindquarters, or a sightless animal of any kind. Almost Perfect, a series of stories written by authors who are both humanitarians and true animal lovers of the selfless variety, may change your mind. These anecdotal adventures will make you re-think what it is to be human. In this book are heart-rendered stories of a different caliber. I loved it. --Andrea Campbell, author of Bringing Up Ziggy: What Raising a Helping Hands Monkey Taught Me About Love, Commitment and Sacrifice
Eleven authors from three countries -- some veteran writers and others fresh, new voices -- share true-life tales of courage and inspiration from unexpected places.
I recommend this to anyone who loves animals - like I do!
I loved reading all the wonderful short stories about disabled animals. Read more
Sitting with a special-needs foster kitten in my lap was the perfect way to read this wonderful book. Read morePublished on November 29, 2011 by Mary Kladnik
Mary Shafer has brought together a stellar group of tales recounting the joys of letting an "Almost Perfect" animal into your life. Read morePublished on December 10, 2010 by Peg
I received my book from Word Forge Books and it was in excellent condition. It is an amazing book with amazing stories and I highly recommend it to everyone!Published on May 25, 2010 by Devri L. King
This anthology of eleven stories of animals with special needs is more than just a collection of heartwarming pet stories. Read morePublished on May 2, 2010 by Ingrid King
This heart warming book about people who love and care for all types of pets with disabilities, from birth defects to injuries, moved me. Read morePublished on April 25, 2010 by Pamela Barrett
I was moved by this book. Special people with special stories about very special pets. There is a special part of heaven for these animals and their owners/caretakers.Published on November 11, 2009 by Four Dog Morning
This is a collection of heartwarming tales about animals with disabilities and the people who love and care for them. Read morePublished on July 30, 2009 by V. Kennedy