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Born Without a Tail Paperback – March 28, 2007
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"If you [also] love animals, I can guarantee you will adore this gem. The love Cayr and her friend, Dalene, have for these animals is clearly portrayed in this moving yet uplifting book. They are animal lovers with big hearts for not only domestic animals but for the waifs and strays too. I couldn't put this one down. I thought it was an absolutely brilliant book, especially as I myself share the same passions as the author and her "life mate" have for animals.
This is a tale that will appeal to animal lovers and perhaps children too." -- Bookpleasures.com
From the Author
That's how some of the stories unfold in my book, "Born Without a Tail", a true-life chronicle of 20 odd years of pet rescue. 1/3 of the proceeds from sales of my books is donated to local humane group Valley Save-a-Pet for their humane programs.
The book begins by sharing the childhood and young adult stories that shaped my affinity for pets and set the stage for some 20 years of volunteering for VSAP. The rescues are stories of the abused, the abandoned, and the unadoptable animals that entered my life and ultimately stayed.
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Top Customer Reviews
Each chapter focuses on one animal in chronological order of when the animal joined the author's life. I sometime found the time line to be a bit confusing as various animals lives overlapped. The book also left me wanting more, specifically more of the personal of the author. The animals take center stage, and although she interacts with the animals, the author is often very much in the background.
I do hope that Cayr Ariel Wulff writes more about her experiences. Will she get to live with that wolfish dog? Will Dalene get her dream of a Great Dane? I hope so. If not, I'm sure that whatever animals come in their place will bring their own wonderful stories.
Debbie Eades, author ofEVERY RESCUED DOG HAS A TALE: Stories from the Dog Rescue Railroad
Not so with C.A. Wulff's Born Without A Tail. Wulff tells the story of her real pets and their real lives and deaths for a real reason—to remember her special dog, Dillon (who is still alive in the afterword!), and to introduce readers to the realities of life as a pet rescuer. I was more than happy to laugh and cry with Wulff and her partner, Dalene, as they learn of dogs and cats they can’t turn away, visit an animal communicator for eerily accurate readings on each animal, and hunker down to keep their multi-species family together through life’s many bumps and turns. I finished Born Without A Tail in two evenings, and I’m sure it will be a rereading favorite for years to come.
Truthfully, though I value animals highly, I don’t think I have half the courage that C.A. Wulff does. While I isolate myself from the problems that so many pets are facing in order to protect myself, she faces them head-on, and is determined to make a difference in the world. “Animal Advocate” isn’t just a label she slaps on, but a lifestyle she leads.
Aside from that, though, Born Without A Tail is a sincerely funny and heartfelt tale of Wulff’s pack. Wait until you read about how Gypsy helped herd the family cats, how Dillon made his objections clear when his small stature was discussed with a stranger, or how Troll preferred his takeout hamburgers—you’d be barking mad to pass up this book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For much of her life, C. A. Wulff was involved in animal rescue. In this memoir, she shares her own personal rescue stories. Read morePublished 14 months ago by McGuffy Ann Morris
A collection of funny and heartwarming tales that shaped the life of a young animal advocate. Inspiring and written from the heart.Published 16 months ago by Sunshine Reader
An easy read about a couple's animals. Nothing more, nothing less.
I expected something humorous. And it starts out with hints at humor but fails to deliver. Read more
After reading and thoroughly enjoying this author's second book, I had to read the first installment. The author and her partner, Dalene, are true animal lovers. Read morePublished on May 21, 2014 by BrittdogPub
Keeping packs of dogs and numerous cats can also be considered hoarding. Letting dogs fight out pack status is dangerous and can be deadly. Read morePublished on August 20, 2013 by Mary J
Animal lovers will enjoy these stories. The writer's dedication to her animals is admirable. I wished the stories had been in date sequence as I found them a bit difficult to... Read morePublished on June 6, 2013 by CSSav
Those of us who have taken in unwanted or neglected/abused animals know the satisfaction of helping innocents have safe and fulfilling lives, but not everybody is able to... Read morePublished on May 21, 2013 by rudr
A funny book about a child/person who communicates so well with animals. The writer keeps you engaged and you will laugh yourself silly in parts.Published on April 4, 2013 by Sharon E. Ogden
I would recommend this book to anyone with a heart for animals. Just loved all of the stories she had to tell!Published on March 21, 2013 by Kelly M. Kidd