If you liked John Grogan’s Marley & Me, you might enjoy these “tails” of the remarkable bonds shared by people and their pets.
- Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
by Vicki Myron
A librarian rescues a kitten left in the overnight book return and is rewarded with a library mascot who has a positive impact on her own life and that of the entire Iowa town.
- Enslaved by Ducks
by Bob Tarte
An impulse purchase of a bunny at Easter time leads to the acquisition of a parrot, a couple of canaries, several cats, a turkey or two, and yes, ducks.
- Good Dog. Stay
by Anna Quindlen
A Pulitzer Prize-winning writer pays tribute to her beloved black lab, Beau, with heartwarming anecdotes of new tricks taught and old lessons learned.
- Merle’s Door: Lessons From A Freethinking Dog
by Ted Kerasote
A nature writer on a camping trip takes in a stray dog and spends thirteen years learning about and loving the animal’s independent, intelligent ways.
- My Cat, Spit McGee
by Willie Morris
A life long “dog man” marries a cat lover and finds himself won over by a quirky, cranky cat named Spit. By the author of My Dog Skip.
- Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of An Owl and His Girl
by Stacey O’Brien
A young research biologist adopts an injured four-day-old barn owl and spends the next nineteen years learning about and loving the remarkable creature.
- Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs
by Caroline Knapp
A renowned memoirist recounts the ways her canine confidante helped her through the death of her parents, a bad break-up, and the trials of sobriety.