Four-legged Miracles

Four-legged Miracles

Heartwarming Tales of Lost Dogs' Journeys Home

Book - 2013
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Heartwarming true stories of lost dogs finding the way back home, relying entirely on amazing canine intelligence and instincts

Four-Legged Miracles is a collection of wondrous lost-and-found canine sagas--actual Lassie, Come Home tales--that highlight dogs' remarkable abilities to return home despite almost unbelievable odds. Brad and Sherry Steiger have collected dramatic, carefully documented true-life anecdotes that showcase canines' amazing intelligence, courage, and sometimes seemingly supernatural powers. Often, there are no sensible explanations for how the dogs overcome obstacles like natural disasters and fierce wilderness areas, predators, grievous injuries, and more to find their human families.

These fascinating reunion stories include:
--Mason, the white terrier who crawled home on two broken legs to what remained of his family's tornado-ravaged house

--Buca, who sat on a hill over Utah's Rte. I-15 for two months waiting for the car he knew would bring him home

--Eddie, the beagle, who walked 450 miles over four months to reunite with disabled four-year-old Jimmy, inspiring the boy to work harder on his own recovery.

Four-Legged Miracles will tug on readers' heartstrings, but it will also discuss common reasons dogs disappear, how to get a missing dog back faster, the dog-human bond, and the science behind some of the amazing journeys these dogs endure. Chock-full of happy endings, Four-Legged Miracles lends insight into dogs' hearts and minds, and is a treat for any animal lover.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781250005069
Branch Call Number: 636.70832 STEIGER
Characteristics: xviii, 264 p ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Steiger, Sherry Hansen


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Jul 05, 2015

Tells stories of lost dogs finding their way back home after several weeks, months, or even years.

Mar 17, 2014

A collection of apparently true short stories about dogs who have returned home after being lost in various ways. Some of them are fairly old tales and others more recent. Unfortunately most of the stories are similar so while I found it interesting at first, eventually the stories became almost interchangeable. I usually enjoy reading animal stories but this failed to hold my attention.


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