Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow: My Life as a Country Vet
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The star of The Incredible Dr. Pol shares his amusing, and often poignant, tales from his four decades as a vet in rural Michigan.
Dr. Jan Pol is not your typical veterinarian. Born and raised the Netherlands on a dairy farm, he is the star of Nat Geo Wild’s hit show The Incredible Dr. Pol
and has been treating animals in rural Michigan since the 1970s. Dr. Pol’s more than 20,000 patients have ranged from white mice to 2600-pound horses and everything in between.
From the time he was twelve years old and helped deliver a litter of piglets on his family’s farm to the incredible moments captured on his hit TV show, Dr. Pol has amassed a wealth of stories of what it’s like caring for this menagerie of animals. He shares his own story of growing up surrounded by animals, training to be a vet in the Netherlands, and moving to Michigan to open his first practice in a pre fab house. He has established himself as an empathetic yet no-nonsense vet who isn’t afraid to make the difficult decisions in order to do what’s best for his patients—and their hard-working owners. A sick pet can bring heartache, but a sick cow or horse could threaten the very livelihood of a farmer whose modest profits are dependent on healthy livestock.
Reminiscent of the classic books of James Herriot, Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow is a charming, fascinating, and funny memoir that will delight animal lovers everywhere.
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Of Country Dogs and Promises to Cats
by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product rating: 5.0 with 2 reviews
When Jack, a no-nonsense and often sarcastic dog who doesn’t mince words, and Barry, who isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, are confronted by a pack of rough dogs from over on Burnett Road, it’s obvious the two are in trouble. Fearing the worst, Barry is hoping he and Jack can just ease on by the group and go on their merry way. Jack, however, has enough pride for the both of them and throws the first verbal blow with a comment regarding the reputation of the biggest dog’s mother. A fight quickly ensues with Jack and Barry being out numbered and out muscled, and it doesn’t look good for the pair. So when a third party shows up to Jack and Barry’s rescue, no one can believe who it is!
Posted in Humorous Tagged with: Cats, Country, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Dogs, Promises
If Onions Could Spring Leeks (Country Cooking School Mystery)
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The New York Times bestselling author of If Catfish Had Nine Lives returns to Broken Rope, Missouri, where ghosts of the Old West seek assistance from country cooks and amateur sleuths Betts Winston and her grandmother.
With summer tourists flocking to Broken Rope, locals volunteer to keep chaos to a minimum. Old West skits are running smoothly, actors are behaving, and stagecoach rides are more popular than ever, but when a spectral visitor appears by ghost train, it’s a job only Betts and Gram can handle.
Gram soon starts having nightmares about their ghostly visitor’s demise. And if a ghost and the hot summer weather weren’t making things sticky enough, one of the town’s volunteers—a man notorious for having more than his fair share of ex-wives—is murdered. When Jerome, Bett’s otherworldly friend, makes an unsettling appearance, this simmering double mystery becomes a recipe for disaster.
Includes delicious recipes!
Posted in Women Sleuths Tagged with: Berkley, Cooking, Could, Country, Leeks, Mystery, Onions, School, Spring