A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life by Steven Kotler

By Steven Kotler

Steven Kotler was once 40 years outdated and dealing with an existential crisis—which made him no longer too varied from almost about some other middle-aged man in la. Then he met pleasure, a girl dedicated to the reason for canines rescue. "Love me, love my dogs," used to be her rule, and never having any larger principles, Steven took it to middle. including their pack of 8 dogs—then fifteen canines, then twenty-five canines, then, good, they misplaced count—Steven and pleasure acquired a tiny farm in a tiny city in rural New Mexico and commenced the Rancho de Chihuahua, a sanctuary for canine with exact wishes. whereas puppy rescue is among the greatest underground pursuits in the United States, it's also one of many least understood. This insider examine the cult and tradition of puppy rescue starts off with Kotler's own adventure operating with an ever-peculiar pack of canine and turns into a far deeper research into precisely what it capacity to commit one's existence to the bushy and the four-legged. alongside the way in which, Kotler combs via each element of canine-human family, from human's lengthy background with canines via fresh study into the neuroscience of dogs companionship, after all researching why residing in an international of canine could be the top approach to discover the reality approximately what it fairly capacity to be human.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life PDF

Similar nonfiction books

Birth Control Pills (Drugs: the Straight Facts)

On a daily basis, greater than a hundred million ladies swallow an oral contraceptive capsule. After being brought within the early Nineteen Sixties, oral contraceptives all started a wave of sexual freedom as girls have been in a position to have sex with out caring approximately getting pregnant. whereas being pregnant and childbirth don't quite often pose an undue health and wellbeing burden for ladies in constructed nations, this isn't the case for less-developed international locations.

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession

Acclaimed New Yorker author and writer of the breakout debut bestseller The misplaced urban of Z, David Grann deals a set of spellbinding narrative journalism.

Whether he’s reporting at the infiltration of the murderous Aryan Brotherhood into the U. S. felony procedure, monitoring down a chameleon con artist in Europe, or driving in a cyclone- tossed skiff with a scientist looking the elusive huge squid, David Grann revels in telling tales that discover the character of obsession and that piece jointly real and unforgettable mysteries.

Each of the dozen tales during this assortment unearths a hidden and infrequently harmful global and, like Into skinny Air and The Orchid Thief, pivots round the gravitational pull of obsession and the fascinating personalities of these stuck in its grip. there's the world’s most popular specialist on Sherlock Holmes who's stumbled on lifeless in mysterious conditions; an arson sleuth attempting to turn out guy approximately to be performed is blameless; and sandhogs racing to accomplish the brutally risky task of establishing long island City’s water tunnels earlier than the outdated process collapses. all through, Grann’s hypnotic money owed demonstrate the power—and usually the willful perversity—of the human spirit.

Compulsively readable, The satan and Sherlock Holmes is an excellent mosaic of ambition, insanity, ardour, and folly.

In Praise of Slow: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed

Nowadays our tradition teaches that swifter is healthier. yet within the race to take care of, every thing suffers - our paintings, vitamin and future health, our relations and intercourse lives. we're in this sort of hurry that any one or something that slows us down turns into the enemy. Carl Honore uncovers a circulate that demanding situations the cult of velocity via proving that slower is frequently greater.

Unprincipled Virtue: An Inquiry Into Moral Agency

Nomy Arpaly rejects the version of rationality utilized by such a lot ethicists and motion theorists. either remark and psychology point out that individuals act rationally with no deliberation, and act irrationally with deliberation. by way of wondering the proposal that our personal minds are understandable to us--and accordingly wondering a lot of the present paintings of motion theorists and ethicists--Arpaly makes an attempt to strengthen a extra practical notion of ethical company.

Extra resources for A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life

Sample text

Teachers are divided into two groups—those with classroom-level achievement data (Group A) and those without (Group B). Observations must be based on multiple classroom observations. 1. The district uses a four-category rating scale designated by three cut-points: Ineffective (0–39 points), Developing (40–55 points), Effective (56–73 points), and Highly Effective (74–100 points). Cut-points for the rating categories are not equal and were based on the prior year’s data, the normal distribution, and natural breaks in teacher effectiveness distributions, considering both consequential and face validity.

21st century education: A reference handbook (pp. 31–41). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. Edmonds, R. (1982). Effective schools for the urban poor. Educational Leadership, 40, 12–15. , & Martinez, C. (2007). Districts, teacher leaders, and distributed leadership: Changing instructional practice. Leadership and Policy in Schools, 6, 3–35.  A. (2013). Challenging the research base of the Common Core State Standards: A historical reanalysis of text complexity. Educational Researcher, 42(7), 381–391. Good, T.

The two more modern studies have collected data on more principals, but their results are restricted by the fact that all of the observations were collected in a single day. Grissom, Loeb, and Master (2013) are correct in noting the weaknesses of previous research using small samples because of the limited or unknown generalizability of the results. However, we believe Kmetz and Willower (1982) and Martin and ­Willower (1981) have certain advantages that are important to consider. The samples were small.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.98 of 5 – based on 40 votes