This is the story of a dog with a special gift for finding and saving cats which are injured or in peril. Ginny and her owner Philip enjoy nothing more than roaming the streets of New York looking for cats in trouble. They have 15 cats and have found homes for hundreds more.This is the story of a dog with a special gift for finding and saving cats which are injured or in peril. Ginny and her owner Philip enjoy nothing more than roaming the streets of New York looking for cats in trouble. They have 15 cats and have found homes for hundreds more.Read Less
New in new dust jacket. NEW HARD COVER WITH DUST JACKET. SHIPS FROM WA-USPS. EXPEDITED SHIPPING AVAILABLE. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. Audience: Young adult; Young adult. NEW HARD COVER WITH DUST JACKET. SHIPS FROM WA-USPS. EXPEDITED SHIPPING AVAILABLE. HarperCollins Publishers. Animals; Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Dogs; General; Long Beach; Nature; New York; New York (State); Non-Fiction; Pets; Psychological aspects
New. Very Good DJ. Harpercollins 1995 3rd Printing Jacket lightly marred by sticker removal. ReviewThis poignant canine memoir recounts the story of Ginny, a Long Island dog with a remarkable ability to seek out and rescue homeless cats. Simple but delightful, the story is narrated from the perspective of Ginny's owner, Philip Gonzalez. Badly disabled in an industrial accident, Gonzalez quickly fell into a downward spiral of despair. His saving grace arrived in the form of a small, scruffy grey dog. Ginny quickly provided Philip with a focus in life: cats--hundreds of them. Each chapter recounts Ginny's amazing rescues of helpless felines. Particularly heartwarming is the image of Ginny running across broken glass to reach a kitten in distress. As Ginny saved cats, Philip housed them, and soon his life was taken over by the creatures--many disabled or disfigured. The Dog Who Rescues Cats is packed with touching photographs of Ginny and her feline family. Included is an introduction by Cleveland Amory, noted animal enthusiast and author of The Cat Who Came for Christmas. --This text refers to the Paperback edition. From School YAWhen Philip Gonzalez, a young Vietnam vet, became disabled in an industrial accident, he didn't realize how drastically his life would change. Always fit and active, he found himself living on disability with little prospect of employment. Depressed and isolated, he finally followed a friend's advice and got a dog for companion and to keep him from being so self-centered. Not being a dog lover, he was somewhat bewilderingly taken by a female mongrel named Ginny, who was in almost as bad shape as he. She soon became the center of his lifebut the center of her life seemed to be stray cats. Soon Gonzalez was also taking in debilitated felines. While not great literature, this brief look at the author's relation with Ginny and their raison d'etre is heartwarming and readers will soon become involved with them and their adopted cats, all of whom have distinct and winning personalities. Many YAs will think twice about cats, dogs, and handicaps after reading this book. Susan H. Woodcock, King's Park Library, Burke, VA 1996.
I bought two copies of this book so I could loan them out to friends and family. EVERYBODY loves the book and say they can't put it down.
Jul 19, 2007
Ginny was a remarkable dog. This book tells the story of a little mistreated dog, who ends up in the pound. She herself picks out her new owner and goes on to be a savior of all stray and abandoned cats. I loved this story. It truly touched my heart.
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