Today Amazon offers No Buddy Left Behind: Bringing U.S. Troops’ Dogs and Cats Safely Home from the Combat Zone by Terri Crisp just for $1.99.
Unlike many animal books, No Buddy Left Behind is not only about rescuing strays but also about U.S. soldiers trying to survive the horrors of war and readjust to life back home. Many troops serving in the Middle East share life-altering relationships with stray dogs and cats they save from the brutalities of life in Iraq and Afghanistan. Overcoming monumental obstacles, author Terri Crisp makes it her mission to get these soldiers’ “buddies” out of danger and bring them home to the people who love them.
So, how does someone get an animal out of a country where a dysfunctional infrastructure means that normal resources don’t exist, and every step of a plan to transport animals could get someone arrested, kidnapped, or blown apart? As Crisp soon discovers, each rescue mission, from start to finish, could easily be terminated at any point, and no animal is truly safe until its paws touch U.S. soil. Terri and her team of volunteers have saved the lives of 282 dogs and 58 cats befriended by military personnel since February 2008—and No Buddy Left Behind tells this incredible story.
Some words about the Author
TERRI CRISP is the author of Out of Harm’s Way and Emergency Animal Rescue Stories. As the program manager for SPCA International’s ‘Operation Baghdad Pups’, she has made thirty-one trips to Iraq and Afghanistan since the program’s inception. She has been interviewed onOprah, national television news programs, and morning talk shows. Numerous national publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, have run stories on her work. She lives in Somerset, California.
Also you can download the following game to your Kindle Fire or any other Android device for free: Cube Crash
So Many Pretty Boxes
In Cube Crash, you must make matches of three or more colored cubes. The larger your grouping, the higher your score. But don’t leave too many blocks behind, or you won’t progress to the next level.
The trick to the game is the scoring; line up massive groups of blocks to clear all at once. To earn the highest score, don’t just press wildly to clear the grid. The more blocks you include in one large group, the more points each block is worth, so plan out your moves for the highest score.
As you hover your finger over a group of blocks, your selection lights up and shows you how many points you’ll earn from the combo. Plan ahead to drop blocks into line with others, and create larger groups for higher scores. Very large groupings don’t just scatter when you crash thorugh them–they seem to explode, adding a satisfying feeling of “boom” to this simple yet challenging game.