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Love Is A 4 Legged Word
by Robert X Leeds   

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Pets/Pet Care

Publisher:  Epic Publishing Co. ISBN-10:  0967402522 Type: 
Pages: 

286

Copyright:  March 7, 2001 ISBN-13:  9780967402529
Non-Fiction

The true story of a couple's tenacity in pursuing a dream against the overwhelming forces of the American Veterinay Association, McDonalds, and the entire pet care industry.

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This is the true story of a couple who set out to change the world of pet care -- and succeeded against all the odds. Their noble quest for the welfare of our companion animals was spurred by the needless loss of their own pet in a boarding kennel.

Without any formkal training or esxperience, but with a great deal of motivation and love, they gave up their jobs and security to fight against terrible odds to reform the pet care industry.

Using a radically different concept for the public care of people's pets, they founded a revolutionary pet motel in America's heartland. Virtually eliminating pet illnesses, injuries or deaths in their pet motel, they became the model for pet care facilities worldwide. Their story will motivate and inspire you to follow your dream - no matter what the cost.

Not only did they offer a million dollar facility with brass beds, Seely matteresses, carpeting, air conditioning, yogurt deserts and cookie breaks, but they were (and may still be) the only pet care facility that guaranteed your pet would go home alive or they would pay all your veterinary costs and a death benefit if your pet passed away while boarding.

They not onlyi took on the American Veterinary Association, but also McDonald's, the American Boarding Kennel Association and the entire pet boarding industry

When McDonald's founder, Ray Kroc, tried to take over his company, their attorney warned Leeds to "Walk Away! If you tell anyone.  .  If you call the newspapeers.  .  If you hire an attorney.  .  they're going to look upevery bar you ever got drunk in; every girl you ever slept with; they'll ruin you socially, politically and economically, if it takes $685 Million to do it!"

Leeds offered them his war record also and hired a law firm.   


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When Kroc's lawyers told me they were taking over American Pet Motels without paying me one dime, I was devastated. I realized how little mney I had put away for an emergency. As I drove home I fought to to stem the flow of tears and my throat ached from trying. In one brief instant, I had plunged from the pinnacle of success to the very nadir of failure. My wife, my children, even my pets were now betayed.

I went directly to my bedroom and locked the door behind me. My eyes were blurred with yet more tears as I considered the dimensions of my failure. I opened the bottom drawr of the nightstand and reached behind the heating pad for the .38 caliber service revolver I kept there. It lay among some old battle ribbons and two citations; one for "Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty" and another for "The Display of Heroism and Courage Without Hesitation." I no longer had the will within e to fight another battle. Life had suddenly become too full of disappointment and heartache to want to esperience more. I wanted it to end. I wanted it to end now.



Professional Reviews

ForeWord Magazine
Nominated: "Best Book of the Year-Career

Dog Writer's Association of America
Nominated "Best Boook of the Year - General Interest

The Book Reader
A Triumph of Conscience


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