In Tails of Triumph: Animals Tell Their Katrina Stories, pet whisperer Terri Steuben shares what the animals told her about "the day the water came."For two weeks, Terri kept a journal of her experiences with The Humane Society of the United States as she found and rescued animals in the muddy rubble of New Orleans. Dogs, cats, birds, horses and other creatures that survived Hurricane Katrina talked to her about their despair, confusion, determination, and ultimately, freedom. You'll read, in their own words, the stories of... The dog that roamed the streets for food and took mouthfuls back to a little buddy who couldn't leave their house The cat that broke into a kitchen cupboard to get to food and lived quite nicely off of toaster pastries The guard dog that didn't want to be rescued because he needed to stay and keep his house safe, only to finally get outside and realize most of it had washed away The white horse that waited patiently for weeks for her daddy to find her, and almost broke down the stall when she sensed him coming up the road The cats that rationed food and water to make it last, just like their mom told them to do The 500-pound pig that weathered the storm and danced with her mama and papa in the backyard The fighting dog that wouldn't fight and was chained under a house without food or water for more than three weeks, then was saved and adopted by a caring, new owner. There's sadness and joy inn these amazing stories. These courageous animals lived through a nightmare and never gave up. There's much to learn from them about what our pets think and feel, and the depth of the loyalty and love they have for us. Their words will inspire you and help you better understand all animals. Thanks to Terri Steuben's insights and storytelling, you'll laugh, cry, and see your own pets in a wonderful new light. Hurricane Katrina was a defining moment in history-for pets as well as people.