Dog Days Of Summer Post #3


LA LA IN THE LIBRARY and I are participating in the DOG DAYS OF SUMMER Reading Challenge. We will be reading books about dogs and we are going to be doing dog themed activities on our blogs for the entire month of August! Be sure to check out our DOG TAG post and La La’s post about her and her son’s favorite kids books about dogs HERE!!!


“One of the remarkable things about dogs, one of the reasons humans have loved dogs so well and so long is that they are singularly well equipped to make us feel loved in return.”

This book wasn’t exactly what I expected. I thought it would be a story of a lady who was at rock bottom and got a dog and everything changed.  Instead, the author wasn’t at rock bottom but she did get a dog and everything changed.  There were some great parts and insights but after awhile the author seemed to be saying the same things over and over.  I would have enjoyed this book if it was a bit shorter.  However, there were some great things mentioned.

The author says, “People have very powerful relationships with their dogs, and that doesn’t mean they’re crazy, or that they’re substituting dogs for humans, or that they’re somehow incapable of forming intimate attachments with people.  It’s a different kind of relationship, but it’s no less authentic.”


Here are some other dog books that I have enjoyed.


Goodreads Summary

A moody Labrador and his insecure human take a funny, touching cross-country RV trip into the heart of America’s relationship with dogs.

Over the next four months, thirty-two states, and 13,000 miles in a rented motor home, Denizet-Lewis and his canine companion attempt to pay tribute to the most powerful interspecies bond there is, in the country with the highest rate of dog ownership in the world. On the way, Denizet-Lewis, known for his deeply reported dispatches from far corners of American life meets an irresistible cast of dogs and dog-obsessed humans. Denizet-Lewis and Casey hang out with wolf-dogs in Appalachia, search with a dedicated rescuer of stray dogs in Missouri, spend a full day at a kooky dog park in Manhattan, get pulled over by a K9 cop in Missouri, and visit Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan in California. And then there are the pet psychics, dog-wielding hitchhikers, and two nosy women who took their neighbor to court for allegedly failing to pick up her dog’s poop.


Goodreads Summary

From the moment Katz and Orson meet, when the dog springs from his traveling crate at Newark airport and panics the baggage claim area, their relationship is deep, stormy, and loving. At two years old, Katz’s new companion is a great herder of school buses, a scholar of refrigerators, but a dud at herding sheep. Everything Katz attempts — obedience training, herding instruction, a new name, acupuncture, herb and alternative therapie — helps a little but not enough, and not for long. “Like all border collies and many dogs” Katz writes, “he needed work. I didn’t realize for some time I was the work Orson would find.”


Goodreads Summary

“No Dog Should Die Alone” was the attention-grabbing — and heart-stirring — headline of journalist Laura T. Coffey’s TODAYshow website story about photographer Lori Fusaro’s work with senior shelter pets. While generally calm, easy, and already house-trained, these animals often represent the highest-risk population at shelters. With gorgeous, joyful photographs and sweet, funny, true tales of “old dogs learning new tricks,” Coffey and Fusaro show that adopting a senior can be even more rewarding than choosing a younger dog. They may be slower moving and a tad less exuberant than puppies, but these pooches prove that adopting a senior brings immeasurable joy, earnest devotion, and unconditional love.



Speaking of senior dogs, it looks like my senior foster, Trixie, and my dog, Bella, have become friends.


I got to see my previous senior fosters, Tank and Dash.  I helped accompany them to a meet and greet to some potential adopters. They are doing so well and I hope they find a furever home soon.



Next week will be the last DOG DAYS OF SUMMER post. I will be having a giveaway! I will be giving away a copy of….


2 thoughts on “Dog Days Of Summer Post #3

  1. La La in the Library says:

    You were worried, but this post turned out great! Mentioning past dog books you read and enjoyed was a great idea. Trixie looks so content and The Boys look happy. I hope those two little guys find their furever home soon, too. ❤

    My post will not be up until tomorrow because Baz is super sick. You will he pre-linked. 🙂

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