Dog Days of Summer Wrap Up

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Was it just me or did August fly by? I had so much fun doing this Reading Challenge! Thanks to LA LA in the LIBRARY for co-hosting it with me. And thanks to all of you for following along with us all month and a special thanks to those that participated in our Dog Tag blog post.

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LA LA IN THE LIBRARY – La La

RANDOM REDHEADED RAMBLINGS – Heather

IN LIBRIS VERITAS – Michele

A DANCE WITH BOOKS – Annemieke

BOOK HAVEN – Greg

BOOKER T’S FARM – Boxer Mommy

MELISSA’SBOOKWORLD – Melissa

HE SAID BOOKS OR ME – Valerie

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I read a total of 7 dog books.

gobi

This was one was one of my favorites!

whatthedogknows

Unfortunately, this was not one of my favorites.  However, I did appreciate the subject matter, I just didn’t like how it was presented.  A bit dull at times.

savingsadie

This was another one of my favorites.  I loved the devotion the author showed to Sadie and her determination to help this dog that was destined to live her life out in a shelter.

packoftwo

I was kind of iffy on this one.  I liked how the author discussed the amazing love and devotion dogs and humans have for one another but the book seemed to repeat the same things over and over.

dogmedicine

This book, which is a true story, was heartbreaking to read at times.  The author, Julie, suffered physical and emotional abuse from her older brother growing up.  The repercussions of that abuse let to self-esteem issues, depression, and numerous unhealthy relationships with men.  A few months after her nervous breakdown, Julie decides to get a Labrador puppy she names Bunker.  With this new found reason to get out of bed everyday, and with the help of medication, Julie starts to get better.  She moves to Seattle and starts over.  I loved reading about the bond that formed between the author and her dog.  When Bunker needs life saving surgery, the vet recommends Bunker be put down but Julie knows if Bunker dies, she dies.  Bunker has become her emotional therapy dog and Julie refuses to give up on him.  Another great book on how dogs and humans love and connect to one another.

flanders

LA LA posted this book either on her blog or Facebook.  I bought the Kindle version because it was either free or $0.99 , I don’t remember.  Anyway, I had never heard of this children’s story so I though I would give it a try.  It was an adorable story about a boy and his dog growing up together.  I loved it!!

devoted

Another one of my favorites this month! It never ceases to amaze me all the amazing things dogs can do.

Here is the Goodreads Book Blurb.

 A collection of inspiring dog stories and touching photos–dogs who comfort veterans, dogs who learn to surf, dogs who detect cancer, and dogs who save the day: Each one is devoted. These 38 uplifting dog stories showcase the most amazing dog rescues, accomplishments, and abilities that fascinate us and touch our hearts.

Did you read any dog books this month? I would love to know which ones.

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Be sure to check out LA LA’S Wrap Up Post HERE!

PUPDATE

For this week’s PUPDATE, I am sharing pictures of the local dog rescue, AHeinz57,  I work with and how they helped some of the shelters down in Texas because of Hurricane Harvey.  The shelters in Texas were full from previously surrendered dogs and there was no room for the dogs from families being evacuated.  They also emptied some shelters that were flooding.    I went and helped as they unloaded over 90 dogs.  Here are some photos. Click HERE to see a video about the rescue efforts.

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6 thoughts on “Dog Days of Summer Wrap Up

  1. melissasbookworld says:

    Love to read your wrapup and thanks for mentioning my blog! Loved doing the tag!
    And I’ve added several of your read books to my to-read list, they sound awesome!
    I haven’t had the time to read any dog books in August unfortunately, but really hope to get around to read some very soon.

    And sooo awesome of you that you helped the local dog shelter, loved seeing those pics ❤ Have a nice weekend ❤

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  2. La La in the Library says:

    Yay for a successful Dog Days Of Summer! I can hardly wait til next year. 😀

    Endless big (((((((((HUGS)))))))))) for you and the AHeinz57 volunteers for making sure there was enough room for the evacuated dogs. May the new arrivals find their furever homes quickly. ❤

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  3. Barb (boxermommyreads) says:

    Thanks for co-hosting such a wonderful month long event. I had such fun participating. It’s so great that you got to help with the Texas efforts. I’d love to do more but don’t really seem close enough to help. However, both Booker T and Cassius sent donations to help. Dogs are so dear to my heart I couldn’t not do something.

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