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.
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
I read a total of 7 dog books.
This was one was one of my favorites!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.