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A Dog’s Purpose

Have you ever wondered what life would be like from a dog’s perspective? Every now and then I may have wondered “what in the world was she thinking” when my furry friend did something really naughty. But I must admit I’ve never really pondered about the way she viewed the world and the events around her for any real length of time.

My eyes were opened wide to that precise concept after reading A Dog’s Purpose written by W. Bruce Cameron. His is a heartwarming story of a dog who is reborn several times. Each new life offers a detailed view of what a dog’s life would be like in different circumstances. From the heart wrenching life of a stray puppy captured by an individual who truly cares about strays, to a fun and happy life with an 8-year-old child, then on to being a heroic search and rescue dog, and finally as a black lab that combined all his talents from previous lives to fulfill his purpose in life.

Hooper Finds A Family

The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season officially started on June 1 and will end on November 30. Hopefully we’ll be spared any horrific storms like Hurricane Katrina that hit the United…

Pukka: The Pup After Merle

Earlier this year we wrote about Ted Kerasote’s book Merle’s Door, Lessons from a Freethinking Dog. When we received a copy of that book for review, we also received Pukka,…

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Bill at Rainbow Bridge

Bill at Rainbow Bridge was written by Dan Carrison for all who have ever been blessed by the unconditional love of a pet. It is a wonderful story about David…

Merle’s Door

“He came out of the night, appearing suddenly in my headlights, a big, golden dog, panting, his front paws tapping the ground in an anxious little dance. Behind him, tall cottonwoods in their April bloom. Behind the grove, the San Juan River, moving quickly, dark and swollen with spring melt.”

Want to read more?
We did, too. Merle’s Door, Lessons from a Free Thinking Dog, had us from “HELLO!” and the author, Ted Kerasote, never let up.

Wagging Tales: Every Animal Has a Tale

I believe that we all are born with special gifts and talents. Some people never realize them, some know they exist but refuse to acknowledge or use them and then some realize them and use them to their fullest.

Tim Link, often referred to as the real modern day Dr. Doolittle, fits in the last group. Wagging Tales: Every Animal Has a Tale is an easy read. I was a bit skeptical when I learned the content but was soon intrigued. When you read the book have an open mind and you just might become a believer in this ability.

A Mini-Tribute to Pets

Pets are amazing creatures. They give and give and give again and expect so little in return. We often focus on the heroics of pets that make the news and celebrate all of them vicariously through the one that becomes a public star, but again, each deserves the spotlight. Here is yet another area of life where animals serve mankind in a very special way.

Scent Of The Missing Giveaway

I’ve been reading Susannah Charleson’s Scent of the Missing and I’m happy to announce that the publisher has not only sent me the copy I’ve been reading, but 5 additional copies to be given away to you, the readers.

From the moment I started reading the first page of the first chapter I’ve been captivated . . . as much by Susannah’s writing as by the story itself. I’m not going to post a personal review today, simply because I haven’t finished the book. But I wanted to go ahead and open up the giveaway so that we can begin selecting and sending copies to the winners!

“DOG TALK: Lessons Learned from a Life with Dogs” by Harrison Forbes

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Renowned pet expert Harrison Forbes, host of the popular nationally syndicated radio show, Pet Talk with Harrison Forbes, has been a dog trainer and behaviorist for over twenty years. A highly sought-after expert on canine behavior, he has worked with many dogs that presented special challenges—dogs with behavioral issues, those damaged by traumatic experiences, and those that were poorly trained in