Reviews and Blog Posts: dogs

Harlow & Sage (and Indiana) : a true story about best friends

by Brittni Vega

Reviewer Rating:
3

If you want to take time out of your day reveling in the cuteness of cuddling dogs, this is the book for you. The story is told from the point of view of Harlow, a Weimaraner, who is best friends with Sage, a Miniature Dachshund. They cuddle, they play, they...

My Dog Gandhi

Izzy and Lenore

I have a completely deaf and half blind dog named Gandhi. We named him Gandhi because after naming our cat Fang, we are firm believers in giving our animals good-natured names. We also have a Scottie named Tonks and a Westie named Lassie who serve as Gandhi's guide dogs.

Hyperbole and a half : unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened

by Allie Brosh

Reviewer Rating:
5

What a wonderful book!  Allie Brosh's strange yet totally delightful artwork does a great job of convincingly conveying the emotions of both her animal and her human characters.  Except for one serious section dealing with her depression - courageously laid out, explained and expressed so very well - this book...

Dogtripping : 25 rescues, 11 volunteers, and 3 RVs on our canine cross-country adventure

by David Rosenfelt

Reviewer Rating:
3
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Dogtripping is the true account of taking 25 rescued dogs across country in three RVs. For years, mystery writer David Rosenfelt and his wife lived in California, where they rescued abandoned and abused dogs. They decided to have a house built in Maine, where they could have land and their...

Scent of the missing : love and partnership with a search and rescue dog

by Susannah Charleson

Reviewer Rating:
4

Did you know that a good search and rescue dog can detect cadaver scent emanating (during photosynthesis) from the leaves of a tree that has a body buried under it? Fascinating. Author Susannah Charleson reveals just how grueling search and rescue work can be, not to mention that most search and...

Dog on it : a Chet and Bernie mystery

by Spencer Quinn

Reviewer Rating:
5

Spencer Quinn's main characters Chet (a police dog who flunked out in the dog police academy) and Bernie (a financially challenged private investigator), are hilarious in this mystery novel that is first in a series. This Chet and Bernie novel, is fast paced and will keep you on the edge...

The second-chance dog

by Jon Katz

Reviewer Rating:
3

A sweet, quick read, Katz recounts how his now wife Maria and her dog Frieda came into his life. Katz and Maria met when they were each married, and neither imagined that those marriages would fall apart, or that their deep connection, fueled by their creativity (Maria is a fiber...

Ivy takes care

by Rosemary Wells

Reviewer Rating:
3

Ivy Takes Care is a gentle book set in 1949. Ivy’s parents work on a ranch in Nevada.  The family doesn’t have much money.  Ivy’s best friend Annie comes from a wealthy family and Annie will be going away all summer to an elite summer camp.  Annie is getting more...

Hyperbole and a half : unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened

by Allie Brosh

Reviewer Rating:
4

Alternating between meditations on inner life (depression, self-worth, self-perception), childhood anecdotes (an obsession with eating a whole cake, getting lost in the woods), and dog stories (trying to train a dog who just doesn't get it), this book made me laugh out loud in places. It also has an amazing...

Hounded

by Kevin Hearne

Reviewer Rating:
5

This first volume of the Iron Druid Chronicles introduces us to the world's last surviving druid, 2100 year-old Atticus O'Sullivan and his faithful companion, Oberon (an Irish wolfhound that can talk to Atticus telepathically). Atticus has been peacefully hiding from the forces of faerie for centuries, but now a pissed...

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