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Lara’s Gift by Annemarie O’Brien

The setting is Russia. The time is 1914. The place is a count’s estate. From the time she was young, Lara has spent most of her time in the kennels with the famed borzoi dogs. For centuries these dogs were … Continue reading

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Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel

Life was good for Bad Kitty when it was just her at home with her human parents.  Then one day they adopt a stupid, disgusting dog.  Bad Kitty eventually learns to tolerate the dog.  Then, Bad Kitty’s human parents bring home … Continue reading

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The Loved Dog: the Playful, Nonaggressive Way to Teach Your Dog Good Behavior by Tamar Geller

While I love the principles Geller teaches in The Loved Dog, the lack of an index is inexcusable. I listened to the book and wanted to go back and review certain sections before trying them at home. Without an index, … Continue reading

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Beyond the Myth (DVD)

I do not own a pit bull, although I’ve known one or two. I do not know anyone who has ever been bitten by a pit bull, but I do know a lot of people who have been bitten by … Continue reading

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Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Susan Orlean

My favorite TV show growing up in the 50’s was The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin.  Little did I know that the first Rin Tin Tin was a pup that doughboy Lee Duncan found in a bombed out kennel on … Continue reading

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NPR Driveway Moments: Dog Tales Radio Stories That Won’t Let You Go (audio)

In my reviews I often write such things as “not just for dog-lovers” and “you don’t have to own a dog to enjoy this book”. In the case of NPR’s Dog Tales, however, I suspect you probably do have to … Continue reading

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Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet by John Bradshaw

In one of my usual somewhat harebrained moments I adopted Newman, a beautiful mini Australian Shepherd, from a dog rescue group in Stanley, KS.  Within 24 hours, I realized that I had a severely neurotic dog on my hands.  Although … Continue reading

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The Art of Racing in the Rain a novel by Garth Stein

The Art of Racing in the Rain is the story of a dog named Enzo, who has a very old soul. Enzo believes that if he tries hard enough to think like a man, he will eventually be reincarnated as … Continue reading

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Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet, by John Bradshaw.

In one of my somewhat harebrained moments I adopted a beautiful mini Australian Shepherd from a dog rescue group in Stanley, KS. Within 24 hours, I realized that I had a severely neurotic dog on my hands. Although my mother-in-law … Continue reading

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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

“If I only I opposable thumbs,” says Enzo, the narrator of this metaphor of life. Full of snippets of wisdom and insight, this is also the endearing story of a family in crisis. Enzo, a terrier-lab mix, is the soul-mate … Continue reading

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