Thinking of what would be this week’s post I changed my mind and decided to deal with dogs! There are thousands of books dedicated to them and stories, movies of any kind that dogs keep the sceptre. Their attitude is what makes them the most lovable animals on the planet!
My love for dogs has grown steadily through the years transforming me to a real dog owner with 4 dogs having funny names. My mother Niki has brought one home because of pity, Boubi, was dying but he is alive and the cleverest dog! That was the start.
Then Bebeka, meaning the cutiest little girl in Greek, and her puppies have taken similar names like her, such as Bebaki, Bebekaki! Maybe you are laughing for these funny names well I can’t go against my mother’s wish for these particular names. She wanted to express her deep feelings for those dogs and their puppies we have donated to other families all these years.
I have chosen some books to share with you as my love for dogs .The most joyful book about dogs is for me “Marley and the Runaway Pumpkin” written by John Grogan. So much excitement for a pumpkin rolling and tumbling through the neighborhood! You read it so many times that you get deep in love with it!
A really surprising book is under the title”Eddie and the Fairy Godpuppy” written by Willo Davis Roberts.Eddie, an orphan, hopes the puppy he finds in the orphanage is a fairy godpuppy that will bring him a family and a real home.Such a sentimental book!
Then “A Big Little Life” written by Dean Koontz, it is about a retired service dog named Trixie. She was superbly trained, but her greatest gifts couldn’t be taught: her keen intelligence, her innate joy, and an uncanny knack for living in the moment.
A book that really touched my heart was “Blind Hope: An Unwanted Dog and the Woman She Rescued”, written by Kim Meeder. Laurie works in a ranch healing horses and children when a blind dog, Mia, despite of her blindness worked so that Laurie uncovered what she really needed most: authentic love, unconditional trust, and true acceptance, faults and all.
I you ask me which to choose it’s hard to say, especially after reading “Sheep” written by Valerie Hobbs I acknowledged that dogs have a life similar to an Odyssey. “Sheep” is a dog with nothing but the courage he was born with and a dream, he searches for the life he once knew, gathering names and adventures as he goes. For a short time, he’s called Blackie. To the Goat Man, he’s Shep. To Hollerin, he’s Spot. There’s one name that threatens to haunt him forever–Sparky, the name Billy the circus man calls him. But there’s another name that he is given, one that finally makes him feel at home. . . .
Some time ago i read “A dog’s Life:Autobiography of a Stray” written by Ann M. Martin.
Squirrel and her brother Bone begin their lives in a toolshed behind someone’s summer house. Their mother nurtures them and teaches them the many skills they will need to survive as stray dogs. But when their mother is taken from them suddenly and too soon, the puppies are forced to make their own way in the world, facing humans both gentle and brutal, busy highways, other animals, and the changing seasons. When Bone and Squirrel become separated, Squirrel must fend for herself, and in the process makes two friends who in very different ways define her fate.
An exceptional novel “The Dog who Danced” written by Susan Wilson presents a couple’s relationship and their cure found by a unique dog, Mack.Ed and Alice Parmalee are mourning a loss of their own. Seven years after their daughter was taken from them, they’re living separate lives together. Dancing around each other, and their unspeakable heartbreak, unable to bridge the chasm left between them.Fiercely loyal, acutely perceptive and guided by a herd dog’s instinct, Mack has a way of bringing out the best in his humans.
Would you read poems “written” by dogs? Well, i did! I was fascinated by this particular book “I could Chew on This:and Other Poems by Dogs” written by Franscesco Marciuliano. Doggie laureates not only chew on quite a lot of things, they also reveal their creativity, their hidden motives, and their eternal (and sometimes misguided) effervescence through such musings as “I Dropped a Ball,” “I Lose My Mind When You Leave the House,” and “Can You Smell That?” Accompanied throughout by portraits of the canine poets in all their magnificence, I Could Chew on This is a work of unbridled enthusiasm, insatiable appetite, and, yes, creative genius.
Do you want to buy a book on dogs that your kids, and your friends will definitely love? Stop wondering check on the following books that seem to be real classics!
Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel!! Marvelous!!!
Dogs in Cars by Lara Jo Regan!
If you still wonder about dogs and puppies then you have to know this: “It’s raining pups and dogs!” written by Jeanne Prevost is a very good choice. Kids will surely love dogs and realize why gods need to have puppies. Lauren is angry with her father for having their dog Scout spayed, dashing her hopes of having the fun of raising puppies. To show Lauren why they made the decision not to breed Scout, Lauren’s dad takes her to visit a large animal shelter. Seeing the hundreds of dogs waiting for rescue, many with little hope of finding a home, Lauren comes to understand why they spayed Scout: there are too many dogs and too few homes for them. The realistic, captivating art features shelter dogs. The final page of the book offers information for parents and other adults about pet overpopulation and the importance of spaying and neutering.
This Friday’s Rock Post was so entertaining, I wish I had the time to share it with as many dogs as possible. Always spend time with your dogs and puppies, they need our Love more than we think of!