Since my dog is turning 10 today … what animal-related books have you read? Which do you love? Do you have a favorite literary dog? (Snoopy, anyone?)
Oh, I DO love dogs! My two boys (Donnie and Teddy) are above.
And I really do love books. The thing is: I haven’t always loved dog books. While I’m not totally wild about them, I do read them, often, and I have my favorites.
Below are my blog post on dog books but I’ve read many more, over the years. I grew up with at least one dog and, as an adult, I have had no less than two at a time. My husband (and our original two pups) and I have decided that two is our comfortable max but my goodness, no less! I read a good deal of really dry fact-based dog stuff but I also love Jon Katz. He’s not terribly well-versed in the area of pit bulls (he prefers border collies which I just can’t understand!) but tells a very good dog story.
I read The Bark, too, which is a fabulous magazine out of California. They recently published a book titled Dog Is My Co-Pilot which I’m reading in yummy spurts. I don’t think that I have a favorite fictional dog as I have so many real life dog heros (Mike Vick dogs, anyone?) as well as my own to keep my wildly entertained.
Overall, I do prefer my fiction but I have come across some really fabulous nonfiction on my favorite animals. (Please excuse the pit bull obsession.)