Stories of how famous female American writers found friendship and comfort from their pet dogs. Stories are collected from diary entries, letters, and how the author or poet refers and treats animals in their writings. Though I love both cats and dogs there is something to be said for the companionship of a dog. They are loyal and loving no matter what you are going through and always willing to be hugged and held.

cat loversCollection of touching stories about cats and their people. Some will make you laugh while others may make you cry, but all will seem familiar to anyone who has loved several cats in their life.

 

10. November 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Tammy · Tags: , , ,

Dog Days of Arthur Cane by T. Ernesto Bethancourt , 160 pages, read by Tammy, on 11/03/2014

dog days Arthur is a not a bad guy, but he’s not the most considerate or thoughtful person either. He makes fun of a transfer student’s heritage and religious beliefs including the power of voodoo. Next morning, Arthur wakes up to find himself transformed into a dog. And not a nice pure bred dog his own well to do family would like but a mangy looking mutt. Through his new viewpoint of the world as a dog, Arthur learns about friendship, compassion, kindness and consideration for others. Follow Arthur on his life changing adventure. You may treat others better afterwards whether they be man or beast.

20. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Tammy · Tags: , , ,

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, 321 pages, read by Tammy, on 12/14/2012

A unique look at life and what is really important: family, love, loyalty and hope and all told through the eyes of a dog. But not any ordinary dog. Enzo knows that he is different from other dogs. He has learned about life and this strange human world through television and from the words of his master, Denny Swift, a race car driver.

Funny, but at times heart-wrenching this is a beautifully written story of humanity and compassion as only Enzo can share it. Keep the Kleenex nearby.