In Anna’s brand new, adorable and gorgeous photo book she doles out snappy wisdom and insightful perspectives on the canine life about popular topics like:
- Love and food
- Begging techqiques
- Escape artistry
- Tennis balls
- Rolling in mud, and much more!
Anna and her loyal canine readers and Facebook fans reveal what they really think of their humans and our odd behavior, along with funny doggie dating advice and cross-species relationship quirks. And in her never-ending dedication to making the world a better place for humans and dogs, Anna is donating all proceeds to the assistance dog group Canine Companions for Independence!
“Dog confidante and advisor, Anna Koontz, golden retriever and canine companion to #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz debuts her talent as advice columnist to her species in her seminal work Ask Anna: Advice for the Furry and Forlorn. Anna helps all sorts of dogs with all sorts of problems, questions and, well, issues. With her superior intellect, sharp wit, a warm and fuzzy heart, Anna assists dogs in finding their inner canine. Some of her best advice: take time daily for ball-chasing and belly rubs – the keys (along with sausages) to true canine joy.
Learn more about the problems that plague Anna’s clients and be inspired by how she counsels them:
- A Dachshund who feels height-challenged when cavorting with her Great Dane and Wolfhound neighbors
- A Newfoundland wondering about his “blended” family: his sister is a Chihuahua
- The trouble with birds…
- Issues of self-esteem: Am I cute enough? Is my tongue too long?
- Coexistence with cats…that inferior species which some humans (mistakenly) prefer
And delight in Dean’s just slightly skewed (or maybe not really) perspective on the importance of dogs throughout history. Without their help and advice, we humans would be in even worse trouble than we are today. They’re heaven-sent (what is dog spelled backwards?!)”
My dad, Dean Koontz, is a writer, as you might be aware. For years his first golden retriever, Trixie, also wrote books, which sometimes made the best-seller list. I vowed never to be a writer.
I barely have enough time for all the belly rubs, ball chasing, bird chasing, tug-of-war, and posing cutely that is required of me as a golden retriever, not to mention all of my non-professional interests, such as the new translation of Proust that I have undertaken, and learning to pilot a hot-air balloon.
Nevertheless, I have written a book of advice for dogs. It’s not a matter of ego, which anyone who knows a golden retriever will attest. It’s not about money, because all the earnings I receive from ASK ANNA will be given to Canine Companions for Independence, which provides assistance dogs for people with disabilities. What it’s about is giving back to my community–which I feel obliged to do especially because of all the park grass I’ve ruined with little round brown spots.
Thank you for your support.Anna
Win a Copy of “Ask Anna”
We think you’ll love this book and everyone should buy at least 5 copies to help Canine Companions for Independence! However Anna was kind enough to send us one free publicity copy of the book, which we would like to gift to one lucky Tripawds member. Here’s what you need to do enter this contest:
Comment below by Friday 10/25
and tell us the best advice
you’ve ever gotten from your dog or cat
The contest ends on Friday October 25 at 11:59 pm Eastern time. One winner will be selected at random and notified via email. Good luck!