Many thanks to Tripawds member fightingforsammy for starting this “Anything Goes” discussion forum topic about great dog books. See the selection below of recommended books members have posted so far, and be sure to add your favorites to the list!
Elizabeth and Sammy
I love Merle’s Door by Ted Kerasote. It is so wonderfully written. It is a story about the love he had with his dog. I read it right before my rottie/shepperd mix Jazzy passed away. I found it to be so comforting and I loved how he loved his dog. It’s the kind of book that makes you reflect back often on it as you see a certain dog, or when I look at the mountains. I ended up with tears streaming down my face because of the love he shared with Merle. It makes me happy that I have that connection too.
I [also] have a complete library from a lady writer that didn’t start writing until she was in her 70’s. Her name is Virginia Lanier and she is brilliant in her writing. Blind Bloodhound Justice is one book and there are many in this series.
I can’t remember which one came first but if you read one, you will read them all.
Two dog books I’ve read recently are Lost and Found by Jacqueline Sheehan and The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. I really loved the latter because it is written from the dog’s point of view, and because the main character (besides the dog) is a race car driver.
A somewhat different book that has made an impact for me is Tea and Dog Biscuits: Our First Topsy-Turvy Year Fostering Orphan Dogs by Barrie Hawkins. Written in England, this book definately tells the trials and tribulations of fostering and rehoming. While Barrie works with GSD, the story is true about all who foster, and is one of the primary reasons why I wanted to offer this home to the organization fostering Avvy. So, it is one of the main reasons why I chase white fuzz balls today.