Books for Pet Lovers

    Many of you will get a well deserved holiday on Monday.  Whether you are at the beach or enjoying a staycation, you may want to pass the time with a good book.  And as a pet lover, you may want a book with a pet as a main part of the plot.  One of my sitters, Cathy, has alerted me to an author, Blaize Clement, whose main character is a professional pet sitter.  I don’t think the main character, Dixie Hemingway, is based on me, (the biggest mysteries I’ve had to solve are where did the ball go, or who got into the treats when I wasn’t looking) but I do know what kind of adventures you can have dealing with animals.  There are 6 books in this series.  Cathy also works at the East Cobb Library and says they are available for checkout there. 

   Cat lovers may be aware of the 29 books the late Lillian Jackson Braun wrote that featured former newspaper reporter James Qwilleran and his two Siamese cats.   One of my favorite novels with a pet involved in the plot is Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen, who also happens to be one of my favorite authors.  Lab owners will read about something Boodle does and say, “That’s happened!”

    If you want something a little more serious, there are a couple of books ImageImage

out that deal with the impact animals can have on humans.  Gwen Cooper writes about how a blind cat taught her about love in Homer’s Odyssey.  Laurie Sacher and Kim Meeder take an in-depth look at relationships in Blind Hope.  A blind dog comes into Sacher’s life and the book explores relations while the co-authors were working at a youth ranch in Oregon.

    There are many other books that have written with a pet theme.  What are your favorites?  Enjoy your holiday and good reading!

    Fetch! Pet Care of NW Atlanta provides dog walking and pet sitting services as well as providing cat care in Roswell, East Cobb, Marietta and Woodstock.


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