With Black Friday coming up you may be looking for gifts for the pet lover on your list. Books are always a great gift and over the past few weeks I’ve found the following books in several bookstores around. I haven’t had a chance to read any of these, but take a look at the summaries I’ve posted. Be sure and share your opinons if you’ve read any of these books or let us know about any other good pet related books you’ve read.
There are many books similar to the Marley and Me that was so popular and was turned into a movie.
Little Boy Blue by Kim Kavin – The author found her dog on a website and after she got him, wanted to find out more about his story. The dog was saved a few days before he was going to be killed and sent to New Jersey where Kavin picked him up. This book explores the puppy’s tale of survival and also looks at how some taxpayer funded shelters put animals to death.
The Puppy Diaries by Jill Abramson – Jill Abramson was dealing with the loss of a dog, and having to recover from injuries sustained in a serious accident. She was battling depression and friends suggested getting a new dog to help her recovery. Scout, a golden retriever, comes into her life. Abramson, a NY Times reporter at the time who is now the paper’s executive editor; details the adventures of living with Scout and how he affected their lives.
A Friend Like Ben: The Cat Who Came Home for Christmas by Julia Romp – This is another story about the impact pets can have on our lives. The author is dealing with her autistic son, George, when Ben the cat is discovered in the garden. George makes great strides for the 3 years but Ben goes missing and George begins to regress.
Buddy: How a Rooster Made me a Family Man by Brian McGrory – This is written by another newspaper writer (Boston Globe) who loses his dog, but falls in love with his vet. When he moves in with her he has to compete with her 2 children and several animals including Buddy, her rooster. The story tracks how McGrory deals with the challenges, especially winning over Buddy.
This Book Will Change Your Pets Life by by Charles di Bonio – This book is something different. You get to help your pet instead of a story about the pet helping the human. This is available from And Thou Shalt Read in Roswell. It has 365 things for your dog to learn to do and works for any breed.
Collared: A Gin & Tonic Mystery by L.A. Kornetsky – This is a novel with animals playing big roles in the main character’s lives. She’s a dog person and he’s a cat person, but they (and their animals) work together to solve a crime. The name comes from Ginny and her shar-pei, Georgie, who team up with her bartender friend Teddy Tonicia and his bar cat, Mistress Kitty.
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Thanks for the mention. I’m glad you like the book! By the way, I also have Cooking for Your Dog! Very nice newsletter.