Connie's Book Club—Spring 2020

Connie's Book Club

Connie's Book Club

Wag

The Science of Making Your Dog Happy
By By Zazie Todd
Wag

Zazie Todd, PhD, an anthrozoologist, respected dog trainer, and award-winning blogger, interweaves the latest science, her own experiences, and expert interviews with vets, psychologists, and more, to create this must-have guide to improving your dog’s life. You’ll find enrichment exercises, how to properly socialize your puppy, tips for reducing fear and anxiety, check lists for a happy dog, and more.

Do yourself and your dog a favour and get your paws on a copy of this very enjoyable read filled with actionable advice to improve your relationship with your dog.

DAWGS

A True Story of Lost Animals and the Kids Who Rescued Them
By By Diane Trull
DAWGS

We can all make a difference. With its moving message, this deeply inspiring story of second chances had us teary eyed from the get-go. Elementary-school teacher Diane Trull’s fourth-grade class saw a photo of a cardboard box overflowing with homeless puppies, and Diana couldn’t bear to tell them that these pups, and many other healthy dogs like them, faced euthanasia. Her young students desperately wanted to save the pups, and in that defining moment, the Dalhart Animal Wellness Group and Sanctuary—or DAWGS for short—was begun.

Marrying determination with compassion and a hopeful heart, this galvanizing story shares how Diana and her fourth graders started their very own animal shelter. We’re with New York Times bestselling author Susan Wilson (One Good Dog) when she says, “I'm blown away. I hope this story reaches thousands of readers.”

Murder Can Confuse Your Chihuahua

By By Rose Pressey
Murder Can Confuse Your Chihuahua

This delightful mystery, filled with intriguing twists and quirky charm, is the second installment in bestselling author Rose Pressey’s Haunted Craft Fair Mystery series. Artist Celeste Cabot has a talent not only for painting but for the paranormal as well. When Celeste arrives at a big craft fair in North Carolina—only to get her 1947-vinatge pink Ford F-100 truck stuck in the mud—her tiny white rescue Chihuahua Vincent van Gogh leads her to the unexpected: a body on the riverbank. With the help of her opinionated pup and a handsome fellow artist, Celeste must navigate a suspected love triangle, unearth an accident from the past, and consult with a medium and a spirit to try and paint the killer into a corner. Great fun.

The Celebrated Pet

How Americans Memorialize Their Animal Friends
By By Gay Balliet-Perkins
The Celebrated Pet

You’ll fall in love with the quirky, wonderful animals memorialized in this book. As so many of us know, a beloved pet’s passing is devastating. For some of us, it’s as sad as the passing of a human family member; not many occupy a more privileged and intimate role in our lives. Gay Balliet-Perkins brilliantly illustrates the deep bond between the pets and their people and the different ways of remembering a pet to bring comfort and closure.

Dog of the Week!

Meet: skye