Cold Nose, Warm Hearts! Enjoy These 6 Books for Dog Lovers
Nothing's better than a book about man's best friend!
Books About Dogs
Did you know owning a dog is good for your mental health? There's a book on this list that's actually about the impact owning a dog had on the dog owners depression. That's how wonderful they are!
Be sure to check out each book about dogs on the list for a heartwarming read. You won't regret it!
(If you're a romance fan, here are a few romance books with dogs in them too!)
1. Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself by Julie Barton
Sometimes you hear about a person saving them life of a shelter pet or an injured dog they found on the street. In Julie Barton's Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself, the dog saves her. Julie was twenty-two and living in Manhattan. Just one year out of college, she calls her mom who drops everything to drive Julie back home to Ohio. Family, therapists, and psychiatrists all did their best for Julie's depression, but it was ultimately a puppy named Bunker that helps Julie slowly crawl her way out of her depression.
2. Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond by Alexandra Horowitz
Alexandra Horowitz, author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know and Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell, brings us her latest book, Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond. Humans have long been enchanted by dogs and in this book, Horowitz dives into our fascination, including current - and often contradictory - dog culture. This book is perfect for those looking for a more scientific understanding of dogs and folks along with the average dog lover!
Our Dogs, Ourselves will be released on September 3, 2019.
3. Dog Songs by Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver may be best known for her collections of nature poems, but she did also release a book dedicated to man's best friend. Dog Songs is filled with poetry about dogs and bonds they have with people. Oliver was a huge dog-lover and even talks about her own dog, Percy, at times. Between daily walks and the ways dogs inspired Oliver's own work, it's clear they played a huge part in her life and, through Dog Songs, she thanks them.
4. Flush by Virginia Woolf
When people think of Virginia Woolf's works, they tend to think of Mrs. Dalloway or To the Lighthouse. However, Flush is a little different. After reading about him in their letters, Woolf decided to bring Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel Flush to life. The novel not only tells Flush's story, but also what he observes around him: the love story between Robert and Elizabeth, subjugation of women, and unconditional love.
5. Through a Dog's Eyes: Understanding Our Dogs by Understanding How They See the World by Jennifer Arnold
In Through a Dog's Eyes: Understanding Our Dogs by Understanding How They See the World, we meet Jennifer Arnold, service dog trainer. For more than twenty years, she has prepared dogs to assist people with physical disabilities and special needs. Her understanding of the way dogs think, their skills, and their sensitivities has allowed her to create an incredible training method based in kindness rather than fear. The results are extraordinary. In the book, Arnold shares unforgettable stories about her dogs you won't want to miss!
6. A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie by Dean Koontz
Dean Koontz's name is synonymous with spooky, creepy, and mysterious, but his book A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie is anything but. It's about the tale of Trixie, a three-year-old retired service dog Dean and his wife, Gerda, adopted. The love, joy, and ability to live in the moment Trixie brought changed their lives forever, rekindling "a sense of wonder that will remain with them always."
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