Copyright 2013 by MyGBGVLife
This book is the story of Emma the GBGV (Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen). Emma tells you all about her breed and her life from her birth in England to her current home in Minnesota. Emma is a well traveled dog and she has many talents and jobs.
Emma excelled at puppy school and from there has gone on to become a model, a chef, a nurse, and she even runs her own Bed & Breakfast. On the side she conducts interviews with the other animals in her life, including her sister Katie, and her cat siblings Bert and Sophie.
This book is completely enjoyable. Whether you know Emma from her blog My GBGV Life, or you have yet to meet her, she will entertain you with her stories, and the accompanying photos. Instead of chapters, the book is broken down into 38 Tales. I can’t wait for my grandson to get a little older so I can get him this book. It’s not just for children though, it is a book for anyone that loves dogs. One recommendation: I ordered the Kindle version, but I will get the paperback version for my grandson. I think it will make a better keepsake with the wonderful photos that way. Click on the photo above to take you to amazon where you can order either version.
Next up on my reading list:
The author of this book generously gave me a copy to review, and I need to get on it! I am looking forward to reading it. The title tells it all. If we need to lose weight, or as we’re getting older just work at maintaining it, what better way to do it than with our dogs? If you don’t want to wait for my review, then click on the book and order your own copy now!
You also might want to visit Peggy’s blog at Peggy’s Pet Place, where you can learn more about her and her dogs Kelly and Ike.
Swami Zoe also very nicely sent me her book to review. I’ve flipped through it and this is going to be a great book for my grandson also. He has a cat and his Mom does yoga so I know he’ll love it. I’ll give a full review once I’ve really sat down and read it. Click on the book to order, or you can also visit Swami Zoe’s blog. Zoe is sister to Ku of Haiku by Ku blog fame, who some of you might know. I reviewed Ku’s book a little while back.
One last thing on books: in case you missed it, you can win a copy of Chaser the Dog Who Knows 1000 words by visiting my post from yesterday.
I thought we had settled into being a 3 dog household after losing our golden retriever, Moses, to cancer last summer. Turns out I was wrong. When some puppies first came to my attention because some of them were born on a very special date to us, I took it as a sign. I thought my hubby would shoot the idea down immediately, but as it turns out, he wants another dog, and I was the one that was on the fence about it for a while. I fell off. One of these puppies will be coming home with us near the holidays. I’m still not sure if we are crazy or not, though I’m pretty sure we are. I blame Emma, the abovementioned author because she recently got a puppy sibling, and Dogs N Pawz who also added an adorable puppy to their crew. I tried to resist! Yes, I have thrown both of you under the bus. 🙂
I will be telling the whole story of how this all came about in a future post, it’s a long story of course. We haven’t selected a particular puppy yet either, but it will be one from one of the two litters pictured above, who are currently with Peace & Paws Dog Rescue in foster care. It’s been 9 years since we’ve had a puppy, so if anyone has any suggestions for good reading material on raising a puppy, online or print, please let me know! It’s too late to save us from this foolishness, so don’t even try. 🙂