Everything You Wanted to Know About #Pitbull #Dogs and More!

pit bull bronwen dickey battle over an american iconOn this 4th of July holiday weekend, why not snuggle up with a (somewhat) patriotic dog book? Bronwen Dickey’s excellent new non-fiction title, Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon, clears up the myths and misconceptions of America’s most demonized dog breed — and also shows the cruel part that humans have played in abusing this loyal animal’s reputation.

A #Dogs Purpose for #Dachshund?

wiener dog movie posterIf anything could unite this country, it’s probably not a politician — but a lovable Dachshund — if you believe the trailer for Wiener-Dog (not to be confused with Weiner, the documentary about the controversial former New York U.S. representative). This little IFC release tells the story of one dog’s life tied together by four different owners.

Since it’s an indie film directed by Todd Solondz (Welcome to the Dollhouse), chances are the movie might be a bit of a downer — but at least this trailer looks like it has a few definite feel-good doggie moments!

(SPOILER ALERT: It has been brought to my attention that the ending of this movie is very disturbing, especially for Dachshund/dog lovers, so please beware!)

Peanut Butter and #Dogs!

Peanut butter and jelly goes together like peanut butter and…dogs? That seems to be the hilarious theme discovered by Greg Murray for his brilliant new doggie photo book, For the Love of Peanut Butter. So, go to Kickstarter to help him — and all his models — satisfy their hunger! (SFGate)

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#Dogs and Their People…too!

The pooch-lovin’ publicity hounds at BarkPost are entering the book publishing biz soon with their dog owners’ crowd-sourced book, Dogs and Their People. And you don’t have to wait in line when it comes out if you pre-order at Amazon!

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“Old Faithful” Celebrates Senior #Dogs @a_pete_tweet

old faithful dogs of a certain age pete thorneTime catches up to all of us –– even our loyal dog friends. And if you’ve ever had the privilege of growing older with a pet, you’ve seen there is beauty and dignity in aging, as Pete Thorne documents in his graceful new doggie photo book, Old Faithful: Dogs of A Certain Age.

Those aren’t wrinkles — they’re laugh lines! (Pete Thorne Photo)

Beloved Dog #Books!

beloved dog book maira kalmanIf you’re going to buy just one dog book for the holidays, I’d heartily recommend Maira Kalman’s Beloved Dog. It’s a gorgeous, colorful, witty publication –– and all about the love of a good dog!

And I’m not alone. See the heartwarming reviews in Brainpickings or Modern Dog!

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It’s Just an Angel Dog?

The Internet got spooked last week with this pic of a woman spreading the ashes of her beloved Golden Retriever named Wagner. If you look closely at the picture on the bottom right, you can make out the shape of a dog, right? But is it real or is it just Photoshop? Or maybe a Halloween hoax? You be the judge! (DogTime)

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You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover…or Can You?

Somebody on the Internet has compiled a Tumblr blog of the most unintentionally — or maybe intentionally — hilarious self-published ebook covers that have appeared on Amazon. And what surprised me was that a disproportionate amount of these tomes seem to be animal books!

That said, I did have some trepidation about posting this since the article could be construed as book cover shaming — and I know how hard it is to write and publish a book. However, then I figured, as they say in showbiz, any publicity is good publicity! (BI)

17 hilarious e-book covers people have submitted on Amazon

Can’t All #Dogs Get Along?

Anybody who rescues a dog assumes the responsibility of taking care of and loving that dog — and providing its fairytale “forever home”. But what happens if the new dog just doesn’t fit in with the other dogs in the household, no matter how hard you try?

Kyle Reynolds shares his bittersweet experience about what happens when a dog adoption just doesn’t work out on Medium.

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Underwater Puppies For You #Doglover!

underwater puppies dogs seth casteelThe swimming pool might be closed for the summer — but that’s not stopping these Underwater Puppies from diving into the deep end! That’s right, it’s another photo book by doggie photographer, Seth Casteel.

Listen to the NPR interview here! (NPR)

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