Yoga Dogs!

I don’t think think Downward Dog has anything to do with dogs — but Yoga Dogs certainly knows how to strike a pose!

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It’s Just A Dog FREE Weekend!

Tired of the dog days of summer? Here’s something that might perk you up — the Kindle version of It’s Just A Dog will be FREE on Amazon from August 1, 2013 thru August 5, 2013 – as part of a big fat BookBub promo!

So whatcha waiting for? It’s like giving your Kindle a doggie treat! Plus it’s FREE — but only until the clock strikes midnight on August 5, 2013. While supplies last! (Amazon)

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Where’d You Go Bernadette book trailer…for dogs?

where'd you bernadetteart of racing in the rain book coverMaria Semple’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette, one of the Best Books of 2012, is now out in paperback — and her original book trailer has a funny bit of her pitching the novel to bookstores and writer friends, including Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain.

You can watch the full trailer below — or skip directly to the Garth Stein dog book scene here.

Curious Incident of the Dog Play…

curious incident of the dog in the night-timeThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon’s best-selling 2003 dog novel about a boy with Asperger’s Syndrome who seeks to solve a dog murder in his neighborhood, has taken the stage for a long run in London. And you can check out the rave reviews in The New York Times.

Pet Cemetery Gets Some Respect

With all due respect to Stephen King (author of Pet Sematary), The Hartsdale Pet Cemetery in New York state has been named to The National Register of Historic Places. The 116-year-old property houses over 75,000 beloved animals.

Boy, if only those headstones could talk…RIP!

What Merrill Markoe Taught Me About Dogs

There’s certainly no more humorous observer of canines than funny dogmother, Merrill Markoe — creator of the Stupid Pet Tricks segment on David Letterman — and the author of several comedic hound books, including Walking In Circles Before Lying Down and What The Dogs Taught Me.

Oprah’s Top Dog Book Recommendations…

I think it was Chris Rock who once said that he wants to come back in the next life as Oprah’s dog. Well, heaven only knows if that’s possible — but here’s the next best thing: a list of Oprah’s favorite dog books!