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Friday, March 10, 2017

Dog Books, Heroic Canines, and Rosie the Cat

Rosie reviews Loyal: 38 Inspiring Tales of Bravery, Heroism, and the Devotion of Dogs
Another dog book. How exciting.
To Rosie's chagrin, I love dog books. Not that I don't also love cat books, I do, but truth be told, I have lots more dog books than cat books. When I was recently contacted to review Rebecca Ascher-Walsh's new book Loyal: 38 Inspiring Tales of Bravery, Heroism, and the Devotion of Dogs, I was over the moon - and so was Rosie (not).

Loyal: 38 Inspiring Tales of Bravery, Heroism, and the Devotion of Dogs features canine heroes who provide emotional comfort, medical support, humane education, life-saving rescue, and military service in the United States as well as around the world. With beautiful photography and heartwarming stories, this is a book you can read all at once or leave on your nightstand for when you need a smile (or a few tears) at the end of a long day. 

Ruby reviews Loyal: 38 Inspiring Tales of Bravery, Heroism, and the Devotion of Dogs
Reading about Patches, the therapy dog
From a German shepherd who leads a blind man in his first marathon to a cattle dog who helps locate endangered species to a little terrier mix who detects severe allergic reactions, these extraordinary dogs go above and beyond the call of duty and will restore your faith and hope - something many of us need in these anxious times. For dog lovers (as well as anyone in need of some basic goodness), these stories are a celebration of life and all things canine. 

Author Rebecca Ascher-Walsh is a writer who specializes in celebrity and lifestyle coverage, but also really loves dogs. She contributes to many newspapers and national magazines like Entertainment Weekly and the Los Angeles Times. In her spare time, she is a volunteer at a high-kill shelter in Manhattan and also a founding director of the Deja Foundation, an organization devoted to funding the medical care and training costs for dogs rescued from high-kill shelters. 

Ruby reviews Loyal: 38 Inspring Tales of Bravery, Heroism, and the Devotion of Dogs and dreams of one day writing her own book
Ruby dreams of being a hero one day
The 38 dogs featured in Loyal represent all walks of canine life from pure breeds to rescue mutts, young and old, small and large. Yet, they all share an unwavering dedication to service and an unselfish commitment to helping others. Cheers to dogs and dog books!

Loyal: 38 Inspiring Tales of Bravery, Heroism, and the Devotion of Dogs makes a perfect gift for dog lovers or anyone in need of some joy and light. Remember Mother's Day and Father's Day are right around the corner!

Want to learn more about Loyal? Check out the full schedule of the TLC Blog Tour Here. To purchase a copy, visit National Geographic, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.




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37 comments

Mark Muller said...

Oh I bet this book is written with love... and I like that the author has such a big heart for our canine friends in need :o)

Bouncing Bertie said...

Aw that does sound an excellent bedtime book. I shall be encouraging Gail to get hold of a copy.
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Ruby, you are a hero - you have a bloggy which tells the world about all the other great dogs and cats and bunnies etc... that is furry impawtant!!! Now, today, we hear about this wonderfurs book. Bravo! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Jeanne Pursell said...

We seriously LOVED this book! We just finished reading it and it was awesome. You look fabulous in all of these pics...just like a professional model! Enjoy your weekend...
Xo Chloe and LadyBug

Julie said...

Sounds like a great book, pawfect to read to a Princess at bedtime
Oh and Ruby you ARE a hero!!!!!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Raising Your Pets Naturally with Tonya Wilhelm said...

Wow. That sounds like such an amazing book. It would make a great gift for the dog lover! Thanks for sharing it.

Sandra said...

sounds like the purrrfect read, but don't tell Rosie is said that

Millie and Walter said...

That sounds like a great book. We think you are the hero of your family Ruby. We know you give lots of love and comfort to your family whenever they need it.

Dear Mishu said...

Such a great idea to read from a book to dod, like we do to young kids.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

We are a dog family for sure, so I don't think Rosie would appreciate our house - 3 dogs here! LOL

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

I love books like this! This will definitely be on my "To Read" list. Rosie's photo is fantastic.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Mom loves dog books too and this sounds like a special one!
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Brian said...

Those sound good! Howdy sweet Ruby and we love seeing you pretty Rosie!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Great that dogs are recognised for their valuable contributions to humans.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Your excellent review makes us want to paw Mom to get a copy of that book right away. Thanks for telling us about it. The grandbipeds love those kind of stories so it would make some great summer reading for Mom and the young ones.

Woos - Lightning and Misty

Hindy Pearson said...

I don't typically read those types of books, not sure why considering how crazy I am about animals. Based on this review perhaps I should expand my literary horizons!!

Fashion Beyond Forty said...

Oh Rosie I totally understand! Just hang in there I know you can. I personally have my all time favorite cat book I can tell you about if you ever want to know. In the mean time I may just have to check out a few of these dog centric books too.

Molly the AireGirl said...

This sounds like a wonderfully heart-warming book!

The Island Cats said...

This does sound like a great book...but we're with Rosie...we'd like to see more cat books. ;)

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Oh no no no no no no no no. We should send emergency supplies of cat books! Or you can come and live here, Rosie! 98% of our books favor cats. Just saying ;)

Tenacious Little Terrier said...

Well to be fair there are also many more dog books than cat books! The photos look gorgeous.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

I have a shelf of critter books. I need to read this one, too! Thanks!

Madi and Mom said...

Rosie OMCs do I hear you loud and clear. My mom loves dog books too. She loves dogs!!! Our first family pet was a dog. In fact mom was raised with woofies...no cats in her childhood. My Dear Dad had a cat growing up so thanks to him mom became a cat lover too
Hugs madi your bfff

Cathy Armato said...

I love Dog books too! Loyal sounds wonderful, I love to read about heroic dogs; dogs can be heroes in so many ways.
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

Cathy Armato said...

I love Dog books too! Loyal sounds wonderful, I love to read about heroic dogs; dogs can be heroes in so many ways.
Love & biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

Jane H said...

What a beautiful photo of Ruby, I'm sure she's already your hero ❤

This book sounds wonderful, would make a great gift for a dog lover too!

Talent Hounds said...

I love these stories. We cover many in our TV and digital series Dogs Make a Difference. They are so heartwarming and inspiring. What a great gift.

Karen H. said...

Thanks for sharing. I love reading about animals and how they go above and beyond to help humans. Sounds like this book would be a ray of light, I will be checking it out! Thanks again

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

This sounds like a wonderful book. I always love hearing stories of amazing animals doing amazing things and helping people. Those are good stories to warm the heart for sure. Thanks for sharing about this book!

Alison Reder said...

Loyal has now moved to the top of my reading list thanks to your review. It sounds like the author has included examples of true hero dogs from around the world, highlighting the amazing ways that dogs impact our lives.

Janet Keefe said...

Cats can be heroes too, right, Rosie? Someone just needs to write the book (or bring it to our attention if they already have). :)
This book sounds great, very heartwarming and uplifting.
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

Robin Mudge said...

This book sounds really cute! I love hearing about heroic pets. Our pets have our backs! I hope Rosie isn't too upset, there are a lot of kitty heroes too. Maybe one of these days she'll get to read a book about them. :)
-Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

Sweet Purrfections said...

I have a book shelf full of books about dogs and cats. Maybe once I retire, I can finally read them. This sounds like a book I should add to my collection.

Beth Patterson said...

This book sounds like it wonderful! I never get tired of reading about the bond between dogs and their humans. And if it has great photos, I'm going to love it even more!

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Loving the sound of this book!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

eye noe this commint haz nothin ta due with this post
but eye wanted ta say thanx 777 bazillion timez for
yur kindnezz two me & me familee last week
sorree for de copee N paste type for mat…….lovez all wayz
boomer ♥

wavez two ewe rosie frum all oh uz ~~~~~~~

Three Chatty Cats said...

This sounds like a great book! I started a dog book collection years ago. But I must admit that my cat book collection has overtaken it!

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