Books For Dog Lovers

I just finished reading "Cowboy and Wills" written by Monica Holloway, the mum of a brilliant three-year-old son, Wills, who was diagnosed with having autism spectrum disorder. I found the book among piles of books at the Big Bad Wolf sale recently and was drawn by Wills sparkling blue eyes smiling at the camera with a golden retriever next to him. I usually try to avoid books and movies that involve animals as they are sure to make me cry. Needless to say, I bawled my eyes out over this book.

The books starts off with Will's mum trying to accept the devastating news that there was indeed something special about her son. So to make herself (and Will) feel better, they make their way to a pet store to buy an aquarium. And this was the first of many trips to come. Not surprisingly, their garden becomes a mini-zoo consisting of gerbils, hamsters, rabbits, and even a turtle.

But while Wills diligently tends to the growing menagerie, what he really wants is a puppy. And one Christmas, when Wills is six, Cowboy Carol Lawrence joins their family. Cowboy is truly one of a kind, and you will fall in love with her energy and adorable antics. (yes, she is a female puppy!)

She gives Wills the confidence to step outside his world and helps him communicate with his peers as well as the caring (and not so caring) adults around him.

Monica writes in a way that makes you feel that you are right there with them when events unfold. She includes the conversations exchanged which make it seem like the scenes were unfolding right before your eyes.

A must-read for animal lovers for sure!



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23 comments:

  1. this sounds very new to me - a book about dog lovers. i love the gist of the story though. i am curious to read this

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  2. I am looking for more books for my Kindle. So I will be sure to check this one out.

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  3. I like authors who right that way. The words would just blend well with my imagination and I'd feel like I'm one of the characters inside the book!

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  4. It would nice to see the bond between master and dog here. Dog lovers would love this.

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  5. I read my sons' book assignments. So I recently read White Fang and Where the Red Fern Grows, both about dogs and their masters too!

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  6. I love dogs too. Surely buy this book. It will help master a lot.

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  7. Not really into Dogs .. but it seems like it would be a great read

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  8. I think lots of books nowadays have the similar concept but with dogs it's different. More pleasure in knowing about this book.

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  9. Interesting! I know quite a few people who will enjoy these books. Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. I just love dogs. Have got two of them at my home. I am sure this information will come of help to me.

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  11. I love to read and hear about stories where animals have helped humans to overcome some great. Very stirring and emotional book..

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  12. I'm not a dog lover, but I love to read... It's sounds like a great book with lovely story!

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  13. For a dog lover like me, the book is something I have to read. That Golden Retriever is so adorable.

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  14. Books and movies about animals always tug at my heart strings ! Will try to find this book , sounds gorgeous !

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  15. I don't have pets, but I love reading. I might try reading one of these pet lover books and see what I think about them, I'll let you know how that goes.

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  16. Hmm... I don't have a dog yet but planning to get one soon, maybe will get a book from there once I own a dog

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  17. I've read that pets could help sick people be less stressed and be happier.

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  18. You don't have to have a pet to read this book LOL (they do make good gifts for pet lovers) but indeed pets do help heal and make people feel better. My cats make my world go round :)

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  19. pets now play a big role in a child's emotional development. i'm sure this will be well loved by a lot of dog lovers!

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  20. Thanks for the book recommendation. It sounds like a good book to turn into a movie! To educate more people, and tell them that dogs are men's best friends!

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  21. A pet can totally change someone's life. They love unconditionally and do not judge you for your imperfections. I love to read stories like this but also do not like to read them because I know I will be like you and will be crying my heart out and would need a box of tissue with me!

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  22. What a lovely idea for a post. I like dogs and cats and have read a few books on them. My cat is adorable and I write about him sometimes.

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