Saturday, May 11, 2013

Tico is visiting the pack this week.

Tico is a youngster visiting Gabe and Lydia. He has been coming with us on our walk every morning this week.

He is great fun to romp with. And when we get down to the serious business of finding gophers he joins right in. We were sorry to have him go back home.

The whole pack hunting for gophers signs

Friday, May 3, 2013

Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts

I am a social animal. One of the things I like about getting out of the house a couple of times a day is meeting other dogs. I like to read about them too. One of the best books I have read is Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts by Lucy Dillon.

Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts by Lucy Dillon

Gem is a Border collie in charge of a boarding kennel that also finds homes for rescue dogs. Two of those are Lulu, a Poodle, and Bertie, a Basset Hound. Add Toffee, a lovable Labrador puppy and lots of bacon sandwiches to the mix and you have the makings of a lively and interesting story.

There are big changes going on and Gem has all he can do to keep the kennel running smoothly. In the process we learn a lot about the people around our main characters. The story has a happy ending with Gem's efforts and steady guidance paying off. The kennel thrives despite the drama surrounding the people.