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5+ stars for Forever Dogs: Wit and Wisdom from the Great Canine Beyond #bookreview #dogs #nonfiction



Title: Forever Dogs: Wit and Wisdom from the Great Canine Beyond - Wagging Tails Telling Tales!

Author: Tricia Spencer

Genre: Dogs, Dog Lovers, Nonfiction, Mindfulness, Wisdom


Book Blurb:


#1 Bestselling Author Dean Koontz said, “This book is a delightfully strange, warm, charming celebration of one of Earth’s greatest wonders and treasures—the dog.” ...The worst part about loving dogs is losing them. But what if those long-lost hounds could still bring a smile to our faces? Welcome to the dog-voiced imaginations of “Forever Dogs”. Immortalized in vintage photos that span more than a century, long-ago tail-waggers tickle humankind with a laugh, a smile, or a heartstring tug, as they share their innermost thoughts. Playful pups do most of the talking via captions, poetry, ads, short stories, pup advice, newsworthy narratives, and dog connections to iconic organizations, but a few human voices share dog tales, too. Flush with more than 350 pictorial slices of days gone by, as well as unusual “Doggone Smart” associations between dogs and enduring pillars of American life, such as the United States Marines, the Girl Scouts of America, the American Red Cross, The Seeing Eye Guide Dog School, and more, this book is a fiction/nonfiction rainbow created for all the dog-loving humans left behind when life’s memorable pooches became…Forever Dogs. From the Author: “Forever Dogs” is a labor of love and a sharing of smiles.


My Review:


Dog lovers and owners understand the unconditional love showered on us by our loyal companions. This book embraces all the wonderful ways dogs enrich our lives. Using quotes, vignettes, stories, and vintage photos, you’ll be inspired.


As a dog owner myself, I wore a grin as I read through this book. The photos show the playful side of dogs. Many of the photos are from a bygone era but they add a nostalgic air to the book.


Reading through the quotes is an uplifting experience. Each quote is paired with an image which is so well done. The emotions run high, depending on the theme of the quote.


We often underestimate how much of an impact dogs have in our lives. They protect us when we’re afraid, hug us when we’re feeling low, and are the embodiment of love. This book is a testament to that outpouring of emotion. I recommend this book to all dog lovers as well as animal lovers.


My Rating: 5+ stars


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Author Biography:


Tricia Spencer is an award-winning author with diverse interests and diverse writing passions. From books on the legendary Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, to wedding help, to restaurant service, to dogs, and more, she always seeks to deliver an enjoyable reading experience.


In 2020, Tricia's latest book, endorsed by Dean Koontz, and other amazing "dog" people, made its debut. 𝑭𝒐𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝑫𝒐𝒈𝒔: 𝑾𝒊𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑾𝒊𝒔𝒅𝒐𝒎 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑮𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝑪𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝑩𝒆𝒚𝒐𝒏𝒅 - 𝑾𝒂𝒈𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑻𝒂𝒊𝒍𝒔 𝑻𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑻𝒂𝒍𝒆𝒔! is a dog lover's invitation to antique and vintage dog pics, mostly "dog-voiced" fiction and nonfiction prose and poetry, iconic Americana profiles, dog-influenced ads, and more, that is sometimes funny, sometimes heartfelt, and sometimes enlightening. 𝑭𝒐𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝑫𝒐𝒈𝒔 has its own website at: 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐝𝐨𝐠𝐬.𝐧𝐞𝐭


The next book on deck is 𝑯𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝑩𝒆 𝑴𝒊𝒏𝒆! - 𝑴𝒚 "𝑱𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑴𝒆" 𝑺𝒑𝒊𝒓𝒊𝒕 𝑷𝒓𝒂𝒚𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝑱𝒐𝒚𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝑳𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑱𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒂𝒍, due out this year, and 2022 will see the debut of Tricia's first historical romance novel.


For more on Tricia visit: 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫.𝐧𝐞𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐝𝐨𝐠𝐬.𝐧𝐞𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬.𝐜𝐨𝐦


Tricia is listed in "Who's Who of American Women", "Who's Who of Emerging Leaders", "Who's Who in The West", and "Who's Who in The World".


Her life pursuits reflect her philosophy that variety is truly the spice of life. From food service, to touring with the International Company of Up With People, to fronting her own band, to creating and marketing her own line of wedding accessories, to author, with a world of creative pursuits in between, Tricia has reveled in the highs and lows of self evolution and in the myriad of endeavors life has to offer.


She and her husband, Mark, live in Southern California where they share their home with all manner of furry and feathered creatures. They also share a passion for the simple pleasures of life, like sharing a great meal or taking a drive through unknown territory.


𝑴𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒏𝒖𝒕𝒔𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒍:


I love stretching for the stars and pursuing my rainbow of dreams. Those dreams are constantly evolving, and I embrace them as they come. I hope everyone finds as much pleasure in their own pursuits as I find in mine.


Social Media Links:


Instagram: @triciaspencerauthor


Reviewed by: Teddy

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