Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Doglopedia


Over the weekend I was reading Planet Dog: A Doglopedia by Sandra Choron and Harry Choron. I got this from the library, but I can see purchasing this very charming book in the future.

This highly entertaining book has absolutely everything you want to know about dogs and then some. It's chock full of doggie quotes, over 300 dog-centric lists to include 8 Weird Laws About Dogs,66 Great Dog Movies and 25 Poor Excuses for Giving Up Your Dog. There are book recomendations, dog factoids and website recommendations. There is information on breeds, life expectancy of each breed, nicknames for different breeds and dog show terminology.

I especially enjoyed the dogs in literature section and all of the information on why not to buy your puppy from a pet store. (i can't believe this is still done). This book also contains a guide to how to say "dog" in 131 languages (kringmerk is Inuit for dog), tells about children raised by dogs, a list of the gassiest and noisiest dogs and discusses the many jobs performed by dogs-my favorite- bovine estrus detector. You guessed it, these dogs sniff out the cows ready for mating.

This book is an absolute must for those who love our furry friends or for those who enjoy trivia presented in an easy to read, entertaining format.

"The poor dog, in life the firmest friend, the first to welcome, foremost to defend." Lord Byron

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Jalena said...

A friend told me about your blog so came to check it out. First of all, dont leave here!! Secondly, the book is perfect for my sons birthday so after reading about it here, jumped on Amazon and its on its way. Thanks!!! I would never have thought of this for one of his gifts so he will love you!!!

the coolest kid in the world said...

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