Well as you all know I LOVE dogs! I always have and always will. I love all kinds of dogs too, big, small, furry, not so furry etc. I have never met a dog I didn’t like. No, I don’t have a dog shrine in my house nor do I have dog pictures and cute dog knick-knacks all over my house but I am a dog enthusiast! I think dogs really do make a home complete and truth be told…I think that my dogs treat me better than some people I have known! :)
It has been the perfect weather to get snuggled up with a blanket, cup of coffee and a good book. I have read many books from the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul® line but I really enjoyed the Chicken Soup for the Soul® My Dogs Life, 101 Stories about All the Ages and Stages of Our Canine Companions. Not only were there some cute and funny stories there were some heartfelt touching stories of dogs and their companions.
Chicken Soup for the Soul My Dogs Life, 101 Stories about All the Ages and Stages of Our Canine Companions Review
The book is divided into ten chapters with each chapter being a “age stage” that dogs will go through from birth and up. Chicken Soup for the Soul books do a wonderful job at separating chapters so it still feels like a quick read although you are being fully entertained and encapsulated in their soulful books. Some of the chapters are as follows; A bundle of fur, Chew on this, It’s a Ruff life, Leader of the pack, Over the rainbow (warning: it is a tearful chapter).
With all the other Chicken Soup for the Soul books I like to look at the chapter titles and story titles and then kind of start in the middle and jump around, strange I know, but this way of reading a book really only works with their books so I have to take advantage of it when I can! I also love that I can read a story or two and then go change a diaper, switch out the laundry or fix dinner and then be back into the book without having to re-read a whole chapter. Great for us busy moms who love to read!
My Favorite Chicken Soup for the Soul Story
The story that I most connected to was Warning! Beware of Dogs! It is a funny story about a owner who had two small dogs and one time they got out of the house and just as they were enjoying their freedom the mail man was en route to their house. The mailman was a little nervous about what the two dogs intentions were as they were barking loudly and jumping around the fence where he needed to be to deliver the mail to their owner.
The owner heard her two dogs but was in the middle of dyeing her hair in the bathroom so while in her bathrobe and with the hair dye still on her wet hair she went to “rescue” the mailman from her pups. She apologized and told him he had nothing to worry about they were “all bark and no bite” but he left abruptly and stared her down as he left her yard. The next week when she went to get her mail someone had placed a bright orange index card that read “warning! beware of dogs!” She learned that those cards are placed in with the mail of residences who have dogs so that new postal workers or substitute workers will be aware of dangers in their delivery route.
Now I know that getting bit by a dog is not a laughing matter and I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, unless they were say um, breaking into my house or going to hurt my family but I did find this story funny in some ways because of my two crazy pups who have been “orange labeled” by our postal workers. Just the other day I saw our postal worker coming up our sidewalk so I opened the door to say hello and to get the mail from him and when he heard the door open he immediately froze. He had no intentions of walking any closer to my home so I went ahead and walked out to meet him and got my mail from him. I had to smile as I walked back into my house and petted my two 15 pound fur-babies who were asleep on the couch.
If you are a dog enthusiast like me or know someone who is then I highly recommend purchasing them a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul My Dogs Life, 101 Stories about All the Ages and Stages of Our Canine Companions. It really is a very good book for all stages of dog parenthood that we dog lovers find ourselves in.
Buy Chicken Soup for the Soul, My Dog’s Life
You can buy Chicken Soup for the Soul® My Dogs Life, 101 Stories about All the Ages and Stages of Our Canine Companions
and other Chicken Soup for the Soul books on the Chicken Soup for the Soul website, at retailers nationwide, and on Amazon.
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