Sunday, January 15, 2017

Tyler's Book Review: "Gods, Ghosts and Black Dogs"



    Tyler and Daddy Rob finished reading an interesting book called "Gods, Ghosts and Black Dogs," by Stanley Coren. It's a book about dog folklore from all over the world. It's really a fascinating collection of stories that give insight to how different cultures around the world look at dogs.
  Tyler gives it 4.5 out of 5 Paws (because the type could be larger to make it easier to read- the content is great though) 
Egyptians and Chinese cultures had high regard for their dogs. The Egyptian God Anubis has a dog's head (if you didn't know). You'll learn stories from Native American tribes, Canadians, and countries in Europe. So many interesting stories.
    Tyler said that he liked the English story about the black dog that roamed the countryside as a "devil dog." I think it's because he thinks he's 17 pounds of toughness, himself!
   There are also fun folklore stories like "How the Dalmation Got its spots" or "Why dogs sniff other dogs' behinds." Have to laugh at that one! 
   There were also great illustrations. The only thing that was challenging about reading the book was the 9 or 10 point type (fortunately, Tyler and Rob are nearsighted).
By the way, Stanley Coren has written several amazing books about dogs that Rob has read and talks about in his own books. Look for Coren's "How Dogs Think" and "The Intelligence of Dogs."
    This book, though is full of interesting stories for any dog lover - says Tyler and Daddy Rob. Ultimately, you'll always remember a couple of the stories from here, and that's the mark of a good book!

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14