HAVE YOU HAD a good laugh lately? When I found myself helplessly laughing out loud at the antics of Caesar, a Great Dane in Gary Paulsen's MY LIFE IN DOG YEARS, I realized how much I needed that laugh! And that's the thing about dogs; they can bring us to laughter and tears. Paulsen's wonderful book does both.
National Dog Day is August 26, a time to reflect on (and maybe indulge) our own buddies. Why not add a comment to this post about your canine companion?
If you've never heard of BOBBIE THE WONDER DOG, you're in for a treat. In August of 1923 a family drove from Oregon to Indiana to visit relatives. Their collie mix rode on top of the luggage secured to the back of the car. A month later, when the family packed up to return, Bobbie didn't show up. Heartbroken, the family left without him. Six months later, guess who appeared at the family's business! Bobbie's 2,500 mile trip made him famous. Follow the adventure yourself in Tricia Brown and Cary Porter's charming picture book.
Another famous dog laid a wreath on Bobbie's grave some years later, RIN TIN TIN,star of the silver screen. Susan Orlean, author of THE LIBRARY BOOK, wrote a magnificent biography of the German Shepherd dog.
Two collies enriched our family's life. We remember them here with much love and a smile - Samson and Abigail.
These cute plush Huskies are looking for forever homes! They're great listeners, low maintenance, and eager to meet you! ---- Brought to you by OutWest ShopBook Guide Wendy
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OutWest Shop's Founders, Jim and Bobbi Jean Bell, share the radio airwaves hosting Rendezvous With A Writer beginning August 4, 2022. Join us on LA Talk Radio, 6:00pm (PST), Where Writers and Readers Meet. Story Is Everything.
Enjoy this terrific post written and shared by author Peggy Chambers. Join her guest Rene Gutteridge, Peggy Chambers, and Bobbi and Jim on October 20, 2022. Read all about it here!
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START YOUR ENGINES! Warm weather returns and so do car shows, car races, working under the hood, and road trips! Morgan's and Phillip's Speed Shop cool T-Shirts, Thermals and Caps are inspired by vintage cars, motorcycles, classic designs and Officially Licensed GULF products. Authenticity, is what sets M&P Speed Shop apart from the competition. The brand strives to tell a story with each garment. Made in the USA. OutWest Shop offers the full line, we're highlighting a few of our favorites. Shop the collection here: https://www.outwestshop.com/collections/m-p-speed-shop