As we move into December, and the holidays - do you hear sleigh bells in your ear? I do! - anyway, as we get closer to that all important day, yes, I mean New Year's...no wait, there's something that comes before New Years. I'll remember...just a minute. Don't go away. Give a girl a chance...it's...it's...right on the tip of Emily's tail...
Yes, it's Christmas. Merry Christmas.
You may be celebrating an alternative holiday for which I wish you Happy Holidays - many good friends celebrate something other than tree day. But, at our house, it will be tree day. Cookie day. Get rid of all the catalogs day. And, it will be hang out with the pets day. That's the best part.
In the old days, we had kids...and pets. And the mess was unbelievable! Today, just us and Emily, Olive and Molly. Quiet, safe, not too much mess. Unless we don't get Olive out the door fast enough.
Ok, back to the original message - as we approach Christmas, I will be sharing a few book reviews. Good books. With pets in them. Mostly dogs and cats. Regardless, I share because I enjoyed the book and because writing books with pets, whether true-life stories or novels, bring us closer to our beloved animals. I believe that. I believe so strongly in the human-animal bond, I see it everywhere. Even in books.
Today's book is called The Dogs of Littlefield. It's by Suzanne Berne.
Question: if dogs were being poisoned in your little small town, what would you do?
Answer: figure out who was doing it and kill them.
Ok, maybe not kill them. Maybe just get them arrested. Yes, we would be very diligent, would we not, in getting the perp arrested? In Berne's psychological thriller, that's exactly what happens but...it takes its sweet time. As it should. This is a thriller, after all.