Bliss to You: Trixie's Guide to a Happy Life
Bestselling author Dean Koontz says that his dog, Trixie, changed his life and made him a better, happier person. A 68-pound dog who lived close to the ground, Trixie certainly did cast a long shadow. She first became known outside of her own house (dog-house, that is) as a guest blogger on Dean's website,...more
1. Be Calm - Reside in Quiet Heart
2. See the World in ...more
I will never get that time back. At least it was a quick read.
To be fair, I did listen to this book on CD and from the very first word I was disappointed with the person reading.
Overall, this was a horrible book. I thought it may have potential as the book is supposed to be written from a dog's point of view of how we can all find happiness and I felt that it was a book that dog lovers would appreciate (although I hate dogs, thought it would be good for ...more
"See sad, must do something. Why? Am dog. Want world as happy as dogs are happy."
According to Trixie the 8 Steps to bliss are:
1) Calm - Find Quiet Heart.
2) Beauty - See the world in all it's beauty
4)Meaning - Find ...more
"The world is fun. Meadows to run. Ponds to swim. Hills, valleys, shores to explore. A bajillion things to smell. So much to learn, to see. Cats to chase.
Warning: can't achieve bliss if catch cat. Cats are only for chasing. Catch cat, get lacerated nose, go to vet, get cuts sewn shut, needle in butt, and everybody laughing, especially cat."
This is written by Trixie Koontz from "the other side." I laughed and cried. Trixie is ver ...more
Let's try this, I am not going to enter a date I finish the book because I, nor my family, will never finish the book I suspect. We as a family have read through this wonderful perspective on life from Trixie Koontz (four-legged daughter of the famously successful novelist) at least half a dozen times.
Mailman does not come to house to kill us all. Comes to house to torture and then kill.
Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean. More for the dog.
Here is another dumb saying: it is what it is. No kidding. If it isn't what it is, then what would it be? And if it is what it isn't, what the hell is going on here? ...Some human sayings not dumb, just painfully obvious. ...more
We have focused on the different steps to bliss and we often revisit each one.
With great comfort I can cuddle up indoors with my dogs and achieve a similar feeling of calm and joy as I reflect on myself and breathe in every bit of these magnificent beings that show unconditional love and ...more
You can tell that Dean and his wife Gerda loved Trixie very much and that she was a big part of their family. I loved the story of the golden butterfly, and I too believe that was Trix letting them know she was okay. :D
There's actually some very good thoughts in this book; I ...more
Trixie shares her 8 steps to achieving bliss. It makes a lot of sense for both dogs and humans. It boils down to enjoying your world and serving others. I think Trixie might even be Christian.
It was nice to read this after losing our beautiful dog Zoey. Also it was fun to read and relate it to our curren ...more
Koontz and wife Gerda gave Trixie a wonderful home and had an above average closeness with her. Unfortunately I grew bored at the lengthily descriptions of inconsequential memories. They are personal, special and unique to the Koontz family. I hope writing about life with his beloved dog has brought some comfort to him.
*The co-author is famed writer Dean Koontz (owner of Trixie before she died in 2007).
Dean R. Koontz has also published under the na ...more