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Patricia Furstenberg

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Patricia Furstenberg is the author of Amazon Bestseller Joyful Trouble. She writes children stories about real and imaginary dogs and about animals in general. Patricia believes each creature has a story and a voice, if only we stop to listen.
Patricia came to writing though reading, her passion for books being something she inherited from her parents. “When I write, I write,” she usually says.
When she’s not writing she likes to read, listen to music, dance and bake.
One of the characters portrayed in her children stories is Pete, the yellow toy elephant. Not many know, but Pete exists and lives in Pat's home.
This Romanian born writer is living happily with her husband, children and dogs in sunny South Africa.

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And the Oscar goes to… the dog?

Tonight, I’m attending The Oscars. Front row seats. Imagine all the glitz and glamour!
I’m especially looking forward to “The Honorary Award”. This special award is given for lifetime achievements, outstanding contributions and services to the Academy.

Only that tonight it won’t be about the big boys. So often other performances get overlooked.
Did you know that no animal has ever won an Academy... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 07, 2016 05:24 Tags: academy-award, dogs-in-movies, love-my-dog, oscar, pets

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Gripping, dark, unputdownable. Loved the humorous scenes. Stuart MacBride is my new favorite author!
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Alphonso is a young tortoise price who wants to tackle life on his own, away from the Royal duties. Having left the Palace and his parents behind, he now lives in the Land of Garden, as a pet. He enjoys his new found freedom and, through his kind and ...more
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I have thoroughly enjoyed “Manipulated Lives” by H.A. Leuschel so when her new book, “My Sweet Friend”, came out I was excited to be able to read it.

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Patricia Furstenberg Dog tales with tails. I wrote this article for

“We’ve got a puppy!” is what you’re most likely to hear people exclaim, joyfully. No one will ever say: “We’ve got a tail!”

That tail’s a tell-tale!

Tara, my first dog, had a docked tail when I bought her.

This was long before docking and cropping became banned in Europe.

Today, even without a federal law in place, most Veterinary’s throughout the world oppose these cosmetic practices.

But what Tara lacked in tail length she made up for in rear muscle strength!

When she was happy, she was HAPPY, wagging her short tail, her rear-ends and sometimes even her back!
When happy, Tara wouldn’t wag, she would swing!

Love me, love my dog

Before Tara we sheltered a lost Blue Great Dane puppy, Honda, for a few weeks.

Honda was a tall puppy, I thought… aged two, as her owners mentioned when they fetched her.

24 hours after we’d found her, our average-size apartment was already “tail-proofed”. Because Honda didn’t just have a tail, she had a secret weapon.

Luckily for us it was winter, no explanations needed as to why our legs were bruised.

We soon learned that when Honda stands, the safest place would be near her head, away from her pounding end.

“Mom, where are my keys, I’ve put them on the coffee table!”

“Mom, where is my book, it was on the side of the sofa!”

“Oh, found them, the dog just wagged them off!”

Honda would lay and wag, hit the front door in the process and I could vouch someone was outside, knocking!
When happy, Honda wouldn’t wag, she would hammer!

Dog-tails come in many sizes and so do their four-legged owners. Thin or curly, crooked or straight, short or lengthy, I love a wagging tail.

It’s the sound and sight of a dog laughing.

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Patricia Furstenberg Patricia Furstenberg was interviewed by author and marketeer David P Perlmutter. What an interesting experience! Read more on David's blog:

Patricia Furstenberg READ: Tara, from “Gone with the Wind” to “Happy Friends”
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You don’t have to be a canine specialist to know that dogs have a way of changing how we think and behave.

When children’s author, Patricia Furstenberg, adopted her first house-dog she found her behavior changing and she was soon to learn the meaning of unconditional love.

Do dogs grow up to mimic our appearances and personalities or do we, subconsciously, pick that one puppy who best resembles us?

When I selected Tara, my first house-dog and a German Short-haired Pointer, she looked like a seal.

You know, the luscious, dark furred, round-bottomed sea-creature with gleaming eyes and long whiskers.

I was not round-bottomed nor did I have whiskers 25 years ago.

But Tara did and she also had honey-colored eyes and long ears, framing her face like well-set curls.
It’s all in the… eyebrows

Have you noticed how much a dog can communicate by just looking at you?

How they’re able to turn every situation in their favor?

So did Tara, just by using her eyebrows; bringing them together, creased low over her eyes, deep in thought.

“Doing a PhD thesis on this ball in front of me. Care to help?”

Or by lifting them, curving them over her eyes, suddenly so big and innocent, this movement often combined with a small drop of drool in the corner of her mouth.

“I trust you unconditionally to take care of my every need,” they’d say.

“And I need to play right NOW!”

Or by just keeping her brows motionless, only her eyes rolling slowly underneath, left, right… watching me, studying me, persuading me…

“I know we did not play during the past hour. Do YOU?”
Unconditional love

We surely mimicked each other, Tara and I, my heart joyful after hers.

She was always giving and loving, unknowingly fueling my love for animals; teaching me that unconditional love has no limits.

Patricia Furstenberg “This must be the happiest creature in the world, King Happiness!”
"Happy Friends"by Patricia Furstenberg

Patricia Furstenberg "Yes, there were so many smiles and giggles to choose from in a day!" - Happy Friends by Patricia Furstenberg

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