Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, And 3 RVs On Our Canine Cross-Country Adventure
Rather, my fear was that if I lied, we'd show up at a hotel and of course be unable to sneak the dogs in undetected, and we'd get turned away. And the only way we wouldn't be detected was if the proprietor was in a coma. A very deep, kept-alive-by-machines coma.
My feelings about this bo ...more
But author David Rosenfelt and his wife might have developed a little dog obsession. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Especially when you’re as kind hearted and generous as the Rosenfelt’s. When David’s wife retired, instead of sipping martinis by the pool or spending their time golfing or so...more
Rosenfelt, movie and TV writer and a successful author of mysteries and thrillers (patrons love his Andy Carpenter series), married Debbie Myers in the 1990s and together they started the Tara Foundation, named after their beloved golden retriever. They set out to rescue over 4000 dogs, accumulating 25 (and at times more) along the way. In 2011 they decided to move from Los Angeles to Maine and a logistical nightma ...more
-The entire chapters in italics are horrible.
-That most chapters are only 2 pages long is horrible. He needed ONE chapter titled DOGS and then tell all the "how we got this dog" stories. Except it's all the same story and he repeats it over and over and over again, "We got a call from Shelter, there's an unwanted dog there, so we picked it up, took it to the vet, and it lived its life out here."
-He repeats himself over and over again like each chapter is ...more
Rosenfelt and his wife, Debbie, are the dog version of “crazy cat ladies”. They have volunteered at numerous animal shelters and pet rescues (and ...more
Through the whole book I was either giggling at the author's sarcastic wit or the antics of one of his many rescue dogs, or I was sobbing uncontrollably. Part of being a dog lover is learning to let them go, but that never makes it easier. I get emotional thinking about dogs being put down... a sadness that this author is all too familiar with.
This is a must read for dog lovers. You will love it from start to finish, just like I did.
I also got to see David Rosenfelt speak recen ...more
Morning traffic - once the bane of my commute - suddenly became a welcome thing. ...more
I laughed a lot and chuckled and teared up a few times. This is a great book for animal lovers.
Ostensibly the story of Rosenfelt's trip moving family, including 25 dogs, from California to Maine, the chapters about the trip itself are heavily interspersed with short chapters about various dog ...more
What was also fascinating to me as a fellow golden retriever rescuer was to follow along as this author told heartwarming stories of having saved many dogs before this trip.
Be forewarned! If you are an animal lover, you will be reading into the night on this one.
I read an entire chapter on dog shit. Not fun. Enough said.
I have gotten to this dubious position with absolutely no planning, and at no stage in my life could I have predicted it. But here I am.
My childhood was relentlessly normal. The middle of three brothers, loving parents, a middle-class home in Paterson, New Jersey. We played sports, studied sporadically. laughed around the dinner table, and generally had a good time. By ...more