“Dog Stories”

Edited by Diane Secker Tesdell, Everyman’s Pocket Classics, $15.


If you like dog classics, this delivers, 20 in a colorful fashion.


Some of the choices include “Memoirs Of a Yellow Dog,” by O. Henry; “Garm —  a Hostage,” by Rudyard Kipling; “The Emissary,” by Ray Bradbury; “The Mixer,” by P.G. Wodehouse; “A Dog’s Tale,” by Mark Twain; “The Oracle of the Dog,” by G.K. Chesterton.


The eclectic collection melds touching and engaging slices of life while capturing the dynamics and essence of dogdom, ranging from true grit to sugary, heartwarming tales of our relationship with this special species.


At $15, it can serve as a special stocking stuffer to the centerpiece holiday gift for that difficult-to-shop-for parent or dog lover with everything.