Our gift to you dear readers: Eight new options that speak volumes about dogs


By Ranny Green

Here we go again: That annual dilemma of what to get that friend or relative with everything. A gift card or a check is an easy out, but if that special person is 8 or 80 and a pet lover, we have eight great options for you, ranging from celebratory to scholastic with a stunning mix of prose and photos.

“Beautiful Old Dogs,” “One Big Happy Family” and “Bless the Dogs” are certain to bring smiles and create holiday warmth for just about anyone on your shopping list. “Byrd & Igloo” is terrific option for 8-to-12-year-olds; “The Second Chance Dog: A Love Story” is a heartwarming page-turner for everyone; “Camper vans, exs-pats & Spanish hounds,” “What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs” and the “Encyclopedia of K-9 Terminology” are excellent additions to the library for those involved in rescue and show circles.

Most are available at major book stores and all can be found online at www.Amazon.com.