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Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly

Dogs Rule, NonchalantlyHappy National Dog Day friends! Although, if you have a dog you already know that everyday is national dog day!

Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly is a lovely book full of art and words that celebrate everything that is awesome about dogs. Indeed, dogs do rule!

The book was created by renown illustrator Mark Ulriksen, best known for his work for The New Yorker, where he has been a regular contributor since 1993, with more than 40 magazine covers to his credit.

Mark’s paintings of dogs doing what dogs do best will delight anyone who loves animals. The truths about dogs will also make you smile. One of my favorites was about how dogs are always happy, until you try to leave without them. Boy isn’t that the truth?

I also loved this one, because I have always lived by the belief that dogs do indeed deserve to be quiet spoiled.

Dogs should be spoiled

This is a truly charming book that any dog (or animal lover) will enjoy. Be sure to pre-order your copy of Dogs Rule Nonchalantly now, and maybe pick up a few extras for holiday gift giving too!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review. Truly I have fallen in love with it, regardless of getting it for free.

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Create Your Own Money Saving Adventure

You may be wondering, why is there a book review about saving money on a site that is about animals? Well, as most pet parents know, sometimes our pets can be pretty expensive. From vet bills, to toys, to cute clothes, and of course, food, we animal lovers can always find ways to spend on our pets!

That’s why it’s great to have a book that can help you learn to save in other areas in your life, like groceries! Create Your Own Money-Saving Adventure (The Standard Edition) (Volume 1) will help you save on everyday items you need, plus help you learn to find savings for other things as well, like travel and online shopping.

Loads of awesome money saving information is packed into this book. If you have ever been interested in using coupons, or even just wanted to know more about how things are priced in your grocery store, you need to get a copy of this book.

I’ve been trying to put more of the tips to use and have found that we are already saving money. I can’t wait until I can really dive into the book and follow it more closely. Food is one of our biggest expenses, and sadly, not one we can cut much on. Saving on our food will help us have extra money for Baby and her vet bills (she is one expensive, but totally worth it, little girl)!

Disclosure: I received a copy of Create Your Own Money-Saving Adventure (The Standard Edition) (Volume 1) for my review.

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The Dalai Lama’s Cat

This book can best be described as charming, fun to read, and even a bit enlightening! Told through the perceptive of one very lucky cat, we get a glimpse on what it might be like to live inside the home of the Dali Lama.

‘Oh! How adorable! I didn’t know you had a cat!’ she exclaimed. I am always surprised how many people make this observation. Why should His Holiness not have a cat? ‘If only she could speak,’ continued the actress. ‘I’m sure she’d have such wisdom to share.’ And so the seed was planted . . .

I began to think that perhaps the time had come for me to write a book of my own—a book that would convey some of the wisdom I’ve learned sitting not at the feet of the Dalai Lama but even closer, on his lap. A book that would tell my own tale … how I was rescued from a fate too grisly to contemplate to become the constant companion of a man who is not only one of the world’s greatest spiritual leaders and a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate but also a dab hand with a can opener.”

A fun and easy read, it will draw you in with it’s warmth and humor. I loved the lessons that each chapter taught, subtly yes, but there none the less.

From her rescue story to her meetings with dignitaries, this little kitty knows how to tell a tale! I found myself wishing it were all true, as I was falling more in love with this sweet cat. Within her story are many founding principles of Buddhism, told in such a way that anyone could easily relate to them. It’s the type of story where you can glean wisdom and be entertained at the same time. It is also a story I am sure to enjoy reading again.

Find The Dalai Lama’s Cat on Amazon or anywhere fine books are sold.

Thank you to Hay House for providing me with a copy free in exchange for my reviewing it.

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Dogs with Old Man Faces

Dogs with Old Man Faces: Portraits of Crotchety Canines is a delightful little book full of photos of dogs with, you guessed it, old man faces.

Each old dog also has funny captions on the page next to them, such as; “Pedro likes Old Spice and Sinatra,” “Jack enjoys a hot cup of Sanka,” and “Chet is still upset they cancelled Matlock.”

We loved this fun tribute to senior dogs, who still have what it takes to make us smile!

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