War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love is an amazing book about truly amazing dogs.
We often hear about dogs serving together with our military, but seldom do we get to hear their stories. In War Dogs, we get to learn more about the furry fighters, those they serve with, and so much more.
I loved learning about how dogs first came to be soldiers. It was also interesting to see the photos and read accounts about dog heroes. And yes, there are some sad parts as well, as with people, some heroes pay the ultimate price.
A great read, truly so interesting. I’m looking forward to reading it again.
Disclosure: I received a copy of War Dogs in exchange for my review.
Pets Aplenty is a humorous book written by Malcolm Welshman, a retired vet who has worked at London Zoo, in a small animal hospital, and as a consultant dealing with exotics. He has written for newspapers such as The Sunday Times and The Daily Mail and national magazines including The Lady, Yours, Cat World and Dogs Today and was the My Weekly vet for fifteen years. He is a BBC Radio panelist and a guest speaker worldwide on cruise ships.
This is actually the third book in his vet series. I haven’t read the first two books, but it didn’t effect the enjoyment of reading this story at all. Pets Aplenty draws on experiences in his life as a vet, but told through the eyes of his alter ego, Paul Mitchell.
So, let’s chat about the book! It’s quiet funny, and has a lot of great characters. We start right off with some crazy shenanigans that center around Paul dressing like a rabbit as part of a fund raising attempt.
There were many laugh out loud moments, as well as heartwarming moments. Anyone who has pets can appreciate some of the predicaments that come up in the book, though some are sure to be so out of the ordinary you will wonder if they could really happen! You are sure to find a favorite character among the animals, and the people, in the story.
It’s a fun read for anyone who loves animals and humor. I would think the book is best suited for older readers as there are some adult themes and language.
To learn more about the author you can visit his blog here, or connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.
Disclosure: SilverWood Books provided an e-book for my review.