Whew! It’s really hot here in Finland and I’m sitting inside on the computer, working all the time.

Booking Through Thursday

Since my dog is turning 10 today … what animal-related books have you read? Which do you love? Do you have a favorite literary dog? (Snoopy, anyone?)

I love dogs and horses, and many other furry animals, too. When I was young, I read a lot of books with animals: the horse books (of course), such as the Black Stallion series and the Finnish series written by Merja Jalo, the Famous Five have Tim (and various other guest starring dogs), and Blyton’s Adventure series had the parrot Kiki, Nana in Peter Pan. There there were the Black Stallion movies and TV shows, the 101 Dalmatians, and the Lassie movies. And of course all the talking animals in Winnie the Pooh and Wind in the Willows (and Pekka Töpöhäntä in Finnish). However, it seems to me that most adult books don’t have pets.

It’s very hard to choose a favorite dog between Lassie, Tim, Snoopy, Cyril from Willis’ book but I’ll have to go with Tim.

Edit: D’oh! I forgot comic book dogs: Tintin’s Snowy and another small white dog, Idefix from Asterix!