Pet Travel Book Club – Coming Attractions & Loose Ends

Coming Attractions – Pet Travel Book Club

For most of us, traveling to a beautiful place with a pet is a dream. But for one family, a boating trip with their dog Sophie became a nightmare.

Join me at A Traveler’s Library next month (probably May 17; date to be confirmed) for my review of Sophie: The Incredible True Story of the Castaway Dog. Sophie made international news in 2009 when she was found running wild on an Australian island five miles from where she was lost overboard in shark-filled waters.

Golden Retriever puppy in life jacket

If Sophie's family had given her a life jacket and a boat tether, she would never have gotten lost.

See, I’ve already given away the happy ending. You don’t have to worry that this will be a review of a puppy snuff book.

Reporter Emma Pearse recreates Sophie’s amazing journey. You’ll certainly want to read it.

So don’t delay. Visit your local library. Click the book link above to order a hardcover copy. Or get your copy of Sophie for the kindle.

And thank you to my friend at Kenzo the Hovawart for reminding me to announce the next book in advance so you have the chance to read along and discuss the review when I post it.

Loose Ends – Congratulations are in Order

I reviewed Dog Trots Globe last week for the Pet Travel Book Club and wrote a follow-up post here at Something Wagging. After reading each comment about where you’d take your dog on a fantasy vacation, I used to choose Peggy as the winner of her own copy of Dog Trots Globe.

Peggy would like to take her dog with her to Paris followed by a month-long “recovery” vacation on the California coast. Nice idea, Peggy. And congratulations for winning the book.

Although the winner was chosen at random, I just had to give a shout out to Jodi Stone for the most creative answer:  she wants to take Sampson and Delilah to Middle Earth. I’d love to read about that vacation.

[Disclosures: The links attached to this post will take you to Amazon. If you order the book through these links, I will receive a small commission. Thank you for helping to pay for my blog hosting.]

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  1. That book sounds pretty interesting! I’ll look around and see if I can find it!

  2. Looking forward to your review, I remember hearing about this and it is amazing to hear a non human survival story.

  3. I’d love to read a dog book that has a happy ending . .they always seem to end with me sobbing and my hubby wondering why in the world I read books about dogs :) Sounds like a good one!

  4. First, thanks for the shout out Pamela! I wasn’t actually sure that Middle Earth was on the travel table, but I figured I could toss it out there. And yes, now you know I am total geek. :-)

    Right now I am reading another book you recommended, “Bonding With Your Dog” I also have a bunch of others in the Kindle waiting for me to read, but I think I might like to read Sophie’s story. I’ll put it on the list. :-)

  5. I read about this book on Jan’s blog last week and the story sounds incredible. It’s definitely on my must read list. I am looking forward to your take on it!

  6. Thanks! The book is on the way and looking forward to read it :)

  7. Thanks for the spoiler… I’ll feel much better knowing there will be a happy ending! :)