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New Book Tells Heartwarming Story of Rescuing Stray Dog

When Jill McGlaughlin helped a stray dog, she didn’t think she would end up writing a published book about the experience.

“I had never thought about writing a book ever. No.”

 

 

Four years ago, when McGlaughlin’s family was on Thanksgiving vacation in Mississippi, a stray dog followed her and her daughter around after they took a walk through the neighborhood. They named the dog “DD,” and it followed them around the whole week. Unfortunately, they had to leave DD when their vacation was finished.

 

The further down the road we went, the more we knew that we made the wrong decision, that we really needed her.

 

 

DD’s Miracle tells the story of how McGlaughlin and her family came back for DD after they went home from that Thanksgiving vacation. McGlaughlin took DD to a vet and nursed her back to health.

 

You know, the real life is a lot of these dogs either get hit, they get killed, they even get shot,’ so it was just tragic to think what could happen, and so I just wanted to be able to do what I could for that one little animal and hopefully inspire others to do that too.

 

When McGlaughlin shared he story with DD on social media, her friends and family encouraged her to write a book about it! And now partial proceeds from DD’s Miracle will go to non-profit animal rights organizations in Virginia and Mississippi that help dogs just like DD.

 

 

 

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Dog Caught Destroying Book about…Dog Training

Life’s not without a sense of irony it seems.

YouTube user Eldermisanthropy22 came home after a long day at school to find his copy of Guide to a Well-Behaved Dog torn up and strewn across the floor. The culprit? His new dog, who seems to be more ill-behaved than well-behaved.

 

 

According to Eldermisanthropy22, his dog was not too excited about being cooped up all day without a trip to the park. But don’t worry! In the description to the video, he writes that they went “straight to the park to play and get some wiggles out.” How cute! Well, maybe he doesn’t think so now that he has to clean up his eviscerated book!

We’re just glad his dog didn’t get a hold of the rest of his books!

 

 

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Mark Walhberg Reunites with Kormakur for New Adaptation

Mark Walhberg and Baltasar Kormakur are reuniting to adapt the 2017 novel Arthur: The dog who crossed the jungle to find a home. 

 

Arthur: The dog who crossed the jungle to find a home

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Walhberg and Kormakur previously worked together on 2 Guns in 2013, but this film seems to be much different in tone and subject matter. Arthur chronicles the story of Mikael Lindnord, the captain of a Swedish adventure racing team. During a race through the Ecuadorian jungle, Mikael encountered a stray dog. After the team fed the dog a meatball, Arthur followed them through some of the toughest terrain on the planet. Mikael even ended up adopting Arthur after the race and brought him back to Sweden!

 

 

The film looks to be a heartwarming and emotional journey following the team’s struggle through the race. If you want to learn more about the story before the movie comes out, check out Mikael Lindford’s account of this inspirational story! Nonfiction fans are sure to love this one.

In a review published at the book’s release, Publishers Weekly wrote:

The story of the race will appeal to readers interested in endurance, while the story about the powerful connection that can develop between people and dogs will find a broader readership among dog lovers.

Are you excited for this new adaptation? Are you going to read the book first? Let us know on Facebook and Instagram!

 

 

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It’s Dog Day! Here’s 8 Quotes About Dogs to Melt Your Heart

August 26th is officially International Dog Day! So here are seven of the most heartfelt literary quotes to celebrate all our furry friends.

 

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1  – Milan Kundera, author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being

 

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”

 

2 – Josh Billings, Author of Old Farmer’s Allminax

 

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”

 

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3 – Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Treasure Island

 

“You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.

 

4 – Dean Koontz, Author of Watchers

 

“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.”

 

 

5 – Emily Dickinson, Poet Known for “‘hope’ Is a thing with Feathers”

 

“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”

 

6 – Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Everything is Illuminated

 

“Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?”

 

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7 – Plato, author of The Republic

 

“A dog has the soul of a philosopher.”

 

8 – Orhan Pamuk, author of My Name is red

 

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”

 

 

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5 of Literature’s Most Epic Pets

Everybody loves animals, even fictional ones. Whether they’re surviving fires or starting them, biting or putting up with the protagonists, or really good sports about villainous mistreatment, these animals are in it for the long haul. Here are some of our favorites, in no particular order.

 

1. Buttercup – The Hunger Games

 

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This cat’s been through a lot. Bombings, attempted murder, living underground. I’ve never even known a cat who could stand a closed door. Nothing impresses Buttercup. All he wants is to have his head pet and maybe some fresh entrails.

 

 

2. Drogon – Game of Thrones

 

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Who doesn’t want a dragon? Personally, I’d rather be able to breathe fire myself, but this is a close second. Our boy got LORGE. Plus, he survives the game of thrones. What’s not to like? I’d ask where my dragons are, but there’s no missing them.

 

 

3. Hedwig – Harry Potter

 

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She bite! Sure, Hedwig might not be the cuddliest of pets, but she can find anyone on the planet earth, and isn’t that worth more? Dignity, messengerial integrity, spots, she’s got it all. Plus, she survives longer than about half the human characters. Too soon? It’ll always be too soon.

 

 

4. Toto – The Wizard of Oz

 

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Have we left Kansas? Doesn’t bother her. Tornadoes, witches, Toto’s not afraid of anything. It’s also revealed in later books that Toto, like most animals in Oz, is capable of speech. She’s just not much of a talker. Still, her tendency to bite witches speaks loudly enough.

 

 

5. Max – How the Grinch Stole Christmas

 

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Has any pet ever put up with more? From the indignity of having to wear just one large antler, to the logistical challenge of having to pull an entire sleigh, Max always does his best to make the Grinch happy. One hopes he got a large helping of roast beef for his trouble.

 

 

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