Kimber here. Coming to you from my Purrell-slathered secret bunker. Laying atop my small mountain of T.P. Waiting for the world to end.
But I am ready for winter to end!
I’m also waiting for another thing to be gone.
It seems like a lot of humans are freaking out over a virus thing-y. Maybe it’s the face masks?
Mom says be pro-active. Be responsible. But keep a level head. Don’t let fear and panic run your life.
In the meantime, if you’re stuck at home waiting for spring to show up, you might check out these titles (some of my favorites. Not that I’m biased or anything.)
1. Lassie Come Home, by Eric Knight
“First published in 1940, Lassie Come-Home has become a cultural phenomenon and one of the best-loved dog stories in the world, inspiring several movies and TV shows.”
2. Marley and Me, by John Grogan
The heartwarming international best seller about the world’s most loveable “worst” dog.
3. Big Red, by Jim Kjelgaard
“Danny, a trapper’s son, knows more about the woods, trapping, and hunting than he does about the big city or dog shows, but when Red’s owner sees seventeen-year-old Danny’s love for the dog, he entrusts the boy with training the champion Irish Setter. A much-loved classic.”
4. Old Yeller, by Fred Gipson
Don’t make me explain this.
5. Kavick the Wolf Dog, by Walt Morey
“When Andy Evans stumbles upon the snow-covered wreckage of a small plane, he’s shocked to find a survivor. Should he put the gravely injured dog out of his misery? The look in the animal’s eyes says he’s not ready to die. It turns out that Kävik’s a champion sled dog, and soon he makes a full recovery. When his rightful owner finds out Kävik is alive, he wants the dog back. But Kävik has other ideas.”
6. Where The Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls
The beloved classic that captures the powerful bond between a boy and his best friends.
7. The Incredible Journey, Sheila Burnford
Two dogs and a cat and their journey home.
8. Because of Winn Dixie, Kate DiCamillo
Ten year old Opal goes to the supermarket – and comes home with a dog. But Winn-Dixie is no ordinary dog. It’s because of Winn-Dixie that Opal begins to make friends. And it’s because of Winn-Dixie that she finally dares to ask her father about her mother, who left when Opal was three. In fact, just about everything that happens that summer is because of Winn-Dixie.
9. Shiloh, Phyllis Naylor
Marty will do anything to save his new friend, Shiloh, in this Newberry Award-winning novel.
Wait. Do I smell spring?
What’s your favorite dog story?