|Published 24 October 2013|
I have to admit that whilst I have been the proud
owner ....ahem....slave, of several wonderful cats over the course of my lifetime so far, I have never had a dog to care for, mainly because when I was a child, my mother always felt that dogs were too much trouble, and that cats were easier to watch over. So, the mysteries of dog ownership, has, in the main, passed me by. That doesn't mean that I don't appreciate the skill and sheer brilliance of those dogs who perform a service, and that I can't rejoice in the wild exuberance on the face of dog and owner as yet another ball is flung into the undergrowth.
In Secrets of a Pet Nanny , Eileen Riley has taken the relationship between dog and owner, and has used her journalistic skill to write a fascinating insight into the wonderful world of the Pet Nanny. There are well over twenty vignettes, little doggie tales which will have you laughing out loud in places, whilst other stories will tug on your heartstrings. I am sure that any dog owner will be able to identify with some of the stories, and even if you are not a pet owner, the skill of the writing and the total absorption that Eileen has in her charges, will have you turning the pages to find out just a little bit more.
Secrets Of A Pet Nanny is beautifully presented, from its colourful front cover, through to the individual line drawings which precedes each dog's story.
I'm sure that the book would make a lovely little gift for anyone who is besotted with dogs........or for that manner, anyone who loves animal stories....
There's a chance to win a signed copy of Secrets of a Pet Nanny............here.
My thanks to Elliot and Thompson for my review copy of this book.