Monthly Archives: November 2013

DOG SONGS: POEMS (Book Review)

Dog Songs: Poems By Mary Oliver Reviewed by Don Messerschmidt The subtitle to this little book is ‘Thirty-five Dog Songs and One Essay’, which is a start at telling you what’s in it. The start-off poem goes like this: How … Continue reading

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PLEASE… LET ME STAY (Book Review)

Please… Let Me Stay By Susan Nelowet and Helen Hagerty Reviewed by Don Messerschmidt The story of Toby, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, comes out of real life events surrounding his adoption in Naples, Florida, in the mid-1990s. Who owned … Continue reading

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The Poem About a Dog that Inspired a Novel

For those who appreciate poetry, it is not unusual to find that a particularly poignant poem may serve to inspire good prose. I uncovered one such inspiration while researching the life of Lain Singh Bangdel, the well-known Nepalese litterateur (writer, … Continue reading

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Origin of Dogs: New Findings

‘Dogs’ origins lie in Europe: First domesticated canines did not live in China or Middle East, DNA study finds‘ By Tina Hesman Saey November 14, 2013 Read the story at: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/dogs%E2%80%99-origins-lie-europe Another take on this story, entitled ‘Dogs Likely Originated … Continue reading

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