Dog Days of Summer Reading

I can’t put this book down!  I’m just half way through “Pukka’s Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs”, and wow….if you are a dog person, want a dog, have dogs in your life, are even thinking about getting a dog you will want to read this book.


It is an entertaining, thought provoking and very thoroughly researched read for anyone who’s ever wondered if they are doing the right things by their faithful canine companions. The author is Ted Kerosote, who’s previous bestseller was “Merle’s Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog”.  He is able to find things that most of us have never even considered – then he lets the reader come to their own conclusion.

Here are a couple reviews from other respected authors:

“Pukka’s Promise is without question the most intelligent, most comprehensive book ever written about extending the lifetimes of dogs. Not only that, but it’s riveting. After years of flawless research plus a life of valuable experience, Kerasote has produced a masterpiece that everyone should read. From pet owners to professionals such as breeders, shelter-workers, and veterinarians, those who think they already know about dogs are in for a real surprise.”—Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, author of The Hidden Life of Dogs

“This might be the most important book about dogs written in a decade. Kerasote tells us early on that Pukka means ‘first class’ in Hindi, and first-class is a perfect description of Pukka’s Promise. It’s a brilliant integration of speculation, cutting-edge science and story, and will keep you up at night wanting to read more. Every dog lover needs to read this book.”—Patricia B. McConnell, author of The Other End of the Leash

Wishing everyone a great summer!

2 thoughts on “Dog Days of Summer Reading”

  1. Ann Kureczka says:

    Thanks for the recommendation. I just started reading it and I can’t put it down. I’ve cried through parts of it but also find it very informative.

    1. admin says:

      I have a terrific fiction and this on my kindle and try alternating between the two, but this one keeps winning the tug of war… I miss Tess, too and think of her often!

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