The Inspiration for “Dogs on Duty”

The inspiration for book topics can come in surprising ways. When U.S. Navy Seals Team Six killed El Quida leader Osama bin Laden, the crew included a military working dog. When people learned a dog was involved in the raid, they wanted to learn everything about it–what breed, gender, and what work such dogs do.

Dog on Board: The True Story of Eclipse, the Bus-Riding Dog

ISBN13: 9780399549885     ISBN10: 0399549889 Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers, January 2016 Have you heard of Eclipse, Seattle’s bus riding dog?  Dog on Board, tells her story.  Take a look for book details, and watch the video, from Seattle’s KOMO TV, and this one, from the King County Department of Transportation.  You’ll fall …

Dog Stories

As I scanned the shelves of old books from our family’s collection in my brother’s study, I spotted “The Fireside Book of Dog Stories.”  I had vague memories of it from childhood and was in the mood for reading shorter pieces about dogs, so I borrowed it.  Turns out this …