Review of Dog Tails by Tara Chevrestt – 3.5 Stars

Dog Tails: Three Humorous Short Stories for Dog LoversDog Tails: Three Humorous Short Stories for Dog Lovers by Tara Chevrestt

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

I was undecided whether to leave a review for this or not, it’s difficult to advise others who are considering reading it of any more info than what it says in the description.
Three short stories all told from the viewpoint of dogs. Sweet, humorous and a cheap collection. I’m not sure what age bracket this book was aimed at. Most dog owners will enjoy it but I’d probably recommend it as more of something to be read with a child (maybe not the first story but definitely the other two).
Summary
The Bad – A little bit too sugary sweet for adult readers (I think but that could be put down to personal taste).
The Good – Easy, quick reads at a low price. I imagine this book would be quite a nice book to read with a pet loving child too.

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Similar to Notes from a Small Dog: Four Legs on Two by Sue Vincent – to see a review for this Click Here

Holidays for Hounds

I paced back and forth.

How could she do this to me? Again?

I had used the biggest brown eyes I could manage. I had even let out the whimper that always got me the last biscuit.

But no, she had left me anyway. Holidays she called it! A holiday indeed! I have to share all my food and bones and belly rubs! Okay, that meant there were other woofs around to play with but that’s not really the point now is it?

In fact, it would serve her right if I sat at this exact same spot until she reappeared.

I could look so starved and tired she would never leave me again. Although I can hear biscuits being put into a bowl…and is that…yes it is…CHICKEN…with layers of gravy…Winner! Well maybe not the starve part, that would be silly.

But when she shows up I can just act really sad, let out that cry again and she’ll never have a holiday again.

Sounds like a plan. Anyway better go – it’s chicken time!

Dogs at Fence Image by Yinglan


Image: Thanks to Yinglan

Story originally written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFfAW) a flash fiction challenge with stories in 100-175 words (or less). Check it out for more fun flash fiction.

#Maydays Prompt – Man’s Best Friend

“If you don’t have a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.” – Vincent Van Gogh

If you don't have a dog - Vincent Van Gogh

For today’s #maydays prompt who can resist an animal lover. May you write something special about Man’s Best Friend.:)

Remember you can write a memory, short flash fiction, poetry or whatever may take your fancy and pingback here so that I can pop by and visit you. Don’t forget to TAG your prompt #maydays too.

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When you have a dog in your life…

…there is always reason to laugh!

A Bit Long in the Tooth

Our oldest little woof, is now over 11 years old
Not a hugely old age, for a mongrel I’m told
But changes have started, life’s taken its toll
And some of these changes, are starting to show

It started around the eyes, (as most ladies will know)
Although it isn’t wrinkles, that started to show
Her patches were once a lovely deep brown
But they’re now speckled white, with the odd grey around

She’s a lot more tired and, loves nothing more than a nap
(and I must say, I’m a bit envious of that)
But when she curls up, into a nice doggy dream
She snores the house down, ’til I’m ready to scream

She’s always been the boss, the one to lead
But her direction is off, causing laughter indeed
On her daily walk, she caused such a lark
By charging at the poo bin and proceeding to bark

There is also the incident with the sneaky lamppost
That must have snuck up beside her and said boo like a ghost
She didn’t like it, not one bit
And gave it a good barking too, she looked such a…ditz

Another walk lately was a scene quite mad,
She had heard the rustling of a carrier bag
Assuming it was an enemy, she set off on foot
Disappointed at the outcome, although it was such a hoot

So, time has come, to keep her on the lead
It won’t be easy and she won’t be best pleased
The problem with her craziness is it’s me that looks mad
Laughing alone in a field with a dog and a bag!

 

Millie asleep

Catching up on a nap!

 



Originally written in response to #WQWWCLaddie - Dog laughter tail
by Colleen and Ronovan over at Silverthreading. Check it out for more inspirational writing quotes with today’s theme “Laughter”. Hope my attempt gave a few more people a giggle. KL ❤

6 Years Together – It’s a Dog’s Life

Dog Bed exploded!

Apparently it popped up on Facebook
That this was 6 years to the day
I don’t understand what the problem was
I kept myself busy that day

This wouldn’t really have happened
Had she not left me alone anyway
Apparently she’s got this work stuff
That means she can’t stay home and play

Millie asleep

Each morning I get a nice long walk
Now that she’s learned her lesson
I’m much more lively than Millie
So you could say it was a blessing

Laddie Millie - Walks

I don’t need as much sleep
And need a lot more room to play
Now we have a new house
For me to roam in each day

I even have my own bedroom
But from the letterbox for some reason I’m banned
She didn’t want those bills anyway
I’m sure I was lending a hand

Laddie - White Bed

So 6 years together – we’ve made it
I’ve found my forever family
We may cause chaos together but
She wouldn’t change a thing about me

It is a Dog’s Life after all. – Laddie 🐾

Millie - A dogs life

Dogs do guilty very well

I got a lovely soft bed when I was little, but I quickly out grew out of it…

Dog Bed before.png 

The boss said my legs grew too quick for my body. She said I walked like bambi on ice and it’s not really my fault I ran into a lamp-post once, a story she loves to tell people. It’s not really my fault my breaks legs didn’t work. I was just trying to grow big and strong as fast as I could. My long legs even helped me rescue a cooked chicken from the worktop one day. Well she had already had some of it, so there was no point risking her going back for seconds…

So, I may have got a little bored one day… and I may have taken matters into my own hands…

 

Dog Bed exploded!.png

It just went poooofffff!!

 

… it just went pooofff!!!.. She’s lucky I’m still alive really…

 Dog Bed New

Guilty?… Well maybe just a tiny little bit, but all is well that ends well as I got a nice new BIG bed!

With Woofs
Laddie