Bella, our puppy is trying to push past my laptop and get onto my knee for a cuddle. Ah-ha! I think. Inspiration for today’s Thursday Thirteen.
Thirteen Books and Movies Featuring Dogs
1. Scooby Doo – my very favorite cartoon. I like the cartoons much better than the modern remake. My favorite line from the cartoons – “And I would’ve got away with it if it wasn’t for you meddling kids!”
2. Lassie – I’m going to mention Lassie, the classic TV show. The truth is I never really liked the show, but it is a classic.
3. Romances by Kristan Higgins. All her stories have a dog, usually owned by the heroine. If you enjoy small town contemporary romances, try one of Ms. Higgins’ books. I doubt you’ll be disappointed!
4. Call of the Wild by Jack London. Read the book or see the movie. It’s set in the Yukon and features sled dogs.
5. 101 Dalmatians – a classic Disney tale of dogs with spots and fur coats
6. Lady and the Tramp – another Disney movie. I love the scene where Lady is sharing a piece of spaghetti with her Tramp friend.
7. Marley and Me by John Grogan. Made into a movie staring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston
8. Love is a Four-Legged Word by Kandy Shepherd – I haven’t read this book yet, but it’s on my to-read list.
9. Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie – this is classic Crusie and a fun read.
10. Gone to the Dogs (A Dog Lovers Mystery) by Susan Conant. There is an entire series. Dogs and mystery!
11. Beethoven – the movie featuring a St Bernard.
12. Pet Rescue mysteries by Linda O Johnston. The main character runs an animal shelter.
13 Talking Dogs series written by moi! I never set out to write a dog in this series, but our dog Scotty was trying to get my attention while I was writing. She was very persistent and I said to her, “If you’re not good I’ll write you into my scene.” So I did. A dog popped out of the bushes, and once she was there she refused to leave. The series comprises of Talking Dogs, Aliens and Purple People Eaters, Never Send a Dog to do a Woman’s Job and Romantic Interlude.
Do you like animals or pets in your movies or books? Have I missed any of your favorites?