Sunday, 29 January 2023

Book ~ "Bella" (2011) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. They enjoy taking care of the dogs themselves but the best part is finding a perfect new owner for these adorable animals. Bella is an orphaned newborn cocker spaniel. She is very weak and almost doesn't survive her first night. Lizzie is determined to save the pint-sized pup. The Peterson's bottle-feed her around the clock until she's healthy enough to be adopted. But who will give this sweet little dog the home she deserves?

Lizzie and her younger brother, Charles, are in elementary school. The Peterson family have a puppy named Buddy plus they foster dogs and help them find homes.

Lizzie was at a birthday party at an animal shelter she volunteers at when a weak four-week cocker spaniel puppy was brought in. Her mother was sick and the owner was busy taking care of her so she asked the owner of the shelter for help. The puppy wasn't expected to make it through the night but does. Lizzie and her family offer to foster the puppy who they name Bella. Taking care of such a young puppy is a lot of work for the family. Though they try to keep Buddy away from Bella, it turns out he is the best surrogate mom for her.

Though this book is a quick read and directed at elementary-aged children, I found it entertaining. There is a learning experience and a puppy tip at the end. It is written in third person perspective and first person from Bella and Buddy, the puppies' points of view. It is the twenty-second in the Puppy Place series, which currently has 64 books in the series, and works as a stand alone.

Friday, 27 January 2023

Knitted dog sweater

I finished knitting a medium dog sweater.  I recently came across a charity called ElderDog Canada who are looking for knitters to make and donate them.

 

 I found the pattern at Yarnspirations and used a Caron Big Cake (Grape Jelly).

Tuesday, 24 January 2023

Knitted dog sweater

I finished knitting a medium dog sweater.  I recently came across a charity called ElderDog Canada who are looking for knitters to make and donate them.

 I found the pattern at Yarnspirations and used a Caron Big Cake (Nightberry).

Monday, 23 January 2023

Book ~ "Lucky" (2010) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ Charles and Lizzie Peterson love puppies. Their family fosters these young dogs, giving them love and proper care, until they can find the perfect forever home.

Charles is on a backyard camping trip when he discovers a lost puppy by the stream. Lucky is scared, dirty and hungry. It's up to Charles and his new friend David to bring this dog to safety. Will they be able to find Lucky's home? 

Charles and his older sister, Lizzie, are in elementary school. The Peterson family have a puppy named Buddy plus they foster dogs and help them find homes.

Charles was camping in the backyard of his new friend, David. A rain storm came up and David's mom told them to come and sleep inside instead of in Charles' tent. As they were going inside, Charles and David think they saw a puppy. The next day they go looking for it and find a tired and hungry puppy with a cut foot. They eventually catch him and take him to the vet. Then they are determined to find out who the puppy's owner is so they can return him home.

Though this book is a quick read and directed at elementary-aged children, I found it entertaining. There is a learning experience and a puppy tip at the end. It is written in third person perspective and first person from Lucky, the puppy's point of view. It is the sixteenth in the Puppy Place series, which currently has 64 books in the series, and works as a stand alone.

Sunday, 22 January 2023

Knitted dog sweater

I finished knitting a medium dog sweater.  I recently came across a charity called ElderDog Canada who are looking for knitters to make and donate them.

I found the pattern at Yarnspirations and used a Caron Big Cake (Nightberry).

Saturday, 21 January 2023

Book ~ "Jack" (2010) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ Jack is a boxer that loves to chew. Can Lizzie find him a forever home before he destroys the house?

Aunt Amanda knows that Lizzie can't turn down the chance to foster a new puppy, so she brings over a boxer with an interesting problem. Jack loves to chew up everything in sight! Lizzie is very patient with Jack - until he eats her favorite book. But when Lizzie gets in touch with the book's author, a dog fan, she feels better. Will Lizzie find the right owner for this special pup before her house is destroyed?

Lizzie and her younger brother, Charles, are in elementary school. The Peterson family have a puppy named Buddy plus they foster dogs and help them find homes.

Jack is a boxer puppy who was too much for his owners to handle so one day when they leave him at doggy daycare, they don't pick him up. When Aunt Amanda, the owner of the doggy care, tries to find them, she discovers they have sold their house and moved away abandoning Jack. The Petersons agree to foster him but discover they can't leave him alone because he'll chew everything. Who is going to want to adopt a puppy that is so destructive and bored?

Though this book is a quick read and directed at elementary-aged children, I found it entertaining. There is a learning experience and a puppy tip at the end. It is written in third person perspective and first person from Buddy and Jack's points of view. It is the seventeenth in the Puppy Place series, which currently has 64 books in the series, and works as a stand alone.

Friday, 20 January 2023

Knitted dog sweater

I finished knitting a medium dog sweater.  I recently came across a charity called ElderDog Canada who are looking for knitters to make and donate them.

I found the pattern at Yarnspirations and used a Caron Big Cake (Nightberry).