Forever Dogs

Wit and Wisdom From the Great Canine Beyond - Wagging Tails Telling Tales!

Fiction - Animals
304 Pages
Reviewed on 08/26/2020
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Author Biography

I love dogs...a lot! Unfortunately, the hardest part about loving them is losing them, and since, in the scheme of life, they share our lives for such a short time, that loss can happen many times over the years.

We miss their devotion, their antics, their personalities. So, I wondered. What if long-lost hounds could still bring a smile to our faces long after they were gone? What if they could share their wit and their wisdom from the Great Canine Beyond? Gazing into the face of a sweet dog immortalized in an antique cabinet card, I believed that they could, and the concept for FOREVER DOGS was born.

There are more than 350 antique and vintage dog photos in the book, and those hounds have a lot to say. They are not shy!

The book is both fiction and nonfiction, with something for every dog lover. I like to think of it as a "dog treat" for humans.

FOREVER DOGS is not my first book, but it is my first "dog" book. I do so hope there are more on the horizon. I absolutely fell in love with all of the depicted dogs that gave me the honor of giving them a voice.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

We learn a lot from our four-legged best friends. Some may argue that we are the pack leaders, but dogs really do know best. And they comfort, care for, make us laugh at their silly pranks, annoy us (briefly) and love us unconditionally. When they pass on to the great doggy fields in the sky, they still remain with us, forever in our hearts and our memories, our stories, and those thousands (or is it millions) of photographs we made them pose for. Tricia Spencer’s clever book, Forever Dogs: Wit and Wisdom From the Great Canine Beyond – Wagging Tails Telling Tales!, speaks from the heart, passing on the secrets of unconditional love (and fun and happiness and laughter and so much more) from one dog lover to another.

Forever Dogs begins with a senior dog passing his wisdom on to some young pups, who at first are squirming too much to listen. The wisdom focuses on how to make their humans happy so that their humans will make them happy. It’s supposed to be a win-win situation, but somehow, somewhere along the way, humans won more than the dogs and humans are the ones left behind with the memories of all those great times. Tricia Spencer has created a collage of photographs, captions, sayings, poems and so much more to make the reader laugh, cry, and just savor the complexity of true puppy love. A wonderful tribute to those who went before us and wait to rejoin us in the great beyond. This is a book to savor over and over again.

Judy W.

Wonderful book. Couldn't put it down. Well written. Made me shed a tear and also laughed a lot. The vintage photos were fabulous. Looking forward to Forever Dogs 2!!!