Saturday, March 25, 2017

Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund on a Bahamas Vacation!

"Tales From The Front Lines" Supports Service Dogs For Military Veterans

Bark Of Love believes that military veterans are still a shamefully underserved group. We also believe that not enough people recognize the value and intelligence of canine companions to provide sorely needed help for our military personnel after they've served our country and returned home to deal with physical and emotion scars and damage.

The wonderful folks at WolfSinger Publications published Tails from the Front Lines, an anthology of stories about the bond between warriors and their canine friends.
The list of authors in this book are rather impressive.

  • Doranna Durgin
  • Rebecca McFarland Kyle
  • L.J. Bonham
  • Andrew Seddon
  • Dana Bell
  • C.R. Assap
  • Kevin J. Anderson
  • S.A. Wallin
  • M. H. Bonham
  • Carol Hightshoe
  • Michelle Biddix-Simmons
  • T.H. Cragg

The profits go to Train A Dog Save A Warrior TADSAW . TADSAW, INC. is a Texas 501(c)(3)  not for profit organization, EIN:45-4556055,  administering  the ‘Train A Dog – Save A Warrior’ (TADSAW) program.
The TADSAW, INC. mission is to provide for the training of a Medical Alert Service Dog, as designated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990/2010 guidelines, for any wounded Veteran Service Member (Active Duty. Retired, Discharged) surviving with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), in order to restore and improve the Veteran’s Quality of Life with a canine ‘Battle Buddy’, at no charge to the Veteran or the family.
I urge everyone who wants to show support for our veterans to visit the websites of TADSAW and Wolfsinger Publications

Proceeds from Tails From the Front Lines will be donated to Train A Dog; Save A Warrior

Friday, March 3, 2017

Ball dogs back at Brazil Open tennis tournament

(CNN)A hit last year, ball dogs are back at a tennis tournament in Sao Paulo. 
Four dogs from local shelters were showcased 12 months ago during the clay-court tournament in Brazil's largest city -- and all four were eventually adopted.
    It was a barking good idea, then. 
    This time around, six canines ranging in age from four to 10 -- Cindy, Nanda, Pretinha, Mia, Arlete and Ovelha -- will be fetching balls during the warmups on the semifinal and final days, March 4-5. 
    "They are dogs that have had a difficult trajectory, yes, but what we want to point out is not the history suffered from the past, but to prove that no matter what they have gone through, they can be great companions today and in the future!" Madalena Spinazzola, from pet-food maker PremieR Pet -- organizing the initiative with the tournament -- told the Brazil Open's website. 

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Authors And Their Dogs

    Because, what better inspiration and companionship for an author?

    Virginia Woolf and Pinka

    Dorothy Parker and Misty

    Stephen King and Molly

    Elissa Sussman and Basil

    Maurice Sendak and Herman

    Monday, February 27, 2017

    Author J.A. Campbell's Novels About A Ghost Hunting Dog Is Not In The Children's Section!

    Prolific author J.A. Campbell is skilled in many genres - mystery, Steampunk, science fiction and fantasy, horror and who knows what she's writing now.

    Let's get straight to the dog books, shall we?
    And there are two - Brown, Ghost Hunting Dog, and Brown, Ghost Hunting Dog Volume 2. 

    Here's the blurb straight from Amazon.

    Have a ghost problem? Brown is the dog for the job. Normally used to herd sheep, her Border Collie Eye works on ghosts, too. Follow her adventures as she and her human, Elliott, hunt ghosts all over the old west. They find their first real ghost in a saloon in Miller, Colorado, and from there her nose leads her to more adventures. Brown fights ghosts on trains, boats, and in old mines. She discovers that some ghosts are friendly when she and Elliott need extra help fighting a magical construct. There may be friendly ghosts, but there are no friendly Martians, and Brown has to take the ultimate adventure to save Elliott from their nefarious clutches, meeting new friends along the way. Packed full of adventure, this weird western anthology contains seven short stories and one never before published novella.

    And the other.  

    Join Brown and her friends for more adventures in this second collection of ghost hunting fun. When she’s not busy herding sheep, she uses her border collie eye to keep wayward spirits in line, whether it’s banishing ghosts or solving murders. From abandoned forts, to haunted hotels, with Brown’s nose for trouble she’s always the dog for the job. This collection has nine action filled short stories perfect for anyone who loves dogs or a ghostly tale.

    Campbell is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Dog Writers of America Association and the editor for Story Emporium fiction magazine. Find out more at

    Oh, one more thing. Campbell has a series about Doc, a vampire hunting dog! I'll bring you that later.

    Author J.A. Campbell

    Sunday, October 30, 2016

    Howl-A-Ween or What's Wrong With You People!

    I told BigFoot to repost this one from 2010 because you folks still don't get it! Also because I'm insightful and hilarious!

    So we overheard BigFoot yappin' about creating Halloween cards featuring me, Parker and Bennie in costumes. The boys got excited thinking it was something special. My mom Edna had a cowgirl costume once, and I some showgirl thing. Sure, it gets you a lot of attention and petting. But lately people have created some ridiculous things to humiliate us for their amusement.

    I looked up a few online to show the guys why we would not stand for it this year.
    Weiner Dog? So funny we forgot to laugh.
    Seriously. Bite me.


    Going for the popular primitive dinosaur, eh?
    Are you nuts? This will get me a primitive beatdown at the dog park!

    Oh, Astronaut Dog. Yeah, somebody's going to the moon.
    Buzz leaving a little moon rock in your shoes is a bitch of a payback.
    Five gets you ten this member of the force has special ways of putting out fires.

    So think hard about this one. Just give us the treats, pet us for our natural cuteness, and then go to your humanoid parties in your ridiculous costumes.