Dog Spelled Backwards: Soulful Writing by Literary Dog Lovers

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"To err is human, to forgive canine."
--Anonymous
 
A classic collection of the best of canine literature celebrating the soulful nature of dogs 
 
In Dog Spelled Backwards, author Mordecai Siegal presents a warm, wise, witty and wonderful collection of writing about the divine nature of dogs from the best of American and English literature and song. Siegal's choices for this compilation are rich and colorful, and contain some of the most knowing and astute writing about dogs ever published. Selections from both fiction and nonfiction, prose and poetry  include:
--"Memoirs of a Yellow Dog" by O. Henry
--"My Buddy" by Murray Weinstock
--"Old Dog Tray" by Stephen Collins Foster
--"To Flush, My Dog" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
--"The Call of the Wild" by Jack London
--"The Power of the Dog" by Rudyard Kipling
--"Three's Company" by Steve Dale
 
A trusted and respected voice for three decades, Mordecai Siegal has given pet owners advice on selecting, training and caring for the animals in their lives in more than thirty books. Here Siegal has moved from the practical to the pleasurable, writing and compiling a tribute destined to become a classic.
 
Dog-lovers and literature-lovers alike will welcome Dog Spelled Backwards as a gift of a book to help them understand that sometimes dogs are like furry angels. All that's missing are the wings and the feathers.
 

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“DOG SPELLED BACKWARDS is a joyful collection of writings about Man’s Best Friend.  An enjoyable read for the millions of AKC breeders and exhibitors by one of America’s favorite dog authors.”--Dennis B. Sprung, President and CEO, American Kennel Club
 
“Mordecai Siegal’s eclectic anthology of quotes, poetry and prose is a poignant tribute to the dogs we cherish.”--Allan Reznik, Editor-in-Chief, Dog World and Dogs in Review
 
“A collection to savor, stories you can read again and again and find something new every time.  I love this book.”--Carol Lea Benjamin, author of Dog Smarts: The Art of Training Your Dog
 
“This is a dream book. It includes some of the best prose ever extolling the virtues of the canine race.”--Steve Dale, newspaper columnist and host of syndicated radio’s Steve Dale’s Pet World and The Pet Minute.
 
This collection of wonderful stories shows how the spiritual and emotional connection that we share with our dogs just simply makes our lives better. Siegal reminds me to thank my dogs every day for letting me be the guy on the other end of the leash. 
--  David Frei, Co-host, “Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show” on USA Network
 

About the Author:

Mordecai Siegal is President Emeritus of the Dog Writers Association of America. He is the author of more than thirty dog and cat books including the bestsellers Good Dog, Bad Dog and I Just Got a Puppy. What Do I Do? He has written monthly pet columns for House Beautiful and Good Housekeeping, as well as numerous pet articles for leading magazines. He hosted Vets and Pets, an interview/call-in show on WNYC radio in New York, and his column The View from Mordecai Siegal appears on www.goodnewsforpets.com.

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