BTT #1 : Dog Days

This is my first time on Booking Through Thursdays, which is a weekly meme about books and reading. This week’s question:

What animal-related books have you read? Which do you love? Do you have a favorite literary dog? (Snoopy, anyone?)

I love animals and animal related books (though I admit, I like cats more.) My favourite animal story has got to be Born Free by Joy Adamson. But since we’re talking about dogs here, I can’t help but make another list (I love lists!), this time of my five favourite literary dogs. Here it is:

1. Marley (Marley and Me by John Grogan) – Well, he’s not exactly “literary” is he? I bet that dog was as wonderful as the book makes him seem!! He made me laugh and cry and go “aww”! Marley and Me is one of my favourite books ever.

2. Gaspode the Wonder Dog (Discworld by Terry Pratchett) – The small terrier-like mongrel who is the first thinking dog. He can speak and is also the smartest dog on the Disc. He was so funny – I loved this guy!!

3. Dog – The Hellhound (Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett) – The ferocious beast who is sent to earth in the form of a small dog (called Dog), and who, despite himself, loves acting like one!

4. Sirius/Leo (Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones) – The Dog Star, banished to the earth in the farm of a handsome golden puppy with green eyes! He’s beautiful and smart and just the right amount of funny!

5. The Three Headed Dog (Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling) – Okay, this one is hard to explain. But he has to be the most unique literary dog, right? He has three heads, he’s also known as Fluffy and he likes soothing music. Creative, very.

8 thoughts on “BTT #1 : Dog Days”

  1. I forgot all about Dog in Good Omens, so funny.

    Here's mine:


  2. "Confuzzled" Shannon – Okay, I know what you mean. I haven't realy included the obvious ones like the 101 Dalmations (and I love them too!), except for Marley!


  3. Clearly I need to reread Good Omen and need more Pratchett. I don't remember the hellhound at all.

    Cerberus or Kerberos has actually been around for some millenia. But Rowling has a tendency to borrow a lot from various mythologies. 🙂 But liking soothing music and being called Fluffy are pretty unique additions.


  4. Love your list of dog stories. I must look for Dogsbody it sounds really cool. Many thanks for visiting my blog Unicorn's Last Stand today.


  5. Mervih – Well that's true, J. K Rowling does borrow a lot from mythology – in fact Cerberus was apparently put to sleep by music too! It's just that I like how she gives a personal touch to all that she does borrow!! Only Hagrid could have thought of calling that thing Fluffy!

    Nikki – Thanks for stopping by! Dogsbody is a really cool book.


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