DOG BOOKS:The Airedale Diaries: Animal and Pet Fiction Series by P. J. Erickson

Today I am pleased to present to you:

DIARY of an AIREDALE Volume Two

 Where Airedales Rule and Terrier Tales Abound!

“a dog has the soul of a philosopher” – Plato

I had the pleasure of reviewing Volume One in 2015  and Volume Two is equally as endearing and just down right adorable!

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If you look at the above back and front cover of Volume Two, I have the most INCREDIBLE HONOR of being quoted there!

ABOUT THE DIARY OF AN AIREDALE SERIES:

Meet Alf, an Airedale with attitude and a lot to say as he dishes on the secrets of dogdom. Pet lit with humor and advice for your best furry friend It’s a dog’s life, or is it? This unique series follows the adventures, year by year, of an Airedale Terrier pup whose short idyllic life is turned upside down when he is torn away from home and starts life’s journey, learning about love and kindness, pain and terror, joy and despair.

Watch, each year, as he matures from a cute fur ball to a handsome dog experiencing all of life’s ups and downs from comic to tragic and everything in between.

I thought it would be fun to share some of Alf’s wisdom/thoughts with you that I found to be particularly entertaining. These are thoughts that Alf shares in Volume Two:

HUMANS SNEEZING: if your dog is like Alf and Dakota when Dakota’s Dad sneezes, Dakota loses his mind, when I sneeze, he pays it no mind. Dakota isn’t alone about jumping when his Dad sneezes, here are Alf’s thoughts about sneezing and how it takes a dog by surprise! “The sound humans produce is nearly the same as one we make. Sneezes are involuntary for our species too, but we also blow out a specific blast of air to communicate threat and defense. That’s why an expulsion of air like that bothers us. Your four-legged friend will often make a similar noise during play, except he is not sneezing at all, he is snorting, which tells the other dog this is only a lark, nothing more.  People jump at loud noises too. It’s not so strange.”

ON SWALLOWING PAPER: Get aggravated when you are chasing your dog to grab paper before he rips it to shreds and possibly eats it? I do too…here is what Alf thinks about it: ” I swallow paper as often as I can but most of the time one of my people chases me and yanks it out of my mouth. They invented an out of sight game, I make them chase me and I can squeeze into difficult places, like under tables, where it’s hard for them to grab me before I gulp the evidence. COOL. The more aggravated they are, the better the fun.”

The above are just snippets of some of the Alf’s observations, pondering and wisdom that is sprinkled on every page. You will read about Alf’s adventures and thoughts on a variety of topics, stated in a way that only an intelligent and observant Airedale such as Alf can communicate. Alf proves that in many ways, dogs are smarter than their human companions.

Appropriately Volume Two ends on Alf’s second birthday…..there are MORE volumes to come and I cannot wait.  If you are looking for some fun summer reading Diary of an Airedale Volumes One and Two will NOT disappoint!

ENTER TO WIN VOLUMES ONE AND TWO! ONE LUCKY WINNER WHO RESIDES IN THE U.S. OR CANADA WILL WIN VOLUMES ONE AND TWO! Must be 18 and over. Entering is easy, there is just ONE MANDATORY entry requirement on the Rafflecopter below, GOOD LUCK!!

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ABOUT P. J. ERICKSON

She began her writing career with a mystery/adventure series, The Chase Larsen Adventures. After publishing her first two books, Yokche and Kill Devil, a young puppy came into her home and The Airedale Diaries were born. PJ lives with her family in South Florida and is a member of the National Writers Association. In her spare time she loves to travel locally, seeking out unexplored corners of her adopted state. pj@embarqmail.com  VISIT P.J.’S WEBSITE!

In full disclosure:I was not compensated for this review/give-away.  I received a copy of Diary of an Airedale Volume Two in exchange for my always honest review.

Comments

  1. Jenny says:

    Cute! Sounds like I will have to add these books to my wish list! 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us!

    Slobbery kisses,
    Paws and Storm
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  2. this truly sounds like a fun book.

  3. that’s a super book I bet… I so agree for the paper work, that IS 100% fun!
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  4. Little Bit hated it when we sneezed too. Hated it.

    I didn’t enter because it won’t except PO Box addresses. I don’t trust our mailbox here. Broken into all the time.

    Have a woof woof day Dakota. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥
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  5. I just come to spy on da doggie..tee..heh
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  6. That must be a wonderful book!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
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  7. These sound like such endearing books. I had never heard of them before, so thank you for sharing this with us! Happy 4th of July to you, Dakota, and to your parents and Cody as well!
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  8. One of our human friends would love that book. Happy Canada Day!
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  9. How super cute! And how cool is it that you were quoted on the back cover?! Way to go. We’d love to read these books, Alf sounds like a brother from another mother of Sam. 😉
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