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Subject: Speaking of Dogs (and Cats)
Date Posted: 7/17/2007 8:25 PM ET
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Do any of you recall any books that have dogs or cats in them -- besides just a passing mention.  I can think of only one right away with dogs -- Must Love Dogs -- which I did love.   Any others?

Date Posted: 7/17/2007 9:04 PM ET
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To Trust a Stranger by Karen Robards has a poodle named Josephine in it, that plays an important role in the plot.  I love Josephine! 

Date Posted: 7/17/2007 10:00 PM ET
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Jennifer Crusie has "Anyone But You".  The heroine gets a dog and trains it to climb down the fire escape while she's at work so it can do it's business and the dog crawls into the apartment below hers by mistake.  She meets the cute younger guy living there and romance develops.

Date Posted: 7/17/2007 10:38 PM ET
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Elaine Fox has a book, Beware of Doug (pretty sure that's the title). The dog is one of the main characters

Date Posted: 7/18/2007 12:25 AM ET
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Chasing Stanley, the lead female is a dog walker and trainer... dogs are on just about every page :)

Date Posted: 7/18/2007 3:18 AM ET
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Catherine Coulter has cats, and several of her books have "racing cats" in them.  The Offer may be one of them.

 

Tracy Fobes'  "Touch Not the Cat" has a very large cat who plays a main role in the story.

 

--Catt

Date Posted: 7/18/2007 1:38 PM ET
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I do believe you are right about the offer by coulter.  but have you ever noticed that there are more books with dogs than with cats?  why is that?

Love your avatar Catt.... who is it?

Date Posted: 7/18/2007 8:39 PM ET
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I'm LOVING these suggestions!  thanks a lot.  Let's keep them coming!

Date Posted: 7/18/2007 9:30 PM ET
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I love Moe from Nora Roberts Key series.  He is a big hairy lovable dog.

Date Posted: 7/19/2007 3:38 PM ET
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Robin D. Owens has a series that has cats in it. They're futuristics and the titles are:

Heart Mate, Heart Thief, Heart Duel and Heart Choice.

Edited because I can't spell lol



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Date Posted: 7/19/2007 7:48 PM ET
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so sorry, bumping

Date Posted: 7/20/2007 1:39 PM ET
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Nicholas Sparks, "The Guardian" has a Great Dane in it, he is the only reason I loved the book:)

The Stephanie Plum series (One For the Money, Two for the Dough, etc.) by Janet Evanovich has a hampster and Bob the dog all the way through the series. I love Bob!

Date Posted: 7/20/2007 7:01 PM ET
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I loooove the Robin Owens books!  One of the later one's has a fox also.

Some contemporaries with dogs -

Code Name Baby (on my list)

Gone to the Dogs - by Emily Carmichael -  "Once a drop-dead gorgous bombshell, now stuck in the body of a corpulent corgi named Piggy..."  There are a few in a fun very loose knit series - I have at least one on my bookshelf.

Date Posted: 7/21/2007 1:38 AM ET
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Caroline Burnes has a series with the familiar cat detective named Familiar. It's really cool and I think Familiar is one cat that everyone would love to have.

 

Another one I recent read was called The Truth About Cats and Dogs. It's an anthology with three stories featuring two dogs and a cat. The cat of course, is Familiar the cat detective. Anyway, I know two of the authors are Lori Foster and Caroline Burnes. I'm sure just looking up either one of those authors will net the book.

 

One more book that comes to mind is Forever After by Catherine Anderson. The hero has a dog named Goliath.

Date Posted: 7/23/2007 4:14 AM ET
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Lost and Found by Jacqueline Sheehan has a black lab in it and she even writes in his perspective in some parts! It's a very good read! :)
Date Posted: 7/24/2007 3:25 PM ET
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Bumping to get rid of  the "deals" posts.

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 1:07 PM ET
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Here's one I just found. I remember reading it before but along time ago.

Cat's Fancy by Julie Kenner    This is what the book's discritption said.

Nicholas a big time lawyer has a cat named Maggie who he loves. Maggie loves him too but more than just as her owner. She loves him as a woman. So she asks the wise old one eyed tom to make her a woman so that Nicholas will love her back the same way. He grants the wish but there are conditions. She is only a woman at night and turns back into a cat during daylight. Also Nicholas must say he loves her by the end of Halloween in order for her to stay human, otherwise she will revert back to being a cat and remain a cat forever. She agrees and soon finds herself a beautiful woman, a naked woman on Nicholas's doorstep. When he answers the door she pounces on him, literally. He freaks and leaves for his best friends house,Hoop.

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 6:36 PM ET
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What about the poodle in Susan Elizabeth Philips(sp) 's IT HAD TO BE YOU? 

Also from SEP if you don't mind "BIG CATS" in her book KISS AN ANGEL, has a tiger in it. I Love Big Cats :-)

And....Fudgeballs and other Sweets by Lori Copeland, has a poodle  and a bull dog.

Here's a link to a site that has a list of books.....after the title is what kind and name of the animal that plays a role in the story.

http://www.likesbooks.com/pets.html

Date Posted: 8/9/2007 8:51 PM ET
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this is GREAT!  Thanks, everyone!

Trice, I work at a zoo ... have gotten veeeery close to some BIG cats, have been able to hold and pet some -- they're incredibly beautiful, regal, amazing -- all the descriptors are true.  I am so darned lucky!

Date Posted: 8/10/2007 9:07 PM ET
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*sticks out her tongue at Karen*

OK take some pics next time if you can....would love to "see" some. When I was in Vegas I got to see the white tigers in their habit(sp) at the hotel. HUGE Things! LOL  I'm in Maine and I went to an wildlife place and got to see a moutain lion/couger. Also we havew a white tiger down in southern maine at a "zoo". Oh and of course I saw the Lions at stand guard at the Library in NYC :-)

I got some romances that deal with big cats....I wish for a list just on big cats though.

Laters!

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 8:31 AM ET
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I don't know why it took me this long to remember it but Suddenly by Candace Camp has a number of animals in it that are all ways causing mischief.

Also Christine Feehan or is it Freehan Phooey......Any way the one of hers I read had the h\h able to transform themselves into panthers....probably not what you had in mind but interesting anyway.



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Date Posted: 8/11/2007 1:17 PM ET
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Rebecca, I think it is Christine Feehan's novels you mean, but the shapeshifting is, IMO, just incidental to the story.  The Lori Handeland and Ronda Thompson books deal with it more directly if you're looking for that.

Date Posted: 8/11/2007 11:18 PM ET
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I loved Wait Until Dark, it was an anthology of 4 stories.  The first one, Manna from Heaven (by Karen Robards) had a heroine who has a chichauhua and she ends up running from the bad guys with a undercover DEA agent because she was in the wrong place at the wrong time.   Some parts of it were hysterical.  That got me started reading Karen Robards.

Date Posted: 8/16/2007 9:37 PM ET
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Speaking of Moe, I am reading the first book in the Key series right now.  You are right - great character~!

Date Posted: 8/16/2007 10:23 PM ET
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Take a Chance on Me by Susan Donovan has a "performing" Chinese Crested (dog).

 

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