Hopefully the First in a Series of Unlonely Planet Guides
Oct 28, 2012
If you possess a softness in your heart for domestic pets, you will thoroughly enjoy the sweet simplicity of Sheron Long's hardback gift book entitled Dog Trots Globe: To Paris & Provence featuring the Canine Celeb Chula, a Sheltie travel hound with the astuteness of Lassie, lovable nature of Beethoven and friendly persuasion of Verdell in "As Good As It Gets."
Page after page is interspersed with charming text, colorful photographs and graphics detailing Chula's flight to France from her vantage point of hyper-sensation and doglike attention to the sights and sounds of Paris, Saint-Remy and the marketplaces and villages of Provence. As the reader grins with delight at Chula's astuteness, he/she gleans pertinent information about this hirsute traveler's itinerary, causing more than a momentary desire to give that dog a bone, chuck whatever is planned for the week and hop aboard the next flight disem'barking' at Charles de Gaulle.
As Chula's philosophy on life strictly follows a hedonistic course, following it to the letter can only mean eating, drinking and being merry before those inevitable dog years catch up with you.
Author Long includes tips for those who intend to include their favorite four-legged friends in an appendix that explains the myriad of documents, the crate type and sizes and dehydration avoidance tips that will enable your pet to get across the pond safely and in good health.
Bottom line? Sheron Long's adorable book, "Dog Trots Globe" is a fun little tome filled with great photos and travel tips related from the perspective of her 9-year-old Sheltie, Chula. Great for any pet lover, this gem of a photo essay will take less than 45 minutes to read but will provide lots of laughter and plenty of amused conversation. This reviewer hopes that this is the first of many of Chula's unlonely planet guides. Recommended with pleasure. Diana Faillace Von Behren "reneofc"
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