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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

DOGS: FUNNY SIDE UP! by Nola Lee Kelsey

Nola Lee Kelsey’s Funniest Canine Chronicles from Dogtown to Bangkok
Dog’s Eye View Media
Hot Springs, South Dakota
Genre: Satirical Short Stories
Rating: Exceptional
ISBN: 9780980232325, $14.00, 264 pp.

Delightful! Worldly insightful!

Quoting from the back cover:

"Welcome to a ‘dog-gone’ hysterical perspective born out of a life that has literally gone to the dogs. From Nat Geo’s Dogtown to the temples of Northern Thailand, Kelsey’s biting satire offers an outrageously fresh perspective on the world of animal rescue and a life spent among man’s best friends."

My favorite chapter is titled, So Ya Wanna Start a Sanctuary. Allow me to share the opening paragraphs with you:

"Many of us dream of starting our own animal sanctuaries. In my world you hear this fantasy so often you’d think shelters would be as common as pigeons in Balboa Park or Republicans in denial.

"After two decades of working at, and volunteering for, every ilk of animal rescue, in addition to attending seminars on founding sanctuaries, and driving past many more, I fancy myself quite knowledgeable on the basics of sanctuary operations. This is precisely why I don’t start one."

If you have any interest in animals, you’ll like this book. If you’re involved with animal rescue organizations, you’ll love this book. Nola Lee Kelsey, a consummate writer who knows her stuff, has a quick mind and sharp wit, and it’s not all about dogs.

Kaye Trout - June 25, 2008