Welcome to Waggy Tales Dog Blog!
Hi everyone I wanted to start a blog to share my two great loves…..dogs and books.
First of all, a little about me, my name is Louise however, everyone calls me Lou. I have always loved dogs and had a lot of experience in the rescue world both as a foster mum and home checker. My mini dachshund Darcy is a rescue dog we adopted in 2015. You can read lots more about him here.
In addition to Darcy, we also have Holly, a rather mature lady who likes to keep everyone in line. However, it only takes a sausage or a tummy rub to win her over. At thirteen years old she is a sprightly bundle of fun, and furthermore, she doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.
All breeds are welcome, especially if they have Waggy Tails.
There will be informative content too, including health and behavior issues. Additionally, I will discuss the process of rescuing a dog or in contrast, buying a puppy from a breeder. At the same time, I always try to review and promote any books featuring dogs, especially if they are rescue related.
It’s always great to hear your stories, so don’t be afraid to tell me in the comments section, I’m always around for a chat too.
I am an avid book reader and have written several ebooks which are collections of funny and thought-provoking poems. I try to support authors by doing book reviews through NetGalley and Amazon. In addition, I post here on this blog and various social media sites.
My favourite genres are psychological thrillers, mystery, romance, crime, children’s, chick lit.
However, books featuring dogs are always high up on the list!
Feel free to get in touch if a review would help you out.
(There is a waiting list, however, I always get to you in the end!)
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, I love to join blog tours and like to hear from publishers too.
Although I will mainly discuss books and dogs, in general, I love to chat about everyday things too.
Hope you can stop by at Waggy Tales Dog Blog.
Firstly, I wanted to share a poem with you about Alfie who sadly passed away on 5th April 2017.
Let me tell you a little about Alfie first
We needed a companion for our older dog Holly and researched the temperaments of many breeds. Above all, the character was most important to us. Consequently, we found a puppy who was a mix of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Shih Tzu. Both breeds have a reputation for being loyal, caring, affectionate and sweet-natured.
Well, Alfie didn’t disappoint. He was all of those things…….and more!
He soon became a soul mate for our older dog but more importantly, he took on the role of nurturer to all the rescue dogs who came through our door. I called him my ‘wingman’ because he took care of the canine side of fostering, whilst I did the human stuff. He would share his bed, his toys, even his mum with whoever came to stay, there were no exceptions. He seemed to know that the foster dogs didn’t have privileges like he did. When they all moved on he still had his soul mate Holly and later Mr. Darcy the dachshund. Similarly, he knew instinctively when I was sad and would stay by my side on the (many) sleepless nights.
Oh, what a wonderful connection. Because had you not decided to follow Learning from Dogs I may never have read this beautiful, passionate poetic tribute. Please allow me to repost this over on LfD in my Keep Their Memories Alive folder.
Thank you Paul, that means so much.
My very great pleasure.
Reblogged this on Lance Greenfield and commented:
I can feel this. Just beautiful!
Can’t thank you enough
This is just beautiful. My sympathies for losing your sweet pal. There is a wonderful book “Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates” that gives scriptural references to God’s creatures having a place in eternity. I look forward to the day I see my fur babies again. Thank you for following and sharing this! I also shared this on Facebook!
Thank you Terri you are very kind, its comforting to think that our pets will be waiting one day and I will look out for the book you mentioned, I look forward to reading more of your posts xx
You’ve got me in tears. I am sorry for your loss.
Thank you so much Amy.
Oh I love this. <3 I am sending much love and blessings to you and to Alfie. So glad you wrote a poem. I just did a women's group on forgiveness, and we were talking about how creativity can help us to forgive.
So glad to connect with you. Have a wonderful evening,
Thanks so much for stopping by, creativity is a great outlet, hope you have a lovely weekend x Lou x
So funny, I’m reading about a character with an Alfie in a book right now (it’s a Westie though) :-). This one’s a real cutie !
Thank you for stopping by x
I love this, had me in tears but really beautiful.
Thank you so much
Just beautiful! ❤️
Thank you so much,