When my son was a five-year-old, I gave a talk at his child care centre called, Can I Pat That Dog? I based it on a book of the same title written by Susan McLaine. And though it’s over ten years since that visit and my “little boy” now towers over me, I still highly recommend the book.Read More
One day, I saw Amy the yellow lab in Queens Park with her owner, “The bloke with a beard”. He told me that ‘John had died’ and ‘Amy was missing him’. It took a few moments to realise he was talking about one of my fellow dog walkers, “The old bloke who walked Amy the lab for his neighbour”.Read More
As the cliche says, you should never judge a book by its cover — though this book’s cover with the dog would catch my eye in a bookshop. But I’ve found the first sentence to be a fair judge of whether or not I’ll enjoy a novel.Read More
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