You Lucky Dog!

You Lucky Dog!

by Kate Kelly
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You Lucky Dog! by Kate Kelly

You Lucky Dog! is an uplifting compilation of true stories about homeless dogs that somehow survived and thrived to become local or national celebrities. One such story features Bum, a steamship stowaway, who hops off a ship in San Diego in 1886 and makes the town his home. There's also Terry, the dog who played Toto in The Wizard of Oz, who was given away by his first owners who found him disobedient. Don't forget that famous Benji was a shelter dog before he became a star.

The book also contains unforgettable stories about America's First Dogs (and a First Fish and a First Raccoon) to give a rounded view of our dogs' place in American history. Kate captures their very souls in moving descriptions of the devotion, loyalty and trust that not only changed the fortune of these very special dogs, but also the lives of their human caregivers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989210607
Publisher: America Comes Alive Publishing
Publication date: 04/25/2013
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Kate Kelly is the successful author of You Lucky Dog! and more than 35 other nonfiction titles. She is a contributor to The Huffington Post, and recently returned to her love of history with her website, America Comes Alive, a site dedicated to telling little-known stories of America's past. She is an engaging speaker, and has appeared on Good Morning America, World News Tonight, The View, CBS Early Show, CNN and MSNBC.

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You Lucky Dog! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Mrsjonsey More than 1 year ago
This book is great book for all those who love dogs.  This is a collection of stories about homeless dogs who persevere in all the life has dealt them.  I truly believe that dog is man's best friend.  These stories show the loyalty and love that dogs can give and bring to peoples lives.  If you are looking for a great up-lifting read this a good book to read.  I give it 4 stars.    
TeenBlurb More than 1 year ago
You Lucky Dog! is a story about some famous dogs that have some pretty remarkable stories. Not many people who have watched movies such as The Wizard of Oz has thought about where Toto came from and what became of him afterwards. The same cane be said of Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, and many more. Kate tells the stories of these faithful and loyal friends that the world has watched everyday but never knew. This is a book that will touch all animal lovers hearts and really makes you think about the origins of many of man’s best friends. From Abraham Lincoln to President Obama. There have been dogs throughout time that have been on the frontlines of history. Read their stories in this captivating book. Kate Kelly shares with the world the compassion, the courage, and the friendship of some of the world’s most famous four legged friends. A must read that will win a place in your heart. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
JodyJ More than 1 year ago
The first part of the book is about homeless dogs and how they survived the streets on their own and the many different tales of how they contributed to our society in some heart warming stories. First of all if you are an animal lover like I am you will be in tears in some of the tales from the famous homeless dogs. My favorite infamous dog was Bum, Bum had his right front paw removed but it never stopped nor slowed Bum down. He became very well known in San Diego and now has a life size bronze statue in a pocket park outside the William Heath Davis house with now is actually a museum. In part two are all of the famous dogs of the 'White House' from George Washington's Poodle whose name was Pilot to Obama's dog Bo. There are some very interesting and intriguing stories that are this short little book about these infamous and famous dogs. This is a must read for dog lovers. Kate has captured some interesting historical facts and endearing tales of endurance and character from each one of the dogs. Very nicely written and researched Kate, thank you for giving me the opportunity to read and review your book.