A New Book, Yay, Yay, a New Book!

A New book, now that’s howlingly good news. It’s not out yet, but it’s in the middle of being created, with many words written so far, and illustrations being thought about. This great book, well worth woofing about, is the follow-up to my first book written by “Buster” (with help from me, Carolyn Cordon), about dogs and gardens. That book was called “Dig It! Gardening Tips for Dogs”.

The sequel will be called “Doggone It! Mindfulness from a Dog’s Point of View”.


As you can imagine this book will be different from the first one. This book gets more into Buster’s mind as he ponders on what the mindful dog thinks versus what the non-mindful dog thinks (or doesn’t think!). If you enjoyed Dig It!, I’m sure you’ll love Doggone it. And if you’ve never read Dig It!, why not head here to read a little about it!

If you’re not sure about what mindfulness means, take look here. This site is particularly relevant to Doggone It, as these seven pillars are basically what the book Buster and I worked on cover. Obviously we used our own words – the way Buster sees these important pillars is different than the way Jon Zabat-Zinn, the author of “Full Catastrophe Living”, where these pillars are discussed more fully. I’ll bet Jon wouldn’t have wondered whether or not anyone had peed on those seven pillars!

Dogs and human see things in life differently, and different dogs see things differently from each other too. As is mentioned in “Doggone It”, different breeds can have different attitudes. And even within each dog breed, there are still dogs who are still not the norm for their breed. There are cross breeds and mongrels too, combining different breeds, with different results than their parents or even their siblings.

If you’re interested in mindfulness, or if you like dogs and funny pictures of dogs, then get ready for a fun look at both when they come together in “Doggone It”. It would be lovely if this book could be out before Christmas this year, but Buster and I are both realistic and are aware aiming at before Christmas 2016 is more likely … It will happen though, and when it does, look for it here!


3 thoughts on “A New Book, Yay, Yay, a New Book!

  1. Thank you, I hope Buster and I can get the book out in a timely way … I’m more or less happy with the words, but my illustrator hasn’t got back to me yet. I have spoken to others about taking over the role though, so who knows, it may be out sooner rather than later.


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