Last year I did a Top Ten Tuesday post on this topic, so I decided to spin it a bit differently. Today’s list–favorite minor DOG characters!
Norman the big, black, cow-sized, farting, loving, protector-dog. All kids who don’t mesh with the so-called popular kids deserve a real animal to love and to be loved and protected by. Norman went above and beyond the call of duty for his girl. You can read my review here.
One Plus One by JoJo Moyes
Barnabas–Father Tim’s, big dog who can only be calmed with Bible verses! Love the big lug.
Anne Tyler is a favorite of mine and this is one of her best books. I love Edward–the dog who is the catalyst for the story. It is Edward who brings Macon and Muriel together. He was even cooler in the movie since he was played by a tri-colored Corgi.
The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
Salty is pastry chef Livvy’s wonderful dog who goes to work with her.
City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller
Arthur Guiness–named for the famed brewer of Guiness beer, is a black lab–a big lummox! He retrieves Wellington boots left out on neighbors’ back steps. But Dr. Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly and his housekeeper, Mrs. Kinky Kincaid, couldn’t get along without him
The Irish Country Doctor series
A Bonus dog
Hound Penderwick, loyal companion of Batty–the youngest Penderwick sister. He is the dog every kid should get to grow up with.
The Penderwicks series