Wednesday, October 20, 2010

GoD and DoG by Wendy Francisco

Just as a reminder, October is National Adopt-A-Dog Month.  So, it's the perfect time to discuss Wendy Francisco's little book, GoD and DoG.  And, the book is one of the books in the Hatchette Book Giveaway.  You have two more days to enter that contest.   Check my blog for October 7, if you'd like to enter the collection of five books.

This book first appeared on YouTube as a popular video and song by Francisco.  Now, it's in book form, although I hope that the video is on the blog, so you can see it as well.  (No promises.)

GoD and DoG may appear to be a simple little book in which Francisco does not say God and dogs are the same, but that dogs were made by God, and reflect his love.  It's a book to think about, with the similarity as to the simplicity of love given by God and dogs.  The book will take about two minutes to read, but the message will definitely stay with you.  Francisco's book is a treasure to share with dog lovers of all ages.

Wendy Francisco's website is  And, if the video doesn't show on the blog, check it out on YouTube.  Just search for GoD and DoG.

GoD and DoG by Wendy Francisco.  Center Street, Pub Date: 2010. ISBN 9781599953793 (hardcover), 48p.

FTC Full Disclosure - I requested the book from Hatchette since I'm giving away a copy of it.


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

One thing that's so special about dogs is that amazing love--no matter what. Looks like a great read!

kathy d. said...

I remember Susan Conant books which contain dog characters--Kimi and Rowdy (Malamutes), that her character worships dogs. She always said: Remember "dog" spelled backwards is "god." She worshiped at the church of the American Kennel Society.

Am reading a nice book called "Dog Tags," by David Rosenfelt--the perfect hilariously funny legal mystery that is PRO-DOG in a big way--nice human characters, great dogs. If one needs a break, a distraction, a pick-me-up or a fun, cozy read on a rainy or cold day, read this book. You will smile and laugh.

Rosenfelt ran a dog rescue and he and his spouse rescued 4,000 dogs and found them homes. They kept 27 disabled and older dogs in their home. He has a video at his website which shows dogs everywhere in his house, on the table, on the couch, standing around. It is lovely.

I read it to break the "post-good-book" slump I got after reading Malla Nunn's "Let the Dead Lie."

"Dog Tags is working."

Lesa said...


That's the exact message this book gives - God and dogs love us, no matter what.

Lesa said...


It's been a long time since I read any Susan Conant books, but, now that you mention it, I do vaguely remember that.

Isn't it wonderful what David Rosenfelt and his wife have done for dogs? I'm glad you found that his book tides you over after "Let the Dead Lie."

bermudaonion said...

This would be the perfect Christmas gift for my mother in law!

Ingrid King said...

This sounds like the perfect gift for all the dog lovers on my list!

Lesa said...

Kathy & Ingrid,

Great! I'm glad I could provide with a gift idea.