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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Dog Tails by Tara Chevrestt

Dog Tails by Tara Chevrestt
Publisher: Tara Chevrestt
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (29 pgs)
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Aloe

Meet Lola, Pudgy, and Jazzy, three canine cuties that will warm your heart and make you laugh.

In Thank Dog It's Friday, Lola and her human mommy, Trisha trade bodies for a day! Can they cope with their new bodies and prevent Trisha's husband from throwing her into a mental institution?

Pugnacious introduces Pudgy, a very pugnacious pug. She takes her job in a dog bakery very seriously and when the bakery is robbed, it's up to her to save the day, the cash, and the canine cookies!

In Tail of Terror, Jazzy does the unthinkable and she runs away. If she can survive the mean streets, there may be a lesson in store for her and she may make a new friend.

Dog Tails is intended for dog lovers everywhere, but even cat lovers will smile and fall in love with Lola, Pudgy, and Jazzy.

This author is a dog lover. She puts herself in the mind of a dog and creates cute, humorous stories that are a joy to read. If you’ve ever owned a dog, you’ll be able to relate to these “tails”.

Ms. Chevrestt has used her own dogs for inspiration to inject realism into her story. Even the fantasy story has a ring of truth. You don’t have to love dogs to read these stories, because you’ll find yourself being charmed by her pet characters anyway. One of my favorite touches is how the author points out dogs think we have God wrong. It should be dog. They consider that the almighty being, thank you.

The first story is my favorite. The dog’s lady owner wishes she could trade places with her dog and not have to deal with her human life and all the work associated with it. Be careful what you wish for. The author’s descriptions are right on and how she envisions the human acting in the dog’s body is hilarious. The dog’s reaction is great, too: “Oh my Dog!”

The author gives you a body exchange story, a canine cookie robbery, and a life lesson for the pampered dog. Another story or two might have rounded it out a bit more, but the stories within are gems.

Her stories show the differences in breed personalities. The gave me a smile as I followed along in the story. Don't be surpriesd if you laugh-out-loud in a couple of spots. They’re short and sweet and easy to read quickly. If you’re having a down day, this book will pick up your spirits.

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