What to Expect When Adopting a Dog

The fundraising arm of this blog is Wigglebutt Warriors®. Our sole mission is to crusade to save dogs’ lives. Imagine our superhero glee when writer and pet parent, Diane Rose-Solomon , asked us to contribute to her latest project: What to Expect When Adopting a Dog. This book is your go-to, must have resource if in any way, shape, or form, you are considering the adoption of a … [Read more...]

Faithfully Yours Dog Book Review and Giveaway

My heart beats dog.® It beats dog so much that it is my trademarked slogan and is permanently tattooed on my arm. Faithfully Yours, the new book about the bond we share with animals, beats with that very same rhythm. If you love animals, stories that are uplifting about them, and enjoy curling up with short stories that resonate to your dog-loving heart: Peggy Frezon wants you … [Read more...]

My Old Dog Book Review and Giveaway

My Old Dog: These are three words that dog moms and dog dads dream of saying about their own dogs. How often have we been told that 40 is the new 20 or that 60 is the new 40? With all of the advances in nutrition, supplementation, veterinary medicine and, of course, the human-canine bond—10 certainly has become the new 5 in the canine world. If we play our cards right, however, … [Read more...]

Dog Lovers Book Delivers a Heartwarming Tale and Contest

Dog lovers, your time has come. I am a sucker for a tale well told that involves drama, a dog, and the promise that the dog won't die in the end. If you are like me and like dog-friendly fiction without the fear of a tearjerker end, then prepare to fall in love with the latest title from writer, Jackie Bouchard, House Trained. Fidose of Reality is a health and wellness blog … [Read more...]

A Letter to My Dog Book Delivers and Giveaway

I love summertime for so many things, and catching up on good books is one of my favorite summer pastimes. If you love dogs and reading, then A Letter to My Dog book is your "must read" material of the season. If you are a cat lover, not to fret: A Letter to My Cat is designed for feline aficionados. Here's the scoop and how you can win a copy of this precious book for dog … [Read more...]

Abe Lincoln’s Love of Dogs Book Review and Giveaway

I am not much of a Presidential history buff, but I am very interested in the role dogs played in the lives of important people throughout history. It was with great joy, then, that I was made aware of a new book by Matthew Algeo, Abe & Fido: Lincoln's Love of Animals. Indeed Abe Lincoln had a passion for pets. Since "Fido" is part of our blog namesake, this book, its … [Read more...]

Dog Easter Basket of Bling Contest

It's time for the Fidose of Reality Dog Easter Basket of Bling Contest 2015!!! Every good dog deserves a basket of nom noms for Easter, and this year, our platinum sponsor is SMARTCOOKEE Company. The grand prize winner will receive a good "tote" filled with  SMARTCOOKEE® yummies for dogs! Keep reading! SMARTCOOKEE® is like happiness in a bag. More than an average dog treat, … [Read more...]

Chick Lit with a Canine Twist Scores

Chick lit with a canine twist: If this sounds like your cup of’ terrier tea, read on. When Susan Daffron was named a Fidose of Reality Paw-er Woman in 2011, she told us, “If you love writing and you love pets, writing about pets doesn’t feel like work.” Her latest offering, Fuzzy Logic, is a piece of work that answers the ever-burning question, “What’s a good book I can … [Read more...]

Cocker Spaniel Book Breaks Boundaries

My heart beats dog™, and if you read this blog on a regular basis, you know that dog is generally a Cocker Spaniel.  My whole life I wanted to have a Cocker Spaniel and I wanted to live true to who I really am. One of those two dreams was realized in 1993 when my first Cocker Spaniel entered my life. The “being true to who I am” happened in 2013 when I shared with the world the … [Read more...]

Stocking Stuffer for Dog Book Lovers

Jackie Bouchard has a gift for getting inside a dog’s mind and talking for them. Such is the case with her first book, What the Dog Ate, and here we go again with her second book, Rescue Me: Maybe.  This offering is just in time for stocking stuffers for the dog book lovers out there. During the holidays, I enjoy giving (and receiving) books and catching up on reading over … [Read more...]