Monday, September 29, 2014

Ask Anna--Advice for the Furry and Forlorn- Review and Giveaway

Ever wish that you understood your dog and his "issues"? Then, maybe you should ask a dog. But, not just any dog. Bestselling author Dean Koontz's golden retriever Anna appears to have "the Dear Abby gene." And, believe me, in her new book Ask Anna, she has all the answers!

Ike seeks advice from Ask Anna.

 Koontz explains that he and Anna compiled a book "of her golden advice to other canines, with the hope that it will help you to understand your dogs better and will encourage you to stop being a ninny of an owner, if in fact you are one."

I was delighted for the opportunity to reveiw this adorable, humorous book, and was provided with one book for giveaway as well, so be sure to enter the Rafflecopter at the end!

Ike is both furry and forlorn.

Page after page, the furry and forlorn turn to Anna to help solve their canine crises--loneliness, depression, boredom, bad breath.

Shrimp the Dachshund complains that he is upset at being short.
Anna explains that if you measure height from tail tip to nose, Shrimp is way taller than he may think. She adds,  "If you feel short, you will be short. If you feel'll still be short, but you'll feel better."

Anna explains what dogs worry about when people are away from home, the magical allure of tennis balls, and why she wants to be a bird...or at least a flying dog.

Blackie writes that his owners feet stink.
Anna replies, "Lucky!"

Ike's feeling a little overwhelmed by troubles. Ask Anna can help.

"That's great advice, Anna. Thank you!"

Perhaps Anna's greatest advice of all is reminding us that most problems can be solved with the greatest gift of all--love.

Ask Anna: Advice for the Furry and Forlorn
by Dean Koontz and his dog Anna
Center Street/Hachette Book Group 2014

I'm giving away one copy of Ask Anna by Dean Koontz and his dog Anna
a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Full Disclosure: I was provided with 1 copy of Dear Anna for review, and one copy for giveaway. This in no way influenced my review. Opinions expressed here are 100% my own. 


  1. Lady Girl asks Anna: Why does my mommy leave me alone sometimes? I am afraid she is not coming back :(

  2. Sounds like a fun book! The photos look great too!

  3. What a great book, I bet a lot of our questions would be answered!

  4. Jedi would like to know why his people insist on closing the bathroom door.

  5. How can I get more belly rubs? I am a HUGE Dean Koontz fan! His book The Watchers is one of the reasons I got my Golden Retriever years ago. I'm sure this book is fantastic ♥

  6. Wager would ask why we keep all the things that look the most fun to chew on up high!

  7. Our Dachshunds Daisy and Lilly would ask how to get more treats! Our BC Missy wants to ask how to motivate Mommy to get off the computer and out on walks more often!

    LOVE Dean Koontz's writings, both the scary stuff and the dog stories. I would love to add this copy to my collection!

  8. Roxxy wants to know why she always has to be the big sister.
    Lola would like to know why we brought Lucy home, every was so great when it was just her and Roxxy!
    Lucy wants to know why she can't always be the center of attention.
    I'm really looking forward to reading this book regardless of if I win. Thanks for the giveaway and review!

  9. This book looks very sweet and I hadn't heard of it before!

  10. Oh my gosh! I love this! Flattery says she'd ask how to make her human understand that tricking her to get off the couch by rattling the cookie jar isn't funny!

  11. Why do my dogs want to go out at 5am?

  12. I want to know why my cat licks me several times, then bites!
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  13. my dogs would ask why I make them do silly things for treats!

  14. Nikki would like to ask: "How do I get the tennis ball fur out of my mouth after a long session of throw and catch?"

  15. I would ask how I can convince my long-haired Chihuahua to go up and down the steps I got at the base of the couch to help her get up and down from there. She has arthritis in her spine and this would be great for her to do.


Kelly and Ike say thank you for your comments!