National Dog Day was yesterday, 8/26, so consider this a one day late “Top Five Friday” type of post!
I was thinking of a couple different topics to write about until I have more review content, and everyone loves dogs right?
Here are the top 5 I can think of easily, ready go!
I am 90% sure that A Night in the Lonesome October is considered sci-fi. If you haven’t read it, Snuff is Jack the Ripper’s dog and the narrator of the story which takes place over the evenings of a particular October. It’s a wild book
This is another kind of wild series of sci-fi books where a man is taken captive in order to be sold as an exotic pet to some aliens. He is captured along with a dog named George who can talk after being enhanced by the aliens so they could sell him for a higher price. All sorts of adventures happen in a pretty limited environment and George is a good boy!
I’m pretty sure I remember Porthos in the novels too so I’m counting this one. What a freaking little cutie. Enterprise gets a bit of a bad rap but hey, I enjoyed it anyway.
Definitely not in a book, but Futurama is directly responsible for being the most amazing cartoon in existence and I won’t even lie about how many real life tears this episode caused! From Jurassic Bark, poor Seymour waited a very, very long time for Fry to come back 😭😭😭😭😭😭
Hollow Kingdom was one of the first advanced reading copies I got when I started doing this for more than fun, and, I think that’s why Dennis sticks out in my mind. In a post apocalyptic world where the animals are the only ones alive, S.T. the crow and Dennis the hound have to rescue the other animals and figure out how to save the day. Dennis got the short end of the stick is this one but he was another very good boy!
I have to give an honorable mention to literally every dog Patrick Stewart has ever rescued. This man does so much for the pitbull image and I’ll always respect him the most for that! If you didn’t know that the dog in the show (the featured post image) is portrayed by a real foster dog, now you do!