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Woof Worthy Reads: Ask Anna by Dean Koontz’s Golden Retriever

Woof Worthy Reads: Ask Anna by Dean Koontz’s Golden Retriever

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For years and years, I’ve been a HUGE Dean Koontz fan.

I got into reading thrillers when I was a teenager who really really shouldn’t be reading them. I would sneak them home from the library and read them under the covers at night and then be up all hours, worried that the shadow on the wall was actually a ghost and that noise at the window was some sort of deranged psychopath. *Sweet dreams*.

All these years later, I’m still a Dean Koontz fan, but these days it’s for a different reason.

I still love a good thriller, but nowadays, my heart is with the books a lot of people don’t even know exist: the Trixie Books


For those who don’t know (and really, where have you been, living under a rock?!) Trixie, is Dean Koontz’ late Golden Retriever and she lived “a big little life”. Her heart warming, endearing and totally awesome books were a hint that, in addition to being one of my favourite authors, Dean Koontz might be a kindred spirit and another crazy dog person.

I love the Trixie books and that’s why I was so excited when I found out that the newest Koontz canine, Anna, had written a book of her own.

ask anna

Kol’s Note: There’s a whole page in this book where Anna tells people how to mail her treats. You can do that? WHY HAVEN’T I WRITTEN A BOOK?!

Ask Anna: Advice for the Furry and Furlorn is abso-woofing-lutely adorable. Despite a vow to never become a writer, Anna has decided to selflessly share her Golden wisdom with the masses.

No matter what ails your furry friends, Anna has the answers. In this book she tackles every issue from what begging pose will yeild the most treats (you’ll be surprised by her answer) to the mystical allure of the tennis ball. Page after page she helps guide questioning canines and she’s not afraid to get tough when she needs to, telling one misguided pup that it’s time to “straighten up and start waggin’ in gratitude for being born a dog.” She even takes a “paws on” approach to dealing with critters.

Ask Anna: Advice for the Furry and Forlorn

You’ve seen “The Birds” right? No wonder this pup is worried. Luckily, Anna has the answers to help.


Whether you’re a dog or just a dog lover, Ask Anna is a fun read that will bring a smile to your face and a wag to your tail. If you’re anything like me, you’ll crack the cover to read a page or two and not stop until you’ve read every last drop of Anna’s sparkling wit and wisdom. Plus, you can feel good about spending your heard earned kibbles on it because the royalties from Ask Anna: Advice for the Furry and Forlorn go to Canines for Independance. That’s something to woof about.

You can keep up with Anna and all her news on Facebook.




 What would your dog ask Anna, if they were to write in for advice?

Hey, maybe if you’re lucky, Koly will try his paw at being an advice columnist and answer their queries. (Dog help us all.)



Want to find out what more bloggers think about Anna’s first book? Up next on this blog book tour is Just Another Book Guy. Go Check it out.



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Christina Berry

Monday 13th of October 2014

Dean Koontz is my favorite author, but I have to admit I must be living under a rock because I had NO IDEA about the Trixie books! Definitely checking them out!

M. K. Clinton

Monday 13th of October 2014

I love a well-read dog Kolchak! Dean Koontz is one of my favorite authors. His "Watchers" is one of the influences for me getting Tucker, our Golden Retriever.

Beth | Daily Dog Tag

Sunday 12th of October 2014

That might be my favorite photo/caption combination of Kolchak ever! It looks like a great book.

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