Dogged Optimism: Lessons in Joy from a Disaster-Prone Dog

Dogged Optimism Lessons in Joy from a Disaster Prone Dog For anyone who ever loved a pet or needed a laughIn this humorous and uplifting read Belinda recounts how her scruffy Aussie terrier Killarney has helped her through the toughest of days and taught h

  • Title: Dogged Optimism: Lessons in Joy from a Disaster-Prone Dog
  • Author: Belinda Pollard
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  • Page: 155
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  • For anyone who ever loved a pet or needed a laughIn this humorous and uplifting read, Belinda recounts how her scruffy Aussie terrier Killarney has helped her through the toughest of days and taught her to make the most of life Killarney is not afraid of anything that sub tropical Australia can throw at her venomous creatures, cancer, very large dogs She becomes BeFor anyone who ever loved a pet or needed a laughIn this humorous and uplifting read, Belinda recounts how her scruffy Aussie terrier Killarney has helped her through the toughest of days and taught her to make the most of life Killarney is not afraid of anything that sub tropical Australia can throw at her venomous creatures, cancer, very large dogs She becomes Belinda s furry comforter and cheer squad through job loss, grief, and failed romance You will be inspired by Killarney s motto grab life by the throat and shake every last drop of joy out of it Wrestle it, if you have to Dogged Optimism is an accomplished, inspiring piece of writing that had me completely hooked from the first page to the unexpected and gratifying end Gill Pavey, thebookreviewers A delightful read, as much about the ups and downs of owning a wilful dog as facing up to life, especially when it doesn t turn out as expected Marianne Wheelaghan, The Blue Suitcase Evocative, humorous tale Molly Greene, The Gen Delacourt Mysteries Will charm you and inspire Dawn Dicker, Writer Content Strategist Heart warming Tanya Arnold, Pupcake Queen

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    1. Belinda Pollard

      Belinda Pollard is an award winning Australian mystery author and former journalist who loves animals and wilderness Her award winning light memoir, DOGGED OPTIMISM LESSONS IN JOY FROM A DISASTER PRONE DOG started as a collection of humorous anecdotes about her daft Australian terrier, but then became much than that as she realised she couldn t tell the dog s story without telling some of her own The words Poison Bay on a map of New Zealand triggered Belinda s journey to the sinister end of the bookshelf Spooky and remote, it was a location just begging for a mystery Belinda loves mountain hiking despite bad knees and a fear of heights, and trekked the Milford Track as research for her debut novel POISON BAY was awarded a Varuna Fellowship and an IPPY Silver Medal Book 2 in the Wild Crimes series, VENOM REEF set on the Great Barrier Reef, is currently under construction.Belinda lives in Brisbane, Queensland where she is chief ball thrower for a beautiful, socially awkward red and white dog, and turns on the air conditioning so she can dream of snow

    576 thoughts on “Dogged Optimism: Lessons in Joy from a Disaster-Prone Dog”

    1. I loved Pollard's novel Poison Bay and am eagerly awaiting the sequel. I knew I enjoyed her writing but wasn't sure as this book is such a change in genre from her other book. I was drawn in immediately though to this charming memoir which starts when Belinda buys this cheeky little pup until some time before his death (he does have a long lively life in case you are worried). It's not just about the dog but rather Belinda's relationship with him, their many amusing adventures and yes, I'm kinda [...]


    2. As a massive dog lover I was predisposed to enjoy Dogged Optimism, but the entwining of Belinda's brave pup with her own enormous life changes and acceptances gave the narrative a depth I hadn't anticipated. This is a gorgeous read and if you weren't familiar with the awesomeness of canines before, you will be on your way to the RSPCA when you've finished.


    3. An honest, heartwarming story written with much love and humour about how owning a dog helps us through tough times. Dog people (and anyone who loves their pets) will love this book. It will make you laugh and possibly cry. Thumbs up to local author, Belinda Pollard.


    4. Great read for dog lovers.Loved this book. Reminded me of my pug who doesn't realize he is short. I would recommend this book for dog lovers.


    5. When writer Belinda Pollard acquired her spunky Australian Terrier in May of 1998, she had no idea in what ways the furry little hurricane would change her life - and herself. In Dogged Optimism: Lessons in Joy from a Disaster Prone Dog, Pollard compiles the story of her adventure with bright-eyed, ever-inquisitive Killarney, and in her quietly humorous, heartfelt way she fills the pages of the memoir with the meaningful essence of dog ownership. Through sixteen "lessons" Killarney teaches Belin [...]


    6. More Laughs Than TearsThis author has a great sense of humor, both about herself and her dog. She titles her chapters with various lessons, which as a good way to organize the book. She must have kept a journal about her dog in order to be able to write a whole book about it. I was afraid I was going to cry at the end when the dog died, but she left that part out.


    7. Such an enjoyable read! I loved reading this humorous book about the author and her relationship to her Australian Terrier, Killarney. Luckily none of my dogs have given me quite the adventures they have, but the love and appreciation she has for this little blessing keep the story uplifting and easy to read. Her trouble with snakes and poisonous toads have cemented my apprehension of travelling to Australia! It covers about 14 years with both good and bad experiences. She doesn't make the sad t [...]




    8. "I say to Mum, 'What do you think? It’s not as if I’m going to buy a puppy today. But you can cuddle one, I’ll buy you some coffee and cake, and then you can come back home for a nap.' She smiles. A glance passes between her and Dad."When Belinda decided to adopt her first dog, she had no idea what she was in for. Killarney Karinya, named by Belinda for two special places she visited as a child, was an old-fashioned Australian terrier and the runt of her litter. While Belinda had grown up [...]


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