Lessons from Tara: Life Advice from the World's Most


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  1. Bark Bark says:

    This review and the rest of the crap I write can be seen my blog Bark s Book Nonsense Stop by and say hey.This was the perfect palate cleanser after the last horror show of an audio I finished.I was a little worried when I began and feared it would be super sad It says it is about the life lessons learned from the world s greatest golden retriever, their Tara, who died too young of cancer, and inspired the couple to start rescuing old and unloved dogs And there are life lessons here but m This review and the rest of the crap I write can be seen my blog Bark s Book Nonsense Stop by and say hey.This was the perfect palate cleanser after the last horror show of an audio I finished.I was a little worried when I began and feared it would be super sad It says it is about the life lessons learned from the world s greatest golden retriever, their Tara, who died too young of cancer, and inspired the couple to start rescuing old and unloved dogs And there are life lessons here but much to my delight, this book tellsabout the couple s current menagerie and is just as humorous and self deprecating as Dogtripping Now they have 20, 30, 40 I just couldn t keep track because one is never enough This book felt like reading a sequel to Dogtripping and that made me unbelievably happy When I finished Dogtripping I was sad only because it was over Finding this book was like a wish come true Some of the stories were a little familiar but ask me if I care I do not and I will not say anything negative about this book We learnabout some of the dogs that were mentioned in Dogtripping as well as a bitabout their beloved Tara It takes place after they ve moved their California dogs to Maine And surprisingly the dogs, all of the dogs,very unlike me or my dogs, love the cold weather I love reading about people who go to great lengths to save unwanted, unadoptable, sick and miserable dogs and make their final years happy and comfy If you re a dog lover you ll love this book but personally I need to stop reading these before my husband and I become these people


  2. Stacy Stacy says:

    If you are a dog lover then I would definitely recommend that you pick up this book It is a series of short stories about all the lessons the author has learned from the various dogs in his life, especially Tara his first dog He and his wife are no ordinary dog owners though They firmly believe in rescuing dogs and have their own foundation as well In their own house they may have anywhere from 25 40 dogs at any given point Needless to say that opens up the possibility for lots of funny sto If you are a dog lover then I would definitely recommend that you pick up this book It is a series of short stories about all the lessons the author has learned from the various dogs in his life, especially Tara his first dog He and his wife are no ordinary dog owners though They firmly believe in rescuing dogs and have their own foundation as well In their own house they may have anywhere from 25 40 dogs at any given point Needless to say that opens up the possibility for lots of funny stories I chuckled out loud several times The only flaw was that the stories start to blend together with a certain sameness


  3. Lesley Lesley says:

    I enjoyed this book just as much as dogtripping this author writes with humor about his life with dogs and his life with dogs all started with the first one, Tara a few laugh out loud moments that I would read out loud to my husband, such as describing the nap teams enjoyed this a lot


  4. Sharyn Sharyn says:

    Saw Rosenfelt for the second time last week in AZ He speaks just as he writes Loved this book Hope to convince my husband to go rescue a dog soon If you love dogs you must read this book It is funny, poignant, unbelievable he and his wife have lived with upwards of 42 rescued dogs I don t know how they get any sleep If you have read hie Andy Carpenter mystery series which you should you will realize that he is basically Andy Carpenter I rarely give 5 stars, but this book deserves it Saw Rosenfelt for the second time last week in AZ He speaks just as he writes Loved this book Hope to convince my husband to go rescue a dog soon If you love dogs you must read this book It is funny, poignant, unbelievable he and his wife have lived with upwards of 42 rescued dogs I don t know how they get any sleep If you have read hie Andy Carpenter mystery series which you should you will realize that he is basically Andy Carpenter I rarely give 5 stars, but this book deserves it


  5. Mayda Mayda says:

    I started reading this book the afternoon we got back from the vet s after euthanizing our 13 year old dog The vet agreed with us that it was time to let him go In this book, David Rosenfelt talks about the Tara Foundation and the very many dogs he and his wife Debbie have rescued, most of whom were elderly dogs These were the unloved, the discarded, the sometimes sick and abused dogs, but dogs that still had some years left and love to give to their owners They placed the ones they could in I started reading this book the afternoon we got back from the vet s after euthanizing our 13 year old dog The vet agreed with us that it was time to let him go In this book, David Rosenfelt talks about the Tara Foundation and the very many dogs he and his wife Debbie have rescued, most of whom were elderly dogs These were the unloved, the discarded, the sometimes sick and abused dogs, but dogs that still had some years left and love to give to their owners They placed the ones they could in loving homes and kept the ones they felt needed their special care It s not only Tara, the best Golden who ever was, who taught the Rosenfelts life lessons, but the numerous other dogs who were lucky enough to come their way Both the dogs and the Rosenfelts were blessed in finding each other David relates humorously the aspects of getting and caring for numerous dogs feeding them, watering them, walking them, cleaning up after them, dispensing medicines, and visiting the vet He also explains how they knew when it was time to let go of their dogs, which is helpful to those of us at that end of the journey with our pets He talked a bit about moving them all from the west coast to the east coast, a tripfully explained in Dog Tripping This account of the Rosenfelt s life with dogs is entertaining and informative, humorous and yet at times, sad But it is one which should be read by all animal lovers And you will find out, with the last sentence, why they have no cats


  6. Me Me says:

    David Rosenfelt summarizes the lessons learned from his first golden retriever Tara David and his wife run the Tara Rescue Foundation and typically share their home with 25 40 dogs at any given time Besides the heartwarming chapters on the various dogs, there s quite a bit of comedy too For example, when David first moved to Maine, he was virtually completely ignorant of deer At first, he was the laughingstock of the small rural community because he didn t know that it s easy to distinguis David Rosenfelt summarizes the lessons learned from his first golden retriever Tara David and his wife run the Tara Rescue Foundation and typically share their home with 25 40 dogs at any given time Besides the heartwarming chapters on the various dogs, there s quite a bit of comedy too For example, when David first moved to Maine, he was virtually completely ignorant of deer At first, he was the laughingstock of the small rural community because he didn t know that it s easy to distinguish a male from a female deer due to the former having antlers He then asked his wife How does a female manage to give birth to a male with antlers I guess I envision deer doctors yelling Push Push To the mother in labor, and that mother screaming, I can t The % antlers hurt too much


  7. Teena in Toronto Teena in Toronto says:

    I discovered David Rosenfelt s Andy Carpenter series about four years ago I ve read and enjoyed them all the first one was published in 2002 and I m looking forward to 19 coming out next month Andy is a lawyer who is married to Laurie and they have a young son named Rich He also has a golden retriever named Tara, who he thinks she s the best dog in the world. I ve also read his Doug Brock series the first was published in 2012 and the third last one was published this past March Do I discovered David Rosenfelt s Andy Carpenter series about four years ago I ve read and enjoyed them all the first one was published in 2002 and I m looking forward to 19 coming out next month Andy is a lawyer who is married to Laurie and they have a young son named Rich He also has a golden retriever named Tara, who he thinks she s the best dog in the world. I ve also read his Doug Brock series the first was published in 2012 and the third last one was published this past March Doug is a police officer who was shot in the line of duty and has lost the last ten years of his memory.I enjoy reading books about animals I knew that David and his wife, Debbie, were involved with rescue dogs so have been wanting to read this book for a while I volunteer with a cat rescue When David and Debbie started dating, she had a golden retriever named Tara who he soon grew to love Tara passed away and they eventually started getting involved in dog rescue Their mission was to take, place and or adopt older dogs that would be euthanized because most people want younger dogs They started the Tara Foundation, named in honour of Tara In Tara s memory, they have never not taken in a golden retriever, regardless of how many dogs they had According to his website, David and Debbie currently have 27 dogs they live on a property in Maine so there is lot of room for the dogs This book is about the rescue process, finding homes for the dogs and what it s like living with that many dogs who sleeps where, who is friends with who, the barking, the vet appointments, making the final days of a senior dog s life the best it can be, etc They have rescued almost 4,000 dogs and found them homes Their own home has became a sanctuary for those dogs they rescued that are too old or sickly to be wanted by others.I like the writing style of this book like his Andy Carpenter series, it was funny, sarcastic and amusing It was interesting to read about life as an author, what it s like rescuing dogs and the lessons he has learned along the way I like that he gave props to everyone who has helped them along the way vets, rescues, etc and named names to acknowledge them Very cool Blog review post


  8. Ken Heard Ken Heard says:

    The title is a bit misleading in that David Rosenfelt provides lessons learned from the 25 to 30 dogs he and his wife kept in their homes in California and later in Maine, not just from Tara, the retriever on the cover.But, the stories are funny, poignant, heartfelt and engaging and Rosenfelt presents them in a series of short columns Most are funny his dealings with the tons of dog poop are pretty humorous There is one, though, in which he had to put down one of his dogs while his wife was t The title is a bit misleading in that David Rosenfelt provides lessons learned from the 25 to 30 dogs he and his wife kept in their homes in California and later in Maine, not just from Tara, the retriever on the cover.But, the stories are funny, poignant, heartfelt and engaging and Rosenfelt presents them in a series of short columns Most are funny his dealings with the tons of dog poop are pretty humorous There is one, though, in which he had to put down one of his dogs while his wife was traveling You could hear the hurt in his words in that story.Also, fans of Rosenfelt s Andy Carpenter series will enjoy this as he makes several mentions of the writing process He also provides a look into his background as a public relations person for a movie production company And, although he is humble about it, Rosenfelt describes his daily routine of feeding and medicating the dogs, taking them to the vet, dealing with squabbles and just entertaining them It is a heroic endeavor that many could not do At times, too, he did it after four back surgeries It helps that he is wealthy, obviously, from his writing career that can fund his rescue of so many dogs.If you are a dog fan, or an animal fan in general, this is an excellent read that shows a family s love for their dogs and it shows that each dog counts as an individual, no matter how many he has stuffed in his home


  9. Theresa Theresa says:

    Almost everything that David has learned that has made him such an exception human being my assessment, not his , he learned from the dogs he and Debbie, his wife, have rescued These stories are warm, funny and, in some cases, remarkable I love his writing and I love his view of dogs I have done many of the same kinds of rescues with cats, so I know what he feels and how much work he is willing to put in.


  10. Jenna Jenna says:

    2.5 starssome humor this one didn t have the same cohesive narrative flow as his previous book Dogtripping.i found the writer tended to meander a bit much and there was some repetition of stuff mentioned in the previous books.but still enjoyable stories about David learning about life thru his experiences w his dogs.i d recommend this to other dog owners and animal lovers.


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Lessons from Tara: Life Advice from the World's Most Brilliant Dog ✺ Lessons from Tara: Life Advice from the World's Most Brilliant Dog Epub ✽ Author David Rosenfelt – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk David Rosenfelt s loyal readers of the Andy Carpenter series are familiar with Tara, the golden retriever sidekick Many also got to know Tara from Dogtripping, David s nonfiction book about becoming a David Rosenfelt s loyal readers of Tara: Life PDF/EPUB ç the Andy Carpenter series are familiar with Tara, the golden retriever sidekick Many also got to know Tara from Dogtripping, David s nonfiction book about becoming a slightly nutty dog rescuer and the dog that started it all Here, finally, is a book all Lessons from PDF or about the inspirational canine who taught David everything he knows Well, he did know how to tie his shoes before he met and came to love Tara, but that s about itThrough Tara, David learned about dating, about being able to share his emotions, and also about everyday stuff like who from Tara: Life eBook ¸ gets to use the pillow if several dogs are sleeping in your bed clue It s not the human and why random barking will never be something that can be eliminated Lessons From Tara is infused with David s trademark wry and self deprecating sense of humor, and will move readers to tears and laughter.

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  • Lessons from Tara: Life Advice from the World's Most Brilliant Dog
  • David Rosenfelt
  • English
  • 06 July 2019

About the Author: David Rosenfelt

I am a novelist with Tara: Life PDF/EPUB ç dogsI have gotten to this dubious position with absolutely no planning, and at no stage in my life could I have predicted it But here I amMy childhood was relentlessly normal The middle of three brothers, loving parents, a middle class home in Paterson, Lessons from PDF or New Jersey We played sports, studied sporadically laughed around the dinner table, and generally had a good time By comparison, Ozzie and Harriet s clan seemed bizarre I graduated NYU, then decided to go into the movie business I was stunningly brilliant at a job interview with my uncle, who was from Tara: Life eBook ¸ President of United Artists, and was immediately hired It set me off on a climb up the executive ladder, culminating in my becoming President of Marketing for Tri Star Pictures The movie landscape is filled with the movies I buried for every Rambo , The Natural and Rocky , there are countless disastersI did manage to find the time to marry and have two children, both of whom are doing very well, and fortunately neither have inherited my eccentricitiesA number of years ago, I left the movie marketing business, to the sustained applause of hundreds of disgruntled producers and directors I decided to try my hand at writing I wrote and sold a bunch of feature films, none of which ever came close to being actually filmed, and then a bunch of TV movies, some of which actually made it to the small screen It s safe to say that their impact on the American cultural scene has been minimalAbout fourteen years ago, my wife and I started the Tara Foundation, named in honor of the greatest Golden Retriever the world has ever known We rescued almost , dogs, many of them Goldens, and found them loving homes Our own home quickly became a sanctuary for those dogs that we rescued that were too old or sickly to be wanted by others They surround me as I write this It s total lunacy, but it works, and they are a happy, safe grouptp uscmillan author davidr.