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New signing, new book review, and new stats

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  • February 23, 2017
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Save the Date! I will be participating in the Princeton Public Library‘s Local Author Day on Saturday, March 25 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. I’ll be joined by some forty authors from the New Jersey/Pennsylvania area. So please, stop by, meet authors, buy fabulous books. * For dog lovers who love fiction, check out my review of…

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A tug-at-your-heart kind of essay

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  • October 27, 2016
  • by Jacki Skole
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Growing old isn’t easy. Not that I consider myself old. I’ll soon be pushing fifty, but these days I think fifty may be the new thirty. Still, there’s some fleeting knee pain here, random wrist pain there. Mentally, there are the black holes that swallow words I’m searching for, leaving me to wonder whether I’m…

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Book Review: Being a Dog

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  • October 21, 2016
  • by Jacki Skole
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Dogs can sniff out some pretty incredible things—explosives, drugs, cancer, criminals—the list continues to grow, bounded only, says cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz, by human imagination. In her newest exploration of doghood, Being a Dog: Following the Dog into the World of Smell, Horowitz explores why the dogs’ olfactory system so surpasses our own and how…

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Happy Birthday Galen!

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  • October 4, 2016
  • by Jacki Skole
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On September 25, the New York Times’ Sunday Styles section paid tribute to “Fashion’s Favorite Pets”: Marc Jacobs’ bull terrier Neville, Karl Lagerfeld’s Birman cat Choupette, and Thom Browne’s miniature dachshund Hector, all of whom, the article says, inspire their designer-owners. The news hook for the story was the kick off of the fashion book…

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Canine Comprehension

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  • September 1, 2016
  • by Jacki Skole
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I’ve long believed that Galen understands me when I speak to her. If she didn’t, would she drag herself out of her crate and run upstairs to my daughters’ rooms to wake them each morning upon hearing me call out, “Galen, it’s time to wake the girls?” Would she, when standing in the garage, meet…

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Potpourri

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  • June 25, 2016
  • by Jacki Skole
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Where did the time go? How often do you ask yourself this question? I seem to ask it all the time. For instance, it’s been about a month, and I’ve not posted a darn thing. Where did the time go?  So, please indulge me–there is no theme stitching together the snippets below, but perhaps you will find one (or…

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DOGLAND and other dog book news

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  • May 10, 2016
  • by Jacki Skole
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Just a quick post to update you on all things DOGLAND: Saturday, May 14, I will be promoting DOGLAND at Pet Valu in Hillsborough, NJ. All proceeds from book sales will be donated to SAVE, which will also be onsite with some of its adoptable dogs. Sunday, May 22, I will be at Pet Rescue…

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Costa Rica’s Territorio de Zaguates

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  • May 9, 2016
  • by Jacki Skole
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Photographs of the dogs of Costa Rica’s Territorio de Zaguates are making the social media rounds again, this time courtesy of Reuters photographer Juan Carlos Ulate. I wrote about this remarkable organization three years ago, when it launched an ad campaign that went viral. Today, more than 700 strays call the organization’s sanctuary home–that’s up from 500…

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Books for Dog Lovers

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  • March 16, 2016
  • by Jacki Skole
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Love dogs? Love books? How about books about dogs? Right now, Ashland Creek Press is offering 30% off when you buy DOGLAND and STRAYS, a young adult novel by Jennifer Caloyeras. You can check out the promotion here. A little bit about STRAYS: My 11-year-old and I both read the novel over the summer and highly recommend…

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Book Review: Only the Animals

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  • March 14, 2016
  • by Jacki Skole
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A Russian tortoise launched into space during the Cold War. A Lebanese parrot abandoned on the doorknob of a pet store during Israel’s 2006 bombing of Beirut. A US Navy-trained dolphin called to serve in the Second Gulf War… These are just some of the quirky and haunting stories you’ll read in Only the Animals, Ceridwen Dovey’s recently released…

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New signing, new book review, and new stats

Save the Date! I will be participating in the Princeton Public Library‘s Local Author Day on Saturday, March 25 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. I’ll be joined by some forty authors from the New Jersey/Pennsylvania area. So please, stop by, meet authors, buy fabulous books. * For dog lovers who love fiction, check out my review of…

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A tug-at-your-heart kind of essay

Growing old isn’t easy. Not that I consider myself old. I’ll soon be pushing fifty, but these days I think fifty may be the new thirty. Still, there’s some fleeting knee pain here, random wrist pain there. Mentally, there are the black holes that swallow words I’m searching for, leaving me to wonder whether I’m…

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