His Name was Brownie by Judi M. Roller
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A mixed-breed offspring of “Marley and Me” and “All Creatures Great and Small,” “His Name was Brownie” is your next book for fun. Peopled with multiple Marley dogs (and Marla’s as well), nearly all readers will recognize their dog or cat, son or daughter, spouse—maybe even themselves—as the featured characters barrel their way through their laughable adventures. Collies and Irish wolfhounds bound through the pages; but they have many companions, including a tuxedo cat, a mastiff, a demented border collie, two Siamese cats, two twenty-five pound attack cats, the monkey from Hell, a Labrador retriever nicknamed “Blockhead” because of his habit of getting his head stuck in plastic milk cartons, black witch moths, and a bufo. Their escapades take them through beautiful areas of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Hawaii, before the clan finally lands in Wisconsin near the Wisconsin River.
Dr. Judi Roller has been breeding and showing collies and Irish wolfhounds for many years, garnering AKC championships for her dogs and several group placements along the way. She has also enjoyed judging multiple AKC matches. Her previous book, “The Politics of the Feminist Novel,” won an Outstanding Academic Book award; and she has published literary criticism as well as book reviews and occasional poems and a short story. Her B.A. cum laude was earned at Bowling Green State University, and her doctorate came from the University of Michigan, even though she is a home-grown Ohio State Buckeye, which became a challenge while she was teaching Freshman English during her graduate work at Michigan. Now retired from university administration, she has more time for dogs, golf, travel, bridge, and reading. Website is https://rivendellcolliesandirishwolfhounds.com for author blog and reader reviews.