Please continue with the pet-related book suggestions. Some of my favorites, most from my childhood are:
Misty of Chincoteague and anything else by Marguerite Henry
All Creatures Great and Small and everything else by James Herriot
Mosby, the Kennedy Center Cat by Beppie Noyes
Bedtime Stories for Dogs by Leigh Anne Jasheway
My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara
Interestingly enough, yesterday I learned of a dog book by a local author. It's called The Kokopelli Journals. The website offers quite a bit of information, including a synopsis, but the very short version is that during a special trip out west, the author and her husband rescue a dog. Of course, it's never THAT simple, and even if it was this once, it wouldn't make for a book, would it? I'm going to see about getting to one of the local booksellers who carries the limited, first edition and read it soon.
When it comes to reference books, I like The Complete Holistic Dog Book by Katy Sommers. Of course, I own many, MANY breed books, specifically for basset hounds and jack russell terriers. I'm sure there are others in my library, but that is the newest, and the one I have on the coffee table right now.
So, fiction, non-fiction stories, reference... what are your favorite dog books?