Tales from a Dog Catcher

Tales from a Dog Catcher

"In the tradition of James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small and John Grogan's Marley & Me, Tales from a Dog Catcher is a humorous and heartwarming collection about love, laughter, loss, acceptance, and fate, in the world of an animal control officer."
- Publishers Marketplace"

...Writing in a style reminiscent of James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small, she recalls her experiences in 22 vignettes that dispel and replace stereotypes with an image of a compassionate individual concerned with animals and people alike. Like Herriot, she is a gifted storyteller and an astute observer.... At times amusing and heart-wrenching, this memorable book deserves wide readership. Highly recommended for public libraries. "
- Library Journal (starred review)

... In Tales from a Dog Catcher, she brings together these experiences in a magical book that is funny, touching, and heartrending by turns." - Amazon.com

"This is a wonderful book. I had a hard time putting it down. I was laughing and tearing up, sometimes at the same time! I didn't want it to end..."-Nina Killham, Bestselling Author of Believe Me, How to Cook a Tart, and Mounting Desire

"Having good writing skills isn't a prerequisite for getting a job as a dog catcher, but the two certainly make a good combination for the author of Tales from a Dog Catcher...Some stories are funny - some may move you to tears. I may be barking up the wrong tree, but I think they will appeal to animal lover's and even those who don't care for pets will enjoy reading about the eccentric people involved in these tales from a dog catcher." ...Phyliss Davidson - INFO Metropolitan Library System Magazine. Oklahoma

"Summer reading! Enjoy tales about hero hounds, crazy cats. Great dog books just made for Summer Reading! ... Here's a list of some of our favorite books ... Tales from a Dog Catcher by Lisa Duffy-Korpics is a collection of real stories about people and the animals they encounter...this book is in the tradition of "All Creatures Great and Small" by James Herriot. The stories are funny, sad, uplifting and even silly." ...Laurie Denger - Dayton Daily News. Ohio

"...In Tales from a Dog Catcher," author Lisa Duffy-Korpics recounts her years as an animal control officer in a series of fascinating and engaging stories...the stories can be funny and heartbreaking, often simultaneously...However, there is no shortage of entertaining encounters. Animal lovers will appreciate the candid tales, and enjoy a new perspective on an often unexamined profession."...Dog Channel.com

"Lisa's numerous on-the-job adventures are compiled in this collection of sad, charming, delightful and humorous short stories. ...Animal lovers of all ages will appreciate Lisa’s recollections of her memorable encounters with domestic animals and injured wildlife in the beautiful Hudson Valley." ...Rachelle Nones - Tri County WOMAN magazine. New York

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Book Release Party!

My wonderful sister and brother in law, Gen and John Privitera, went WAY overboard and threw me a book launch party! Thank you to everyone who could come - some had a pretty long drive too. Even my nephew Colin came all the way home from college!
I really appreciate everyone's support...I think everyone had a great time!
I can't believe the cake...Gen got it from a place called Culinary Creations, 46 Main St, Pine Bush, NY 12566. Not only was it absolutely beautiful...it tasted great too. If anyone in the Hudson Valley is in the market for a special occasion cake, Culinary Creations is definitely the place to go. We had the infamous James Marrinan, perpetrator of the Tales from a Dog Catcher facebook event marketing campaign there to enjoy the party too. Much to Jim's dismay, no amount of explaining could convince some people that the facebook event, was really just encouraging everyone to check out the book, and not to appear at an actual "event"! Unfortunately, because Jim was my local guerilla marketer - he ended up as the target of some snippy-ness! To show everyone how wonderful Jim really is, here is a photo of "The Marrinan" enjoying the party with his talented daughter Kat, (look for her books to be coming out in a few years...she is a teen journalist for the Poughkeepsie Journal and has quite a dedicated following already!).

Thank you for the tons of excellent food, abundant wine and obvious amount of incredible work that went into throwing this party. I am overwhelmed at the kindness of so many friends, and family that worked so hard to make this a special day. Thanks to my husband Jason for rushing out to get a new camera and posting these great photos to remember the day.
I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful extended family. John spent most of the day in the garage cooking up a storm....and when he wasn't doing that he was creating window blocks to commerate the day!

Of course there are no photos of Gen because she is the master of hiding when the camera comes out. Here is a good one of John hard at work grilling in the garage. The plan had been to use the large deck outside, however Mother Nature had other plans since it felt more like February than April.
Thank you once again to the Privitera's, the O'Mara's, the Nolen family, the Spivey Family, the Provino's, the Sherman's, the Forman's, Paul, Cathy, Johanna, Brigid, Michele, Steve, Penny, Margaret, Jane, and to everyone else who made this such a memorable day.

Even Ruby, the red Lab was excited until someone told her what the title of the book was...at that point she said;
"Dog Catcher book?...wake me when it's over."

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The Lyon Press, Guilford,Connecticut
The Lyons Press is an imprint of The Globe Pequot Press
Cover design by Georgiana Goodwin
Cover photographs © Shutterstock

Printed in the United States of America
US $16.95 / CAN $19.95
Tales from a Dog CatcherDuffy-Korpics © 2009
Dewey: 636.7
Dogs — New York (State) — New York — Anecdotes. Dog rescue — New York (State) — New York — Anecdotes. Duffy-Korpics, Lisa