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TOD

The evening before the Gartenbergs were scheduled to move into their new home they paid a visit before the mover’s arrival the next day. A huge black dog came to find out who the intruders were and scared the bejesus out of Ad. This is a yarn about that huge dog that turned out to be named TOD, The Other Dog. How he adopted Janae Gartenberg as his female human, came to sire a litter of whelps, helped rescue a skulk of baby foxes, and protected the neighborhood is part of a heartwarming story centered on TOD’s love and loyalty.


This is the first of the 3-book series.

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The Orchard

This book is the sequel to “TOD”, the tale about an enormous dog that made a huge impact on Janae Gartenberg and her family.  An unusual, dangerous, animal causes a flurry of excitement when it pays The Orchard a visit. After a game warden overplays his authority, he’s humiliated by the Gartenberg’s attorney and retreats with his tail between-his-legs. When a drug-dealing plot is attempted by two miscreant brothers, it’s foiled by the police with the assistance of Janae and Ad Gartenberg and their two kids. In its conclusion, Ad is further convinced that “what Janae wants, Janae gets” when Michelle reveals that she’s missed two periods in a row.


Funny, politically incorrect, and entertaining for animal lovers and readers of all persuasions. This is the second of the 3-book series.

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Longears
and Losers

It's here! Part 3 of the TOD trilogy.

In a state of carnal bliss Ad succumbs to Janae’s pestering to enter the world of equine ownership.

“Longears and Losers” introduces several new characters, man and beast, which includes a barren of mules they turn into pets that thrive on the same affection the Gartenberg family gives their dogs and other animals that call Plantation Gartenberg home. The most abounding and lovable human of the introductions is Paddy O’Brien, the mule trader that hails from Show Low, Arizona. O’Brien adds spice and shows the reader what true friendship is.

Ad Gartenberg is critically wounded by a well-placed gunshot and would have bled to death be it not for Janae, his quick-thinking wife. Ad’s loving family and the host of friends he’s unaware of divinely pulled him through a long stay in the hospital’s intensive care unit.

It turns out that a sore loser from his past was responsible for Ad’s mishap and conspired with several other miscreants to terrorize the Gartenberg family and pay Ad and Janae back for an inconsequential event they’d long forgotten.

 


This is the third of the 3-book series. However, there's plenty of room to continue the Gartenberg story if I decide to. -- Al La Selle, the author

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Alan La Selle

Curmudgeon,
Raconteur,
Animal Lover with a
penchant for storytelling.

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Alan La Selle

Curmudgeon,
Raconteur,
Animal Lover with a
penchant for storytelling.

Read more about the author

Al's pearls of wisdom.


“When a country's people are so afraid of dying, when will those people have time to live?”