A Q & A with Pat Furstenberg, on her AsGoodAsGold Blog Tour

#ASGoodAsGold by @PatFurstenberg #BlogTour Whenever I see a dog watching something, that absorbed look in his eyes, ears pricked, muzzle quivering - either out on the window or at a bird perched on a branch - I ask myself: what goes through my darling dog’s mind? Is he waiting for someone? Surely dogs have an internal body clock; if you had a pet, you’ve definitely noticed how perceptive dogs are towards their environment and especially towards us, their, um, pack members. Still, what exactly goes through a dog’s mind? What kind of questions do they ask themselves? How do dogs understand life? When they look at a snail, for example, besides its scent, what else do they take in? And how does a dog feel when… a cat is suddenly introduced to the family? These questions stood behind the poems and haiku from As Good as Gold - as engaging as a tail wag. As Good as Gold celebrates the essential things in life as seen through the eyes of our old time favourite furry friends. I chose poetry as a form of expression because I believe dogs are smart pets with a poet’s heart, yet with a great sense of humor. Dogs are full of questions, yet they are famed sellers of innocence especially when it comes to explaining their mishaps and often foolish effervescence through ponderings such as “Why IS a Cat Not Like a Dog”, “As Brown as Chocolate”, “Silver Stars and Puppy Tail” or, best yet, “Dog or Book?” Written for their human companions, by dogs, these poems are an ode to the best of times, celebrating the beauty of a life spent waging one’s tail. A fun read for of all ages, it includes 35 poems and haiku accompanied by expressive portraits of our canine friends