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JoAnna Downey

JoAnna Downey

JoAnna Downey's dog George is a "cannardly" (which means you can hardly tell what kind of dog he is), but people who insist on more limiting categories claim he must be a bearded collie, a Tibetan terrier, a puli, a Portuguese water dog–in other words, a cannardly. For the most part, George shuns these labels and just considers himself a member of the species Canis familiaris (commonly known as "dog"). While residing at Buddy Dog, an animal shelter, he picked JoAnna out of the multitudes, decided she looked like the perfect meal ticket, and hitched a ride home. When he's not out sniffing trails and conducting research for his newspaper column, George likes to chase squirrels and bark at weird people.

JoAnna and her co-author Chris Lau have been friends ever since George and Inu introduced them in the Common over 10 years ago. In addition to The Dog Lover's Companion to Boston, they are also the authors of The Dog Lover's Companion to New England and The Dog Lover's Companion to New York City. When not exploring New England with the dogs or disagreeing about the demise of baseball and whether or not the Red Sox will ever win a World Series, JoAnna is a freelance writer and contributing editor to Dog World Magazine.

By JoAnna Downey:

The Dog Lover’s Companion to New England
3rd Edition
$22.95 US
JoAnna Downey, Christian J. Lau, and their beloved companions, Inu and George, reveal the best dog-friendly stops throughout New England. More




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