Monday, March 12, 2012

Dog Trots Globe - To Paris and Provence Book Review

Like many dog lovers, Sheron Long always dreamed of taking Chula, her 9 year old Shetland Sheepdog, on vacation with her.  Last year she did it and traveled all the way to France.  Long wrote about their adventure in a new photo book and travelogue called Dog Trots Globe - To Paris and Provence.

Published by OIC Books, Dog Trots Globe - To Paris and Provence is told from the dog's point of view and includes over 100 color photographs and 4 videos.  The videos are embedded in enhanced eBook editions and available online for readers who choose print or standard eBook editions.

This is a fun story.  Traveling from Carmel Valley in California to Paris and Saint-Remy-de-Provence over two months time, the author, her husband and Chula, the Sheltie dog, explore market days, bristros, French traditions, and the city lights of Paris.  You'll find lots of beautiful photographs and recommendations of dog friendly places and spaces. 
Chula in Provence: Sheron Long photograph
Though I'm usually not keen on stories told from the dog's mouth, so to speak, I found the narrative in Dog Trots Globe charming.  To set the mood for fun and adventure, there are even music videos that accompany the story.  

This is not at all just a story of a traveling dog, but very much a travelogue of things to see and do while in France - with a dog or not.  For example, the book includes a list of the Markets of Provence, accompanied by a map and the days they are open.

I found the the book's Afterword very helpful in giving specific directions to prepare to take a dog with you to France.  In fact, the Extras that accompany the book on the OIC website, give a wealth of helpful information for planning your trip to France.

Enjoy stories about dogs?  Planning a trip to Paris or Provence?  Then, you should read this book.   Dog Trots Globe - To Paris and Provence is available for purchase in hardcover (with online extras) for $19.95.   eBook additions are available from your favorite booksellers.


  1. Interesting. I've never read a book written on a dog's eye view. If they pulled it off, then that some giant step.

    Now how I'd wish travelling to Paris was as cheap as going from one Asian country to another.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  2. this was a MARVELOUS review! Now, with all of the books that i have reviewed, and the fact that I have a did I never hear about this one? Sounds great!!


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