En­joy shows on stormy days

South Shore Breaker - - Local - TRACY JESSIMAN RE­CY­CLED LOVE re­cy­[email protected]

I will read any­thing you put in front of me re­gard­ing dog be­hav­iour or train­ing. There are a pile of books on my bed­side ta­ble and in the liv­ing room. I watch movies and tele­vi­sion shows that con­cen­trate on dogs. Some of the shows are for en­ter­tain­ment, but many are doc­u­men­taries or ed­u­ca­tional.

Now that win­ter is here, my favourite pas­time is to curl up on the couch with my pets and watch some­thing. My pets do not care what’s on the big screen as long as they get a piece of my blan­ket.

I thought I would rec­om­mend a few shows you may want to watch on stormy days this win­ter. I have put them in al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der and I do hope you en­joy a few of them. I am not rat­ing them, nor will I con­fess which ones are my favourites. Some are Hol­ly­wood movies, tele­vi­sion shows or se­ries and a few are doc­u­men­taries. I have listed the ti­tle first with a brief ex­pla­na­tion. I hope they help you pass some time dur­ing the win­ter months.

• Dogs — This Net­flix se­ries high­lights our re­la­tion­ships with dogs and how they en­rich our lives.

• Dog­town — This is a Na­tional Ge­o­graphic se­ries about an an­i­mal res­cue or­ga­ni­za­tion in Salt Lake City, Utah, called Best Friends An­i­mal Sanctuary.

• Dogs with Jobs — This se­ries is about dogs and their de­vo­tion to as­sist­ing us.

• The Dog Lover — This is an un­der­cover movie about a breed­ing fa­cil­ity in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

• Dog by Dog — This fol­lows the money and politi­cians who turn a blind eye to puppy mills.

• Dogs on the In­side — In­mates foster dogs for a res­cue or­ga­ni­za­tion un­til the dogs are adopt­able.

• The Cham­pi­ons — This fol­lows the dogs saved from NFL player Michael Vick’s dog­fight­ing ring.

• Best in Show — This is a funny satire about peo­ple who en­ter their pets in dog show com­pe­ti­tions.

• Mar­ley & Me — This movie is about a fam­ily’s ad­ven­ture with their un­ruly pet dog.

• Martin Clunes: A Man and His Dogs — This lov­ingly ex­plores the re­la­tion­ship we have with dogs.

• Prison Dogs — Con­victs in New York raise and train dogs in prison to be­come ser­vice dogs for in­jured United States vet­er­ans.

• The Se­cret Life of Pets — This is a hi­lar­i­ous an­i­mated movie about silly house pets.

• The Truth About Cats & Dogs — Noelle (Uma Thur­man) and Abby ( Janeane Garo­falo) are un­likely friends. Abby is a vet­eri­nar­ian with a ra­dio call-in show.

• Turner & Hooch — Tom Hanks plays an up­tight po­lice of­fi­cer who un­ex­pect­edly ends up with a large, un­trained dog.

I have many other movies, but I don’t want to swamp any­one with my ob­ses­sion. If you have any favourite movies or se­ries you would like to rec­om­mend, please feel free to email me. I am con­stantly look­ing for some­thing new to watch, es­pe­cially dur­ing the cold win­ter months.

Please be kind to an­i­mals.

123RF

Curl­ing up on the couch to watch an­i­mal-themed shows is a great way to spend a win­ter day.

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