New! Hachi’s Favorite Akita Stories, the perfect gift for Akita lovers!

Do you love Akitas? Then Do We Have the Book for You!

Hachi’s Favorite Akita Stories
Edited by Anastasia Ormeron

You’ll find yourself smiling, wiping away a tear at times, and nodding your head in recognition at these heartwarming tales that recall the unique quirkiness of sharing your home and heart with an Akita.

From mischievous to majestic, hilarious to heroic, and everything in between—Hachi’s Favorite Akita Stories is the perfect read for Akita lovers age 12 and up.

In addition, you’ll take a behind-the-scenes peek at the Hollywood movie, “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale,” and share on and off set moments with its amazing Akita stars!

Have you ever wondered what it is that makes an Akita so special?

To answer that question, author and editor Anastasia Ormeron goes back more than thirty years—when, during a trip to Tokyo, a beautiful bronze statue of a dog caught her attention outside Shibuya railway station. 

As she looked closer and met Hachiko’s wistful gaze, she knew she would never forget him or his tale. There is something magical about Japan’s most famous and faithful Akita Inu that touches hearts and changes lives.

Many years passed, but Hachi’s memory remained and her own version of his story reached Akita lovers around the world. One by one, a small circle of Hachi & Friends furry readers began to grow—each with his or her own special tale to tell.

Here is their collection, and much more too. Akitas from every corner of the globe unite to celebrate their ancestor, The Loyal Dog, and his legacy of love in “Hachi’s Favorite Akita Stories.” With gorgeous cover illustrations by Akitas Comics.

Available to the trade through Ingram Distribution. Available in hardback and paperback through Amazon Worldwide.

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-954039-21-6

Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-954039-22-3

Kindle U.S.: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BCDT3D4W

About the Author

Anastasia Ormeron is the creator of Hachi & Friends and is a teacher and writer.
 
A friend to animals since childhood, she often carries their beloved stories into the classroom, believing that many of life’s greatest lessons can be learned from them.
 
Anastasia spent most of her crazy, growing up years in London but shares a quieter life today, in a tiny corner of the Italian Alps, with her husband and grumpy gray cat, Mathilda.

About the Cover Illustrator

Talented French illustrator, Rebecca Szmidt, better known as “Akitas Comics,” combines her love of art and dogs with humorous flair. A former student of the prestigious La Cambre-Mode Academy, Rebecca is also a successful fashion designer. Find her on Instagram and Facebook at @akitas_comics.

Bears Darla and Hindie Deserve to Live as the Majestic Creatures they Are!

P.S. Akitas are often affectionately called “Bears” because of their size and their beautiful furry heads, but we’re also advocating for two young bears, the “real” kind, who have been forced into captivity to perform silly tricks for the amusement of humans. We hope you’ll agree this is now way for them to live by signing and sharing our petition. Thank you!

37 Dog Books for Young and Old in Honor of National and International Dog Day

Who Doesn’t Love Dogs?

OK, don’t answer that! We know there are plenty of people out there who don’t love Man’s Best Friend, but today is all about celebrating our furry friends, so join us in saying THANK YOU to our pups for bringing us so much joy and comfort throughout our lifetimes.

To visit our book page and find dog books for our youngest readers to our oldest fans, visit this link. We’ve currently got 37 books for dog lovers! View some of our selected covers below or visit our book page to read more and purchase your favorites. Kiss your dogs for us, and give them an extra hug today.

Happy National and International Dog Day to animal lovers and their companions everywhere.

  • Foster Doggie Insanity

Deadline Looms to Send Us YOUR Funny Animal Rescue Story!

You’ve all got them…funny animal rescue stories…

At least if you’re in the animal rescue “business.”

Truth be told, most laugh-out-loud rescue stories don’t start out funny. They’re in fact disasters of the highest order that only become hilarious in hindsight. (You’ve all read the tale of the roomba smearing doody all over the room, right? Not at all amusing if you’re the one cleaning it up, but it makes for a great story at dinner parties later!)

Editors Tamira Thayne and Christy Burbidge have been scouring the internet to bring you some great moments in animal rescue, moments that bring some laughs to what can be a heartbreaking field.

We still have room for a few more tales! Could One of Them Be YOURS? Deadline is March 31st.

Have a laugh out loud story about something that happened in animal rescue? Share it with us, and we’ll choose 15-30 stories for our upcoming 2021 book entitled Don’t Look a Gift Couch in the Mouth—And Other Guffawfully Funny Stories of Animal Rescue. We’re seeking essays of 1000-3000 words, and would love a photo or two of the animal in question to go with your tale if possible.

Submit your story to us here: https://whochainsyou.com/submissions.html

Happy Writing!

Got a Funny Animal Rescue Story? Tell Us, and Be Part of an Upcoming Book!

We’re Currently Seeking Story Contributions to Our 2021 Book: Don’t Look a Gift Couch in the Mouth, and Other Guffawfully Funny Stories of Animal Rescue

Have a laugh out loud story about something that happened in animal rescue? Share it with us, and we’ll choose 15-30 stories for our upcoming 2021 book entitled Don’t Look a Gift Couch in the Mouth—And Other Guffawfully Funny Stories of Animal Rescue. We’re seeking essays of 1000-3000 words, and would love a photo or two of the animal in question to go with your tale if possible.

Your short feature of your experiences will not only bring you/your nonprofit organization more supporters and fans, but also serve to entertain, educate, and inspire others who yearn to make a difference too. Be part of the excitement! All of our chosen contributors will get their photo and bio in the book, plus a free copy and wholesale pricing on copies for your friends and family, too. We’re accepting submissions through December 31, 2020.