The full title is “Christmas is Good! – Trixie’s Guide to a Happy Holiday”. It is written by Trixie Koontz, DOG, and edited by Dean Koontz.

The book features photographs by Monique Stauder and illustrations by Janet Cleland, and both the photographs and the illustrations are great! I should point out that, as this is a Christmas book, photographs feature Trixie with red bows in her hair (just above her ears).

The Koontz website ( describes this book as “an irresistible stocking stuffer full of furry tidbits to maximize your yuletide fun.”

Here is a quote from the dedication page:
– “Trixie, a former service dog for people with disabilities, retired at three with an elbow problem, and came to live with the Koontz family. She is donating all author royalties from this book to Canine Companions for Independence, the wonderful organization that originally raised and trained her.”

Trixie’s Holiday Wish List is included, and it comprises 37 items.

Here is one of my favorite quotes from Trixie’s Guide to a Happy Holiday:
– “Christmas is not about getting. Is about giving. So give me sausages!”

Trixie’s favorite Christmas movie is “Die Hard”.

A recipe for “Trixie’s Special Christmas Gift Dog Treats” (aka “Peanut Butter Training Bites”) is included at no extra charge.

I recommend this “Big Little Book of Holiday Fun” as a stocking stuffer “for Dogs and Their People”.

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