Zamboni, our chocolate  Labrador retriever








Zamboni - July 17, 2002 - December 10, 2014

Retrieving Labrador Days: Dog tales in prose and verse

Libby the Lab, Copyright  2002- Anthony Buccino Stormi and her snowman, Copyright  2002- Anthony Buccino Anthony Buccino and Zamboni, last visit to the Vet

Libby, our black Lab. Stormi, our yellow Lab and Zamboni our chocolate Lab.

Stories about each of his three Labrador retrievers and some of the other dogs and people whose lives they touched.

 Retrieving Labrador Days, dog tales in prose and verse by Anthony BuccinoShaggy dogs, mutts, mongrels, three Labrador retrievers and a pet rabbit inspire the stories and poems in this collection. Pets of one kind or another have shared the past six decades of the author's life, and here are some stories that will make you laugh out loud and others that remind you of the escapades and exasperations you've been through with your pets.

 Local Author Writes About Menagerie of Pets

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Thanks to the vets and staff at Dog, Cat & Bird Clinic of Nutley for 12+ years of tender loving care. Zamboni LOVED their waiting room... and cried when other dogs wouldn't play with him.

At The Vet (nominated for Pushcart Prize)

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Books of Interest

Marley & Me life and love with the world's worst dog

Retrieving Labrador Days by Anthony BuccinoA Dog's Purpose

The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel

Katz on Dogs : A Commonsense Guide to Training and Living with Dogs

The New Work of Dogs: Tending to Life, Love, and Family

Running to the Mountain, A Midlife Adventure

A Dog Year - Twelve Months, Four Dogs and Me - Jon Katz

Pack of Two - Carolyn Knapp

Master Under Good Regulation

A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog

Bliss to You: Trixie's Guide to a Happy Life

Maggie's Book of Wisdom

Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him

Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom

Jack: A book about a dog where the dog doesn't die at the end

Last Dog on the Hill: The Extraordinary Life of Lou

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In Our Old Kitchen: Photography

OLD SPICES: Photography

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New York City In Plain View

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New Orleans In Plain View


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New Jersey author Anthony Buccino's stories of the 1960s, transit coverage and other writings earned four Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism awards.

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