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« on: September 16, 2005, 01:01:42 PM »

I wonder if many of you know of Joan Briggs' series of Bichon Frise books?

 arrow These are not your typical "ABOUT THE BICHON FRISE" book, what with history, standard, grooming et al.
icon12 These are heartwarming stories about 4 Bichons who took over Joan & Derek's lives (as you would expect Bichons to....)
 icon12 These are moving chronicles that anyone *owned* by a Bichon will identify with.




Inspired by Miss Abigail (who has since gone to the Rainbow Bridge), Joan released the first (in an expanding series of) Bichon Frise book(s) in 1996.? If you're as besotted about the breed in general and about your own Bichon as I am, you'll love Joan's books.? Filled with love, humor and sensitivity, these Bichon Frise books ~ 8 to-date! ~ will bring smiles (some chuckles too!) and perhaps tears.? Treat yourself and order one (you gotta start with BOOK #1 THE BICHON BUG) today... call it an early Christmas present *wink*


I have all 8 books btw.... I have read them all and love every single one of them.? Some books I have read thrice over.

If & when you do order the books, and enjoy them, tell other (Bichon) friends about it original
 angel 10% of THE BICHON BUG's cover price is donated to Bichon Frise Rescue in the UK (in memory of Miss Abigail)


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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2005, 01:04:39 PM »

Thanks, Del!!!

I have seen her books a long time ago, but had forgotten about them - I will have to get one for myself today!  original
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2005, 01:05:34 PM »

Okay, dumb question??? What does IMO mean?  thinking
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2005, 01:12:41 PM »

Sorry about the Internet-lingo....

IMO stands for In My Opinion blush
IMHO means In My Humble Opinion whistling

Now you know original

Had to squeeze my (big-fat tongue1) opinion in the title, hence "IMO" blush


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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2005, 01:23:00 PM »

 Doh

Thanks!? blush? BTW, thanks for the? sorcerer, IMO your o.t.t.? Stick Out Tongue  wink1
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2005, 02:08:26 PM »

Del, you didn't mention your hubby and Bianca were featured on her website!  thumbup

What a cute pic of them "reading" the book  Stick Out Tongue.  Now THAT'S o.t.t!!  wink1
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2005, 03:34:38 PM »


Thank you for the link.  I have just placed an order.

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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2005, 04:41:56 PM »

Hi everyone-i have read all the Joan briggs books-they are fantastic!! Just come back from our hols and miffy went to my mum and she got so spoilt!!! She has put on weight and now is unable to fit through the cat flap1 Mum loves Miffy to bits but I think too many treats have been given. She cried when i had to have miffy back which made me feel bad! i know if our Australia trip goes to plan then Miffy will be loved so much by my mum so I believe she will be better staying in England with her but  obviously i will have to remind her that she must not overfeed!! who could not love these beautiful little dogs anyway!! I will off course miss miffy so much if I go to Australia but could'nt put her through the flight or the quarentine :clap:I like the updated site-well done! thumbup
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2005, 06:18:06 PM »

Hi Deborah-Ann!

That is so great that you have a mum that loves your Miffy so dearly!? Wub? It will sure make your heart rest easier if you go to Australia!

Isn't the updated site great!? I new thread was started in the photo gallery of "Members and their Bichons".? Make sure you post a picture of Miffy and yourself!!? It's been real fun "meeting" everybody!? original
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2007, 03:44:59 PM »

I know this is an old post, but I just found it.
I did see Ed on the page there, reading to Bianca. How Cool!
I'm going to start begging Jim to get me a book from here. original

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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2007, 11:03:17 AM »

Laugh Hysterical Laugh Hysterical  Serious to god... IMO IMHO I nearly pis myself reading Del's & Susiewoosie's posts to eachother here lmao


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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2007, 11:36:52 AM »

 Laugh Hysterical Oh you little chit you

Mind you whistling, this was in 2005, shortly after Susan joined
..... we were, how should I put it tongue1..... in the "throes" of Serenade courtship embrace

 Laugh Hysterical      Stick Out Tongue      Laugh Hysterical      Stick Out Tongue      Laugh Hysterical

Here's your sprinkle love Stick Out Tongue  .....
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2007, 06:12:08 PM »

Karen.. you are too funny ya know.........  Laugh Hysterical Laugh Hysterical Laugh Hysterical Laugh Hysterical Laugh Hysterical
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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2007, 01:57:43 AM »

shhh Hey, Del  shhh ... we should go "bump up" one of Karen's buttwiggle posts from the "early dayseyebrows neener Laugh Hysterical !
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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2007, 02:14:01 AM »

I'm so there rock sistah!!! Yeah swing cubba groovy

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« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2007, 02:05:41 AM »

shhh Hey, Del  shhh ... we should go "bump up" one of Karen's buttwiggle posts from the "early dayseyebrows neener Laugh Hysterical !
I'm so there rock sistah!!! Yeah swing cubba groovy



You 2 are sooooooo bad  Laughing Laughing Laughing
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« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2007, 12:41:01 AM »

So lost with this post...but I guess that's what happens when you're a newbie Wink hehe

 

 






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« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2007, 09:13:58 PM »

something about the olden days..meh it wouldn't hurt to join manfro
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So lost with this post...but I guess that's what happens when you're a newbie Wink hehe

 

 








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« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2008, 05:07:11 AM »

Got those three books but must seriously play catchup - great books!
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« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2008, 05:29:01 PM »

thumbup to the latest one

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« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2008, 06:26:46 PM »

I won  them... original original original

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clapping I just gave Kate mine to read, should have put in a box of tissues  crybaby

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« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2008, 01:33:13 PM »

Thanks Lainey. I would have kept them but I had read them all three times  thumbup and I felt someone else should enjoy them as much as I did.   thumbup Also Henry's Fund needs money more than i need books.  thumbsup I hope you enjoyed them Marilyn. I forgot to put a box of tissues in with them,   Doh sorry  blush
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« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2008, 01:58:58 PM »

I'm on the third book and loving them, chuckling away at their little antics, i feel as if i know Miss Abigail, Henry and now Chas. I'm not looking forward to the sad bits i know i'll  crybaby
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« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2008, 10:43:28 PM »

So lovely to hear that our Scottish contingent has read / is reading book Joan's books! clapping 

I'm planning on getting my paws hands on the latest ("The Fifth Bichon") in the new year Yeah.  It'll be a treat! Happy 2


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« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2008, 07:46:49 AM »

Your in for a treat Del.   thumbup I'm hoping joan writes a new one soon  thumbup
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« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2008, 05:34:44 PM »

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« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2008, 08:18:42 PM »

Lainey-i needed your box of hankies today-just finished the fifth book, tears were pouring out for Abigail  crybaby
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« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2009, 12:24:03 AM »

I must agree with you - these books are the best!  thumbup In fact, reading them help to encourage me to get my second bichon. It's been awhile, I may just have to dig them out and reread them - again!   nodding
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« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2009, 05:40:55 AM »

Love word  Joans books  cheerleader Ive read them all  three times thumbup I do hope she writes some more
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« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2009, 06:33:48 AM »

I have a copy of Joan Briggs last book ( and understand she is NOT going to write any more).  It's called "The 5th Bichon" and it was given to me by a good friend along with some other "Bichon"-related stuff to sell to raise money for Toby's cataract op. Sadly it never sold. If anyone would like it I will post it to them.

 
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« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2009, 09:56:03 AM »

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« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2009, 10:16:37 AM »

First come - first served  LOL!. PM me your address and it will be on its way. thumbsup
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« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2009, 04:41:00 PM »

I've read all Joans books and loved them, some of mine are still winging their way around the World I believe.  Sad that she won't be writing another.
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« Reply #36 on: February 26, 2009, 05:41:32 PM »

I enjoyed them as well.  Passed mine to Sandrra if I remember correctly.
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« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2010, 01:04:20 AM »

I have just come across this thread and think these books look fabulous! I am trying to figure how much $120 US dollars would be in NZ dollars and how much they would cost to order from the Uk to get to NZ  frustrated
All those newies who havent seen Ed reading a goodnite story to Bianca should take a look. So very sweet! Kiss
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« Reply #38 on: May 18, 2010, 04:15:29 AM »

Lorraine i dont read books but Lainey gave me a loan of her Joan Briggs books a few years ago.

They are really good, i loved reading about how she got her first bichon and all the lovely walks they went on. Then she was bitten by the bichon bug and one was not enough, then they got involved in rescue. I could just picture some of the things happening and visited their website and read about their fluffs there  thumbup
They make you  Laughing  thinking and  crybaby
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« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2010, 01:21:19 PM »

This was a walk down memory lane blush....... can't believe I first posted this in 2005!

Lorraine, you can use this website arrow www.xe.com to do currency conversion .  US$120 is about NZ$170.  It would be money well-spent IMO blush.  Derek & Joan Briggs do a lot for Bichon Frise Rescue in the U.K. U.K..  The books have many stories about the rescues fluff that go through their doors.  You'll also learn how Chas fluff (bless him, now at Rainbow Bridge angel) does home-checks of potential adopters.

I said in Susan's/Missy's fluff Mother's Day present thread that I don't buy books anymore (ie. fiction / non-fiction books).  But I buy Bichon books and will nodding keep them for eternity.  Bianca has read has been read to wink1.... the last book in the series. thumbsup  She enjoys a good bedtime Bichon book story!

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« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2010, 04:46:55 PM »

These books must be wety interestin but my parents aren't allow me to buy these books Sad
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« Reply #41 on: December 19, 2010, 05:08:00 PM »

These books must be wety interestin but my parents aren't allow me to buy these books Sad

They are story books written by the lady who owns the Bichons that feature in the stories and yes they are brilliant,  thumbup I have read all of them.   nodding It's a shame your parents wont let you buy them  sad maybe if any member's has any of them they have finished with they might send you them  thinking
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« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2011, 01:40:48 PM »

I wonder if many of you know of Joan Briggs' series of Bichon Frise books?

 arrow These are not your typical "ABOUT THE BICHON FRISE" book, what with history, standard, grooming et al.
icon12 These are heartwarming stories about 4 Bichons who took over Joan & Derek's lives (as you would expect Bichons to....)
 icon12 These are moving chronicles that anyone *owned* by a Bichon will identify with.




Inspired by Miss Abigail (who has since gone to the Rainbow Bridge), Joan released the first (in an expanding series of) Bichon Frise book(s) in 1996.? If you're as besotted about the breed in general and about your own Bichon as I am, you'll love Joan's books.? Filled with love, humor and sensitivity, these Bichon Frise books ~ 8 to-date! ~ will bring smiles (some chuckles too!) and perhaps tears.? Treat yourself and order one (you gotta start with BOOK #1 THE BICHON BUG) today... call it an early Christmas present *wink*


I have all 8 books btw.... I have read them all and love every single one of them.? Some books I have read thrice over.

If & when you do order the books, and enjoy them, tell other (Bichon) friends about it original
 angel 10% of THE BICHON BUG's cover price is donated to Bichon Frise Rescue in the UK (in memory of Miss Abigail)


Visit the Briggs' website for order information.?

Click on button above.

 

I had the read The Bichon Bug and absolutely LOVED it.  This post reminded me to order more - books 2 and 3 are on their way.  Can't wait!
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