About the Sundogs

These bright, colorful dogs are here to explore and learn about the world—and have some fun, too!

The Sundogs come from the imagination of author Kay Elliott. It was a frigid, clear morning in Minneapolis when Kay first saw the natural phenomenon known as a “sun dog.” The sun was surrounded with beautifully stacked pillars of color—it looked like the gates to heaven! Having been a dog person all her life, and a person passionate about dog rescue, Kay had the idea that these bright, colorful lights were actually dogs coming to find their forever families. Thus, the journey of Kay’s Sundogs began.

Kay’s first children’s book, Sundogs: Journey to the Great Windmill, is a love story to her first six dogs. A few years later, Kay’s seventh dog—a rescue dog named Finn— found Kay in such a miraculous way. She knew Finn had to tell his story, too. Paired also with the arrival of her first grandchild, The Sundogs A to Z is an adorable board book for babies and toddlers to learn the alphabet.

Definition of the naturally occurring sun dog: An atmospheric phenomenon that consists of a pair of bright spots on either side of the sun. Sundogs are created by light interacting with ice crystals in the atmosphere. They typically appear as two rainbow colored patches of light on either side of the sun. Sundogs are best seen when the sun is close to the horizon.

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