Karel Capek, the Czechoslovokian best known for popularizing the word "robot" in his 1921 play Rossum's Universal Robots, was a wide-ranging writer with a great many interests. Among these were his pet dogs and cats, about whom he wrote with a philosophical yet warm and sympathetic pen. The best known of those works, if you can call it that on this side of the pond, is Dashenka, or the Life of a Puppy (1933). A biography of his wire-haired terrier, it is written in most attentive detail and with the same proud humor we all use in tales of what our beasts have done now - or so I gather from the very few English excerpts I have been able to glean.
That very scarcity of translation makes me extra thrilled to have found a blog offering Capek's Fables and Understories in English. Read Capek on a proud and naughty cat, on a small dog with a big attitude even after getting whomped by a bigger foe, or on a horse of dignity and mission - right here, you will enjoy it.
Do take a moment to surf the rest of the blog, for I'm positive you will find Capek a supremely likeable writer.