Your dog probably puzzles you. Most of us do that. And most of us would like to keep things as they are: humans in the dark, dogs with the upper hand.
But we dogs are about to let you in a little secret. Okay, a lot of secrets. We graduated first in our obedience class three times. This should tell you something. Puppies know that they're being cute. They're using you. We don't sound anything like those silly voices you use to imitate us. We hate those ridiculous names you give some of us. Moonbeam is not a dignified name for a mutt. You might want to check your herb garden for fertilizer. We are only wearing this stupid birthday hat so we can get some cake. No self-respecting dog cares about his birthday. We are not spoiled, certainly not in comparison to teenage girls. We are in charge of the house. We let you pretend that you are. We'd be lost without you.
We love you.
It's all in our new book, Things Your Dog Doesn't Want You To Know, as told to humans Hy Conrad and Jeff Johnson. Even Steve Martin (yes, THAT Steve Martin) raves about us Inside you'll find revelations such as the reason we at the sofa (leather tastes very similar to rawhide), and what we really think of the costumes you dress us up in.
I'm not alone. Ten other courageous canines have stepped forward to tell you what your dog won't - every last dirty, hairy bit of it. If you have dogs, love dogs, or have ever been baffled by a dog, this book is a must-have.This book is split into chapters in which each dog takes an issue and just tells you about it in their voice. The stories are consistant to the personalities they have created and you begin to look around at your dog and wonder what they are thinking... or cringing at what they could be thinking. Of course if you don't have a dog I guess I'd wonder more about you if you are looking around for the invisible dog wondering what they are thinking... but I digress... ;)
Some of the humor I admit made me cringe. Mostly because you were wondering what their humans were thinking and if it was based on some truth. It went from the minor (psst... Moonbeam's person... dogs cannot digest soy) to the much more dangerous (ignoring the dog or putting them out on the street... NO!). Still, it is told with an edge of humor which keeps you reading even though you want to help out these doggies. Still, I wanted to hug and help Sarge more than once.
I give this book 4 stars. It's more of a gift humor book and is perfect for those that have dogs or just love dogs in general. I think they might find their dog in this book more than once.
I received this book from the author and no compensation for my review was given.
PS. I thought about letting my own dogs have the forum and tell you what they thought, but they know way too much. WAY too much... ;D
Below is one of my fave pages from this book and the website which is adorable can be found HERE. Love the "Expert" advice section. LOL