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Bad To The Bone....

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by fings, Jul 31, 2009.


  1. fings

    fings PetForums Newbie

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    In 2006 I wrote a book for my mom as a x-mas gift. She liked it so much she found me an agent (I know, finally a canine with an agent!) and in July 2008 I put paw to paper on a contract with Kensington Books. Now my book BAD TO THE BONE: Memoir Of A Rebel Doggie Blogger is being nationally published and is set for release in October. It is the first memoir written by a dog to be published in non-fiction.

    Here's an excerpt....Of All The Gin Joints In All The World

    We met back in the early 90’s, December of ‘92 to be exact. I just had a major blowout with my first, somewhat dysfunctional family and decided that it was best for all if I just left. My foster dad gave me a ride to nowhere that ended up at a boarding house in Albany, NY. The place was great, warm with plenty of company, and their cheesy poof biscuits were to die for. On the downside, it was loud and smelly, not unlike me.

    Even a lowly pug could smell her coming from miles away. It was Monday, as I recall, and the bells on the door jingled to announce her arrival. She was a beautiful blonde with a quick smile and a big heart. We’d seen this type before; they usually left with one of the pure bred puppies, but something was different about this one. My instincts told me that any canine would be darn lucky to go home with a dame like her, so I made it my top priority to be that hound.

    She wandered back to where we lived. Frankly, I was a bit embarrassed about the condition of the place. Some of my cage mates were not very clean and some even took to pooping where they ate. My next cage neighbor’s lack of etiquette was particularly noteworthy as he took to eating kitty snickers (that’s slang for cat poo in the big house) openly. Sure they taste good, but you’re not getting adopted if you’re seen eating one.

    As she came closer to my humble accommodations, I tried everything I could to grab her attention. When she finally got to me I made direct eye contact with her, angled my head at a 45 degree tilt and gave her my trademark BoPaw’ reach. As a bonus, my head as a pup was fully-grown, although my body wasn’t. While it would have been abnormal on any other dog, my oversized cranium actually made me cuter.
    With the paw in the air and the bobble head turned just so, I stared into her eyes. I could see instantly she wanted me. Needed me. Had to have me. Hey who wouldn’t?

    With her finely manicured nails, she reached out and petted me. She was clearly enjoying our encounter. How easy these humans are to manipulate, I thought. Her hands were refreshingly cool and her smell put me in a state of delight. I was in love. I could tell she loved me too.
    After a few gushing, “He’s so cute!” comments, she took her hand out of my cage, gave me one last look and proceeded to move on to Pumpkin’s cage.

    What?? Move on?! Hey, we just made a connection. You can’t move on. But that’s exactly what she did.

    Read the rest.....
     

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  2. thedogsmother

    thedogsmother PetForums VIP

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    I will keep a look out for that when it is released, I hope its a big success.
     
  3. Louby

    Louby PetForums Junior

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    i am hooked already!!! when will it be available in the UK?
     
  4. fings

    fings PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks pups, appreciate the nice words. It's already online for pre-order on Amazon UK, it will be out the first week of October although it says Nov on the UK site.

    Mom is very excited, who would have thought a little x-mas to her would have turned into such a big deal. She hopes it brings as much joy and laughter to others as it has to her. There's enough sad stuff out there, it's about time for a funny memoir.
     
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    I'll have to read that it sounds great.
     
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