Sep 072012

Things Your Dog Doesn't Want You to Know: Eleven Courageous Canines Tell All

Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You to Know by Jeff Johnson & Hy Conrad

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks (April 1, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1402263287
ISBN-13: 978-1402263286

Dear Human:

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.

I have a HUGE soft spot for dogs, so I was very excited to receive this book for review. Let me tell you, I LOVE this book!! Written from the dogs point of view, they tell you their thoughts on a lot of things you’ve probably wondered about, and why they do certain things.

One of my favorites was “The Questionnaire”, answered by Rufus T. His answers are so funny!! One of the questions is “What makes you howl at the moon?” Rufus T. answers “I don’t howl. I sing–anything but country.” Thing is, he looks like that’s the only thing he’d sing.

Another one was “Why Do I Eat Grass?” by Moonbeam. My dog eats grass every now and then and my husband has always said it’s because she doesn’t feel good. I really wanted Moonbeam to prove him wrong. So…did she? Read the book to find out!

If you are a dog lover, you’ll love this book. If you’re not a dog lover, you’ll love this book. Go get one now, and get a few more for the dog lovers in your life. They’ll thank you.

I have a giveaway for this book HERE

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  7 Responses to “Things Your Dog Doesn’t Want You To Know”

  1. Thanks you for taking part in the tour. I’m so glad you loved the book!

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  3. This sounds really cute!

  4. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my new book — and for your wonderful review. Hy Conrad & I had a great time writing it and we’re so thrilled that you loved it. I hope your readers enjoy it as well.

  5. Hi there, the September edition of Books You Loved has now posted. Here is the link Books You Loved September Edition Please do pop by and link in a post about a book you loved. Maybe this one? Cheers

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  7. My copy of this book came yesterday. Thanks so much!

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