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Ok, puppers. We're going to end our book week with a good one ... The Dangerous Book for Dogs, by Rex and Sparky, with the assistance of Joe Garden, Janet Ginsburg, Chris Pauls, Anita Serwacki, and Scott Sherman.
I can't believe my mom actually let me read this one, since it says in the forward that one of the reasons they wrote it was to put us puppers back in touch with our "thrill seeking roots." I think we can all agree that I am pretty well in touch with my thrill seeking roots. See previous "Dog Overboard" post.
To give you an idea of why I like this one so much here is a sampling of chapters included in the book:
- A Connoisseur's Guide to Shoes
- How to Escape Humiliating Costumes
- Poop: An indelicate discussion
- Foul Smells Every Dog Should Roll in
There is also a chapter on the The Formal Rules of Fetch:
And I quote "Humans are awarded points based on throw and dogs are awarded points based on retrieval. Humans are awarded 5 points per one yard distance of throw. A dog is awarded 37 points if the stick is returned within 10 minutes. Humans earn 42 bonus points if stick is thrown again within 30 seconds of it being retrieved and dropped. Dogs earn 154 points and 12 liver treats for catching a stick in midair."
Who knew?? Other than I think we should get 87 points if the stick is returned within 10 minutes, I think the rules are pretty fair.
There is also a section on "How to Make Your Owner Look Like an Idiot" but rather than discussing that here,
one suggestion is to poop twice on the same walk because owners "never see it coming. Ever, Ever, Ever." I think it would be in my best interest (I have not been given my rawhide treat for the day yet) to leave the details of that chapter up to you to read should you so desire. And, yes, I did read it. My thrill seeking roots couldn't resist.