Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ruby's look alike is in our book!!

Get it here

Stocking Stuffer alert ... this book is perfect for that and no it is not too early to start thinking about these things!!!

Today we want to share with you some thoughts on another book from our collection -- Dogplay written by Christine Montaquila with photographs (excellent photographs!!) by Kim Levin.

Imagine our surprise when we were flipping through the book and all of a sudden we saw Ruby!!

And then we saw the quote on the page to the left that seemed like totally something Ruby would say:

But then we realized that there was also a name on the page, Ozzey, and that this must be his philosophy too and that must be a picture of him, and not Ruby, in the book. 

Upon further looking, it clearly is not Ruby.  The smile is not quite big enough, the eyes are not quite bright enough, there are no bubbles in the photo ....

But anywoof, we like the quote and we like the photo, we like the way they combine photos and quotes in this little gem of a book. 

A couple of other quotes we like are "If life insists on handing you drama, be the star" and "Don't be afraid to occasionally be the punch line."

Not only do we like the quotes in this little diddy, mom also says the photography is inspiring her to aim a little higher for her blog photos.  (Oh, dear, why do I think this is going to involve moi? There better be treats involved.)

It dawns on me that if I were afraid to be the punch line, this blog would not exist!!


  1. Mom loves dog books and is always ordering them on her kindle. Mm says her blog gives her the courage to write from the heart, and sometimes that is filled with happiness, or funny and as life must be...sadness....
    stella rose

  2. Our mom haz several doggy bookz - she sez they r more interestin'than other bookz sumtimez. Soundz like Dogplay haz sum good stuff in it.
    Shiloh-Lord of the Manor an'Diva Shasta

  3. Drama? Star? You say we should be more DIVA? On to it right now Duncan. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. You are RIGHT... it is CLOSE to Looking like OUR Ruby... but it is MISSING her SPARKLE... and a margarita.

  5. OMD, we could be TWINSIES!!! Okays, maybe not, butts close!!! I bets he can't make a margarita either!! BOL Oh, and his left ear isn't stickin' up either...Ma says that's my 'funky' ear and it just won't stay in place!
    I do likes the quote though...SO something I would say!
    I thinks Ma is gonna have to gets me a copy of this!
    Oh, and Duncan, there BETTER be treaties involved!! Don't work without pay! ☺
    Ruby ♥

  6. Oh we thought fur sure it was our Ruby!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Mayorz For All Paws
    Use Your Noodle & Vote For A Doodle!

  7. He are cute, but I think Ruby's quote would be somefin like "When life hands ya limes, make margaritas."

  8. Oh Ruby I really want to try one of your margaritas, is the recipe in the book ?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  9. A bit of pathological optimism is a good thing to have and we doggies have a terminal case! We'll be getting this book for sure! (Mom thinks her little old people at the nursing home would enjoy it too.) Thanks for the tip!