Off The Leash and undeniably dog

If you’re fond of cartoons that show accurate portrayals of dogs (love you Snoopy, but I’m not talking about you), then you need to take a gander at Rupert Fawcett’s Off the Leash comics. Mr. Fawcett clearly knows how dogs think, and each cartoon is 100% undeniably dog.

off the leash fawcett Off The Leash and undeniably dogAs of last week, in addition to his wildly viral Facebook page and blog, there is a new Off the Leash book chock full of all the best work. What an awesome holiday gift for your favorite dog aficionado – or really, anyone that needs a good laugh! Also make sure you check out the Off The Leash shop, loaded with one fantastic comic after the other!

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My Dog: The Paradox – now a book!

Fans of awesome writer/illustrator Matthew Inman, otherwise known as The Oatmeal, will be familiar with his love of dogs via his comics. Last year, his comic entitled My Dog: The Paradox was circulated so widely around the internet that it got re-drawn and turned into a gift book released this week!

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This book is a MUST for anyone who loves dogs and has a wicked good sense of humor. It’s a combination of laugh out loud funny, and bittersweet when you stop to think about the limited life span of man’s best friend.

The book can be read in a few minutes and it will be a memorable few minutes. Then the next day you will want to read it again, and you will, and you will laugh again. How many books can you say that about?

The book is not necessarily for children, due to language, unless they are used to hearing you swear up a storm in your own home (no judgement). My Dog: The Paradox would make a great gift for any dog lover in your life.


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Travel with Fido? Around the US? Do it!

Ever wish you could take off and see hundreds of places around the United States? Ever wish you could bring Fido? You may say “yes” to both questions, but where to start? Now with The Ruff Guide to the Unites States, you can get the inside scoop from someone who has done just that – traveled the US – and with her pooch!

Melissa Halliburton, the founder of the popular pet-friendly travel website, has put together info on her travel with Ace, and has an awesome book raring to go, but…

Printing is expensive, and here’s where she needs a little “kickstart.

Melissa’s book is now a project that you can financially back on the social funding site, KickStarter. Visit the KickStarter page for this book and learn of the varying ways you can support this project – getting it out there for people to see!

An awesome video of some of Melissa & Ace’s travels has been put together that had me raring to donate to support this project. I hope after watching the video you feel the same!

Keep in mind that the deadline to fund this KickStarter project is December 25th.

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Texts from Dog: now a book!

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While I still haven’t been successful at teaching my dogs to text (thank goodness?), October Jones, that randy lass from England, has gone and published a book of all the hilarious texts he gets from his dog! Based on the popular Tumblr site previously discussed here, the book Texts from Dog is chock full of new anecdotes from his talented, and usually somewhat inappropriate, texting dog.

The book is full of texting screenshots similar to the ones below, plus a few cute illustrations of October’s dog, which I believe is never named (to protect the innocent?). This book would be a great gift for anyone on your list who loves dogs and has a healthy sense of humor (those two things really need to go together anyway). 

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Is your dog a terrorist that destroys your serenity? – new book

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Making the rounds on the talk shows this past week, Richard Cohen, spouse of morning show darling Meredith Vieira, has a new book out called “I want to kill the dog.” While, I’m definitely NOT a fan of the book title, which they ensure is tongue-in-cheek, I was interested to hear about their dilemma.

Apparently Richard refers to their rescue dog Jasper as “a terrorist that destroys your serenity.” With incessant barking, and clearly favoring Meredith to a fault, Richard feels the serenity of the household has become non-existent. Delivery men to the house aren’t safe. Guests reel back in horror at the dog’s behavior at times. And supposedly if Meredith goes to bed before Richard, Richard will be lucky IF Jasper lets him in the bed.

I have to say I can relate to many of the stories relayed by Richard, which are both good-natured, yet slightly twisted (hence the book title). He speaks about how he feels his wife places the dog on a pedestal, which gives the dog an inflated sense of ruling the home. He is used to dogs being dogs, not being coddled, which he says has been elevated to an art form with cute little Jasper.

So, the question begs to be asked. What do you do when having a dog in the home is clearly more beneficial to one spouse than the other? I’m sure my husband would like the answer to this, as well. And while I don’t have the answer because I’m getting the better end of the deal in our household with our two girls, I’d love to see the humorous book my spouse could write. Maybe it could be called “When I said I wanted 3 girls in the bed, maybe I should have been more specific.”

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