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Ivan!: A Pound Dog's View on Life, Love, and Leashes

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A story of hope, love and purpose for anyone who has ever loved a rescue dog.

With wry wit, deep insight, and vivid anecdotes, Tim McHugh gives voice to the family pet and delves into the place where the canine and human hearts become one.

Ivan, a mixed-breed dog-philosopher with an extreme underbite and various other deformities, chronicles his life story with keen observations about his adopted family and the people he loves, covering the life events that touch us all. Throughout his life Ivan keeps plugging forward with optimism and faith, always striving to learn from his mistakes, believing that even as he is ultimately facing old age, disease, and death, life is all the more wonderful. To Ivan, love and relationships with people are what matters most, and that if a deformed pound dog like him can find love and acceptance, anyone can. His is a lively, humorous story of hope and perseverance.

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"Following in the footsteps of Barbara Bush's Millie's Book, McHugh offers thoughts on life from the perspective of his family dog, Ivan. Ivan muses about his name, wondering if his master had the Russian Tsar, Ivan the Terrible in mind. However, as he notes: 'Since people tell me that, in spite of how funny looking I am, I'm a good dog, let's just say that I'm Ivan the Good.' He also offers his thoughts on a variety of subjects (views presumably shared by McHugh) from obedience training to breed snobbery, and the omnipresent leash that reminds him of a snake wriggling behind his back. Genuinely funny incidents abound, such as when Ivan climbs a rickety ladder and gets stuck in an attic. This appealingly simple debut book conveys the love of family and the joys of a life lived in harmony with nature. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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With wry wit, deep insight, and vivid anecdotes, McHugh gives voice to the family pet and delves into the place where the canine and human hearts become one. Ivan, a mixed-breed dog-philosopher with an extreme underbite and various other deformities, chronicles his life story with keen observations about his adopted family and the people he loves, covering the life events that touch everyone.

About the Author

Tim McHugh is an author, a professional musician, and a composer. He earned a BA in Creative Writing from Western Washington University and in 2004 he published his debut novel, The Poet Chronicles. He currently teaches high school English with at-risk youth in a rural alternative high school in northern Washington State where he resides with his family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596528314
Subtitle:
A Pound Dog's View on Life, Love, and Leashes
Author:
Mchugh, Tim
Author:
McHugh, Tim.
Publisher:
Turner
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
dog, puppy, pound dog, canine, animal shelter, rescue shelter, wolf, cat, pup, pet, pets, stray, memoir, family, Tolstoy, Marley and Me, A Dog Year, The Art of Racing in the Rain, My Dog Skip, A Dog s Purpose
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20111001
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
210
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 1.1 in 0.85 lb

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Biographical
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Family Life
Pets » Dogs » Novelty
Pets » General

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Product details 210 pages Turner Publishing Company - English 9781596528314 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Following in the footsteps of Barbara Bush's Millie's Book, McHugh offers thoughts on life from the perspective of his family dog, Ivan. Ivan muses about his name, wondering if his master had the Russian Tsar, Ivan the Terrible in mind. However, as he notes: 'Since people tell me that, in spite of how funny looking I am, I'm a good dog, let's just say that I'm Ivan the Good.' He also offers his thoughts on a variety of subjects (views presumably shared by McHugh) from obedience training to breed snobbery, and the omnipresent leash that reminds him of a snake wriggling behind his back. Genuinely funny incidents abound, such as when Ivan climbs a rickety ladder and gets stuck in an attic. This appealingly simple debut book conveys the love of family and the joys of a life lived in harmony with nature. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
With wry wit, deep insight, and vivid anecdotes, McHugh gives voice to the family pet and delves into the place where the canine and human hearts become one. Ivan, a mixed-breed dog-philosopher with an extreme underbite and various other deformities, chronicles his life story with keen observations about his adopted family and the people he loves, covering the life events that touch everyone.
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