Synopses & Reviews
Go behind closed doors and discover the secret lives of some of the most devoted pet owners, whether theyre feeding their dogs home-cooked meals or leaving Animal Planet on all day to keep their pets company.
As a round-the-clock animal nanny, Lindsey Grant shared a bed with countless dogs, cooked custom meals for exotic birds, broke up brawls between animals and spouses alike, weathered end-of-life care for beloved companions, and catered to the often obscure needs of her chargesand the bizarre demands of their owners. She offers a hilarious inside look at the pet care industry and the lengths people will go to for their furry friends.
With a cast of unforgettable characters, from a toast-loving cockatiel to a gassy greyhound, Sleeps with Dogs is filled with tales of pets and those who love them.
"Sleeps with Dogs
is an absolutely marvelous book, filled with sharp wit and a deep compassion for the companion animals we sometimes call pets. As she learns about the animals in her care as a pet nanny, writer Lindsey Grant discovers a new depth to her compassion and important truths about the animals' owners. This is a notable debut by a thoughtful, intelligent, and articulate writer."
Philip Lee Williams, author of A Distant Flame
About the Author
is the former Program Director for National Novel Writing Month, a nonprofit organization that encourages writers of all ages and backgrounds to pen novel drafts during the month of November. Her writing has been featured as part of Invisible City Audio Tours Armada of Golden Dreams, KQEDs Perspectives, and Line Zero
. She co-authored the writers workbook Ready, Set, Novel!
and she holds an MFA in creative nonfiction and English from Mills College in Oakland, CA.
Prior to graduate school, Grant ran a dog walking and pet care business in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has since moved to Zurich, Switzerland, with her husband, where she writes, tries to speak German, and blogs about her attempts to assimilate at ptxpat.tumblr.com.