Synopses & Reviews
A hilarious, captivating commentary that gives us--finally--a true dogs-eye view of the world.
• The Sofa: “The sofa is Position One. The sofa makes you feel as if you are with your people even when your people are gone.”
• The Toilet: “The advantage of drinking from the toilet is that the water is always fresh.”
• The Baby: “Often known as She Who Randomly Flings Food from the Table, the baby has the most flavorful, ever-changing face of all your people.”
“After reading You Are a Dog, you will start thinking like a dog.” --Bash Dibra, celebrity pet trainer and author of DogSpeak
“You Are a Dog should be the talk of every dog run in the U.S. With humor, and more bite than one might expect, Terry Bain helps us to see the world through the eyes of our dogs, and to look at their lives in fresh and insightful ways.” --Jon Katz, author of A Dog Year, The New Work of Dogs, and The Dogs of Bedlam Farm
“Terry Bain has cracked the canine code to demystify those charming, endearing, and occasionally bizarre habits our beloved dogs exhibit. You Are a Dog is equal parts witty and warm, sweet and sympathetic--read this and be destined to meet your dog at a richer, deeper level.”--Dr. Marty Becker, veterinary contributor for Good Morning America, author of The Healing Power of Pets
What's really going on behind those patient eyes and wagging tails, that loving lick or plaintive bark? You Are a Dog reveals all in a series of whimsical yet profound vignettes told in the voice of "everydog." Millions of dog owners will recognize The Vacuum: "The vacuum is evil. You bark. The vacuum is not invincible, and after it has searched every inch of the house, the vacuum will give up and return to the hall closet." The Toilet: "The advantage of drinking from the toilet is that the water is always fresh." The Sofa: "The sofa is Position One. The sofa makes you feel as if you are with your people even when your people are gone." And The Baby: "Often known as 'She Who Randomly Flings Food from the Table, ' the baby has the most flavorful, ever-changing face of all your people." Readers will discover their dogs and themselves in passages so funny and so true that they'll read them out loud to friends and family. Filled with good-hearted humor, sweetness, and even pathos, You Are a Dog is an irresistible treat.
About the Author
TERRY BAIN (aka He Who Leaves the Seat Up So That You Might Drink) wrote this book when he should have been throwing the tennis ball. He is a freelance writer, book designer, and teacher. He won an O. Henry Award for short fiction and was named a Book Magazine Newcomer in 2003. He lives in a modest pack in Spokane, Washington, that includes his wife, two children, two dogs, and a cat.