Saturday, August 14, 2010

Dog Days of Summer ~ Bad Dog ~ Book Review & Giveaway

Boy oh boy do I have a book to share with you!  Bad Dog by R.D. Rosen, Harry Prichett and Rob Battles is a picture book filled with hysterical pictures of dogs accompanied by hysterical captions and quotes.

Imagine this:  The ugliest Chinese Crested hairless dog you've ever seen, having a bad "hair" day with the caption above it saying "I only make love with the lights on."

Olive pushes Erin out of the way to get a better look at the page LOL
Okay so maybe it was a 'had to be there' kinda moment.  But seriously, if you saw this picture and read the caption, you would be rolling.  I promise you that.  There are 256 pages that will have you laughing and giggling with each page turn.  There are 278 Outspoken, Indecent and Overdressed Dogs.  Don't let the indecency deter you, this is a family friendly book!  The kids have thoroughly enjoyed flipping thru the pages and laughing at the silly dogs.  I love the warning that adorns the front cover of the book.  "Warning: May contain disturbing canine material."  
Olive finds the book so intriguing that she licks Erin's fingers
so she turn to the next page!
Read some more from Bad Dog:
Trixie, the puppy eating her own foot, who says: “If you’re wondering, it tastes like chicken.” Or the aging Sam, eyes popping out of his head and granny glasses askew: “Sweet mother of mercy—the Viagra’s working!” Or Tasia, a big mutt forced to wear little Santa hats, who snarls: “ I’d like to roast your chestnuts on an open fire.” There’sDallas the surly yoga instructor. The old letch Samson, half-mastiff and half-slobber. Barley of the Order of the Vested Shih Tzus. Devil-worshipping Penny. Friend of sailors Miz Skeeter Bug. And Charlie, whose words should be heeded by every owner who thinks it’s cute to dress up the family pet: “Listen to me! I am not a bird. I am not a plane. I’m just your dog, Charlie.”

So get this, according to Workman's website this book is *out of stock*!  Wow - popular book.  Well guess what!?  I have 4 copies to give away!  Woot!

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Main Entry: Eh, lets make it easy...tell me a goofy thing your dog does that makes you laugh every time.
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82 comments:

Julie said...

Wilbur is my dog but as soon as the daycare kids get here he becomes the protector, the lover, the one that makes sure the kids are safe. When the kids are playing on the floor Wilbur is right there in the middle enjoying all the loving the kids will give him. He makes me smile the way he whines and wiggles when the kids come each morning, so ready to play and be loved.
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Shannon said...

My chihuahua terrier is crazy, so it is hard to narrow it down to just one thing. But I ALWAYS laugh when she gets really excited and butt scoots across the floor.

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Vixen said...

Our bull terrier loved to sleep on the dryer. She would work so hard to get onto the dryer but wouldn't budge if we tried to help her onto the dryer. If we put her up there she would just jump down. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

AllTheWiser said...

My dog thinks he's one of the kids.
Tuck him in and everything.

Peggy said...

My granddogs are so cute! Ruby will sleep under the covers by my daughter's feet! Randy is a big baby and the sweetest mixed German Shepard ,Damon and Matty ,the boxers think the couch is theirs , Dutchess is laid back and follows Rocky's lead!
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sweetsue said...

My dog waits patiently for the cat to come along and open the screen door so he can come inside.
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lynnkz said...

My dog is almost 8 years old but sometimes still gets what we call "the ya yas." He'll tuck his legs up under him and run around at top speed like he's demented, bouncing off doors or anything in his path. If he finally settles down and you say to him, "have you got the ya-yas?" it starts all over again.

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Mami said...

Buddy will let my daughter place a tiara on him...and always gives a look of "help me" with this child please...

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Lauren E said...

Tazz likes to bring you his bone when you come home. If you don't tell him "nice bone", he cries. He's so sweet and will only drop his bone in my lap.

mom2girls said...

I am in Canada and could not find a country rule, if I am not aloud in this egnore me :( My daughter would just love this book :)
The goofy thing my 80 pound lab Dravyn does well, her best friend is our 3 pound 4 month old kitten Hobbes, we say our kitten thinks he is Skippy Jon Jones (the Simames who thinks he is a Chihahua) because Hobbes is also a Siamese LOL. They are so sweet together and play HARD, and then Hobbes will clean Drayen like she is a cat LOL, it is the funniest thing I have ever seen.
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csue said...

Patty stares at bugs all the time.

saturdaynightfever said...

Taffy sits as sentry while the little one is potty training.

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Jen M said...

My dog gets jealous when my husband hugs me. He nudges his head in between our stomachs to get in between us! Its so cute!

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Louis said...

Azi used to *talk* almost human like when he thought it was time for his walk

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Deb K said...

The goofy thing my dog does is sleep on the pillow next to me and he stays there until I get up..LOL


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jemr2 said...

We have a chihuahua that is older than dirt and basically all she does is eat, sleep, and poop. However, when she smells (her only remaining sense) any kind of meat being prepared for dinner, she summons some puppy energy and does a happy dance around the kitchen vying for attention and hoping for a delicious morsel. When we take pity on her she works hard on chewing whatever she has received with her 4 remaining teeth. Such a goofy girl!

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Lynette said...

When I have a treat in my hand, my dog goes through her whole repertoire of tricks before I even give her a command - she is so eager she figures she may as well try everything she know!

degood said...

OUr dog gets really excited and chases his wagging tail all the time. YOu would think after 8 years he would figure out what it was.

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susan said...

My dog noodles always gives me this cockeyed grin when he sees me, always makes me smile. suelee1998 @gmail.com

FDP 4 Life said...

sometimes my dog gives me the look like "try me" she thinks she is in charge, it's funny!
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susan1215 said...

My dog likes to lay in laundry basket after I put the clothes in there.

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Diane52 said...

My dog gives my cat Toby a bath with her tounge
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bmom76 said...

Our dog Brutus like to "play" with the cats. They end up pack hunting her until she slides across the hardwood floor, with tail tucked between her legs! Shes bigger than they are! It cracks us up everytime!
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Penny W said...

It's not so much the dog as the kid. Everytime the dog barks, the kid (1 year old) giggles.

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Lora1967 said...

We dont have a dog. But i have a deadbeat son-in law that i consider my pet cause all he does is eat and crap does that count?

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Brutus loves to nibble you and it tickles. He doesn't stop for a long time and sounds ferocious when he does it.
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Gianna said...

She sniffs my cats butt and she paws at his face. It never stops him though LOL.