The Dog Ate My Blog.

As soon as I saw this book’s cover I knew two things:

1. I was going to love reading it, and

2. I was going to hate myself for the next few months for not having thought up that title for my own use. Damn damn damn damn damn.

Long story short, it’s published by Bloomsbury (mine own publishers!) and it’s edited by Kathy Belden (mine own editor)! so I knew it was a gem, so of course I pre-ordered it from Barnes and Nobel and then I  began to stalk the author  checked out the author’s website.  As luck would have it, Steven Kotlerwas going to have a book event in Port Washington, New York (mine own neighborhood!) so I  glommed onto him  contacted him and offered to show him the sights of the Long Island Sound.

So yes, I’ve met him in person and heard his wonderful talk about Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life, and I’ve read this book and cried and vowed that one of the things on my Bucket List is now Get A Dog.

This is Steven Kotler’s life:

You can see more about Rancho Chihuahua here:

So everyone, buy this book and say a small, furry prayer.

17 Comments, RSS

  1. Timaree (freebird) November 12, 2010 @ 8:21 pm

    “Uhoh, I didn’t mean to do that; I am a bit worried you are angry with me” is what he’s saying.

  2. Judy November 12, 2010 @ 8:37 pm

    You’re too funny. I’m a bit of a cootie freak myself. I’m guessing the dog is thinking ” Thank you for saving me!”

  3. Jacquelyn November 12, 2010 @ 8:42 pm

    And I wondered if I missed Friday…or it was really Thursday. See how much power you have, we, the readers are the pussy cats of your life.
    This doggie face looks to me to be the sad face of rejection. no, wait a minute…shame?

  4. Barbara Finwall November 12, 2010 @ 8:58 pm

    I think he’s saying/thinking ” I really want that dog biscuit and if I look pitiful enough I’ll get it.”
    If I read that book I’m going to want a dog, too, in fact I already do but I’m feeling overwhelmed with my six cats, Nancy’s dog who comes to the office everyday along with Nancy’s daughter’s ancient blind/deaf/incontinent dog. But I’d still like to read it.

  5. Deborah November 13, 2010 @ 1:31 am

    Contrition? It looks like the look I get from my big furry prayers when I say, “What’d you do?” in an accusing voice. Sammy, our youngest standard poodle, weighed in at 62 lbs. the other day. Oof!

    The biggest gross out reaction I’ve ever had was when I realized I’d put my husband’s contact lenses in by mistake. I mean, I welcome his mouth cooties on a daily basis, but eye cooties? not no-way, not no-how.

  6. emily m November 13, 2010 @ 7:43 am

    My thought was just “Please….”

  7. Margaret November 13, 2010 @ 7:58 am

    I think that this little dog looks quite bemused!
    (Never had a dog myself so this is just a guess…)

  8. julie November 13, 2010 @ 1:48 pm

    I’ll go with reproach. I have seen on this on my parents’ dogs’ faces enough times when I refused to take them to the store with me..Or made them wait in the car. Once Mom’s dog Wally locked me out of the car,(paws on the door locks) then proceeded to lean on the horn…

  9. Joan/Jesse November 13, 2010 @ 2:33 pm

    We rescue Golden Retrievers, specifically, ones that others don’t want or are elderly dogs. This changed our lives significantly, let me tell you. Even tho’ we don’t run the hills/mtns in our area, (we’re in our 70’s) the dogs are taken to the local park daily, weather permitting.

    I would say that this dog is feeling fear and worthlessness, the bottom of the pecking order. I believe that dogs know they’re about to die, that they smell/know death. The thought of this nearly makes me ill.


  10. Mary November 13, 2010 @ 5:45 pm

    I think the ears, downward, say something. I’m not a dog person, but I love all animals.
    I don’t know the mind of little guys like this one, but I feel he’s not happy.
    Usually, we see pix of dogs with the ears “up”, alert, happy.
    You think?

    I await your answer on Monday, Vivian

  11. Joan/Jesse November 13, 2010 @ 7:10 pm

    I’m going to edit my response. I believe this is worry/upset/uneasy.

  12. Nadine November 13, 2010 @ 8:01 pm

    Ooh, Emily beat me to it. I think the pooch is asking “Please . . .”

  13. Melly November 14, 2010 @ 6:47 am

    That dog is concerned. That is my interpretation.

  14. Carol November 14, 2010 @ 9:25 am

    He is asking for acceptance.

  15. Mary November 14, 2010 @ 9:31 am

    Carol’s correct. He’s new, and uneasy with the others. His look is of submission, not fear exactly. What a sweet little doggy face.

  16. Barbara Lemme November 14, 2010 @ 11:57 am

    Is he saying “Oops, I’m sorry. Did I do something wrong?” Poor baby. I was off a day this week too, so I missed your Thursday posting by 2 days!

  17. Barbara Lemme November 14, 2010 @ 11:58 am

    Sorry…The posting should have read “He is saying….”

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