Dogtology – noun
1 The belief in Dog.
I had two dogs for the last 10 years, one passed just this past March. My dogs are like my kids and, well honestly my dogs have acted like children as well , which can be entertaining and annoying all at once, but I love my dogs and as people well know, pet owners feel as if their pets are one of the family. More so , they are our fur babies.
Lets face it, dogs ( like children) get into a lot of trouble sometimes, and even so, can drive us a little bonkers. It’s hilarious really, their rituals, their quirks , their entire personalities tend to suck us right in, more so their friendship and never ending bond. A bond that fellow pet parents only seem to get which brings me to a humor filled book all about just that- that special bond and devotion of man and their dog.
The book Dogtology, written by Jeff Lazarus was a real hilarious read, I loved it so much! Laughed so hard through it I couldn’t put it down. Really nailed it, and as a mother, and a pet parent I couldn’t help but crack up at how many similarities there were between the two, and also how I related a few too many times to a couple things listed within the book. Guess I’m a devoted Dogtologist! Are you? Perhaps if you have just as many and or more pictures of your dog on your smart phone, and coo and aww the second your pooch comes back from the groomers with a new hair do. This got me, I know someone who even though her dog takes off running in her pretty little bows, dog says knock it off, owners says, so darn cute! It’s not just dogs that have quirks you know, we are the parent have our own too and this entire book covers the quirky hilarious bond .
For example. Going to the bathroom. How many times have you been sitting there, no one bugs you, you get up and the second that door closes there’s little cute monsters on the other side wanting your attention? Same with dogs! I’m telling you, I could be doing nothing, get up and head to the bathroom and my dog will be all over me. They pick that moment to want, no NEED to have their ball thrown to chase down. What’s their logic? There’s actually a small section on this alone, I was cracking up , I tell you! Or how they circle and circle an area for ten minutes before going themselves. They think we’re nuts for using a toilet, we think they’re nuts for selective prime real- estate –say your brand new rug!- for their potty. Or perhaps they just don’t see a logical reason for you to read.
Ah, but we love them.
Lazarus really knows his dogs, describes perfectly what it is like as a dog owner, the quirks the rituals, each and every weird strange little act our fur babies are up too throughout the day. He nailed it. I can’t even name a favorite part because with each chapter, each addition it just kept getting better. There’s a section in here in the chapter of The Book of Collars, within there’s an area called The humanization of Dogs and I know some people who fit into this chapter! They List those famous dog products- and in turn, Dog-made Products for humans. You know a few of those insane products some owners get dogs? (Dog strollers, insanely pricey dog beds, dog antlers, dog collar digital camera) Well Lazarus puts a spin on it and comes up with a few items a dog would get it’s humans. Let’s just say every time I see a dog now with clothes, and sunglasses and such- I’m going to imagine a dog turning around and doing something just as humiliating to it’s human, for instance ever see dogs with corrective ear flaps? How about Human Ear correctors in the shape of dog ears, Or possibly a Grizzle pop- Chunks of uncooked meat gristle formed into a shape of a lollipop because it makes it more appealing for us humans. ( i.e. shaped dogs treats, cause a dog can really name shapes!) ha ha The list goes on I can’t list them all, but they are so funny!
If you are a dog owner and or lover you would love this book. It’ll make you laugh, probably nod in agreement and most definitely make you wince when you are reading a perfectly described sentence- of yourself. HA! Hold up though, don’t fret because there’s a huge group of us all alike, we fellow Dogtologists are the same, we are one! You are not alone!
You can pick up a copy of Dogtology and enjoy yourself on Amazon.com or any other book store
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press (June 2, 2015)
Author : Jeff Lazarus
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