I'm declaring this the funniest book of 2010. I don't remember the last time I laughed so hard while reading a book. It's the memoir of a dog. His name is Bo and he's a golden retriever/chow chow mix. These are his memoirs from puppyhood in a shelter in New York to adulthood with a loving family consisting of a mom, dad, another dog and a cat with constant constipation in Atlanta Georgia. The first thing I want to share is the inscription inside. I bought this book thru the author's website and Bo was kind enough to leave me a witty comment as well as his pawtograph. Thus, I was chuckling from the get go..
It says, "Some days you're the dog, some days your're the hydrant. I hope you have a dry day!" LMAO! I couldn't have said it better. Truly, those are words of wisdom. I smile everytime I open the book.
Now, back to the book. It has moments are pure laughter. I laughed when Bo thought about questions he would like to ask his vet. 1. Where are my balls? 2. Can I have them back? I laughed when he got a maxi pad wrapped around his bleeding paw. I fell off my chair howling when Bo's dad had to give the cat an enema. There are also some sad bits. There's lots of dead wildlife (Bad Bo!) and there's a story about his mom battling cancer and his confusion over the situation. There's also moments I went EEWWW, namely when Bo eats cat poop. EEEWWW. Full of vitamins or not, that's just gross. LOL
But I just loved it. It's a book I plan on keeping and re reading over and over, especially when I need a laugh or need to boost the joy in my life.
Here's a picture of Bo:
You can check out his ongoing blog: http://www.boknowsonline.com/.