Atlanta, Georgia (WiredPRNews.com) — They say it couldn’t be done. I’m not talking about putting a man on the moon, but something far more difficult; having a canine write his own dog memoir.
Well, never let ‘they’ tell you what can and can’t be accomplished. At least that’s the philosophy of a dog named Bo Hoefinger. He’s the author of Bad To The Bone: Memoir of a Rebel Doggie Blogger which is, quite simply, the best dog book ever written.
Here’s what he has to say:
“Let’s get this clear right away: I’m a dog.
I’m 1’10” and weigh 63 lbs, and although I’m a mutt on the outside, I’m a purebred on the inside. My good nature comes from the Golden Retriever side of the family, while my stubbornness is clearly from my Chowchow bloodlines. I’ve got Rastafarian ears, a black tongue for licking, and paws that should be on a dog twice my size.
I type 60 words a minute.
From shelter dog reject to beloved pet and popular doggie blogger, my life has been anything but ordinary.”
This ‘tail’ gives us insight into a dog’s life; complete with his wacky “parents,” a constipated feline housemate, and chipmunk warfare. Bo’s life story has it all, ranging from love to greed to high finance, and yes, even to murder. Oh, it has a lot of poop stories too. But what do you expect from a funny dog book.
Bad to the Bone is an unforgettable, laugh-out-loud tale of love and loyalty that reveals the true heart of a modern American family.
But don’t let me be the lone voice telling you that this is the best dog book ever written. Here’s what others have to say:
Publisher’s Weekly– “A funny, funny book giving the reader a hilarious insight into what might be in a dog’s mind as he is given orders by his owners. Hilarious from beginning to end. This book will leave you chuckling to yourself and marveling at the cleverness of the author and Bo.”
Modern Dog Magazine – “Written in a voice strong enough to make it easy to forget that this book wasn’t actually written by a dog, this story brings humor and perspective to everyday life.Very easy to read and hilarious!”
American Dog Magazine – “This is a hilariously funny, sometimes sarcastic, 15-year account of one dog’s home life with Mom and Dad. This is one book dog lovers won’t be able to put down.”
Dog Living Magazine -“A well-written and fun read…Bo takes you inside his family and you feel as if you’re right there experiencing all the joys and pains with them. You’ll want to hug your own dog after reading this book!”
Your Dog Magazine– UK’s #1 Dog Magazine – “If you can imagine “Marley and Me” written from a dog’s point of view, but much funnier and with a happy ending, then you’ll find this isn’t far off the mark. Feel good reading which will brighten your day.”
See, it isn’t just me spouting off about this dog book, but other, more intelligent folks too.
It just goes to show that everyone loves a good American dream come true story. Bo’s just happens to start from the rags of living in a dead-end shelter to the riches of being aloved member of a family, and the most dependable one at that. His story is our story.
One fact I want to point out is that this is not, I repeat, not a doggy snuff book. Our author is alive and well at the end. He even makes it through the Epilogue. So what you get is the Johnson & Johnson no more tears baby shampoo guarantee. In fact, the only tears you will shed will be the ones of joy.
Oh, did I mention that it also happens to be the first book every written by a dog in the non-fiction genre. A historic and funny dog book!
Just a few more quotes:
Tracie Hotchner, author of The Dog Bible “A real treat. Bo is so distinctively adorable and funny, that no other dog will be able to follow in his pawsteps.”
Dr. Marty Becker, Resident veterinarian on ABC TV’s Good Morning America,“You’ll laugh, you’ll howl, you’ll practically wag with pleasure…Bo is truly the voice of his doggy generation.”
Monica Collins- Ask Dog Lady” columnist “Bo’s rebel adventures in naps and squirrels will stir the heart and stoke human understanding of how dogs must think. His “voice” is utterly original, sharp, and kind.”
Dogtipper.com- “The book is simply one of the funniest I’ve ever read.”
HauteOrNot.com -“For a shelter dog with no formal education, Bo exhibited laser sharp wit and keen insight into the human condition.”
If you need a laugh, an easy read, or a silly diversion pick this book up today. Head over to Bo’s author site BadtotheBoneMemoir.com to find out more or run to your favorite online book retailer and put a copy in your shopping cart.
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