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Author Topic: Mom gets mad at dad and shelter dog goes home...my story  (Read 2561 times)
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fings
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« on: January 15, 2008, 09:31:12 AM »

In December of 2006 I wrote a book for my mom (with a little help from my dad cause it's hard typing with these big fuzzy paws) about our adventures together over the last 15 years (yup, I'm about 105).  My mom loved it sooo much she found me an agent and now it's going to be published.  Here is my adoption story and an excerpt from my book:

OF ALL THE GIN JOINTS IN ALL THE WORLD SHE WALKS INTO MINE.....

We met back in the early 90’s, December of ‘92 to be exact. I just had a major blowout with my first, somewhat dysfunctional family and decided that it was best for all if I just left. My foster dad gave me a ride to nowhere that ended up at a boarding house in Albany, NY. The place was great, warm with plenty of company, and their cheesy poof biscuits were to die for. On the downside, it was loud and smelly, not unlike me.

Even a lowly pug could smell her coming from miles away. It was Monday, as I recall, and the bells on the door jingled to announce her arrival. She was a beautiful blonde with a quick smile and a big heart. We’d seen this type before; they usually left with one of the pure bred puppies, but something was different about this one. My instincts told me that any canine would be darn lucky to go home with a dame like her, so I made it my top priority to be that hound.

She wandered back to where we lived. Frankly, I was a bit embarrassed about the condition of the place. Some of my cage mates were not very clean and some even took to pooping where they ate. My next cage neighbor’s lack of etiquette was particularly noteworthy as he took to eating kitty snickers (that’s slang for cat poo in the big house) openly. Sure they taste good, but you’re not getting adopted if you’re seen eating one.

As she came closer to my humble accommodations, I tried everything I could to grab her attention. When she finally got to me I made direct eye contact with her, angled my head at a 45 degree tilt and gave her my trademark BoPaw’ reach. As a bonus, my head as a pup was fully-grown, although my body wasn’t. While it would have been abnormal on any other dog, my oversized cranium actually made me cuter.

With the paw in the air and the bobble head turned just so, I stared into her eyes. I could see instantly she wanted me. Needed me. Had to have me. Hey who wouldn’t?

With her finely manicured nails, she reached out and petted me. She was clearly enjoying our encounter. How easy these humans are to manipulate, I thought. Her hands were refreshingly cool and her smell put me in a state of delight. I was in love. I could tell she loved me too.

After a few gushing, “He’s so cute!” comments, she took her hand out of my cage, gave me one last look and proceeded to move on to Pumpkin’s cage.

What?? Move on?! Hey, we just made a connection. You can’t move on. But that’s exactly what she did.

(It's kinda of long so the rest is at www.boknowsonline.com, under Categories: My Life. I hope that's alright, there is nothing for sale on the site, just some doggie news.
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shibadiva
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008, 09:46:24 AM »

Very cool, fings!

"Bo knows, he just doesn't listen". Sounds like my brother-in-law talking about his kids.

Kitty snickers! ROFL!
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kaffe
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2008, 03:08:15 AM »

Wonderful style!  I do love the first person point of view when it is an animal story becuase it makes me feel like one of them!

ah... what's the title of your book? so I'll look out for it at the bookstore ...  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008, 07:04:32 AM »

Thanks for the compliment, so glad you like it.  I don't have a release date yet (will keep updates on my site) but the book is titled, Unleashed: Memoirs Of A Man's Best Friend. 
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kaffe
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2008, 09:44:05 AM »

what a wonderful accomplishment Fings!  Good luck and I hope everything will go smoothly re-publisher!
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2008, 01:12:58 PM »

Meowie wowie! I enjoyed this! It's both funny and touching.
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2008, 04:27:27 PM »

Sounds like you're loved by both dog and husband....lucky lady....great read!
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