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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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Even the most " humor challenged" people I know can't keep from laughing as they look through this one. We keep a copy on our coffee table and somehow it manages to "migrate" to the night stands in guests' bedrooms or other areas of the house....even if they aren't animal lovers. The book is proof that people CAN be just as smitten with their pets as with any person they know. And the crazy photos attest to that.

This is the kind of book that can liven up somber family gatherings or break the ice at parties. The kind of book where you can look at just one page at random - but I dare you to stop after looking at any one page. Impossible. To. Do.

Some of the photos (an armful of chihuahuas) are almost too cute for words while others are just too...well...strange.....to seem believable...and also laugh out loud funny. Pity the poor guy whose cat went ballistic during a photo shoot and the picture that documented the whole thing. Or just laugh at him. Maybe he even submitted the photo himself...if the cat didn't.

The photos show both people and their pets at their craziest...and often it is the people who appear totally nutty while their beloved pets (finally) get their just dues. There are some "behind the photo" explanations here and there,adding to the hilarity. From cats to pot-bellied pigs, there are all sorts of pets here, even a fair smattering of lizards, birds, and snakes. All steal the show. If you liked Awkward Family Photos you should add this to your collection.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on December 7, 2011
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Always a kick to see these pictures and be glad the aren't your family...oh wait...this edition does have one of us in it :)
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VINE VOICEon November 14, 2011
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As an animal lover in need on a good laugh, I was pretty sure this book would fit the bill. I wasn't aware that there was a website devoted to this as well as Awkward Family Photos until I got my hands on this eBook.

Unfortunately, the eBook was read on my black/white print Kindle, so for a book which consists mostly of photographs, this is not the ideal way to view this book. I was able to flip through the actual book at my local bookstore as well, so that made the book much more fun for me. The book is a quick read, and does include a few brief stories along the way. Many of the photos are totally ridiculous and it made me wonder about the people submitting the photos for consideration -- some are certainly cringe-worthy.

There is a section of Holidays and I think these were may favorite --very funny. In addition there is a section of farm animals which were very fun, vacations with people and their pets. Other sections feature, cats, dogs, exotic pets and just plain "awkward pets".

This is one of those books that would be perfect to have on your coffee table when you are have company over --a perfect conversation started for sure. This book would also make a fun holiday present for the animal lover who has everything. Check it out and see what you think.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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MY THOUGHTS
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT

THIS BOOK CURED MY HEADACHE.

It also made me laugh uncontrollably. And, seriously, I did have a terrible headache when I started to read this one, but by the time I finished, I was laughing so hard that I completely forgot that my head hurt.

The overall concept of the book is pretty simple, take some family photos from the earlier decades and pair them with funny captions. The majority of them really made me laugh and they even included some chickens with a family. For some reason, people taking pictures with their chickens (ok, there were a few roosters in there too), just seemed horribly funny to me at the time. There is a section devoted to birds, cats, dogs, farm animals and reptiles. Interspersed between the pictures are little essays from a vet and from the picture subjects explaining the photograph. This would make an excellent gift for any pet lover who has a skewed sense of humor.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 31, 2012
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From the people that brought you awkwardfamilyphotos.com and awkwardfamilypetphotos.com, they bestow upon you the book form of the latter, filled to the brim with awkward people and pets looking chagrined. Really, you're either going to love something like this or you're going to hate it. If you hate it, I'm pretty sure you don't have a soul. Because really, who doesn't like to gaze upon picture after picture of horribly awkward people inflicting their deep-seated dorkiness onto their non-human loved ones? It'll give you the chance to laugh, even for just a moment, as you project the horror onto someone other than yourself. That is, after you fix the antlers on your dog.

There's really not much to say about AWKWARD FAMILY PET PHOTOS other than poor animals and hilarious people. It's nice to know that people can laugh at themselves. Because when it's 1986 and you're posing with your cockatiel and you both have matching hair, if you can't laugh at that, you're going to give yourself an ulcer.

AWKWARD FAMILY PET PHOTOS would make a great Christmas gift for the jokester in your family, or a super stocking stuffer for anyone. Image the conversations that would ensue with this book lying about on your coffee table. You might find far more out about your neighbor than you were willing to live with. But that's okay. That's what evergreens are for. Really high evergreens.

With quirky commentary and photos so epically awkward they're have you laughing until you cry, AWKWARD FAMILY PET PHOTOS is something you not only need to buy for yourself, but for all of your loved ones. If they don't appreciate it, see above re: soul.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 22, 2012
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If you're a fan of the Awkward Family Photos, you'll also like this pet addition. I purchased it as a gift, and it was fun for us all to look at it with each other. Everyone seemed to really get a kick out of it!
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon December 15, 2012
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I first encountered this book while shopping with a friend one evening in a large chain bookstore. I wasn't really intending to look through the books in the "Humor" section; but as I was passing by, there was a guy standing there laughing so uncontrollably that he was actually crying. Okay, awkward enough right there...but then next thing I know he's sputtering, "You gotta see this," and shoving an open book in front of me (I've really gotta stop making eye contact). This book. Not sure exactly what it is about these types of photos. It's sort of a combination of being embarrassed to be caught looking at the more painfully peculiar moments in the lives of others...but, darn it, you just can't look away. Anyway, within minutes there were about 6-7 of us, all complete strangers, laughing hysterically in the humor aisle of B&N while looking over this guy's shoulder as he turned the pages. In retrospect, I find it oddly comforting to find such a bizarre book capable of bringing so many strangers together for a happy, memorable few minutes. Sort of ended my day on an upbeat note. A few days later, my friend handed me a gift bag with this book inside. It still cracks me up.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 10, 2011
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Better than we could have imagined! We laughed so hard at each page! SO worth the money! Awesome Christmas presents!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 10, 2011
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I love the website, and this book is a great conversation piece and would make a cute gift for a psycho pet lover.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 18, 2012
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Cute pictures of kids and entire families with their pets - not just their dog or cat either. Many are actually taken in studios! Captions are entertaining and not snarky. There is a section where pets were captured inadvertently, in the background, doing what comes naturally - so this part may not be for the kiddies. This was just a nice little book to enjoy while relaxing (for me). I look forward to going to their website in the future to see photos that didn't make "the cut" or maybe just not "the cut-off."
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