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Starred Review. Klam (Please Excuse My Daughter) recounts the touching, often hilarious tales of life with Boston terriers. She adopts her first pet, Otto, after a "substantial" little dog "came slow-motion scampering through the high grass and wild daisies of sleep." With Otto, the then single Klam learned about compromise and sacrifice. Married and pregnant, the author adopts a little "doglet," Beatrice, and distracted by a newborn, forgets to have the puppy spayed--resulting in a series of hilarious misadventures worth the price of the book. She continues to rescue, foster, and adopt dogs--spirited Hank, adored Moses, chubby Sherlock--each with his or her own special needs, idiosyncrasies, and "teachable moments" in trusting one's instincts, achieving balance, helping others, finding contentment, loving fiercely, and letting go. This gem of a book is a gift to dog lovers everywhere.
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"A funny, wise and moving account of being dragged into reluctant adulthood by a pack of abandoned Boston terriers. It didn't just make me laugh---it also, I'll confess, made a grown man cry." ---Ken Foster, author of The Dogs Who Found Me --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.See all Editorial Reviews
The best, I laughed and cried out loud. This book inspired me to consider being a foster to Boston Terriers and actually explained really well the other ways you can help other... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jen briggs
The writer seemed to be unhappy with all the dogs she was helping to rescue and seemed always to be more annoyed than anything else at having to take them to the Vet, pick them up,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by MaureenR
This is a short & easy read. It was an absolutely adorable story of companionship between our canine counterparts & us humans. Read morePublished 2 months ago by colorado0956
Wonderful book that will make you smile and cry. A lighthearted read for any dog lover out there. Raising a dog and kids at the same time might be crazy and difficult, but in the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Alison Coe
This book was wonderful! It was a short read (2 days...could have read it in one if I hadn't had work). I don't want to give away any of the story by saying more. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amandine Buet