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Chew on Things - It Helps You Think: Words of Wisdom from a Worried Canine Hardcover – March 15, 2007
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This little soft-coated wheaten terrier is wise and also zen-like in his remarks -- calms me right down without Prozac, Xanax, alcohol, or other chemical restraints! Dr. Bell counterposes harmonizing quotes from famous humans. One of my favorites is on page 14, where Dogtor Casey is dealing with 'bad hair days'. Here Lily Tomlin also tells us, "Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it." It took me a moment to 'get' that, but what a wonderful laugh once I did! This is how Casey and Iris reach into your heart and affectionately tweak your mind at the same time: with subtle, gentle, accurate comments on things we all face. Grab the book -- it costs a lot less than therapy or medications, and you come out with an attitude adjustment that lasts and lasts!
Meant to be referenced like a motivator for the day rather than something one would read from cover to cover in one sitting, the format of the book follows a two-page spread concept; the comments by a scholarly albeit fretfully anthropomorphic Casey followed by an apropos quotation from a notable celebrity or great thinker on the left page suggests the theme depicted in the full-page color photo on the right. The photos are all of Casey captured in all his natural glory in various doggy-poses that illustrate his `thought for the spread.' Endearing and clever, no one who looks at this posthumous tribute to Casey's unique doggy wisdom can fail to be charmed by the antics and anthropomorphic thoughts of this sweet canine mentor with the wry and nervous leanings of a furball Woody Allen.
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As for me, I finally got a chance to glimpse through it. It's delightful, sweet, inspiring and amazing. I can easily run through all the adjectives in the English language and it just won't do till you have the book in hand. It is just a lovely little book bound to cheer someone up.
I have many favorite verses in this book but the one I am looking at this very moment is on page 36 where it says: "Rest up often. It's good for the soul and other body parts." This is where I am at right now in my personal journey. With so much going on in our lives, it's so easy to forget to rest up and that it's good, that it is necessary to rest up. The picture of Casey lying on the couch is just adorable by the way and after I finish this review, that's what I am going to do with my best friend, Dakota (our family master). Another verse, on page 46, is really true too. (Ok, they all are true!) "Hang with your friends sometimes. It helps to watch and ponder with them too."
This book is perfect for someone who is going through a tough time. It is perfect for a "just because" gift. It is perfect for dog lovers and it's perfect for anything.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wish I could give this book to everyone I know. A sweet look at life through the eyes of a soft coated wheaten terrier. Read morePublished 6 months ago by JMC
Really a cute book, I purchased it for a friend who's Wheaten had gone to The Rainbow Bridge.Published 10 months ago by Susan Wilson
Fun reading to my kiddos (doggy types). They enjoy being read to and this one is much better than some on my shelf!Published 13 months ago by BarbWire
If you love dogs, you'll love "Chew On Things- It Helps You Think" because this is a book about loving dogs. Read morePublished on April 2, 2008 by Robert Blake
Illustrated with adorable pictures, this is a great book for those who might need a bit of philosophy, a bit of therapy and a bit of a laugh. Read morePublished on March 25, 2008 by Sires
When I first saw this book in the mail, I had the same reaction that I had when I received the book, "The Tipping Point. Read morePublished on March 23, 2008 by Carmen Matthews