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Don't Dump the Dog: Outrageous Stories and Simple Solutions to Your Worst Dog Behavior Problems Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Melinda Roth, author of the bestselling From Baghdad, With Love, profiled Randy Grim in the book, The Man Who Talked to Dogs. She lives outside Chicago with her family, including two rescued dogs. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00CKX98G2
- Publisher : Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (August 1, 2009)
- Publication date : August 1, 2009
- Language : English
- File size : 10057 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 242 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #505,813 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Plus, the writer's style is hilarious. I loved the emails and texts from adoptive pet-parents, and his answers - not the ones he actually sent, but the ones he wishes he could have sent. I laughed so much my sides hurt.
This is an excellent, sarcastic, funny book that will help you solve some of the problems that cause people to give up on their dogs. It has made our adjustment to having a puppy in the house much more enjoyable.
First of all, I am not one to moon over celebrities or anyone else who has some small claim to fame, but after reading this book, I’ll admit I’ve fallen head-over-heals in love with Randy Grim . . . even knowing most of his “issues.” (Unfortunately, I’m not his type ☺.)
After being laid off mid-career, I started volunteering for the SPCA and considered starting a rescue or shelter as a career change, but it soon became clear I didn’t have the fortitude for such heartbreaking work. Even from a volunteer viewpoint (which is limited), I experience many sleepless nights. Yes, there are cruel people in the world who do unspeakable harm to animals (see Stray Rescue’s website and the story of Brownie if you have the stomach for it), but there are also perhaps good-hearted people who adopt dogs and are just clueless. They may not understand that this dog they are adopting is a sentient being who is like a four-year-old child — a living and loving being that relies on you for at least three, maybe four, of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (physiological needs, safety needs, love and belonging, and perhaps even esteem). Would you give up your four-year-old child because of some minor behavioral problems?
If you have a heart and want to make a dog a part of your family for the next 15 or so years, then this is the book for you. It will give you some very useful suggestions as to how to manage those behavioral problems (stock up on hotdogs). It will also help you to see your struggles with your pup in a new light — perhaps even help you to laugh at those behaviors that at one point were making you pull your hair out.
I truly don’t know how Randy Grim has been able to survive in the depressing world of animal rescue. I imagine it has to be his wonderful sense of humor (and as he admits, his stockpile of anti-depressant and anti-anxiety prescriptions.) As most all of the other reviewers have stated, he is a riot. And like one reviewer suggested, I, too, wish that a copy of this book could be given out with every dog adopted at every shelter and rescue around the country.