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In a very casual conversational manner we meet a young artist who has a history as a child of losing a pet dog Starsky who was euthanized without much explanation. Jump to present time in Malibu, California and after our down and out artist (who goes by the name of Charlie Keefe) is dumped by his live-in girlfriend, he decides to go to the animal shelter and get a dog. And there is Pete - a mutt, but a Jack Russell Terrier who in a very brief time works his way into Charlie's heart and life. Charlie begins to paint dogs (sort of a `Thomas Kinkade knock-off imagery' of his main model Pete) and with Charlie's artist rep Donny's help the business becomes lucrative - The Picasso of Pooch Portraits - and Charlie and Pete become famous globetrotters. But of course Pete ages and while Charlie is on an exhibition trip to Paris, Pete dies and Donny cremates him.Read more ›
When my beloved Lucy passed away last year, I felt as though my heart had been ripped out. I was sure that my life would never be the same. After all, not only was Lucy my heart dog and constant companion, she inspired my business, For Love of a Dog.
Lucy is the dog in my business logs and without her I may never have created my business. When Lucy died, a bit of the fire that fanned my muses died as well. Life really was not the same in any way.
Some people just didn't get it. "It's just a dog," they said (or thought to themselves.) Russ Ryan gets it. Oh, dog! He really gets it.
It's Just A Dog is dedicated to Petey Ryan and Charlie Dickens. You guessed it: dogs. Petey, a Jack Russell terrier, was over 14 years old when he died in 2010. Charlie, a
Terrier / Retriever mix and rebound dog, died suddenly right before publication of this book.
Ryan notes: "Being a dog widower has taught me that it doesn't matter if you have a dog ten years or ten months - the pain and hurt is still the same. Fortunately, the good part is that the love never dies!"
Your teeth just unclenched, didn't they? And now you're reaching for a tissue or two, right? Now you're ready to read a great new dog lover book. It's Just a Dog is a hilarious tale with lots of heart and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
It's Just A Dog is a story about loss, love and new beginnings, told in a humorous, informal style. I immediately felt as though I was reading about a friend. I'm very cautious about dog books. I'm always afraid something terrible will happen to the dog.Read more ›
The author performs an amazing balancing act in "It's Just a Dog." It's sarcastic, hilarious and heartfelt (by which I do NOT mean "sappy" -- I hate that) and most of all, authentic.
He tells us a wonderful tale where artist Charlie Keefe moves through the seven stages of dog loss with the addition of the little-known "Spectral Visitation" stage, during which the ghost of Pete, his Jack Russell Terrier, returns to simultaneously torture Charlie and put his life back on track.
I don't think you have to be a dog lover or have suffered dog loss to enjoy the book, but it probably helps. I am and I have, and the author does hit that part square on. Like I said, "authentic." I was amazed to read bits of the book that seemed to be my own thoughts and feelings transferred to the page in front of me.
I loved this book and think it would make a great movie. And now I have eleven days to read it again -- more than once apparently.
"It's Just a Dog" is a hilarious sendup of the dogoir genre. Reminiscent of the tongue-in-cheek satire in the film "Best in Show," Ryan captures the nuance of the quirky characters that inhabit the world of dog lovers with blithe affection but never sarcasm. Clearly Ryan is just another delirious dog lover with a highly-developed sense of humor. "It's Just a Dog" is a fun-filled romp through this dog park of life.
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While I started off in tears, it quickly turned to a book that kept me laughing. I am a definite dog lover so it was easy to relate to the character (even if you think he is losing... Read morePublished 18 hours ago by Sarah McGee
This story was strange, but interesting. It was not a quick read and at times seem a little disjointed. I would recommend it, if you don't have a better read.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
If you have ever loved and lost a fur child, this book is a must read! Russ Ryan did an excellent job and I could relate from the bottom of my heart!! Read morePublished 6 days ago by Ruth S
I loved this book!!! Wonderfully written with humor and an understanding of the love we have for dogs. People who love dogs will relate to this bookPublished 20 days ago by Rachisabusybee
Quirky, quick read. If you have it have ever had a dog you will relate to parts of this book. It gets a little dark, but the characters draw you in.Published 1 month ago by Jennifer Zadow
I couldn't put this book down. It was painfully true yet heartwarming all at the same time. I really really really enjoyed it!!Published 1 month ago by norene
I really enjoyed it, it was funny and sad. I was a little upset with the dogs owner, I did not like him, he was stupid.Published 1 month ago by connielu