Rabid: Are You Crazy About Your Dog Or Just Crazy?

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Oct 16, 2012 - Humor - 176 pages
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Dogs now dominate the $55 billion a year pet business, with nearly 40 percent of American households owning a total of 78.2 million dogs. Dog products, dog services, dog admiration--okay, let's call it dog worship--has become totally over the top, with doggie treadmills, dog swimming pools, caffeine-free doggie java, dog massage, dog perfume, aromatherapy, hair coloring, and, yes, dog tattoos that would have seemed outlandish a generation ago when applied to your everyday household Rover.

But Rover isn't called Rover anymore: he's called Rufus. Or Lola, according to the Tumblog Hipster Puppies. In fact, all Top Ten Dog Names are people names. And the canine Rufus doesn't stay home alone all day; he goes to Doggie Daycare. Eats brightly frosted martini-shaped doggie treats. Wears designer tutus. Gets married on the beach. Has...

Well, you'll see. With hilarious full-color photos throughout, Rabid holds a humorous mirror up to our dog-centered society, helping us laugh at our own behavior and at the even-more-insane antics of all those other dog people.
  

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Review: Rabid: Are You Crazy About Your Dog or Just Crazy?

User Review  - Deanna - Goodreads

Cute book. Some of the stories as just outrageous though. Some hard to believe. Good laugh though Read full review

Review: Rabid: Are You Crazy About Your Dog or Just Crazy?

User Review  - Jackie - Goodreads

Funny read on pets, their owners, and the pet business. If you have a dog for a pet you will enjoy this book. Read full review

Contents

IN THE DOGHOUSE
21
Feng Shui for Your Dog
28
NOT THE SAME OLD DOG FOOD i
35
Halloween Dog Smoothie
41
SICK PUPPY a a
50
Dog Horoscopes
65
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Pamela Redmond Satran is the author of the New York Times bestselling humor book How Not to Act Old, optioned by DreamWorks. She is also the author of seven novels and the coauthor of eight baby name books, including the bestselling Beyond Jennifer & Jason. Satran is a columnist for Glamour and contributes frequently to such publications as the Daily Beast, the New York Times, and More magazine. She lives in Montclair, NJ. Visit her website at pamelaredmondsatran.com.

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