It's Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump: And Other Life Lessons I Learned from Dogs

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Penguin, Nov 2, 2006 - Pets - 176 pages
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A charming and hilarious New York Times bestseller about the enduring wisdom of dogs, from the host of the enormously popular National Dog Show

It’s Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump is more than a mere celebration of man’s best friend. In this lighthearted exploration of how and why dogs serve as some of our most valuable and enlightened teachers, well-known and well-loved actor/show host John O’Hurley shares lessons learned from his life with canine companions, including:
•Every 15 Minutes Is a New Day
•Never Miss a Nap
•When One Person Stops Petting You, Move On
•A Cold Can of Meat Is Still a Feast
•You’re Only as Big as You Think You Are

“Dogs, after all, have pure hearts, trusting natures, a zest for living, noble characters, and an ability to take things in stride,” writes O’Hurley in the book’s introduction. “They can be counted on, and are pleasant companions. They know what's important, always. How many humans do you know about which you could say the same?”

At once poignantly moving and laugh-out-loud funny, It’s Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump is a must read for dog lovers everywhere.

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User Review  - gmillar - LibraryThing

John, have you been reading my mail? I'm not sure how I feel about you writing about my life as if it were yours. From the "buying a bigger bed to accommodate the furry folk" to our "throw-yourself-at ... Read full review

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User Review  - pennsylady - LibraryThing

A warm and humorous look at "Hurley Life Lessons" and the wonderful furry companions that illuminated the way. Read full review


Its Okay toMiss the Bedon the First Jump
Precious Gifts Come in Small Packages
When a Dog BarksListen
Its Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump
A Cold Can of Meat Is Still a Feast
Every Fifteen Minutes Is a BrandNew Day
When Someone Stops Petting You Move On
Never Miss a Nap
You Are Only the Size You Think You Are
If Youre Happy and You Know It Wag Your Tail
Every Day Is a Stretch
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About the author (2006)

John O’Hurley is the host of NBC’s The National Dog Show. He is well-known for his award-winning role as J. Peterman on Seinfeld, and as the ultimate champion of Dancing with the Stars.

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