Dog Coffee

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Dog Ear Publishing, 2008 - American essays - 108 pages
Dog Coffee is a collection of musings about life, kids, dogs, and anything else that needs to be mused about. In these pages you will find exploding fruit, rogue hormones, and flatulent dogs who know more than they're saying - or perhaps less. I was working at a bookstore which also has a cafe, and I would go over to get coffee and chat with the manager, Andy W.( He has a last name but I can't divulge it because it gives Spellcheck a seizure.) One of the more popular coffees was Organic Blue Heeler, which is also a dog breed. In fact, Andy himself owned such a creature. So I started calling that blend the dog coffee, and I always thought it would make a good name for something. But no one took me up on it, leaving it available to me as a title for this, my first book. Jennifer Perry is an actual person who grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan and attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, graduating with a degree in Linguistics and a husband, Mills. After graduation, Jennifer and Mills remained in Appleton, even in the winter. Their family currently includes two grown sons, Matt and Andrew, and a black-and-white cocker spaniel, Dexter, who doesn't know he's been neutered. Jennifer has worked in bookstores and other retail establishments, most recently Basic Books and Cafe in Oshkosh, Wis. During a good part of the 80's and 90's she was a stay-at-home mom for Matt and Andrew (this was pre-Dexter.) She coached baseball, wrote dramas for church, and solved the world's problems over doughnuts and coffee with her friend Micky. In 2004 she began writing as a Community Columnist for the Appleton Post-Crescent, where many of these essays first appeared.
 

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Contents

The Joy of Socks
3
Take a Number Please Were Going On Break Now
7
My Knight In Heavy Metal
13
Your Call Is Making Us Rethink Our Career Choice Please Hold
15
Toilet Bowl And Gender Roles
19
No Such Thing As Too Much Lightfoot
23
The Pilgrimage
27
KIDS
33
DOGS
55
His AKC Name Is Sir Humpsalot
57
Somewhere Over The Biscuit
61
Need A Lift?
65
Granola The Musical Fruit
67
ANYTHING ELSE
71
The Hormone Highway Is Paved With Granola
73
Does This Preposition Match My Outfit?
77

The Hit
35
Home Away From Home
39
Flyaway Boy
43
Just Pull The Stem And Stand Back
47
If You Break Your Leg In That Mosh Pit Dont Come Running To Me
51
Your Bible Isnt Holy Enough
79
Insert Generic Inoffensive Title Here
83
Grammar We Hardly Knew Ye
85
Doh Canada
89
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