Quit laughing so much Mom, you're making it hard to maintain a sulk.
It WAS pretty hard to quit laughing.
For you see - I was reading POOPITER.
Yes, Poopiter, as in "Poopiter and Mars", by talented artist and illustrator L. Bowman.
One of the other members of Blogville mentioned how much they liked this book about a week or so ago, so I HAD to order it.
The author has two Cairn Terriers, Geordie an older dog, otherwise known as" bitey dog", and the other a pup named Toby, added to the household at which point more fun filled mayhem ensues.
Not familiar with the Cairn Terrier? If you've seen the movie The Wizard of Oz, you've seen one of the most famous Cairn Terriers ever. The dog who played Toto in the film was a female Cairn named Terry. Paid $125 per week for her role as Toto, she was owned by trainer Carl Spitz, and she had appeared in several movies prior to her famous role in Oz. Cairns are a highly intelligent and inquisitive breed, with a great curiosity about a lot of things, which you will soon find out when you read Poopiter.
But I warn you, you will laugh, and you may cry and you may never look at a Peppermint Candy stuffie the same G-Rated way again..
In a collection of heartfelt and often hilarious poems, stories, and colorful drawings the author explores what exactly does goes through the minds of these small souls as they go about their daily life with their human. The answer is EVERYTHING - from planet Earth to Planet Poopiter and back again.
You can tell the book was crafted by a dog lover who looks deep into those simple yet universal moments we share with our pets and comes up with a warm way of looking at even the messier ones, as even the most mischievous pet brings with it nothing but love. As Gordie and Toby make it their quest to make sense out of a nonsensical universe you too will truly look at the world in another dimension, one where He who has the golden collar is King and dogs do rule.
Poopiter would be the perfect gift for anyone who appreciates hilarious and subtly brilliant insights into dog and adult human nature.
A Kindle copy will be out soon, but I am so happy I ordered the beautiful glossy paperback version, one I will read again and again.
There's some more fun at the author's blog (and seriously, click on her blogroll on the right sidebar to see her Store "Needful Things of Salem" for some incredibly beautiful handcrafted items for people and pups of all ages).