There have been a lot of popular books about dogs. “Marley and Me” was a wonderful best seller that was turned into a successful movie. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” is another terrific novel about a dog. We love dogs… and love to read about them. But imagine our surprise when one day, our dog Boomer barked to us that HE wanted to write a book.
Oh sure, there were other dogs who had penned books – Dean Koontz’s dog Trixie wrote “Life is Good” and Paris Hilton’s pooch, Tinkerbell wrote “The Tinkerbell Hilton Diaries.” But, we told Boomer, those canines had an edge. Their two-leggers were celebrities. Boomer didn’t grow up in a famous family or run with the “in” crowd. He wasn’t a star’s dog or a dancer’s dog. He’s wasn’t a show dog… or a lap dog. Or even a lap dancer’s dog! He was just a regular, everyday dog.
Well, Boomer kept barking and woofing that he wanted to tell his story. He was pawsitively petulant about it. So what could we do? He dogtated… and we translated! His book, MUTTweiler: An AutoDOGography recently debuted on Amazon.
MUTTweiler, An AutoDOGography is a warm and witty memoir written by a lovable dog who reveals his life story fromTexas hill-country mutt to living large in the city ofLos Angeles.
Falsely blamed for a canine crime he didn’t commit, puppy Boomer is taken to the pound and sentenced to the BIG SLEEP. Minutes before his walk down the long gray mile, he is saved by two angels who take him to Kinky Friedman’s Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch.
Choosing the right human to own is no easy task, but when mountain-biker Dennis shows up, it’s a match made in doggie heaven. Boomer hops into Dennis’s SUV and they ride off to begin their journey. Together they travel to all kinds of fabulous places – from New Orleans to New York, from Canada to Mexico, from Moab to Mount Ruffmore.
Finally, arriving in Colliefornia, Boomer meets the kinds of pampered pooches he’s never seen before. He ultimately gets hooked on “Hollywoof,” and dreams of becoming a star. But when he visits an acting school, he learns their classes cost a whopping $12,000, so he has to make some big bucks fast!
With its feel-good style and comical photos, MUTTweiler: An AutoDOGography is sure to please readers and pet lovers everywhere.
Those purchasing the book get not only a delightful book to read over and over, they also support the wonderful place that rescued Boomer, as a portion of the proceeds from sales of the book are being donated to the Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch.
The “Translators”, Dennis L Lanning & Marilyn Anderson, are Travel & Entertainment writers. Marilyn is an award-winning television and film writer and the author of Never Kiss a Frog: A Girl’s Guide to Creatures from the Dating Swamp. Dennis is Boomer’s daddy and an avid mountain biker.
Want to look inside the book? Click here: MUTTweiler: An AutoDOGography
Published on Aug 08, 2012