Monday, March 19, 2012

The 100 Silliest Things People Say About Dogs by Alexandra Semyonova

Now available in Kindle Edition



this book is also available in kindle and paperback at amazon.co.uk.

14 comments:

april 29 said...

A very fine book! This should be required reading for dog owners.

snarky said...

the 100 stupidest things pitters say about their dogs .
ie : shitsbulls are just sweet and loving family pets.
...dont worry my pitbull doesnt bite but he might lick you to death.
my pitbull is harmless but he would defend me with his life.
well . you get the gist .

april 29 said...

Snarky,
Don't forget "pit bulls were known as nanny dogs"... oops,the nanny dog just ripped of the kid's scalp... "well, you NEVER leave ANY dog along with a child"

There is always "well, pit bulls might have dog aggression but a well bred pit will never bite a human because manbiters were culled. You had to be able to handle the dog in the pit, you know"...

So many breed specific excuses.

Jim Reeve said...

I've never read this book before, but it looks funny.

dawn james said...

don't be fooled by the title.

the first chapter is available to read in the kindle edition and there is sample chapter on craven but i seem to be having trouble locating it. i will post the link later when i find it.

dawn james said...

myth 43

Jake said...

The dead tree edition was an excellent addition to my bookshelf and I will be buying the kindle version as well

DubV said...

April 29 said....

"There is always "well, pit bulls might have dog aggression but a well bred pit will never bite a human because manbiters were culled. You had to be able to handle the dog in the pit, you know"..."

Notice how convoluted and overly complex and ad hoc seeming this reasoning is compared to a direct statement like "dogs created to kill other dogs for no reason will likely be more dangerous on average to all living things, and likely cause special problems in a country of many dog owners".

snack sized dog said...

I bought this book and learned soooooo much from it!

vintage said...

Pit Bullian logic:


"Pit Bulls were never bred to bite humans despite killing 408 of them"

DubV said...

Intentional pun on bullian logic? I think it should catch on.

dawn james said...

dubv, most people don't realize it but vintage is the master at clever pit bullian terminology.

vintage said...

GREAT PIT_CENTRIC ANIMAL CONTROL FAILURES IN HISTORY:

CHICAGO 2011:

Despite assurances from Cherie Travis that Pit Bull attacks are rare, Pit bulls produce 732 "bites" or 40 percent of all animal bites in the city.

http://www.redeyechicago.com/news/ct-red-animal-bite-data-20120321,0,2905321.story.


The tax payer is losing an arm and a leg here.

**Disclaimer...I am not making this up!

Anne King said...

this book is a must read for so many reasons!!! The lay out is great, myths and facts pointed out, and nice short chapters, you can read the whole book, or just the chapters that interest you.