Are You Crazy About your Dog, or Just Crazy?
A humorous look at the ways in which devoted dog owners engage in over-the-top behaviors, includes photographs of dog treadmills, dog halloween costumes, dog aromatherapy treatments, and designer canine tutus.
Dogs now dominate the $55 billion a year pet business, with nearly 40 percent of American households owning a total of 78.2 million dogs. Dog products, dog services, dog admiration--okay, let's call it dog worship--has become totally over the top, with doggie treadmills, dog swimming pools, caffeine-free doggie java, dog massage, dog perfume, aromatherapy, hair coloring, and, yes, dog tattoos that would have seemed outlandish a generation ago when applied to your everyday household Rover.
But Rover isn't called Rover anymore: he's called Rufus. Or Lola, according to the Tumblog Hipster Puppies. In fact, all Top Ten Dog Names are people names. And the canine Rufus doesn't stay home alone all day; he goes to Doggie Daycare. Eats brightly frosted martini-shaped doggie treats. Wears designer tutus. Gets married on the beach. Has...
Well, you'll see. With hilarious full-color photos throughout, Rabid holds a humorous mirror up to our dog-centered society, helping us laugh at our own behavior and at the even-more-insane antics of all those other dog people.
In this humorous guide for dog lovers, New York Times bestselling author Satran explores both the merely lavish and the strangely extreme lengths to which people go for their dogs. Genuine and tongue-in-cheek suggestions for dog-related style, comfort, food, wellness, entertainment, socialization, and even funeral plans are interspersed with infoboxes about "crazy" dog phenomena and quizzes about dog trivia. Several chapters also cover the varied cultural roles of dogs including their place in celebrity life and religion. No index has been provided. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Featuring funny images of costumed and pampered pooches, an uproarious celebration of the ways in which devoted dog owners engage in over-the-top behaviors includes photos of doggie treadmills, dog aromatherapy treatments and designer canine tutus. By the best-selling author of How Not to Act Old. 40,000 first printing.
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