Lessons from Tara: Life Advice from the World's Most Brilliant Dog
Lessons from Tara Life Advice from the World's Most Brilliant Dog Author:David Rosenfelt David Rosenfelt's loyal readers of the Andy Carpenter series are familiar with Tara, the golden retriever sidekick. Many also got to know Tara from Dogtripping, David's nonfiction book about becoming a slightly nutty dog rescuer and the dog that started it all. Here, finally, is a book all about the inspirational canine who taught David everythi... more »ng he knows. Well, he did know how to tie his shoes before he met and came to love Tara, but that's about it.Through Tara, David learned about dating, about being able to share his emotions, and also about everyday stuff like who gets to use the pillow if several dogs are sleeping in your bed (clue: It's not the human) and why random barking will never be something that can be eliminated. Lessons From Tara is infused with David's trademark wry and self-deprecating sense of humor, and will move readers to tears and laughter.« less
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In many ways, this is a continuation of Rosenfelt's 'DOGTRIPPING' (2013). It is highly amusing and the continuing saga of living with 25 to 40 large, four-pawed friends -- all sharing the same house. David tells the unique stories of his hairy friends and how they rule the roost. They wake him at about 5:30 am with a cacophony of howling for breakfast.
David explains that they have a California king bed because that is the largest one sold. He enumerates the sleeping locale of each sleepy pooch and which one shares his pillow. Thinking about the word-pictures David creates about the controlled mayhem is quite amusing -- and often laugh-out-loud funny.
David and Debbie are not quite normal because they have to buy a new vacuum cleaner every 6-months to keep the fur in check. It is also dangerous to allow the couple around pet shelters because they can't seem to avoid taking home a couple from each location. It is fortunate that David is such a successful book writer because we know here all his money goes -- to buy more dog food and pay vet bills (he's made several independently wealthy).
This book, like 'DAYTRIPPING,' is a feel-good book. If you are feeling a bit depressed, read this book and you will know that your life is much saner than David Rosenfelt -- and that's a good thing.
Nonfiction David Rosenfelt Books
The Puppy Express (2014)
** Lessons from Tara (2015)