Book Review: Dog Confessions: Shocking Tales Straight From The Doghouse By Allia Zobel Nolan

Hi fellow Doggies! It’s me, Dakota!

As some of you may know I am not the only one in the pack to have a blog,  my kitty brother Cody has one too! Yesterday he was pretty smug after featuring a book that he and Mom both were laughing their rotund bellies off at;  “I’d Rather Be A Cat: The Official “Better Than Dogs” Cat Book, written by the witty and talented, self-professed “cat person” Allia Zobel Nolan.

Their “catty” behavior was really getting under my fur!

What about me? Does Allia have something against dogs? There was no book for ME to bark about?

Well, as it turns out there is! The book I am referring to is Dog Confessions: Shocking Tales Straight From The Doghouse, written by none other than the woman with an amazing pedigree Allia Zobel Nolan. Knowing that I would feel left out in the dog house without a book of my own to read and review, she was kind enough to send me a book of my own to read with my Mom!

You  think that cats are the only ones that have mystery and secrets that they need to cough up like a furball stuck in their throat?  You are wrong! We dogs have secrets  too! We have confessions to make!  We can’t walk around forever burying our secrets in the dirt like yesterday’s bones! No siree!

By her own admission, Allia Zobel Nolan is a “cat person and always will be” She, like my Mom, is a “card carrying member of the Cat Writer’s Association” but I gotta raise my paw to her! She may be a “cat person” but she sure has her paw on what makes doggies, well, DOGGIES!

When writing this hilarious and cute-as-a-tail-on-a-pug’s-butt,  book,  Zobel Nolan  collected canine confessions from all over the globe! We couldn’t wait to hurl our cookies!  For those not familiar with dog-speak that translates to tell our secrets! What kind of secrets do we have? Ohhh you wouldn’t believe the things we do when our pack leaders are away! Then again, YOU WOULD cause you do many of the things listed in this book too!  That is why you will love this book so much fellow doggies! You can relate!

Here are some of the confessions of doggies from around the globe that will have you wagging your tail in recognition:

  • using Mom’s electric toothbrush to clean their tongue
  • living for the day, THEY can throw the ball, and DAD can fetch it!
  • wearing Mom’s hair extensions
  • rolling in garbage, burying the neighbor’s wash…barking contests and more

Like the above? I knew you would? Here are some more!

From Chihuahua, Taco Alejandro Maximilian Ruiz, aka Senor Stinky, Bogata, Colombia: ” Trainer say, “Dog need housebreak training.” I theenk, I don’t need no stinkin’ training. I can break the house myself. So I did.

and another

From Porkchops, Indianapolis, Indiana, “Homework? Yeah, I ate it…and Mom’s cell and a violet plant too. But, hey, there’s always room for dessert.”

Pretty hilarious aren’t they? You can stop spinning now, you’ll make yourself dizzy. (Oh and you should see the super cute photos that go with each confession! Bet you can find a dog breed in this book that YOU know, heck it might just be YOU!)

So there you have it my canine compadre, you aren’t alone. You don’t have to hang your head and drag your tail between your legs in shame thinking that YOU are the ONLY obedience school drop out on the bus. There IS someone who understands.  Someone who has allowed the confessions of doggies to be heard around the world!

Someone REALLY “gets” us!  I can sniff out talent a mile away, even if that talent DOES have the lingering smell of CAT!

Now if you will excuse me, like Crackers, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, “My confession? I love attention, I’m a hog for attention. I love, love, love attention. Can’t get enough attention. You gonna give me some attention? I need attention!”

Barks and licks and love, Dakota

 

ISBN:978-O-7369-4450-5

From Harvest House Publishers

64 pages-in a super cute, pocket-size book!

for all ages

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Allia Zobel Nolan is an internationally-published, award-winning author of seven cat books and over 150 children’s and adult trade titles with 2 1/2 million books in print. She lives in Norwalk, Connecticut with her husband and their three (perish the thought!)  CATS!

For more information about Allia Zobel Nolan, visit her at:

www.AlliaWrites.com

www.kittyliterate.blogspot.com

www.theworrywartsprayerbook.wordpress.com

Comments

  1. sara, oreo and chewy says:

    That sounds like a fun book!

  2. Yay! That’s my kind of book. I’ll make sure my mom read me this book.

    Licks
    Eva

    • Hi Eva! I know you will love it!! Welcome Home!!!!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota (and “Mom”)

  3. rosie says:

    Oh I think Mom would be rolling on the floor picking up cat/dog hair and all if she read this…sounds soooo funny…you knew Dakota had to have his moment too…this sounds like a good read!! Mom really loves us both even though she is a professed krazy kitty lady!! Woofs and Paws up, Lulu and Rosie.

    • Hi Lulu and Rosie!

      Oh yes your Mom will love this book and she will totally understand because she has kitties and doggies too!

      Mom is a professed “krazy kitty lady” too but she DOES love me! She just doesn’t understand me sometimes BOL!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  4. Wow, oh, Wow….Thanks, Dakota and Caren…..what a great review!!!
    (And we never use exclamation points.) The dogged attention to detail is, well, brilliant. We’re so excited (as excited as cats can get), and to prove it–even though we’re felines–we will do our imitation of the Snoppy Happy Dog Dance, (which is far more refined and gentile than the original), What’s more, though we’re lax to admit it, some dogs (present company INCLUDED) aren’t that bad after all. Dakota, for a dog, you’re okay in our book. Mom asks us to send headbutts and purrs, Angela-Dah-ling, MacDuff the Bold (and the fat), and Sineady Cat-the-Fraidy-Cat.

    • @Allia Hi!!! Thank you! You NEVER use exclamation points and my Mom, brother and I use too many! BOL! Thank you for your kind words! Your dance is “refined and GENTILE???” as in a non-Jewish dance? BOL!!! Sorry! couldn’t resist! Mom and I are thrilled that you like the review! We LOVED THE BOOK!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota and “Mom”

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