You Had Me at Woof

You Had Me at Woof

How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness

eBook - 2010
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This book is the hilarious and heartfelt chronicle of a woman learning the secrets of love, health, and happiness from some very surprising teachers: her dogs. The author was thirty, single, and working as a part time clerk in an insurance company, wondering if she would ever meet the man she could spend the rest of her life with. And then it happened. She met the irresistible Otto, her first in a long line of Boston terriers, and fell instantly in love. This work is the often hilarious and always sincere story of how one woman discovered life's most important lessons from her relationships with her canine companions. From Otto, the author realized what it might feel like to find "the one." She learned to share her home, her heart, and her limited resources with another, and she found an authentic friend in the process. But that was just the beginning. Over the years her brood has grown to one husband, one daughter, and several Boston terriers. And although she had much to learn about how to care for them, wallks at 2 a.m., vet visits, behavior problems, she was surprised and delighted to find that her dogs had more wisdom to convey to her than she had ever dreamed. And caring for them has made her a better person,and completely and utterly opened her heart. Riotously funny and unexpectedly poignant, it recounts the hidden surprises, pleasures, and revelations of letting any mutt, beagle, terrier, or bulldog go charging through your world.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2010
ISBN: 9781101444733
1101444738
9781101440735
1101440732
Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (228 p.)

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bibliotechnocrat Sep 03, 2015

Okay, so the adorable dog on the cover drew me in. Poor Otto - Klam's first dog - launches the author's life-long interest in dogs and dog rescue, though he is hardly the focus of the narrative. Klam proves to be a rather delightfully neurotic Boston Terrier lover; her experiences illustrate the maxim that the love you put out there comes back tenfold. The tone of the book is mostly bemused, but there are surprising moments of poignancy too. A fun read.

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sandraperkins
Oct 04, 2014

This is a sweet, funny book! I recommend it to all animal lovers!

Bibliothekarin_1 Oct 03, 2013

Wonderful book for dog lovers

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vollans
Jan 03, 2013

Such a great book for any dog lover, especially if you are fond of Bostons :)

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RobotinDisguise
May 19, 2011

An absolutely adorable book. I recommend this to any dog lover.

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redwallflower
Mar 22, 2011

This is a great book for dog lovers and really anyone who loves their pet as part of their family.

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countryreader
Jan 18, 2011

A sentimental read for dog lovers only - others may miss the point of Julie's love and devotion to Boston Terriers. Includes useful tips on dog care.

debwalker Jan 02, 2011

Poignant tales about caring for rescued Boston terriers.

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