Rabid

Rabid

Are You Crazy About your Dog, or Just Crazy?

Book - 2012
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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.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9781608198375
1608198375
Branch Call Number: 636.7 Satr
Characteristics: 164 p. ; 21 cm.

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brigid264 Jul 02, 2013

The author of Rabid--Pam Satran--will be speaking at the Mid-Manhattan Library this coming Tuesday, July 9, 2013--6:30 p.m.

Please join us if you will be in the New York City area.

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PupFashionista
Apr 15, 2013

I think this book was written about me....

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cmckenney
Sep 10, 2012

That's my dog on the cover.

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