Since I stopped promoting ‘Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee’ about a month ago, it has virtually flat-lined as far as sales go. But the time had come to give more attention to drafting my new book, ‘Soul Survivor,’ (working title.)
It seemed the kindest thing to do was to take ‘D&RW’ down that sad, one-way trip to the local book-vet, for …. well, sssshhh – you know.
But then last night, came THIS – an absolute belter of a review from a reader in USA.
The author explains how a couple of unexpected career changes ultimately presented him with a new job opportunity as a Pet Professional. This new job provided many stories and lucky for us, the author has written this book to share them with us.
Written in a comical and heartfelt way, we learn about the animals’ reactions to various situations and the way each pet formed their very own unique bond with him, and he with them. The author did a great job describing the vast personalities of these pets. I especially liked the comments he imagined them saying.
Overall, this was a fun read and I thoroughly enjoyed the author’s sense of humor. Of course, animal lovers will naturally be drawn to this book, rightfully so, but anyone who has gone through (has ever thought about or been forced into) a career change, will greatly enjoy this as well.
thedogvine.com is a colourful website that focuses on dog-friendly facilities in the London area. From vets, to dog walkers; from dog trainers to cafes that welcome dogs – you’ll find them, plus lots more, here.
The Dogvine is also popular blog that features events in and around the London area, in addition to various products of interest to dog owners.
‘Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee,’ is featured this month, and until midnight on Wednesday 25th November, they are offering two copies as prize giveaways. Perfect timing for Christmas – ideal stocking fillers if you have already have a copy!
What a delightful, well-written book! The author invites the reader into his world of professional pet services and it is a wonderful place. Yes, there are damp dogs, and yes, there is rabbit wee and it’s all makes sense. I fell in love with the dogs and their distinct personalities. Light and humorous but also filled with touches of true, heartfelt emotion. The writing style is reminiscent of James Herriot’s “All Creatures Great and Small” series. I highly recommend this book and hope Mr. Jackson continues to share his stories.
Whether you have a lurcher, a cairn, Siamese or a stick insect called Brian you’ll recognise your own beloved pets in the characters and escapades in this book. In Damp Dogs and Rabbit Wee we romp with the ever keen Marley, witness teeny-tiny Lulu and Dulcie take on the Dobermans, and share the joys of Misty and ‘take no crap’ Bramble. Cee Tee Jackson’s journey from the corporate world of banking to the reality of dog walking and pet care will make you laugh and cry and has throughout it a core of real humanity.
As a fellow dog owner the day to day scenarios made me laugh . Can absolutely relate to them and the few sad times too. So well written I feel that I know all the dogs personally. Would definitely recommend !
Yeah – I’m just a little bit chuffed this morning!
The first review of ‘Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee’ has just been posted on Amazon.
(Five stars *****)
From a career in banking to one in barking (dogs that is!) By Suzy Cue on 2 August 2015 Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase The author, relates his transition from former bank manager to ‘pet-care professional’ with raw honesty. How he turned the bleakness of redundancy into a life changing opportunity. From hot tempered hamsters, ferocious felines, distressed dogs to tearful goodbyes, his animal adventures will have you laughing out loud one minute and crying the next. With his pack of dogs, he takes you with him through the beautiful Scottish countryside. His razor sharp wit, clever lively dialogue and entertaining escapades are a real page turner.
Damn! That review is almost better than the book itself.
Still, no time to bask in the warmth of self-congratulation. Another fourteen dogs need walked today, and three more cats have to be fed.
For once, though, I don’t care if it bleedin’ rains today.