Friday, July 22, 2011

Bedtime Book for Dogs

I'm going to be really honest here. I don't know if it's strange to feel guilty about this or not but...I've never read a book to my dog.

I love to read. I read a lot. I even read about dogs a lot. But never to my dog. YET!

You might say this omission in my interactions with Kelly is possibly due to lack of appropriate reading material. But now, I can use that excuse no more! Bruce Littlefield has written what I believe is the first book written just for dogs: The Bedtime Book for Dogs.

The story follows the adventures of a pup who decides he'd rather take a walk to the park by himself than wait for his human companion--and discovers that all of his usual activities aren't as much fun without a good friend to share them with. And, in case you think it's simply a cute story about a little dog, there's more to it than that. The book is told with the 20 most common words that dogs can recognize, such as "treat" "squirrel" and "Good dog!"

Check out the book trailer!

I think Kelly would like this book. And I'd love reading it to her, too.
Sweet Dreams!

17 comments:

Gloria said...

Miss Mindy will keep on going as long as she hears or sees me! No reading will put her to sleep, lol.

road-dog-tales said...

What a cute book! Mom used to read to our beloved brother Jett when he was a puppy (and an only child)! She just read regular children's books, though. Now she just puts on movies to entertain us. What a slacker!

The Road Dogs

Mr. Pip said...

This sounds pretty neat. I may have to check it out!

Your pal, Pip

Jan said...

Gathering my dogs around for a bedtime story might be fun.

Benny and Lily said...
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Benny and Lily said...

Hmmm sounds purrty good.
Benny & Lily

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That sounds interesting!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Kristine said...

This is so cute! I love the idea behind a bedtime book for dogs. I don't know if mine would get anything out of the words, but the snuggling and bonding itself are definitely a benefit. Whether she would rather eat the book or listen to me read it though is up in the air. :-P

Kolchak Puggle said...

LOL, I would never admit this to anyone but you guys...but I totally do read the boys bedtime stories. Not every night, but from time to time when I find a treasured childhood book like Hairy McClary from Donaldson's Dairy or Harry the Dirty Dog. LOL, I've also been known to sing Sheldon Coopers "Soft Kitty" to them (substituting the word puppy, of course). *sigh* I am so not cool.

Peggy Frezon said...

@Gloria Well at least that's love and devotion for ya!

@road dog That happens when moms get busy! But I know she gives you lots and lots of attention!

@Mr. Pip @Benny & Lily @Holly be sure to tell me about it if you get tucked in with a story tonight!

Peggy Frezon said...

@Jan @Kristine no matter if they get the words or not, sure sounds like fun to me!

@Kolchack I love Harry the Dirty Dog. And what about Clifford the Big Red Dog?! Also Biscuit...and the Poky Little Puppy...and....!
Oh, and we sing Soft Kitty too, lol. Sheldon is the best!

houndstooth said...

Oh my gosh! How cute is that? I'm betting Bunny would like that one a lot!

offtheleashsd said...

Love this. Is there a kitty version?

Hanna at Dog Products said...

Frankly, I don’t know anyone who reads bedtime stories to their dogs and I know many, very many, dog owners. However, I am willing to make a confession here by declaring that I sort of read to my dogs on a regular basis. This is how it all started.

A few years ago I was feeling a little unsettled while reading a book from the comfort of my coach and so I started pacing and still continued reading. This got my dogs’ attention and they started demanding my attention. So I began talking to them while still pacing and they seemed to like it. I then stopped talking to them directly buts started reading out loud which had the same effect as if I was reading to them.

From then on, I daily “kill 3 birds in one time.” I read, I walk, I speak to my dogs all in a single group of actions which could be interpreted as reading to them.

Peggy Frezon said...

@Hanna that is a great way to get exercise with your dogs while reading! Way to go!

Peggy Frezon said...

@offtheleashsd That is a great idea! Maybe the author will take note.

Amy said...

Thanks for the review, Peggy. I just sent a copy to my 5-year-old niece who just got her first puppy. This will be a great way for her to practice her reading skills while she's "mothering" her new baby. :-)

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