It's Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump: And Other Life Lessons I Learned from Dogs
It's Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump And Other Life Lessons I Learned from Dogs Author:John O'Hurley A charming and hilarious New York Times bestseller about the enduring wisdom of dogs, from the host of the enormously popular National Dog Show — It's Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump is more than a mere celebration of man's best friend. In this lighthearted exploration of how and why dogs serve as some of our most v... more »aluable and enlightened teachers, well-known and well-loved actor/show host John O'Hurley shares lessons learned from his life with canine companions, including:
Every 15 Minutes Is a New Day
Never Miss a Nap
When One Person Stops Petting You, Move On
A Cold Can of Meat Is Still a Feast
You're Only as Big as You Think You Are
Dogs, after all, have pure hearts, trusting natures, a zest for living, noble characters, and an ability to take things in stride, writes O'Hurley in the book's introduction. They can be counted on, and are pleasant companions. They know what's important, always. How many humans do you know about which you could say the same?
At once poignantly moving and laugh-out-loud funny, It's Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump is a must read for dog lovers everywhere.« less
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This is a really fun little paperback book, written by actor John O'Hurley, who also happens to be very funny and charming, even on paper. It's got adorable pics and stories, some of which are sweet and touching, while others had me laughing out loud. It even has some good bits of advice - for dogs AND the people they own. Definitely a fun read for anyone who loves dogs.
This book is so good and so funny that I have ordered three copies from PBS to give to friends. Each chapter is a different event in O'Hurley's life with his dogs so reading can start at any chapter that interests you. Not only is O'Hurley a great dancer, actor, and master of ceremonies, he is an engaging and funny author.