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Saturday, April 10, 2010

I Like Chet

I confess that I do not know how to read. Maybe when I get older and there aren't so many exciting distractions, I might be able to concentrate on the task. In the meantime, mom reads me stuff she thinks I would be interested in.

Mom does lots of driving each week. She works 70 miles away from where we live and she has to drive 140 miles 4 days a week (Friday is telework day - almost as good as the weekend - since she works from home). Apparently humans can't drive and read at the same time, well not exactly. Mom gets other people to read to her while she drives. In the morning she listens to NPR and Morning Edition (unless she is running late) and at night all these different people read to her. She is lucky that her library has a service where she can download the books to her little music player - I guess it is a book player for her! Her car has a plug that the player attaches to so the reading comes over the car stereo.

Well, mom found a really cool book called Dog On It! by Spencer Quinn. This book caught my attention right away. It's about Bernie and Chet, two private detectives. What's different is that Chet is a dog AND he does all of the story telling. We aren't finished with the book yet but Chet has already been in some tough spots - attacked by a knife wielding perp, kidnapped by some Russian mob types, attacked by a mountain lion and almost euthanized at a kill shelter. Mom claims that Chet being in harms way seems to bother her more than the humans in the books she reads.

This Spencer Quinn guy really understands dogs. In fact, I'm convinced that his dog wrote that book and he is taking the credit. Or mom says that sometimes authors say their name is something different. I don't quite understand but maybe the real dog author wants to be disguised as a human to avoid the pupparazzi. Check Dog On It! out. I am happy to see that there is already a sequel.

Up until now, Dean Koontz has been my favorite dog writer. Mom has a couple of new dog books by him we need to read (but she has the books not the ones where people read them for her) and she hasn't gotten to them yet.


Shawnee the Shepherd said...

I will has to check that book out! But Yoda, why bother lurning how to read when you has a hooman and masheens to does it for you? I would just keep concentrating on eggsiting distrakshuns.

Yoda_the_Dog said...

You are right Shawnee! The distractions are so much more fun!

Anonymous said...

Yoda, you need to tell your mom to check out the Bunnicula series by James Howe. They are kids' books (4-5th grade-ish) but lots of fun, and I enjoyed them as an adult. A dog narrates the mysteries, and they also involve a crazy cat and (in later books) a funny little Doxie http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=bunnicula&x=0&y=0

Yoda_the_Dog said...

Linda - Mom will have to check those out! Thanks!