Although I'm by nature a cat-lover, I have grown to like several dogs in my time, though not to the extent of speaking to them in an invented language based on sounds I've heard them make. I've certainly never kept my eyes peeled for dog-specific products such as a Fido Float lifejacket (in day-glo green or Buddhist orange). But for some, dogs are more than a best friend.
Anna Webb and Jo Good have built their lives and their working relationship around their respective bitches, Matilda and Molly. This delightful, often hilarious book details how their dogs have enriched their existance, even helping to ease the sadness of a breakup with a bloke and the ups and downs of a longer lived human relationship.
As well as the Fido Float lifejacket, other wonderful innovations have been marketed to the discerning dog: Luxurious yet practical items such as the Suck Mutt (vacuums dog hairs from all surfaces and off of dogs too!), Mutt Muffs (to protect canine ears from unreasonable noise) and my personal favourite because it gave me the biggest laugh to read: No More Woofty From The Toofty (wait until you read it!)
It is touching to read how devoted Jo and Anna are to the wellbeing of their dogs, and how confused they often seem about their men! This is a beautifully written and surprisingly sweet account of dog-love at a truly new level!