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Warm, funny story of family life with animals
on 16 July 2017
What a warm and funny insight into the author's life this book gives you! It's an account of how he reluctantly agreed to let his wife have another pet, a dachshund, to add to the (not so) mini pigs, chickens and existing dog they already had. Matt tries hard to treat the incomer with distain after all it is not his dog but he is gradually won over to the charms of this short legged, lovable canine. I snorted with laughter out loud at several of the incidents described (the 'white wine' incident especially, horror and hysteria at the same time!) . A lovely portrayal of a family as mad about animals as I myself am, with the usual initial excitement from children at a new pet with duties for looking after it soon after falling to a parent - boy do I know that feeling!