The title does this book a disservice. If I'd seen it on a shelf in a book store, I would have passed it by as 'twee'. In fact, it is anything but. A friend pressed me to read her copy. As a lover of both poetry and dogs, I was reluctant to do so but, in the name of friendship, I did as I was told. I now have my own copy and a second copy as a Christmas gift for a poetry and dog loving friend. One look at the names of the contributing poets will reassure sceptics.