Author Jeff Lazarus
Publisher Greenleaf Book Group
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
Dog· tol· o· gy
1. The belief in Dog.
2. The system of rituals, practices, and behaviors engaged in by Dogtologists.
Chew on this. As humans, we have a deep need to believe . . . a need to relate to something greater and more ideal than ourselves. Perhaps that’s why so many millions believe in Dog. Man’s devotion to Dog has come to rival the great -isms and -ologies of the world. This has gone way beyond a hobby. We may not literally worship Dogs, but we come pawfully close. This rabid reverence for Rover has a name: It’s called Dogtology. Dogtology is for the dog lover who has bailed on a date because they didn’t want Twinkles to be left home alone, for the human whose dog owns a more festive holiday wardrobe than they do, those whose pups dine on free-range bison burgers while they live off ramen, or whose smartphones have more photos of their dog than of the humans in their family.
Live. Bark. Believe. Dogtology is a humorous exploration of man’s fanatical devotion to Dog. In this book, Lazarus makes the case that Dogtology has become a bone-a-fide belief system on par with the world’s great philosophies and religions.
What did I think?
I am a huge dog lover and can completely get on board with being a ‘Dogtologist’ but unfortunately this book didn’t quite do it for me. It’s fun and lighthearted which is refreshing, but I think that a lot of it is stuff ‘dog-lovers’ already know. I’m not sure if my disappointment with this is because the book is very American so sections such as the ‘license’ and the ‘fire hydrants’; whilst are common knowledge are not necessarily relatable – to me at least.
Parts of this book did make me giggle and I can definitely see my dog in some sections i.e. Dog just wants some piece and quiet from Man’s constant talking – my dog takes himself off to the bedroom on a nightly basis to have some ‘alone’ time. From the seven deadly sins (of dog world) and the ten commandments of Dogtology – it leads to fun reading (at parts).
I’m not saying don’t read this book, it is fun and quite a quick read…but at the same time, I wouldn’t rush out and buy it or put it to the top of your reading pile if you already have it.
My Rating? ♥♥
Will you be adding this to your TBR pile?
After such a disappointing rating and a mainly negative review – here’s a picture of my dog, Mojo, to lighten the mood!