If you’ve ever wondered exactly what your dog is thinking, a spunky Papillon named Genevieve will let you know. In the new book “Small Dog, Big Life: Memoirs of a Furry Genius” by Dr. Dennis Fried, the clever canine lets us humans in on the secrets of dogdom.
Though she’s only seven pounds, Genevieve’s personality is much larger. Told from her point of view, the book is part memoir and part education for canine-kind. She recounts her youth, learning to live with her humans and their peculiar habits, her exploits as a “juvenile paplinquent,” the joy of pizza, and the many lessons she’s learned along the way.
Genevieve is a strong-willed dog with a few ideas of her own. She shares her version – the real version – of the history of dogs and people as well as a few insider tips for her fellow dogs: beware of cats, how to properly ride in a car, dog park etiquette and more. She even offers a few suggestions for her own version of agility training with obstacles like The Blanket Tunnel and The Bed Vault and exercises like The Supersonic Crawl.
With wit and creativity, the tales and philosophies of this playful Papillon will keep you entertained from start to finish. And who knows? You might even understand your own dog a little more.
“Small Dog, Big Life: Memoirs of a Furry Genius” by Dennis Fried is on sale now.