A Dog’s Life

A Collection of Humorous Tributes Celebrating Man’s Best Friend.

Cats have nine lives; dogs, sadly, have only one. These loving and hilarious tributes to real dogs, complete with revealing photos, are written in the form of witty, tongue-in-cheek obituaries, and deftly capture a wide variety of unforgettable characters. Whether it’s Bilbo, the swaggering Scottish terrier grappling with height envy, Watson, the medicated bichon frise with his own Facebook page, or Boris, the gentle but over-sexed Doberman, these vivid verbal portraits will have you laughing out loud and wiping away a tear or two. A true celebration of man’s best friend, A Dog’s Life is sure to delight any dog lover.

“An absolutely delightful book, both in terms of concept and style. If I were still running Jonathan Cape, I would not hesitate to publish it myself!”

Tom Maschler, former head of publishing house Jonathan Cape, and creator of the Booker Prize

“Peter Bogyo’s endearing sendoffs are not eulogies—they are warm, funny toasts to our eternal love for our canine family members. You’ll smile and tear up as you recognize your own enduring attachment in his sweet tributes.”

Peter Marks, Chief Theater Critic, Washington Post