“Awkward Family Pet Photos” c’mon, you know you have ’em! There isn’t a pet in the world that hasn’t been subjected to a moment of “awkwardness” in front of the camera, or in the world of blogs as we like to call it “the flashy box.”
My Mom and I were asked if we would like a complimentary copy of Awkward Family Pet Photos by Mike Bender and Doug Chernack to read and review.
Seeing as we have the most dysfunctional family on the planet Mom leaped at the chance! Me? Not so much. I shivered and shook in fear that once Mom took a look at this book I was done for. All this book would do for my Mom is give her even MORE ideas, more ways to embarrass me. I wanted NONE of it! I lost. The book arrived and of course Mom loved it! You don’t have to wonder what I thought of it!
Take a gander at some of these photos. There is a certain dog breed (that shall remain nameless) that makes a prominent appearance in a few of these photos.
Want some more info about this book? Here you go, here is some info from the publisher:
“There are few things more rewarding than having a pet. They love us unconditionally, shower us with attention, and actually help us live longer. So, what can possibly be awkward about our animal BFFs? Well . . . nothing. In truth, we’re the awkward ones. We adore our pets and treat them like members of the family, but let’s face it—sometimes L-O-V-E makes us go a little overboard.”
“Along with many never-before-seen photos, essays, and graphics, AWKWARD FAMILY PET PHOTOS features outrageous pet photos … including dogs, cats, birds, rats, horses, pigs, goats, and exotic pets such as reptiles, sugar gliders, ferrets, and monkeys. “
I have certainly taken my share of “Awkward Family Photos”:
See my expression in that photo above? It makes me feel good to see that I am not the only one who must humor my live-in paparazzi by indulging their whims!
GIVE-AWAY: Trust me, this isn’t my idea, it’s my Mom’s. She thinks you will LOVE this book. She said with the Holidays approaching the photos in this book are the perfect fodder to give her more ideas for more opportunities to humiliate and embarrass me. She said if this is left on the coffee table it is a sure-fire way to get that weird Uncle of yours who hovers silently in a corner to open up.
Pet lovers! Have a first date and feeling shy? Whip out this baby, you’ll be talking and laughing in no time!
So… if you have a desire to torture your pet, just leave a comment. Mom and I will pick ONE
victim winner (as chosen by random.org). The DEADLINE to enter is MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 at 11PM EASTERN. (Yep this is a “quickie” give-away!) The winner will be announced WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23. This way it will arrive in plenty of time for your holiday humiliation to begin.
If you feel so inclined, you may also email my Mom any “Awkward Family Pet Photos” that YOU may have stashed at your house! Mom and I will be happy to publicly embarrass you by featuring them on a future Wordless Wednesday! You can email them to Mom at cgittleman @ mi dot rr dot com.
Doggies, kitties, snakes, ferrets, rabbits, turtles, (you get the idea) by all means keep this book AWAY from whomever is behind the lens in your den! Ya got it? Tell them to BACK-AWAY-FROM-THIS-BOOK!!! If they don’t, I just might be seeing you in the next edition. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Barks and licks and love, Dakota
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Mike Bender is a professional screenwriter living in Los Angeles whose credits include Not Another Teen Movie and the MTV Movie Awards. He is also a regular contributor to Esquire. Mike’s dog, Din-Din, had final approval over his author
Doug Chernack is a professional screenwriter and producer living in Los Angeles who has created and produced shows for E!, Fox Sports, and the Golf Channel. He has been known to take his fish, Porky, on walks around the block.
AWKWARD FAMILY PET PHOTOS
By Mike Bender and Doug Chernack
A Three Rivers Press Paperback Original