Hi everyone it’s Dakota, it’s Monday and you know what THAT means! It’s Mischief Monday!!
I can’t think of a better day to feature the new book by my buddy Snoopy, (of the informative, fun and adorable blog, SNOOPY’S DOG BLOG,) Mischief Master Class A Book written by Dogs (two Cats and a Turtle!)…assisted by Annette Vivian.
Photo Courtesy of Annette Vivian
How did this book evolve?
For the rare few who DON’T know, my buddy Snoopy is the MASTER of Mischief! So much so that on his blog he has a regular Monday feature called the Monday Mischief Blog Hop which is sponsored by Snoopy, Alfie’s Blog, Luna Dogs Life and My Brown Newfies. This Blog Hop is so popular and has so many weekly submissions from various animals all over the world, that it only made sense that the concept would make a natural evolution, into a BOOK! Now, when you want to read about all the mischief that everyone has been up to, it’s right at the tip of your paws!
My buddy Snoopy is a 2-year-old Bearded Collie who considers himself to be the “Master of Mischief” That title didn’t come easy. In order to attain the title of “Master of Mischief” you must have enormous skill and creativity! Snoopy has made it his mission to help all animals get the title of “Master of Mischief” by compiling this pawsome book!
But what exactly IS “Mischief? I’m glad that you asked! Here is the definition that I found online:” It is “Playful misbehavior or troublemaking”
Snoopy feels, and I agree, that with so much seriousness in the World and in our jobs (did you know that Snoopy is a registered therapy dog? That’s some SERIOUS stuff!) it is important to incorporate some play in your day and what better way to do that than through creating some Mischief!
How Does The Mischief Master Class Work?
From Snoopy: “you must keep in mind some basic principles/rules/codes. If you stick to these principles, my experience tells me you’ll be a Mischief Master in no time!”
This book will be your greatest “go-to” to hone your mischief-making skills! You will LOVE the fun examples/stories shared by animals from all over the world (and their 2-leggers). The colorful photographs will make you wag your tail with delight!
Some of my favorite “Principles” in Mischief Master Class are:
Look Cute-Freddie of the blog BASSET MOMMA has that skill learned, paws down!
Forgiveness is Easier Than Permission-shown by the sock stealing antics of Alfie the Entlebucher Mountain Pup. Visit him at ALFIE’S BLOG.
Stand Tall, Be Firm-shown by none other than yours truly!! Yep! I’m in the book too! I tried so hard to protect my territory from the dogs across the hall that I tore up our door wall! Just for the record, I was so adept at this feat that the dogs have MOVED!
The Art Of Negotiation– remarkably displayed by our turtle friend Kroten, of the blog UNDERNEATH THE SHELL, who will eat anything and everything!
Don’t Underestimate The Little Guy, The Big Dog Isn’t Always The Top Dog-shown by Roxy and Torrey of the blog ROXY THE TRAVELING DOG, as well as Snoopy himself with a hilarious intro to this chapter about Snoopy and his “sheep.”
Learn To Count– one of my faves, and highlights how my buddy Snoopy can count! Yep! By learning to count he knows just how long he can stay on the forbidden bed before his Mom counts to THREE to get him off. He even includes a link to the video in his book (links to many other videos are in the book as well). Check out this one of Snoopy, you’ll see why it is a fave of mine!
The last principle we are going to share with you, (you will have to buy the book to see the rest), is showcased by Emma of the blog MY GBGVLIFE and that is: Don’t Be Shy- Ask For What You Want where Emma was determined to have a special birthday pawty for her sister Katie and took matters into her own paws!
Photo Courtesy of Annette Vivian
Check out some more mischief that is in this great and FUN book!
Once you finish reading Snoopy’s Mischief Master Class, you will have “learned that no matter who you are or what you are, Mischief is for ALL!”
You will even have your own “Mischief Master” Certificate in the book, like mine!
Yeah I forged Snoopy’s “pawnigture”, hey, I read the book and contributed Mischief! I earned it!
Now, go tell the person in charge of the money in your house to hurry up and pawchase this fantastic book! Better yet, YOU create some mischief and grab their credit card and order it yourself! BOL!!
Did you know?
Snoopy and his Mum are generously donating 50% of the book Profits to Therapy Pets Support Charities
To purchase Mischief Master Class in paperback click here
To purchase the Kindle edition click here
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You can find him on Facebook by clicking here
On his blog: SNOOPY’S DOG BLOG
About the Author
Snoopy lives in Northern California with his Mum, Annette Vivian, and the rest of their family. Annette Vivian, born in the Isle of Man, British Isles, qualified as an Accountant and Project Manager. After spending 15 years working in start-ups and financial institutions around the Globe, she finally realized that she was neglecting the creative, fun side of her brain. She spends her time now, looking after her family, taking Snoopy on Therapy visits and writing.
Barks and licks and love, Dakota