Book Review-Sleeping With The Beast A Dog Lovers Guide– Dale Ryan | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Sleeping With The Beast A Dog Lovers Guide– Dale Ryan

Friday, December 7, 2012

I have always gone under the assumption that dogs should be allowed to be dogs and cats- cats etc! I really never thought of any of them as beasts—but after reading this book, which is filled with extraordinary photos –I agree with the author—we are all beasts-just look different!

This book will give you insights of how to live with dogs, how to dog proof your home while decorating and what is good or not so good for them. In other words how to make their life and yours as comfortable as possible for both.


From the front flap:

Sleeping With the Beast is not just another pretty book filled with pictures of dogs and owners romping in the fields. It is about a New England family that just happens to be comprise of a couple with two sons and five dogs—all cohabitating in one large farmhouse. In Sleeping With the Beast, Dale Ryan invites us into her home for a close-up view of what its like to live with dogs—from cooking to decorating to gardening to literally sleeping with the beast.

Sleeping With the Beast is a rather intimate book about dogs and their human partners. Furthermore the book touches on legal, moral and philosophical issues that confront our diversified families. The author also describes how dogs should be regarded not as 21st-century accessories but should be respected for their multi-dimensional character. The term “beast” is used here in the most affectionate way. While the dictionary describes a beast as an animal other than a human, in a sense we are all beasts, whether two or four-legged. Humans have been domesticated and dogs have been as well, but rules are often broken. Gorgeously illustrated with four-color photographs of Dale and her family—especially the dogs.

This book would make a wonderful gift for any dog lover. It can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other fine bookstores.







I was not paid cash for this post. I did receive a hardcover edition of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own honest opinions. For more information please check my Disclosure Statement.

17 comments :

Michelle Garrett said...

What an interesting concept for a book! I know a few animal lovers that would truly enjoy this. Thanks for sharing!

Renée said...

i know many dog-lovers who would adore this book. thanks for the review!

Melissa Pezza said...

My sister is a huge dog-lover so I am going to purchase this for her. Thank you!

Kim Croisant said...

Finally...a book for me. What a conversation piece. We sleep with our dogs...How funn!

Coup Gator said...

My 100+ lb dog loves to spoon. I recently kicked her out of our bed because of hogging all the bed.

Mudpiesandtiaras said...

My friends sleep with their dogs. Bet they'd like this!

Just Short said...

Sounds like the perfect book for new dog owners! Thanks for sharing.

Kelly R said...

Sounds like a great book. I have 3 dogs and they try to sleep with us.

jheylo said...

we don't have pets. this books must be very helpful though

Krystle (Baking Beauty) said...

We jokingly call our dog the beast when she is being really "aggressive" with her toys. Sounds like a great read!

Amanda T said...

Aw, I love this! I have to giant pitts, and they take over the bed!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Growing up our dog had his own two bed by my mom's.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

My sister loves dogs. This is great!!!

Sherryl Wilson said...

Having had pets all my life.. they are just part of the family.

Jennifer Clay said...

What an interesting topic for a book. I have grown up with dogs in the house and have never thought of them as beasts. I will have to check out this book

Allyson Bossie said...

I have the perfect person who would love this book for Christmas. Thanks for sharing

Auto Repair Renton said...

OMG – Hilarious – might have to send to my girlfriend who has a 118 pound great dane that tries to get in bed with her. Have a Great One:)

 
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