I Could Chew on This: And Other Poems by Dogs $1.99 ($10.99 reg)

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I Could Chew On This, Dog Poetry Book

Check it out! I just spotted this cool poetry book on sale today! This canine companion to I Could Pee on This, the beloved volume of poems by cats, I Could Chew on This will have dog lovers laughing out loud. Doggie laureates not only chew on quite a lot of things, they also reveal their creativity, their hidden motives, and their eternal (and sometimes misguided) effervescence through such musings as “I Dropped a Ball,” “I Lose My Mind When You Leave the House,” and “Can You Smell That?”

Accompanied throughout by portraits of the canine poets in all their magnificence, I Could Chew on This is a work of unbridled enthusiasm, insatiable appetite, and, yes, creative genius. Snag it while HERE it’s 85% OFF and read it on your Kindle or any other web -enabled device (ie. iPad, Android Phone, PC, etc) with these FREE Kindle Reading Apps.

THROW THE DAMN BALL: Classic Poetry by Dogs

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Throw The Damn Ball

I don’t know about you, but I love this time of year because of all the great dog-related gift books that are released in time for the holiday shopping season! We were happy to get our paws on the fun and funky new book Throw The Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs from best-selling authors R. D. Rosen, Harry Prichett and Rob Battles.

It’s a collection of humorous poetry and cute color photos, perfect as a stocking stuffer for any dog-loving poetry buff on your list. The clever and amusing poems pay tribute to the important things that really matter to a dog — love, loss, sex, friendship, meals, and bodily functions. Literary fans will recognize a dog’s take on some of the classics in human poetry including an homage to Emily Dickinson and other great poets.  I’d recommend this book for adults only, as some of the dog humor is a bit explicit, but probably exactly what a dog would write about LOL! It’s a quick read and great as a bathroom book, as Woof Woof Papa pointed out. (TMI, I know!)

Throw The Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs is available now in hardcover at Amazon and local bookstores.

Calling All Creative Kids: Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest! #PetsAddLife

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poetry contest for kids

Got a creative kid (of the human variety) or know someone who does? Check out this cool new contest especially for the kiddos! Teachers and parents are invited to enter their 3rd-8th grade kids in the 5th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest!

And why do I think this is so cool? Because your child gets to write a poem about their pet and the joys that come with having a pet in their life! I love sharing opportunities like this one that help kids express their love of pets AND their creativity at the same time!

Six U.S. students (1 per grade level) will each WIN:
  • A $1,000 scholarship for each winning student’s classroom
  • A $250 gift certificate for pet products
  • A “by·line” in a nationally circulated magazine!
Ways to Enter (by January 31, 2013 5pm EST):
    • Enter the poetry contest using this Online EntryForm OR
    • Mail this form with your entry to: Pets Add Life (PAL) 661 Sierra Rose Dr. Reno, NV 89511
    • Teachers: Go HERE for instructions on how to enter your whole classroom

PAL pledge to help homeless pets

In addition to the Poetry Contest, Pets Add Life also has a great Pet Pledge Drive going on right now. Be sure to stop by their Facebook Page and take the pledge to do what you can to help a pet find a forever home. With 3 ways to pledge, it’s a fantastic idea for a New Year’s Resolution!

Make a Special A New Year’s Resolution to Help a Homeless Pet:
  • Pledge to adopt your next pet
  • Pledge to volunteer at a shelter
  • Pledge to share a photo of a homeless pet

Visit PAL’s Pet Pledge on Facebook to make your pet pledge today!

This post is sponsored by the Pets Add Life campaign and the American Pet Products Association. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the benefits and joys of pet ownership.