Book signings, book tours, book readings. Amore and Dolce would rather chew a book than attend a book fair. They are tired of being paraded around, having to be on their best behavior, putting their white paw in it-doesn’t-wash-off ink to initial one of my cookbooks. They are worn out from all the ‘meet n’ greets’ they have attended, from all the paw shaking, all the tail wagging. They are fed up with pawing. Put a fork in it, they are done! Fini. Through. Over.
They are especially annoyed with the numerous showers they have suffered through in preparation for their appearances. The strawberry scented shampoo (the store was out of un-scented), the loud fur dryers, the cute little red kerchief that I tie around their necks. If they see me in my bathing suit, if they get a whiff of shampoo and see a huge pile of towels, if they get locked in the bathroom once again, I have no doubt they will revolt. Stage a canine mutiny. Quit the book-signing show. Though there is nothing more precious than a fresh-from-their-bath dog, nothing more huggable than a clean one, but I think the girls have had enough.
Secretly, I know they enjoy the attention while pawing at the book signings, the extra love they receive from fellow dog lovers and cookbook lovers requesting a signed book. They love showing off for us. They are definitely not bashful when it comes to grabbing the spotlight. I’ve seen Amore push Dolce aside when she wants center stage. I’ve noticed the nose nudges from Dolce, reminding those petting her, while waiting in line, not to stop, there is plenty of light left in the day for them to continue rubbing her.
Nevertheless, they know the Holidays are here, and they know a signed cookbook is a much better gift than an unsigned one. If it falls on the floor, it’s mine! cookbook makes for a perfect holiday present. Personalized or left unsigned, Amore and Dolce will even dog-tag their favorite recipes for you! Order yours today!
For delicious recipes and tails of the dogs, purchase If it falls on the floor, it’s mine! cookbook at http://www.amazon.com/dp/0615869823