Living with three strong-willed, highly individual Dachshunds can be equal parts entertaining, frustrating and rewarding. Just ask Matt Ziselman.
Armed with a fresh, creative voice that is unabashedly cranky one moment and profoundly poignant the next, Ziselman mixes hilarious canine stories, with heartfelt reminiscences from his own life, the results of which is a memoir of illuminating life lessons, courtesy of the three thoroughly Teutonic Dachshunds that he shares his life (and couch) with: Baxter, Maya, and Molly.
Seemingly mundane moments, like Baxter's incessant, neuroses-inducing staring, Maya's inexplicable refusal to walk through the front door, and Molly's obsessive compulsive love for a torn and tattered blanket become, through Ziselman's insightful eyes, a treasure trove of observations that any dog-lover will appreciate. In a market where Americans spend more than $40 billion a year on their pets, this work of razor-sharp wit and quiet tenderness will reach out and grab listeners everywhere by the heartstrings and - quite possibly - their leashes.
Hounded wraps universal insights in hot-dog-shaped packages, providing true dog lovers with many knowing nods, honest belly laughs and an accurate, warts-and-all reflection of the fascination, wonder, and love that they have for their dogs. And that Matt Ziselman obviously has for his.
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The story of the author is interwoven with life lessons from his dachshunds which is funny touching and sincerely presented.
Everything...I must confess sometimes I fall asleep to an audio story but this one kept me interested.
Like the the tone of his voice and the voice change with another characters statements
Give it a listen !! You will be glad you did for sure :)
- R. Taylor
This book was hard to put down.!
- S. Harrington