Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Book review

By Hobo Hudson

I finally had a chance to read the book “Small Tales: THE BIG ADVENTURES OF TWO TINY TERRIERS” my friends Foley and Pocket published recently. It’s fantastic, and I now understand why my mom was laughing so loud the whole time she hogged it.

I tell you, I had a hard time getting my paws on the book. First, Mom intercepted it as soon as it arrived, and then, Dad took it over. He promised me to give me the book when he was done reading it, but the cat had other plans. Blondie, one of my kitty sisters, hearing that cats and squirrels play an important role in the book, grabbed it just as Dad handed it to me and took off with it. I would have easily pulled Blondie back by her tail since she is slowing down in her old age, but I stumbled over Wylie, my doggy brother, with my kitty brother Thomas on his heels, both trying to join the chase.  

To make what had turned out to be a long chase short, I was the one hunting down Blondie. I ripped the book out of her claws and locked myself up in my office with it. I poured myself a Folitini, jumped on the chair in the corner and started reading, and I didn’t leave the office until I’d finished the book. It is funny and exciting and contains some awesome ideas only my fellow dogs could come up with.

Something makes me wonder, though. I’m not sure if human readers will get the underlying message of the book that we dogs—and I hate to admit it but also cats and some other critters—are far more advanced in reasoning and thus a much better fit to run the world than humans are. But you’ll have to find out for yourself. Read the book and see what you think. It’s available at amazon.com. To order it, click here.


Saturday, January 10, 2015

House exchange offer

By Hobo Hudson

Dear friends:

I’m at my wit’s end and desperately need a change of pace and some rest for a couple of days and am offering to exchange houses with any of you that can offer me peace and quiet and a soft bed for Saturday and Sunday night.

This is an opportunity for you to escape the ravages of winter and enjoy the warm Florida weather on a trial basis. For example, the outside temperature is currently 42 degrees and is forecast to rise to a balmy 70 degrees this afternoon. Tomorrow, it should reach 80 degrees in the afternoon.

My house will come complete with a freezer well stocked with steaks and an outside grill so that you can cook your lunch to your liking. There is also a pool for you water lovers, which is normally off limits because Mom doesn’t like wet dogs in the house.

Disclosure: The reason for this offer is that my house is very noisy right now because Mom is reading Foley’s new book and every time I try to snooze, I am awakened by Mom’s laughter. I don’t think I’ve heard her laugh this much in years. This shouldn’t be a drawback to you northern pups because you’ll want to spend all your time snoozing outside in what you think is the warm sun.

If any of you would like to see what I’m complaining about, you can preview the book at http://www.amazon.com/Small-Tales-Adventures-Tiny-Terriers/dp/1500982326/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420896661&sr=8-1&keywords=marsha+Gay


About Hobo

This was Hobo Hudson, my doggy brother, a little terrier mix with black fur. He became famous after his first attempt at writing stories, which was an article published in the newsletter of our local animal shelter, the same shelter in which I ended up years later before Hobo and his parents adopted me. Hobo’s fame quickly spread as he made a name for himself as a business dog and an adventurer. To keep his memory alive, my doggy sister, my three kitty siblings and I, Wylie Hudson, are continuing his blog. Our mom, the blog’s editor, is publishing a Hobo Hudson adventure in sequences. Click on: Foreign Business Affairs, and enjoy a different kind of pet story that combines suspense, lightheartedness and quirk.

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