Sunday, 3 August 2008

Book ~ "It's Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump" (2007) John O'Hurley

From ~ Charming and hilarious, It’s Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump is more than a mere celebration of man’s best friend. In this lighthearted and reflective exploration of how and why dogs have served as some of our most valuable and enlightened teachers, actor/show host John O’Hurley (Seinfeld, Dancing with the Stars) shares lessons learned from his life with canine companions including:

* Every 15 Minutes Is a New Day
* Never Miss a Nap
* When One Person Stops Petting You, Move On
* A Cold Can of Meat Is Still a Feast
* You’re Only as Big as You Think You Are

"Dogs, after all, have pure hearts, trusting natures, a zest for living, noble characters, and an ability to take things in stride,” writes O’Hurley in the book’s introduction. “They can be counted on, and are pleasant companions. They know what’s important, always. How many humans do you know about which you could say the same?"

At once poignantly moving and laugh-out-loud funny, It’s Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump is a book for the dog lover on everyone’s list.

A quick fun read, especially if you are a dog lover! O'Hurley obviously loves his two dogs.

The stories are cute and the lessons are good ones to remember/be reminded of.


maryt/theteach said...

I saw him talk about this book on Regis and Kelly, I think, it sounded funny! Ha!

Anonymous said...

It's a great book! If you enjoyed it, you should read his second book (which came out last fall)again on dogs and this one also on parenting, called:"Before Your Dog Can Eat Your Homework, First You Have To Do It". Very charming, witty and some very vaulable lessons.

Teena in Toronto said...

I'll be check his others out.

Anonymous said...

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OldLady Of The Hills said...

This would make a Great Christmas Gift! Or a Birthday Gift. Or, just a GREAT GUFT! (lol)