The Dogma of Rufus

The Dogma of Rufus

A Canine Guide to Eating, Sleeping, Digging, Slobbering, Scratching, and Surviving With Humans

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Slobber your wayinto their hearts . . . and their food supply

So, you’ve been ripped out from your mother’s paws and taken in by a strange family of humans that has kids who insist on flapping your floppy ears and dressing you up like a ladybug. These new human-folk are trying to “teach” you things, like sitting or not ripping apart their fun-looking shoes, and you might start to think you should try to “obey.” But I know better; I’ve been around the block and peed on most parts of it. Puppies like you need my—wait, somebody just walked in with a hamburger. Gotta check this out.

Ok, back now. Anyway, to survive in this world filled with brown-clad fools delivering packages and leashes, you need my guide to show you what’s what in this dog-eat-dog world of ours. Like dog beds; your human might try to force you to sleep in one of these, but with my sly techniques I can show you how to weasel your way into their clean, fresh-smelling king-sized bed, or even stretch yourself out and have it all to yourself. Those imbeciles might think they are your owner, but you’ll show them who really owns who armed with knowledge on these subjects:

- Advanced barking—how loud and annoying can you go?

- Cars—catch your Moby Dick

- Licking—what, where, when, and why

- Biting—ask questions later

- Welcoming guests—try not to hyperventilate

- And much more!

Communicating with humans can be difficult, as they are not very smart, but they give you things and throw you balls, so you might as well try to amuse them.

Baker & Taylor
Written by Rufus, a ruggedly handsome Bulldog mix, this hilarious guide shows canines how to slobber their way into their owners' hearts by providing advice on advanced barking, cars, licking, biting, welcoming guests and more.

& Taylor

Shows canines how to slobber their way into their owners' hearts by providing advice on advanced barking, cars, licking, biting, and welcoming guests.

Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2013]
ISBN: 9781620876046
Branch Call Number: 636.7 Ar66d
Characteristics: xiv, 286 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Arnstein, Zack 1980-
Arnstein, Joey


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Aug 28, 2018

Very cute photo illustrations, and moments of biting wit. Anyone who has had a dog in their life will recognize some of the delightfully wretched behaviors advocated here, by an older dog sharing his "wisdom" about getting the most out of (second-class) humans.

Aug 10, 2018

Thought this would be funny. It's not.


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