If words like downturn, stimulus, unemployment, and recession are working with winter doldrums to wear on you or someone you know, Ruff Ride by Shawn and Lynel Berryhill is a book for you.
While profound quotations may inspire us, funny quotes can change our moods from dour to cheery. Team the quotations with the most expressive pictures of dogs and you’re on you’re on the road to replacing fear and depression with smiles and giggles.
“I want either less frivolous spending or more that comes my way.”
“If you can’t lead…bully.”
The authors were inspired to put together this collection when their lazy dog got scared by his own fart. Seeing the humor in a situation allows us to find solutions to hopeless problems.
This is the perfect gift for anyone who feels overwhelmed by the times we live in.
This little gem is the product of the publishers of Bark magazine. Of the tens of thousands of pictures of smiling dogs that have been sent to them over the years, they have picked 500 of the best smilers. Some of the smiles are sweet, some are goofy. Some of them look like they are enjoying a punch line before the joke is even told.
Probably none of the dogs will ever win a fancy rosette or a big trophy, but their owners don’t care because the dogs bring joy and happiness just by being in their lives. Many of the photos are accompanied by short profiles.
My personal favorite is two dogs discussing obedience school. One says, “Yeah, it’s a great class, but I don’t feel like I’m learning anything I’m going to use in the real world.”
This is a book that would be enjoyed by all ages.