Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee: Review & Giveaway

A ‘Barking’ Good Read…

Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee is a gem of a book, pure and simple. If you’re a dog or pet owner, you will love this book and identify only too well, with the entertaining escapades that the author Cee Tee Jackson has to navigate through in his new career as a dog walker (sorry, Pet Professional). And, if you’ve ever considered ditching the nine to five in favour of what, in your mind is the idyllic life of a dog walker, this book will give you a hilarious insight into what your new career choice could look like.

I think it’s safe to say that if you love animals (as well as numerous dogs, the book also features the adventures of several cats, rabbits, hamsters and Brian the bearded dragon), then in my (humble) opinion you will love this book just as much as I did.

Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee

The back cover of the book  provides a good insight into what’s to come; written in a self-deprecating and sharp witty style that sets the tone for the book, it got my attention and made me want to dive in and read more.

Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee Back Cover

Cee Tee Jackson is said ex-bank manager and throughout  the book, you will meet the numerous four-legged stars of the book. Mischievous, brave, loveable and even terrifying at times, there’s bound to be at least one (or more) ‘characters’ that you fall in love with.

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The always in a rush, ball obsessed and wannabe ‘boss dog’…Marley

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Lulu and Dulcie who take on the Dobermans and live to tell the tale…

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Muffin (or rather Satan’s Little Helper)

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The very well-behaved Li’l Louis…

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The not so well-behaved Big Louis

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Rambo & Poppy…looks can be deceiving

Witty, tongue in cheek and downright funny, you will laugh (often out loud) and even cry  – that bit comes in Chapter 13, so make sure you’re at home and not on the train as I was.

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Oscar, the elder statesman of the pack

Anyone who is a pet owner will identify with the distinct personalities of the animals and no doubt recognise themselves in the stories where the humans feature too. How many times as a dog owner have you said something similar to what Roo the Jack Russell’s owner said on Cee Tee’s first day: “I don’t know what’s got into them today?! It’s not usually as mad as this”. I certainly have, knowing full well that it most definitely is usually as mad as this, but not wanting my dog to look like the local four-legged delinquent that often he can be.

The book covers the last eight years since Cee Tee started his business and it’s one of those books that you just don’t want to end.  Despite what he was told by Roo’s owner, as he says, “every day still brings a degree of madness”. We’re just glad that Cee Tee decided to share those delightful stories of madness with us.

Where to Buy?

An extremely well written and beautifully presented book, Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee will make a fantastic addition to your own bookshelf  or as a  Christmas gift for the dog / animal lover(s) in your life. It is available to buy from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com in Paperback and Kindle formats.

Win a Signed Copy of ‘Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee’

Hot off the press we have the chance for two of our lucky readers to get their paws on a signed copy of ‘Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee’. If you think that should be you, then all you need to do is:

    • Log in to the giveaway widget below with your email address.
    • There is only one mandatory entry method – scroll down to the bottom of this page and leave a comment telling us ‘Why you would like to win a copy of Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee’Don’t forget to leave the name you commented with in the giveaway widget, else your entry won’t count!
    • Optional bonus entries are available by visiting The Dogvine and Cee Tee’s Facebook pages (likes very much appreciated), tweeting and following on Twitter. When you complete one of these options, please do so via the giveaway widget, else the extra entries won’t count either!
    • The giveaway is open to entrants 18+ worldwide and closes 11.59 pm Wednesday 25th November 2015.

 

Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee Winners

Photos courtesy of Cee Tee Jackson. Disclaimer: We received a copy of Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee to read and give our honest feedback on (and in case you hadn’t guessed we loved it).

About the Author

Cee Tee Jackson - Damp Dogs & Rabbit WeeCee Tee Jackson is an ex-bank manager, now running his own small petcare / dog-walking business in the west of Scotland. For many years he ran his Loud Horizon music blog in addition to writing for Artrocker magazine:

Website: CeeteeJackson.com

Twitter: @CeeteeJackson

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71 Comments

  1. 11th November 2015 / 6:39 pm

    That book sounds like something I would really enjoy!

    • 11th November 2015 / 7:23 pm

      It’s a great book and really funny. The competition is open to people from the US too so why not enter…

      • 14th November 2015 / 5:00 am

        Any love for Canada? This book sounds pretty amazing based on your review!

        • 14th November 2015 / 10:57 am

          We definitely have love for Canada…the giveaway is open to you guys too!

  2. 12th November 2015 / 2:30 am

    I would love to win a copy of ‘Damp Dogs and Rabbit Wee’! There’s nothing better than settling down with a humorous book about a subject I love, dogs!

    • 12th November 2015 / 8:39 am

      I agree Elaine! Good luck 🙂

  3. 12th November 2015 / 3:56 am

    Glad to see in the comment above that US folks can enter… wasn’t sure.

    I would like to read this because back when I was really hating my corporate job I dreamed of getting out – and one of my fantasy options was dog walker. Luckily I ended up finding writing! But I’d love to see wht I missed! Sounds like a fun book. Love the cover!

    • 12th November 2015 / 8:36 am

      Yes Jackie, this one’s open to our US friends too (yay). I’ve had that fantasy too at some points in my life…this book is a hilarious insight into what could have been!

  4. 12th November 2015 / 9:52 am

    I had to enter, if not just for the eyebrows this title will raise on my daily commute!

    • 12th November 2015 / 9:57 am

      Yes..I had quite a few interested looks when I got it out on my daily train journey!

  5. 12th November 2015 / 2:40 pm

    You can never have too many books, and books about dogs, even better.

    • 12th November 2015 / 2:48 pm

      True words Janetta. My collection is not yet big enough but Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee is a great addition!

  6. 13th November 2015 / 4:26 pm

    Sounds like an interesting book. I used to save most of my reading for the winter months. But since I’ve moved to SC – I’m not sure when I will get to read! May have to change my habit and read on rainy days.

    • 14th November 2015 / 10:55 am

      I know how you feel Cathy, I love to read but it’s hard to find the time for some uninterrupted reading…glad I did for this book!

  7. Tracy K Nixon
    17th November 2015 / 5:14 am

    This book sounds like something I would really enjoy! I love dogs, have a dog and love to read dog books!

  8. betony bennett
    17th November 2015 / 10:04 am

    I love reading!!

  9. Hayley Atkins
    17th November 2015 / 10:56 am

    This looks a most entertaining read and I would like to win this for our dog walker,Sharon.

  10. ELAINE DALE
    17th November 2015 / 11:16 am

    because it looks really good

  11. iain maciver
    17th November 2015 / 11:34 am

    something new and interesting to read

  12. Amy
    17th November 2015 / 1:33 pm

    I love a good book, I live to read. This seems right down my street as I have a dog also and presumably can relate to it on a higher level. I like humor in a book and it screams it !!

  13. Phillip Roseman
    17th November 2015 / 1:35 pm

    Just the title appeals to my weird sense of humour

  14. clair downham
    17th November 2015 / 4:53 pm

    because my son would love it

  15. Daniel M
    17th November 2015 / 7:20 pm

    wanna win for my niece who loves animals

  16. carole Hiscock
    17th November 2015 / 11:36 pm

    To see if the Escapade’s in the book are as funny as the ones I’ve had walking my three dogs

  17. Cindy o
    18th November 2015 / 5:33 am

    I have 2 goldens and a rescue kitten! Love animals!

  18. Judith R.
    18th November 2015 / 3:12 pm

    I would love to win a copy of ‘Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee’ because I love animals and love reading stories about animals.

  19. laura stewart
    18th November 2015 / 8:19 pm

    i’d love to win looks fab

  20. 18th November 2015 / 10:55 pm

    It’s dark so early now and winter is about to kick in. How nice to come in from a walk on the heath, snuggle up with Dottie and Ollie and read a book that’s going to make me laugh.

  21. Ruth Harwood
    19th November 2015 / 9:10 am

    This looks like a light hearted and fun read xx

  22. Rachel Morgan
    20th November 2015 / 1:27 pm

    I have just emerged from 6 months of puppiness and need the next 6 months to read, relax and laugh at someone elses escapades!

  23. 20th November 2015 / 6:47 pm

    I’d give this to my daughter because she’s a dog lover and has spent hours researching their behaviour. She would have loved to have worked with dogs but it hasn’t happened yet.

  24. Denielle Nicol
    21st November 2015 / 3:16 pm

    I love reading and am always looking for a good book to add to my Libery Dxx

  25. Anthony G
    22nd November 2015 / 1:19 pm

    This post made me smile and chuckle in anticipation of reading this book! However, if I won it, I think I’d actually give the book to my friend Dee. She’s a recent dog owner (with a 4 month old bichon frise). Bizarrely, we had a random conversation a little while ago when she expressed a fleeting possible interest in starting her own dog walking business. This giveaway must be some kind of sign! Haha 🙂

  26. David Douglas
    22nd November 2015 / 6:31 pm

    Sounds cracking

  27. Rachel Morgan
    22nd November 2015 / 10:56 pm

    I just love the title

  28. Karen Howden
    22nd November 2015 / 11:00 pm

    Love reading and would love this

  29. Heather Dangerfield
    22nd November 2015 / 11:44 pm

    I am a flight attendant and I am gone for extended periods of time, which means I’m away from my little guys. I’d love to be able to take this book on the road with me to keep me company when I am away from my pups.

  30. Charmian Filewood
    23rd November 2015 / 1:33 am

    It sounds appealing and lets face it you can never have enough books!!

  31. Greig spencer
    23rd November 2015 / 12:14 pm

    this book looks awesome lol

  32. Audrey Tebbs
    23rd November 2015 / 3:15 pm

    My dog loves chasing rabbits during his daily walk around the fields

  33. Brenda Wilkes
    23rd November 2015 / 8:31 pm

    I am dog-crazy with two terriers each with a mind of their own. They are totally oblivious to my commands and just love playing football in our bedroom when we are trying to go to sleep!

  34. Pam Francis Gregory
    23rd November 2015 / 8:38 pm

    Looks really funny!

  35. Andrew Fearon
    23rd November 2015 / 9:16 pm

    Just seems a fascinating subject, someone else’s job, somebody else’s life change!

  36. jo liddement
    24th November 2015 / 8:51 am

    Because I love stories involving animals

  37. aaron broad
    24th November 2015 / 12:26 pm

    Because it sounds like it would be interesting to read

  38. Karen Howden
    24th November 2015 / 3:01 pm

    It sounds just my cup of tea, I have 6 dogs and 1 rabbit

  39. Jamie Gallant
    24th November 2015 / 5:12 pm

    Being honest, it would be a good present for someone I know at Xmas

  40. Pete Collen
    24th November 2015 / 6:19 pm

    We don’t have a dog but we look after all our friends when they are on holiday. I guess we are the pet unprofessionals and the naughtier the dog, the better. Looks a great read.

  41. Sheri Darby
    24th November 2015 / 6:57 pm

    It sounds a great fun book

  42. 24th November 2015 / 7:12 pm

    I love animals so I know I’d really enjoy this book

  43. Nigel Greaves
    24th November 2015 / 7:30 pm

    Can I use this as an instruction manual for doing this job?

  44. Neil Vessey
    24th November 2015 / 7:49 pm

    Bedtime reading for me and me dog!

  45. Laura Vitty
    24th November 2015 / 8:45 pm

    Because I”m a proper crazy dog lady! Love pet stories 😀

  46. claire little
    24th November 2015 / 9:28 pm

    Looks interesting

  47. Denielle Nicol
    24th November 2015 / 9:44 pm

    Love animals and love a good book!. Dxx

  48. pam Hutchinson kelly
    24th November 2015 / 11:57 pm

    Looks very interesting would love

  49. 25th November 2015 / 12:41 am

    as the human to 4 cats a dog and 2 corn snakes I am sure I will be able to relate to this book 🙂

  50. Tracey Hallmark
    25th November 2015 / 3:42 am

    I have a black labrador called Zeus and a tabby cat called Lucky who when I’m around pretend they don’t like each other but I have caught them snuggled up on the dog’s bed whe I have snook back in the house!!! hmmmm hehe, I’d just love to read the animal antics in this book.

  51. Jane Green
    25th November 2015 / 6:06 am

    Cheers fro this, I am looking forward to the Christmas holidays when I will have some time to read and this would be perfect

  52. angela edmonds
    25th November 2015 / 7:50 am

    would love this because animals and a good read what more could you want x

  53. Jill fairbank
    25th November 2015 / 8:24 am

    Would give this to my dog loving sister

  54. Tammy Neal
    25th November 2015 / 8:43 am

    This book sounds like something I would really enjoy!

  55. Peggy Muncie
    25th November 2015 / 8:44 am

    would make a great christmas present for my son xx

  56. katie wilson
    25th November 2015 / 12:49 pm

    sounds like a fun read

  57. TRACY PARKINSON
    25th November 2015 / 2:40 pm

    Looks a interesting read

  58. Melanie Burton
    25th November 2015 / 4:36 pm

    Sounds like a fab book! Love animals!

  59. d barratt
    25th November 2015 / 5:17 pm

    oh wow just found the perfect prez for my sister in law, so much fun

  60. mel
    25th November 2015 / 5:49 pm

    I’m an animal lover and have had animals in my life for as long as I can remember. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  61. Karen Howden
    25th November 2015 / 6:53 pm

    would love to read this

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