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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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- The giveaway is open to entrants 18+ worldwide and closes 11.59 pm Wednesday 25th November 2015.
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 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:
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