My rating: 4 of 5 stars
As reviewed by Puddin’ the Dog
So, Puddin, can you give us a summary of this work?
Ruff, rrrr. Rrrrr. Owwwwwww.
Translation: Straight from the comic series “For Better or For Worse” comes the tale of loveable dog Farley and his quest for hot dogs. I was not a fan.
Why didn’t you like it?
Rrrrrrr, rowf. Ruf. Oarrrrrr. Fmph. Ruf, rrrrrr, rrrrrumph.
Translation: This book contained many factual errors about how it feels to be a dog. The author seems to have a good grasp on how a dog behaves, but not why a dog may do what he or she does what he or she does.
Well, the first thing that happens is Farley smells hotdogs...
Oarrrumph, ruf. Pffffm. Ehhhrrrmmss. Ruf. Rrrrrr. Rrrrr, umph, ruuurrrrrrr.
Translation: Let me stop you right there. First, a dog never wants for hot dogs. While we may eat them, even seem to hunger for them, we actually smell the rodent and insect parts that we rarely see in such concentration. Dogs love rodent and insect parts and will go at any length to get them.
That’s gross, yet interesting. But you have to like playing with children, right?
Rrrrrrr. Fmph. Rrrrrr, fmph.
Translation: Dogs do like children, but not because they play with us. We steal their youth and vitality. This is why many dogs seem to pass away of old age as soon as a child grows up or moves away.
That’s pretty messed up, Puddin’. I’m kinda horrified. Let’s move on. At a construction site a trucker gives Farley a ham and cheese sandwich.
Mmmmmph. Woof. Rrrrr, arf.
Translation: Untrue. Truckers are known for their love of turkey and not ham. While not a dog fact, a fact none the less.
Um, I don’t even want to know how you know that. In the middle of the book, Farley runs into pools, gets turned down for toasted marshmallows, and loves playing hide-and-seek. What do you think?
Rrrrrrr. Raaarrrr, mph. Rowlf.
Translation: Pools and marshmallows are a way to keep the Dog down while lifting the Man up. If Farley is down with a little hide-and-seek, I will not judge. Don’t ask, don’t woof.
At the end, Farley leads a little boy home. What do you think of that?
Rar, woof. Rrrrrrrr, umph, rowlf. Oarrrrrr.
Translation: It goes back to the harvesting of children’s life force. Farley’s just protecting his source. Lassie used to do it all the time.
Farley finally gets home by smelling some pizza. Any thoughts?
Puddin’! Bad boy! We do not use that language in the library. Time to go home. Out, out you go.
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