What if your dog died and then came back as a ghost...that could talk? Would you welcome him back with open arms or run away scared to death? This is the premise of IT'S JUST A DOG, a new novel about love, loss, and one man's dog who rises up yapping from the grave as a talking dog. Charlie Keefe is not just your typical dog lover -- he's a world famous dog painter, a.k.a. "The Picasso of Pooch Portraits". Unfortunately, Charlie's beloved muse, Pete, his lovable Jack Russell terrier, has just died. And he's totally devastated by the loss of his furry best friend. So, after months of grieving over his dearly departed soulmate and wondering if he ever made it to The Rainbow Bridge, Charlie reluctantly agrees to foster a new puppy -- a cute Cavalier King Charles named Brownie from the local animal shelter. Soon after, Charlie is surprised to find himself falling head over heels with this new puppy girl, his 'Rebound Dog', as he calls her -- as well as being romantically attracted to Janelle Jordan, the head hound at the dog rescue. But then complications arise when the ghost of his old dog, Pete, mysteriously reappears one night and comes back to haunt him and the new puppy -- setting off a bizarre chain of events that throw Charlie's life, career, and entire belief system into chaos! If you've enjoyed such classic dog books as Old Yeller, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Marley and Me, and A Dog's Purpose, then you are bound to find a place in your heart for IT'S JUST A DOG. It's Just A Dog is not just for dogs. It's for anyone who has ever lost a pet -- and learned to love again. If you're a feel-good fan of dog books, make It's Just A Dog your special treat! *As an added bonus, 50% of the sales during the book's 3-month summer launch (through Sept. 2, 2013) will be donated to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue (in San Francisco, California), a rescue which believes that every dog deserves a happy ending. Listen to what all the big dog celebrity canine critics are barking about after reading It's Just A Dog: "If you read just one dead dog book this year, make this the one!" - Old Yeller "IT'S JUST A DOG...is not just for dogs. It's for people, too!" - Scooby Doo "If books could kill..." - Cujo "Do yourself a favor and take a bite out of this dog novel. Literally. I wish it had more pages. I ate it up in less than an hour!" - McGruff the Crime Dog "Is this dog heaven? Nah, it's just fiction. But I'll take it." - Lassie "This sweet, catchy novel was like music to my ears!" - Nipper the RCA Dog "Genuinely heartfelt and inspiring. An American original. Now where's that cold beer you promised me?" - Spuds McKenzie "Romancing the bone!" - Benji "Awww shucks, I loved it. And I can't even read!" - Pete the Pup from 'Our Gang' (a.k.a. The Little Rascals) "It's a gas!" - Walter the Farting Dog "If I was granted three wishes, I'd wish that everybody take the time to read this enchanting new book...After Shakespeare and all the great Elizabethan poets, of course." - Wishbone "Whoever wrote this book is either bluffing or they ain't playing with a full deck. We're 'All In' on this dog book!" - Dogs Playing Poker "I laughed, I cried, it was better than CATS. Okay, not that good." - Morris "The 9 Lives" Cat

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 190 pages

  • Reviews

Beck Valley Books

about 3 years ago

A lovely, light, easy read that flows really well that I thoroughly enjoyed. It will have you feeling sad one minute and laughing the next as you follow Charlie's roller-coaster ride of emotions and events after loosing Pete 'the cutest, crankiest Jack Russell Terrier' and his new found love Brownie. A must for a film, I can already hear Pete's gruff voice in it.