Pix We Love
Share this image

"Tiny Confessions" Peers into the Minds of Dogs -- Hysterically

At last! Christopher Rozzi's book gives us a glimpse into the mischievous canine psyche.

 |  May 8th 2013  |   4 Contributions


When I was a dog walker (but not that kind of dog walker), I often wished I had the power to read my dog clients' minds. I totally get that you can read a dog's body language, but that seems like only a mere glimpse into the psyche of a dog.

I wish I'd had the new book of dog illustrations, Tiny Confessions, by Christopher Rozzi. In it, Rozzi exposes the deep innerworkings of the canine mind .

Share this image
Could have fooled me.

"Whyyy are you barking at the mailman?" I wanted to ask a certain terrier. "He's never done you any harm." She would just look at me, a glint of sass in her eyes hinting at the wild quips I'm sure she'd utter if her mouth could form words.

Share this image
Oh! So that's why you brought me that eviscerated, decapitated toy! I'm so honored!

Share this image
Let me guess -- it's strewn all over the yard.

"Whyyy did you eat that garbage?" I wanted to ask the goofy Labrador. "If you're patient, I'll give you so many delicious snacks at home." He would just wag his tail, panting with tongue lolling. Of course the garbage was delicious, but I wanted to know which parts of his palate it excited.

Share this image
Maybe it's a good thing dogs can't talk ...

Share this image
Now I know.

If only I'd had Christopher Rozzi's Tiny Confessions back then!

Share this image
The perfect size to fit in your bag for last minute dog translations.

Share this image
You mean my heart?

Share this image
Noted.

Oh, don't be fooled by its quaint illustrations. Tiny Confessions gives us the unapologetic truth about dogs (and cats), and the truth is that our canine companions would rather we not reduce them to their embarrassing nicknames beyond the safe confines of your home. They also delight in acts of insubordination and are not sorry they chewed up your shoes.

Pretty good, right? Check out the Tiny Confessions website for more humor, which (bonus!) includes links to where you can purchase this charming little guide.

Many thanks to Christopher Rozzi and the Penguin Group for the images in this post. 

Here are more posts on the secret lives of dogs:

Contributions

Tip: Creating a profile and avatar takes just a minute and is a great way to participate in Dogster's community of people who are passionate about dogs.

blog comments powered by Disqus