Originally launched on Facebook, Rupert Fawcett's charming and heartfelt Off the Leash cartoons have developed a huge daily following around the world. This books brings together the very best of those cartoons, featuring the secret thoughts and conversations of dogs of every size, shape and breed. The cartoons appeal to all sorts of people, from passionate dog lovers who have eight sleeping on their bed at night, to people who don't have any pets at all, but can still identify with the characteristics. Let's face it, who doesn't like to be fed, have their tummy stroked and snooze on the sofa in the afternoon? A celebration of our favorite belly-scratching, tail-chasing, bed-stealing canine friends.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Rupert Fawcett became a professional cartoonist almost by accident when in 1989, while doodling, he drew a bald man in braces and carpet slippers and called him Fred. The Fred cartoons went on to be syndicated in the Mail on Sunday and published in several books, including the recent Off the Leash.
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Off The Leash
The Secret Life of Dogs
By Rupert Fawcett
St. Martin's PressCopyright © 2013 Rupert Fawcett
All rights reserved.
NO POPPY, THIS ISN'T GOING TO WORK . YOU'RE TOO BIG
NO. I'M NOT
NO, POPPY, PLEASE YOU'RE TOO BIG
NO I'M NOT
HERE HE COMES, GUYS! SPREAD OUT!
TODAY I'M GOING TO BE MAGNIFICENT
GO FOR IT STANLEY
WITH THESE THREE DROPS OF GOLDEN WEE I ANOINT THIS TREE AND DECLARE THAT HENCEFORTH AND MINE, AND WHOMSOEVER SHOULD CHALLENGE THIS DECLARATION SHALL BE CAST DOWN BY THE DARK KNIGHTS OF THE FOREST , AND SHALL BURN IN HELL FOR ALL ETERNITY
PIPPA COULD SOMETIMES GET A BIT 'LORD OF THE RINGS WHEN SHE WAS DOING HER BUSINESS
HERE COMES MY FAVOURITE BIT ...
WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS WEEK, PHIL
ME TOO. I GUESS I'D BETTER GET STARTED
YEP, WE DON'T WANT TO GET BEHIND
ALL RIGHT, YOU CAN START GETTING THE BAG READY NOW
THAT'S IT. PICK WHILE IT'S STILL NICE AND WARM
TIE ONE OF YOUR PRETTY LITTLE BOWS IN IT. GOOD GIRL
MY OWN PERSONAL POO SLAVE
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Rupert Fawcett is a popular cartoonist in the UK and is most known for his FRED character – a bald man in “braces” (suspenders) and “carpet” (house) slippers. The FRED comics were syndicated in the Mail on Sunday and have been published in many FRED book collections. Fawcett also has a comic character named DADDY who is based on his own experiences as a parent. Now Fawcett brings us OFF THE LEASH – his latest comic creation. In OFF THE LEASH: THE SECRET LIFE OF DOGS, Rupert Fawcett reveals the secret lives of our four-legged family members: their thoughts and conversations, habits and routines, and daily activities. Fawcett chronicles how dogs interact with each other in all sorts of situations and settings: dating, couples therapy, rehab, puppy school, the bar scene, around the house, the outdoors, in special groups and secret meetings, and even game shows! I wonder if Fawcett had to go undercover, maybe disguised as a tree or extremely large dog, to observe all this clandestine activity. Fawcett also shares what dogs are really thinking when their owners talk to and interact with them in settings like the outdoors, on the couch, in bed, or in the kitchen. The comics in OFF THE LEASH are laugh out loud funny and offer much insight into the behavior of our canine companions. There are also some companion titles too: OFF THE LEASH: I LOVE MY DOG POSTCARD BOOK and OFF THE LEASH DIARY 2015 and OFF THE LEASH: I LOVE MY DOG NOTEBOOK. The author's website has samples of not only the OFF THE LEASH comics, but his FRED and DADDY comics too. isniffbooks[dot]wordpress[dot]com Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions are my own.