Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats

Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats

by Bradley Trevor Greive, Rachael Hale

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Overview

Some pairings are just meant to be: peanut butter and chocolate, yin and yang, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. So it was only a matter of time before the stars in the universe lined up and suggested the collaboration between New York Times best selling author Bradley Trevor Greive and award-winning photographer Rachael Hale.

Teaming up on their first collaborative effort, Greive and Hale explain once and for all Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats. Now, before all you cat lovers find your fur standing on end, Greive is quick to stress that he is simply "prodog, not anticat. The purpose of this book is not to criticize cats or their owners, but to champion the many exceptional virtues unique to dogs."

What are these unique attributes that make canine companions superior to their feline fiends? (Oops, we meant friends.) Consider the following:

Put simply:

* Dogs are social. Cats are sociopaths.

* Dogs match up to people. People must match up to cats.

* Dogs teach us patience. Cats test our patience.

* Dogs give and give. Cats are the gift that keeps on grifting.

The bottom line is this: Dogs want love. Cats want fish.

Although Greive admits that there is something to be said for "soft, warm, and sleepy" (a.k.a. cats) as captured in Hale's cuddly feline photographs, he concludes that dogs would be the only ones with character enough to admit this fact, thereby once again positioning themselves as the superior pet, confidant, admirer, and friend.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780740785139
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 10/20/2009
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Since the debut of his international bestseller The Blue Day Book, Bradley Trevor Greive has become a household name in more than 115 countries. A former Australian paratrooper, BTG left the army to pursue more creative misadventures. He has been bitten by wild monkeys and rabid bats and was accepted into Russia's cosmonaut training program—though those incidents were, by and large, unrelated. BTG spends most of his time in a tiny Tasmanian hamlet.

Photographer and bestselling author Rachael Hale is one of the world's most popular and successful photographers. Her endearing images have been published on greeting cards, calendars, posters, and stationery around the world, and her books have sold over 2.5 million copies in 11 languages. Born and raised in New Zealand, Rachael now lives in the south of France with her husband Andrew and their Dalmatian Boxer-cross named Kizzie.

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Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
ccookie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
First Line:~ I suggest you sit down and if you've not already done so, cover your dog's ears ~Thus begins the effort of the author to convince us that dogs are better than cats. Bradley Trevor Greive is quick to stress that he is simply "prodog, not anticat. And he takes us on a humorous exploration of the qualities that make a dog a dog and a cat a cat. Serious cat lovers (an I am one of those) should not be offended as we know the truth. Cats are better than dogs. And dogs are better than cats. (I am also a dog lover.)This is a wonderful collaboration between New York Times best selling author Bradley Trevor Greive and award-winning photographer Rachael Hale. The photographs are what make the book. Enjoy! (4 stars)
bermudaonion on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats by Bradley Trevor Greive is a tongue in cheek look at why dogs have become ¿Man¿s Best Friend.¿ When it came down to claiming the title, dogs had some stiff competition from all sorts of animals and Greive explains why many didn¿t make the cut, including cats, who he claims, ¿were gonged off the stage in the preliminary rounds due to lack of interest (on their part).¿ He includes the full bracket to the championship and according to Grieve, it came down to the dog and the lemur. Grieve does concede that cats do have some good qualities, but in the end, according to him, they fall short of dogs.The photographs in Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats were taken by Rachael Hale and they¿re simply gorgeous, like the one on the cover. They are mostly of dogs, but do include cats and a few other animals. I kept stopping while I was reading to show them to Carl.I love the fact that Grieve includes a list of questions that you should ask yourself before you buy a dog and encourages getting your pet from an animal shelter.There¿s not a lot of text in Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats, but I still enjoyed it. It¿s a book I¿ll pick up over and over to look at the beautiful animals. This book would make a great gift because animal lovers will enjoy the humorous text and the photographs. My only complaint is that part of the text is in the back of the book under notes (they¿re comments, not footnotes) and it got tiresome flipping to the back to read them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cats do NOT suck its dogs with their slobbering yuckiness dogs aren't that bad but cats are awesome.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book you shouldnt like cats anymore. They suck. I hate them. They do nothing but take up your time and money and give almost nothing in return. Get a dog and its family. Get a cat and it seems like just another mouth to feed. Get a life people. And they dont smell good at all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cats rule
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have this book and its awesome! It is good for cat lovers too even though its title is why dogs are better than cats. I love cats more than dogs but this book is still good. (Btw, first review, you should buy the book, the anticat book) Buy this! It is not a waste of money! ;)
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DebsSweet More than 1 year ago
This book and pictures are fantastic! Funny and I loved every bit of it. A must read for dog lovers and cat lovers with a sense of humor! (I love cats too) Dogs are my babies :-)
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