From the publisher, “A book of haiku and illustrations from the mind of Martin, the talking, angst-ridden, introspective dog from the ABC TV series, Downward Dog.”
“Every day you leave
me, sure as the rain falls in this lingering autumn
I dreamt I found
myself alone under dark stars—
your smell led me home.”
I started reading this thinking that this would be light and fluffy. It is not.
Once again, I am not crying you’re crying.
This is serious stuff but funny too. The relationship with one’s dog is fraught with happiness, glee, laughter, scolding, and in the end a moment of bittersweet pain that seems to last forever. Any dog lover knows what I am talking about. This book puts those complicated emotions down on paper in the form of 35 haikus written by Martin the dog on the short-lived show of the same name. It will hit you in the gut remembering good times and sad with all the feels. I want to wrap this prose around me like a warm blanket. It is lovely and perfect for a dog lover or anyone who can appreciate the better half of a dog/human relationship. Truly I think dogs are too good for us humans. A wonderful book.
Shame: all the food has
vanished before I notice
I started eating
Ps. I miss my dogs.