Hounded The Low-Down on Life from Three Dachshunds Review

Hounded The Low-Down on Life from Three Dachshunds Review

Hounded The Low-Down on Life from Three Dachshunds Review

Matt Ziselman writes of life with three doxies and the lessons that they teach him. The adventures, the laughter, the tears, the inevitable gross things (a bat is involved) and lives to learn a little bit more about himself in the book, Hounded.

I chose this book to review because I too have learned a lesson from a Dachshund that came into my life at an interesting time. His name was Hanz. His lesson was simple: Having a bad day? Climb a tree and change your perspective.

Hanz was notorious for climbing up the ivy covered tree in my brother’s backyard. You would go outside and call him for dinner and a head would pop out of the ivy about four or five feet off the ground. Occasionally, he would even get to the lowest branch and pull the jaguar maneuver lounging until you came looking for him. He never seemed worried about being so high up. He just waited patiently until you came to get him down.

Hounded The Low-Down on Life from Three Dachshunds Review
I found this book enjoyable for the most part. I laughed and cried while laughing at the antics of Baxter, Molly, and Maya. Though this book is a memoir with a side of self-help flare, The ties that bind the story together between the dogs stories and his personal stories become harder and harder to tie as the book goes on. I will say that my favorite chapter is the one regarding the aforementioned bat episode. I can definitely relate to the author’s and his wife’s emotions and the “ick” factor. I too have my own bat/dog story and it still gives me the shivers as well.

This book is charming and would be a nice read for any doxie owner out there. You will laugh, cry, and even shiver at the misadventures of the three Ziselman doxies.

Baxter, Molly, and Maya, you have a new fan.

Hounded The Lowdown on Life from Three Dachshunds will be released May 14, 2013 from Hachette Book Group-Center Street Publishers but you can pre-order and have your copy shipped direct t your door when it is released using the link.

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I received a copy for review from the publisher in exchange for my opinion no other form of compensation was provided and all opinions are my own.

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  1. Carolyn A Colley (Griffith, Smith) says

    I lost my dash Nov 2011 to congestive heart failure, I miss her so much. She was my best friend. When I would come home from work she would start barking and not stop until I got in the house, she just did that for me, not my husband. She was the sweetest dog ever and I really want another one, but I fear of losing her. Kinda like after my first husband passed away, I really feared of getting married again, took me 8 years and even after being married for 19 years, I still fear of losing him.

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