Friday, January 29, 2010
January 29, 2010
The tall guy said he had read too many books about dogs where the dog decides he wants to 'go live on a farm' somewhere at the end of the book, like Marley and Me. So, he said he wants to write a book about a puppy where everyone is still alive at the end of the book! I told him that sounded like a good idea to me.
I told him to make sure that the main character was a young handsome puppy who was always happy, liked to play, eat plastic bottles, dig holes and wag his tail a lot. He said he didn't know any puppies like that, but he did know one that needed to listen more and stop bothering him while he was trying to watch House. I told him with that attitude he would never get finished writing a book and just to make sure that I wasn't in it or else I would contact my attorney for defamation of character. He said just for that, he would include a character named Jack but that it would be a CAT! Can you believe that? A cat named Jack.
It would be a complete work of fiction, obviously!