Peggy Frezon, author of Dieting with my Dog: One Busy Life, Two Full Figures…and Unconditional Love (Hubble & Hattie), invited Shamus, Emmett and a slew of other dogs to be filmed for her book trailer this weekend. Dogs were asked to sit on or near the same scale that appears on the book’s cover. And let me tell you, that’s easier said than done.
Under direction of the author herself, with just 4 dogs in the room at this particular filming session, Lucy wouldn’t stay, Jester sat with his back to the camera, Shamus wouldn’t lay down, and Emmett crawled inch by inch after treats. Ironically, I’m fairly certain our dogs gained ten pounds from plenty of said treats, used as bribery for a good pose. And there were plenty of good poses too. Mostly, there was laughter.
All in all, this was a terrific time and unbelievably entertaining. Although we humans imposed a bit of performance anxiety, our dogs were natural superstars. See for yourself!
Dieting with my Dog: One Busy Life, Two Full Figures…and Unconditional Love (Hubble & Hattie) by Peggy Frezon is available for pre-order on Amazon.com (affiliate link) and will be released September 2011.
Praise for Dieting with my Dog
“Peggy Frezon has written a charming and delightful tale. Dieting With My Dog is sweet, funny, inspiring and adorable, just like Peggy and Kelly!”
–Julie Klam, bestselling author You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets of Happiness
“It only took my reading the first page of Peggy Fezon’s book, Dieting with my Dog, and I was hooked! As someone who has dealt with the challenges of weight loss and weight gain all of my life, I was inspired by Peggy’s heart-warming story of her journey to make a positive change in her life with the help of her beloved dog, Kelly. Peggy blends humor, candor and practicality in a wonderful way.”
– Julie Hadden, from NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” and author of Fat Chance, Losing the Weight, Gaining My Worth
“Your dog relies on you to keep him healthy. This book is an excellent way to keep the both of you in nice shape; most importantly by doing it together.”
– Joel Silverman, host of Animal Planet’s “Good Dog U,” author of What Color is Your Dog