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Postcards from the Pug Bus: The Continuing Adventures of a Pug Dog Owner Paperback – Feb 1 2004


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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Doral Publishing; 288th edition (Feb. 1 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 094487598X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0944875988
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 15.1 x 22.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 345 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,375,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Postcards From The Pug Bus: The Continuing Adventures Of A Pug Dog Owner is the heart-touching and witty memoir of an animal lover who has shared his life with cats, dogs, and especially warm-personality, playful pug dogs. Humor, mischief, excitement, and some mayhem are the lot of a truly devoted dog owner, and the anecdotes of Postcards From The Pug Bus are sure to resonate among pet and puppy owners everywhere. A charming giftbook and a delight to read.
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Phil Maggitti, the author of Pugs: Everything About Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Behavior and Training (one of the very best pug books on the market), has turned his pen to recording some of his delightful experiences as the owner of a not-so-small herd of pugs. Pug afficionados will be familiar with Maggitti from the pages of Pug Talk, the breed magazine in which he often shares his unique brand of humor. You will hear about pug breeding (Maggitti shares a picture of an adorable puppy, confiding that, despite her cuteness, "her father was a turkey baster"), original pug sin (for Adam it was an apple; for the pug, it was a crabapple), St. Pugnacious (did you know that there were pugs in the Middle Ages?), and why Barking at Equines By Pugs should be an official Olympic competition, using the rules that Maggitti has so carefully drawn up.
Whether you own pugs or not, this book will make you laugh; if you know pugs at all, it is the book you will want to buy for all your pug-loving friends this Christmas.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Great fun from a seasoned pug humorist July 1 2004
By L. Cody - Published on Amazon.com
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Phil Maggitti, the author of Pugs: Everything About Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Behavior and Training (one of the very best pug books on the market), has turned his pen to recording some of his delightful experiences as the owner of a not-so-small herd of pugs. Pug afficionados will be familiar with Maggitti from the pages of Pug Talk, the breed magazine in which he often shares his unique brand of humor. You will hear about pug breeding (Maggitti shares a picture of an adorable puppy, confiding that, despite her cuteness, "her father was a turkey baster"), original pug sin (for Adam it was an apple; for the pug, it was a crabapple), St. Pugnacious (did you know that there were pugs in the Middle Ages?), and why Barking at Equines By Pugs should be an official Olympic competition, using the rules that Maggitti has so carefully drawn up.
Whether you own pugs or not, this book will make you laugh; if you know pugs at all, it is the book you will want to buy for all your pug-loving friends this Christmas.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
A charming giftbook and a delight to read July 16 2004
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Postcards From The Pug Bus: The Continuing Adventures Of A Pug Dog Owner is the heart-touching and witty memoir of an animal lover who has shared his life with cats, dogs, and especially warm-personality, playful pug dogs. Humor, mischief, excitement, and some mayhem are the lot of a truly devoted dog owner, and the anecdotes of Postcards From The Pug Bus are sure to resonate among pet and puppy owners everywhere. A charming giftbook and a delight to read.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A Selection of Charming Vignettes Aug. 4 2005
By Nicholas L. Cerchio - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Anyone who loves pugs cant help to be charmed by this book. I felt that I got to know each pug as I read through each chapter. If you own or have been around pugs as I have you will recognize many of the endearing traits and foibles that are present in this wonderful breed. Highly recommended.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Postcards that Pug owners can relate to July 27 2005
By L. Carroll - Published on Amazon.com
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This book will be enjoyed by all dog owners, but particularly by those who own Pugs. Mr. Maggitti captures the playfullness, stubborness and endearing qualities of our furry Pug friends. The book is a compilation of stories about the authors' adventures as a Pug owner, which will have you rolling with laughter and nodding your head with understanding. I would highly reccommend reading "Postcards From the Pug Bus".
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Delightful read about Pugs Sept. 13 2007
By JaneHutchi - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is a wonderful addition to my pug collection. There are echoes of my own pugs antics in every story the author presents and I have read myself into giggling fits, my pugs snorting, snoring and sleeping nearby.

As mentioned in a couple of earlier reviews, there are a couple of chapters that are a bit graphic and, yes, the one was "yucky". But that is exactly how the author intended to portray the whole incident since that was his reaction to the experience himself. It also conveyed his lack of experience in the breeding arena and his horror at certain practices, things I can indentify with myself. More importantly, at the top of each of those chapters he has a note stating that this particular chapter has graphic material in it not suitable for children.

He does repeat one story from his Pugs book (Hans Goes Swimming) which is one of the funniest stories I have ever read. I had my own scare with my pug one day when I took him to the dog park that borders Puget Sound. I don't find the repitition offensive, as mentioned in another review. For me it means that the story was so good it could afford to be told in two different places. As a writer myself, I understand how you sometimes need to recycle material. Also, not all readers of Pug Bus will be readers of his other books. There are thirty chapters in this book. I guess he can afford to repeat one story.

Mr. Maggitti is a satirist. If you do not like that style of humor you will probably not enjoy his writing style. I don't know why he would be criticized for talking about his personal life. Isn't describing your relationship with your pets one of the most personal things you can share with others? For me, Mr. Maggitti was neither self-indulgent nor inconsiderate of his reader.

I am glad that I added Pug Bus to my library and recommend it highly. But there are definitely chapters, or postcards, that are not for "children under thirteen or for adults who have a sense of propriety" as Maggitti himself states in the disclaimer at the top of chapter seven.

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