A dog's tail is incredibly versatile. They use them to communicate everything from the furious, full-body wiggling "I'm so happy to see you I could burst!" to the tucked-under-the-bum "N-O-O-O! Is that the vet's office we're pulling up to?" They also keep noses warm on cold nights and conveniently sweep food off coffee tables.
Tails Don't Lie 2 is Adrian Raeside's hilarious follow-up to the bestselling Tails Don't Lie (Harbour Publishing, 2013), collecting even more of his favourite cartoons featuring our four-legged hairy scroungers. This new volume explores important canine traits like why dogs covet the driver's seat, what would happen if dogs went on space missions (do aliens have dogs?), the humiliation of tail docking, the immense importance of trees to a dog, and the eternal question of why squirrel-chasing isn't included in dog agility courses.
Containing 340 full-colour cartoons, Tails Don't Lie 2 offers a unique window into the mind of the family pet that will have readers howling.
The dogs here talk with each other, chase squirrels, steal the driver's seat, sniff their way into freshly dug gardens and head for outer space.
They also get serious from time to time, reminding us that rescue dogs are our friends in waiting, and that it's potentially fatal to leave a dog in a closed vehicle on a hot day.
Above all, Tails Don't Lie 2 is honest. If you live with a dog, you will appreciate Raeside's insight. If you are between dogs, this book might nudge you toward rescuing a dog that needs you as much as you need it.
-- Times Colonist