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The Lowdown on Life from Three Dachshunds

“Hounded” is a darn good, tail wagging tale, about a man's journey to raise his three adorable Dachshunds! Mr. Ziselmen will have his readers laughing, cheering and shedding tears in sharing his remarkable journey into the world of parenthood, Dachshund style!

Meet Baxter, Molly and Maya. Highly cute and cuddly (except for Maya who prefers to decide when she wants a good ole fashion pat) all are different then night and day and yet they all share one thing in common, their undesirable love for Mr. Ziselmen and his family!

This book was just a really fun read for me. As a child I grew up amongst the love of rescued Dachshunds as my parents adopted and nurtured Dachshunds who were in need of a kind word and a loving home. This book allowed me to journey back to my youth in a time when childhood innocence couldn't be conquered.

While Mr. Ziselmen proves that he is amazingly talented with words his true talent lays in his willingness to understand his canine children, the stubbornness to tolerate the miss behavior and the many rewards that comes with allowing a pet into our lives. If there is one thing that Mr. Ziselmen has truly taught his readers it’s that by taking the extra time to love a pet, we understand the values of friendship in the paws of those that wait each day for us to come home.

Book Blurb for Hounded

Living with three strong-willed, highly individual Dachshunds can be equal parts entertaining, frustrating and rewarding. Just ask Matt Ziselman.

Armed with a fresh, creative voice that is unabashedly cranky one moment and profoundly poignant the next, Ziselman mixes hilarious canine stories, with heartfelt reminiscences from his own life, the results of which is a memoir of illuminating life lessons, courtesy of the three thoroughly Teutonic Dachshunds that he shares his life (and couch) with: Baxter, Maya and Molly. Seemingly mundane moments, like Baxter's incessant, neuroses inducing staring, Maya's inexplicable refusal to walk through the front door and Molly's obsessive compulsive love for a torn and tattered blanket become, through Ziselman's insightful eyes, a treasure trove of observations that any dog-lover will appreciate. In a market where Americans spend more than $40 billion a year on their pets, this work of razor-sharp wit and quiet tenderness will reach out and grab readers everywhere by the heartstrings and-quite possibly-their leashes.

HOUNDED wraps universal insights in hot-dog-shaped packages, providing true dog lovers with many knowing nods, honest belly laughs and an accurate, warts-and-all reflection of the fascination, wonder and love that they have for their dogs.

And that Matt Ziselman obviously has for his.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2013 3.50