From the internationally bestselling author of A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Way Home comes Love, Clancy: Diary of a Good Dog, a deeply moving story with a brand-new cast of characters, including one very good dog.
You’ve probably never met someone like Clancy. He’s keeping a diary, he’s falling in love, there are rivals for his affections, he lives with his best friend and his worst enemy – even taken together, these factors are maybe not that unusual, except that Clancy is a dog. His point of view is therefore perhaps…different.
Told in Cameron’s signature style, a tremendous cast of wonderful characters find themselves jointly and separately navigating the challenges of life, of love, and…other pets, including Clancy’s “worst enemy” – one very disdainful cat. It’s a lot to keep track of, especially when things start to spin hilariously out of control, but fortunately, we’ve got the observations of Clancy, a very good dog, who shares a valuable perspective on what is really important.
Hi, it’s me, Clancy.
My diary pages are included in the new novel, Love, Clancy, which has W. Bruce Cameron’s name as the author even though I wrote it and deserve the credit (though I would settle for chicken treats). Let me ask, do you have any idea how hard it is for a dog to keep a diary? I mean, every time I get started someone sends me an email. (I’m a sucker for puppy videos.) And the computer mouse—a real mouse would be more helpful.
Here’s another question: what’s the deal with cats? I can see keeping one in a tree or under a car or something, but letting it live in the house like it’s a dog? Feeding it lobster and fish and foie gras while I get dog food? You have every right to be outraged about this.
I say Bruce is a # 1 New York Times bestselling author because of dogs. People don’t buy a book with a dog on the cover because of the author photo in the back, for heaven’s sake. They buy it because they want to know what dogs are thinking about, which is, okay, mostly bacon but sometimes we’re pondering far more weighty matters, such as why there are doors on the refrigerator. Maybe this would make sense if people stored their cats in there, but otherwise, why not take the door off for easier canine access? You know I’m right about this.
Am I obsessed a little about cats? Well just read Love, Clancy and you’ll discover just how justified my exasperation is. I love my person very much but he is afflicted with house cat syndrome. So part of what happens in the novel is that I come up with several brilliant ideas on how to eliminate the annoying feline from both of our lives. I know you’re interested in that!
If you’re a cat person, well, I urge you to seek help.
You’re going to love this book!