What’s with all the toys and books that are coming out right now that are featuring…dogs? I recently bought a copy of a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0345503708?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0345503708″emThe Dangerous Book for Dogs: A Parody by Rex and Sparky/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0345503708″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / from Amazon.com and am now being treated to all kinds of items for and about dogs in my inbox. The most recent book was by radio host Mark Levin who wrote a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1416559132?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1416559132″emRescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover’s Story of Joy and Anguish./em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1416559132″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / This a href=”http://booksforkidsblog.blogspot.com/2007/11/under-christmas-tree-books-for-dog.html”book review from booksforkidsblog /amakes the books sound fairly interesting:br /br /blockquoteMark Levin’s just published memoir Rescuing Sprite (Pocket Books, 2007) recalls the brief 26 months he spent with his dog, A shelter dog which Levin’s family chose as a companion to their two-year-old Pepsi, Sprite turned out to be a dog of great personality and capacity for love.br /br /An inseparable companion to Pepsi, Sprite also bonded with every member of the family, and when he started to have physical problems, the whole family rallied to try to save him. Although at last they had to let him go, his death made such an impression on Levin that he stopped work on a political book he’d planned to write and devoted himself to this memoir of Sprite./blockquotebr /br /There are plenty of other dog books to get for the dog lover on your Christmas list that a href=”http://booksforkidsblog.blogspot.com/2007/11/under-christmas-tree-books-for-dog.html”you can read about here./a But I must say, the tackiest toy that I have seen so far for dogs has to be this–a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UOGE1A?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=B000UOGE1A”a political pet dog chew modeled after Hillary Clinton/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=B000UOGE1A” width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / with the following description:br /br /blockquoteThink the junior Senator from NY is more interested in regaining the White House than in making life better for all Americans? You can’t get even – but your pet can! Toss her (likeness) to your dog! Seeing your dog happily drag this personality around the garden will harmlessly satisfy your ire. (You could write a letter to the editor, but this is more fun!) The chewable pet toys are made from long-lasting PVC and soft rubber so dogs can have years of fun and so chewing is not harmful for their gums./blockquotebr /br /Uhh, personally, I think a letter to the editor might be more constructive, but if this type of sublimation brings you joy, why not?