Assisted Living & Modern Times

Shot in the Head: A sister's Memoir, A Brother's Struggle

Unfaithful Mind

Love's All That Makes Sense


When  Quietness Came

What A Life Can Be

My Schizophrenic Life


The Adolescent Owner's Manual

Dawson Fiction

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The Original Reigning Cats and Dogs: A Lighthearted Look At Pets And Their Owners By Marvin Ross Illustrated By David Shaw

 "A chatty and pleasant guide to pet ownership, with many a sound piece of appropriate advice between, or emerging from, the plentiful anecdotes described" Bookpleasures

"...written in a tongue-in-cheek manner, the book offers good advice..."  Toronto Star

"a great book to read when there is an urge to laugh or even just to bond with similar experiences with those lovable pets." The Examiner

Excerpt from a reader's e-mail:  "Just want to let you know I enjoyed your book -- there's so much in it that any dog or cat owner can identify with. I think I read the entire
book with a smile on my face and guffawed out loud any number of times. I love the part about naming Pinky".

The ideal book for everyone who has a pet, has had a pet or who is thinking of getting a pet. And not just cats and dogs but exotic and even surrogate pets are covered in this highly amusing look at life with our favorite friends. Picking the right pet for you, training them,and caring for them are covered along with some fascinating trivia like pet contributions to society, pets in films and music and just about everything else you could possibly think of when it comes to pets


Kindle Version

trade paper, 114 pages, $12.95 US Retail ISBN 978-0-98110037-6-4

Other Ross/Shaw humor books include:

Daddy Dearest: A First Time Father's Guide: The Toronto Star said that "David's illustrations help to punctuate his co-author's prose most appropriately"

Cover Your Ass or How to Survive in a Government Bureaucracy by Bureacrat X (Ross) and illustrated by David Shaw "is a devastatingly funny look at the mania and mayhem that daily goes on in our government offices" - The Ontarian