Before beginning the book Every Dog Has It’s Day with a dog-centric theory on the creation of the universe, the author Max Cryer questions:
Did you hear about the dyslexic, agnostic, insomniac?
He lay awake at night wondering if there really was a Dog.
Follows a paw-inspiring collection of eccentricities and historical facts which acknowledge the invaluable significance of dogs throughout human history, expressed within language.
Dog lovers are told with Max Cryer’s light touch and sense of humour, stories of famous dogs in history, origins of some favourite breeds and descriptions of the amazing range of activities dogs are involved in.
The dog is capable of guarding, protecting, accessorising, herding, detecting, alarming, retrieving, racing, guiding, alerting, assisting and hauling. The dog also offers, seemingly without effort, companionship, charm, bravery, humour and faithfulness.
Max Cryer’s book will reveal a thousand things you didn’t know about man’s best friend – including the origin of the book’s title.
The expression ‘Every dog has his day’ offers the hope that everyone gets a chance eventually. An underling may rise to power – even temporarily – and enjoy ‘a time in the sun’. Some scholars date the term to 405 BC but it didn’t seem to reach print (in Greek) until Plutarch’s Moralia (AD c. 95). Just over 1400 years later it made its first English appearance in Taverner’s Proverbes (1539) as ‘A dogge hath a day’, and approximately 60 years later Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet: ‘The cat will mew and dog will have his day.’
The size of Every Dog Has It’s Day is 198 x 126 mm or 8 x 5 inches.
Every Dog Has It’s Day is a hardcover with 200 pages and black and white images throughout.
ISBN 978 1 921966 28 6