This book began on the first day of the rest of his life and, although it was going to be just an occasional thought or two, has blossomed into a much-loved story of antics, surprises and peccadilloes. If you've ever wondered what it's like to keep a dog, and want to know the reality rather than just the hearsay, then you'll enjoy this. You see, a dog isn't a passive animal that only comes out when you want to play with it, it's almost omnipresent, always wanting to stick its nose into whatever you're doing, complicating and confounding your intentions in every way possible. The fish for tonight's meal mysteriously disappears, and the new plants that have taken the whole afternoon to plant suddenly appear back in the house, and suddenly there are splinters from chewed sticks all over the carpets, and in every room, and guess who didn't do it. After a year, you'd think you'd seen everything, but a dog like Harley has much more to give, take, hide, bury, eat and steal, and then come back for praise for what he's done. And then he suddenly finds himself in an arranged marriage, where the trouble becomes double...