The heartwarming true story of “the most inspiring dog on the Internet.”—BuzzFeed
From Southern California castaway to Hollywood heartbreaker, Tuna the Chiweenie has won the adoration of millions. Now the charming and unconventional pooch has his own book, filled with more than a hundred all-new photographs and witty commentary to give fans an intimate and hilarious look at the Internet’s most prized pup.
Tuna’s cartoonish looks—with an exaggerated overbite, a recessed jawline, and a wrinkly neck—are truly one of a kind. And yet his quirky appearance is no match for his unique perspective on life, overcoming his proclivity for staying in bed all day to keep his eye on the (bacon-flavored) prize.
Teaming up with his owner, Courtney Dasher, Tuna shares a behind-the-scenes look at his daily exploits, which include sleeping, sunbathing, wearing bow ties, playing with toys, and melting hearts.
Packed with witty and endearing images of this ridiculously adorable pup, Tuna Melts My Heart is sure to delight the underdogs in us all!
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||7.10(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Tuna’s mom, Courtney Dasher, is an advocate of animal rescue and she is committed to bringing her audience joy through Instagram and Facebook. She has given Tuna a voice for the underdog and built a loyal following for @Tunameltsmyheart. Courtney and Tuna live in Los Angeles.
Read an Excerpt
This is the story of a fine young sir named Tuna. While most Tunas that you know are probably fish, this particular Tuna is actually a dog. His name is derived from the word “cartoon,” since he has an uncanny resemblance to Montgomery Burns of The Simpsons.
Tuna’s cartoonish looks are one thing that sets him apart from his other furry friends. He was born with an exaggerated overbite and a recessed lower jawline, which give him his distinguished shrivelneck and a one-of-a-kind profile.
Much like his endearing physical attributes, Tuna is unconventional in every way. He has the ability to melt your heart with just one glance, and he will teach you that true beauty comes in all forms and radiates from within. The more you learn about him, from his beginnings as an orphan dog to his current role as an ambassador for animal rescue, you will begin to fall in love with him.
I first met Tuna when he was a four-month-old puppy, in December of 2010, at a farmers’ market in Los Angeles. A year into our friendship, I created an Instagram account dedicated to Tuna’s photos, and at the end of 2012, Tuna’s notoriety grew on Instagram when they featured a picture of him on their personal page, unbeknownst to me.
What People are Saying About This
“The most famous dog on the Internet.” – E! online
“The quirky-looking dog will melt your heart.” – Mashable
“The most inspiring dog on the internet” – Buzzfeed
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Enjoyable book to read as well as cute pictures. Always for the underdog and for adopting from shelters.