FENG SHUI FOR FIDO by Josanne Wayman
Best of 2012


Running With the Big Dogs While Living in Style


An easy-to-follow guide for a healthy, happy home for you and your pets.

The feng shui that Wayman refers to is less about the Chinese practice of acquiring good chi through the arrangement of objects and their energies and more about having a comfortable home that is low-maintenance yet welcoming and accommodating to your pets. Living with three large dogs, Wayman shares the ups and downs of canine companionship and passes on lessons she learned through trial and error. She clearly states that her intention is to offer simple, friendly advice, not a training tool. Dog owners will glean tips on simple home repair due to chewing, scratching and other destructive habits, as well as helpful hints on ways to protect home furnishings and create easy clean-up solutions for various areas of the home. Owners will also learn how to make clean, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing dog beds, and much more. Through trial and error, as well as necessity, Wayman learned to be handy in home repair, which, she says, she found to be surprisingly easy and rewarding. With consideration for the environment, Wayman’s suggestions are strongly steeped in recycling and reusing old items, not to mention thrift-store buys. Even with her self-proclaimed addiction to fabric, Wayman’s decorating suggestions are efficient, functional and budget friendly. Beyond the ideas for eye-pleasing décor and helpful teething tips, Wayman’s main achievement is in helping dog owners create an environment—whether it be one room or the run of the house—that is emotionally healthy and enjoyable for both canine and human.

Though the pages are few, Wayman’s practical, sunny advice is plentiful.

Pub Date: May 13th, 2011
ISBN: 978-1607469841
Page count: 108pp
Publisher: FastPencil, Inc.
Program: Kirkus Indie
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