It’s National Dog Day, So Win This Book!

ICouldChewOnThat_EcardToday happens to be National Dog Day. So to celebrate, we have two copies of the new book “I Could Chew On This: And Other Poems By Dogs” by Francesco Marciuliano, to give away. The book gets inside the heads of our four-legged best friends to express their most intimate thoughts. (Not a dog lover? No problem. Check out “I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats.”

What we’d like you to do is send in your own Doggeh Poem! Write it up and send via this link: cuteoverload at gmail dot com. Make sure to include your complete mailing address and phone. We’ll take entries up ’til 9am PT tomorrow, and choose our two faves. (One entry per person, please. Entries outside the USA- absolutely fine!)



We’ll do an update post tomorrow with the winners. Thanks to Adam S. at Chronicle Books!



  1. You’re back!
    You’re back!
    You’re back!
    Can you see my tail wag? Can you?
    I’ll turn around so you can see it.
    Three times.
    Again and again.
    I’m so happy you’re back, Mom!
    You’re back!

  2. Well .. they don’t call these the “Dog Days of Summer” for no reason …

  3. Smartypants says:

    Can’t wait to read the poems. Brava, Madame X!

  4. Play outside? Play outside?
    Yes, daddy, yes, daddy, yes!
    Play outside? Play outside?
    Yes, daddy, yes, daddy, yes!

  5. skippymom says:

    There is a cat version of this book called I Could Pee On This. I have read it, and not only is it very funny, the poems are actually quite well written.

  6. This is from Unleashed, a dog poetry book from the late 90s (sorry, I don’t recall who wrote it, but I memorized the poem):

    You gonna eat that? You gonna eat that? You gonna eat that? I’ll eat that.

  7. I repeat that poem often 🙂 Thanks for reminding me where it’s from.