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Russ Ryan

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Russ Ryan has written screenplays with the producers of American Pie, Fireflies in the Garden -- and was a writer on the teen comedy, National Lampoon's Replikate, starring Eugene Levy. In addition, he created the vintage movie poster blog, Meansheets. It's Just A Dog is his first novel.

"A funny and touching story if you've ever loved a dog." - Bernadette Peters

"For dog lovers and lovers of dog stories, it's a winner!" - Dorri Olds,

"A witty, but heartfelt story about an artist coming to terms with the passing of his beloved dog." - LifeWithDogs.TV

"An hilariously wacky sad dog story!" - Grady Harp (Amazon Top 100 Hall of Fame Reviewer)

“If you read just one dead dog book this year, make this the one!” – Old Yeller


So, you wanna turn your beloved pooch into an Instagram influencer? Well, don’t quit your day job, according to Brian X. Chen in his revealing NYT piece, I Tried to Make My Dog an Instagram Celebrity. I Failed.

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“But I can’t lie to you either: this losing a dog thing ain’t for sissies.”
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“Finally, when I got back home, words cannot describe how quiet the house was. The silence. There is no quieter place than the home of a dog owner the day after his or her prized pooch has passed. It was like a cleaning service had come in while I was away and sucked the life out of the place.”
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Dale Thele Russ, thanx for accepting my friend request :)

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