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by John O'Hurley

It's Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump: And Other Life Lessons I Learned from Dogs download ebook
ISBN:
0452288835
ISBN13:
978-0452288836
Author:
John O'Hurley
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Plume; Reprint edition (October 30, 2007)
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176 pages
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1675 kb
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4.2

My wife and I read "It's Okay to Miss the Bed on Your First Jump" after we had finished his second book ("Before Your Dog Can Eat Your Homework, First You Have to Do It").

My wife and I read "It's Okay to Miss the Bed on Your First Jump" after we had finished his second book ("Before Your Dog Can Eat Your Homework, First You Have to Do It").

Details (if other): Cancel They are always grateful as if it were the first time. My dogs have taught me to appreciate more fully and assume much less.

Details (if other): Cancel. Feb 24, 2009 Kay added it. Try to jump into your bed but miss the bed on purpose. It is so funny! We laughed so hard. I learned "Never miss a Nap" and "If you're happy and You know it wag your tail. They are always grateful as if it were the first time. Appreciation, for me, is an act of humility, a way to acknowledge what we cannot or did not do for ourselves. It sets a balance between being individual acts of self-fulfillment and being simple creatures of need.

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John O’Hurley is the host of NBC’s The National Dog Show

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First Jump : And Other Life Lessons I Learned from Dogs . Having learned many life lessons from dogs myself, I naturally loved this book. Mr. O'Hurley's writing is a delight; full of fun and poignancy, as well.

It's Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump : And Other Life Lessons I Learned from Dogs. It's as open and honest as any dog you'll ever meet. Dogs have that effect on people.

At once poignantly moving and laugh-out-loud funny, It’s Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump is a must read for dog lovers everywhere.

A charming and hilarious New York Times bestseller about the enduring wisdom of dogs, from the host of the enormously popular National Dog Show It’s Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump is more than a mere celebration of man’s best friend. In this lighthearted exploration of how and why dogs serve as some of our most valuable and enlightened teachers, well-known and well-loved actor/show host John O’Hurley shares lessons learned from his life with canine companions, including: •Every 15 Minutes Is a New Day •Never Miss a Nap •When One Person Stops Petting You, Move On •A Cold Can of Meat Is Still a Feast •You’re Only as Big as You Think You Are “Dogs, after all, have pure hearts, trusting natures, a zest for living, noble characters, and an ability to take things in stride,” writes O’Hurley in the book’s introduction. “They can be counted on, and are pleasant companions. They know what's important, always. How many humans do you know about which you could say the same?” At once poignantly moving and laugh-out-loud funny, It’s Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump is a must read for dog lovers everywhere.
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  • Manesenci
My wife and I read "It's Okay to Miss the Bed on Your First Jump" after we had finished his second book ("Before Your Dog Can Eat Your Homework, First You Have to Do It").
Both books by the multi-talented John O'Hurley (actor, singer, pianist, composer, television host, Broadway star, et al) are truly excellent; and because we enjoyed each very much, I'm including in this review excerpts from my earlier assessment of his second book:

'I knew of John O'Hurley only from his humorous role as J. Peterman on the "Seinfeld" sitcom; and as a talented TV game show host. I purchased "Before Your Dog Can Eat Your Homework, First You Have to Do It"...subtitled "Life Lessons from a Wise Old Dog to a Young Boy" (perhaps the longest title ever--certainly among the 1200-plus books in our family library!) because of our love of dogs, arguably one of God's greatest gifts. The title suggested that it would be filled with the funny, and sometimes sad, anecdotes about these special creatures which are the basis of many books being published today. And while "BYDCEYHFYHTDI" certainly met my expectations for humor and pathos, this extraordinary work is so very much more. Though consisting of only 152 pages, nearly all of them offer profound insights into parenting, love, integrity, faith, commitment, and individual responsibility (so lacking in so many, as documented in news reports on a daily basis). Mr. O'Hurley reveals himself as an intelligent, caring and honest man; and his insights into the human mind, conscience, heart and soul are inspiring messages which can profoundly motivate the readers of this very special book. As one who has reviewed countless books, and is a member of Amazon.com's Vine program, I can enthusiastically, and without reservation, highly recommend this second book by John O'Hurley.'

And also, now. his first book, the primary focus of this review. BOTH BOOKS BY MR. O'HURLEY ARE ENTHUSIASTICALLY RECOMMENDED!
--Ron Howe (a.k.a., Toby Martin II) / Erskine, MN
  • Rude
Focusing on his current two dogs, Betty and Scoshi, John O'Hurley provides a candid, witty and insightful look at the different dogs in his life, past and present, and the traits/qualities they possessed which taught him many invaluable lessons.

As John takes us through each chapter, any person who has had dogs in his/her life can reflect on his words and knows that dogs CAN teach us a great deal about life:

*How to appreciate the simple things

*How to be persistent and not give up on goals

*To love unconditionally

*To give others an equal chance to love THEM unconditionally

*Not to fear most things (Ever see a Terrier pick a fight with a much bigger dog?? They're prime examples of being fearless creatures for their size)

Most of all, dogs are wonderful companions, chock full of personality and amusement -- in fact, more personality than some humans!!

John's style of writing in this book is intimate and personable. One critique I had, however, was that he sometimes digressed too much and the points he was illustrating were not always clear.

I rated this at 4.5 stars. Overall, this is a great little book of lessons for us humans.
  • BlessСhild
I have this on audio CD, so you get the full effect of Mr. O'Hurley's wit, both in words AND timing. (Because of his particular gifts, I would suggest the audio book over the print version.)

This is a fun little book, wit, wisdom and personal anecdotes mixed thoroughly with the love of dogs.

The wisdom is often a little prosaic, but the wit and personal anecdotes are top notch. Mr. O'Hurley's self-deprecating stories are the highlight. There is one story mid way through which made me drop everything howling with laughter.

This is really more a compilation of personal history - something actors often excell at - just put in a framework of doggie-dom. Don't expect a lot of information on dogs.

I am giving this as a gift, and it is SURE to be appreciated. Fun, frivilous, a fast "read." Enjoy.
  • Wanenai
If you like JOhn O'Hurley, you will like this book. I believe he actually wrote this book for his recently born son, William, in case John is not around to watch him grow up. This book contains a lot of John's childhood memories, his wins and losses, and his philosophies. At times, it got a little dull but by the end of it, I understood why he had written it. His writing improved in this book (if you read his first book and then this one, you'll understand). John writes very simply and the book will relax you. It's like peeking into John's private life with his wife, new son, and Betty and Skoshi. Easy book to read and doesn't take long. Looking forward to his third book.
  • Altad
I admit that I am a huge fan of John O'Hurley. He's a very talented individual and I appreciate the fact that he does many things well. I got hooked on him when he joined the original cast of "Dancing with the Stars" After that I had to check out all of the re-runs of Seinfeld (available on Amazon) to see him in his "J. Petersen" character which is hilarious. I heard that John made a dance instruction video with his partner Charlotte Jorgensen, but apparently it is no longer available on his own website. Anybody have info on that? Anyway, after that I found out that John is also the announcer for the Purina Dog Show. In an interview, I heard John say that he kind of modeled his announcing style after some of the characters from the movie "Best in Show" ( which you can also get from Amazon.) Excellent movie! Turns out that John is also a pianist and composer . Check out his semi-classical CD "Peace of Mind" It's one of the most beautiful albums of music that I've ever heard. In between listenings of the CD, I watch John as the host of the current version of the game show MatchGame. So then I found out that John had written a book and I had to have it. It is sweet, funny and wonderful. If you love dogs and enjoy sweet, thoughful (and hilarious) comedy, you will love this book. So here's to John O'Hurley: actor, comedian, dancer, musician, composer, game show host and author. What more could you want?