Reality Barks #1
For a dog, there are few forbidden pleasures to match luxuriating in their owners’ discarded, but still rather attractively smelly, underwear.
– Elliott the dog
Rescue dog faces the reality of his unusual new life.
When two glossy Sydney metro couples rescue an ordinary Aussie mutt from the Dog Pound, he wonders why… especially when they change his name to Elliott! But he soon realizes that Jamie, the alpha-male of one of the couples, has plans for him… big plans!
It’s a humorous Australian rescue dog’s tell-all tale about how he becomes a celebrity and wins their love.
Previously a one-man companion pooch, Elliott soon finds he’s become a time share dog, shared between the two couples. But because he can read auras and understand every word of human talk, not just body language, Elliott learns fast. He discovers the reason he’s here is because ad man Jamie wanted an ordinary “everydog” for his TV commercial for Biffo ChunkY-Yums dog food, which, to his surprise, also stars Hedy, a glamorous Afghan Hound. If he can become a TV dog star, Elliott need never fear being sent back to the Dog Pound. So with dogged determination, the feisty dog even trains himself to wink, with humorous results. But that’s not all, while trying to win the love of his new human pack, Elliott falls in love with Alison, the stunning Airedale Terrier, and befriends the dogs next door, Spike, a Tibetan Mastiff, and Mitzi, a snooty Standard Poodle.
Meet characters by Kit James
I love to create characters that are entertaining and memorable, either for their wit, their outspokenness or their cheeky bravado.
Elliott: rescue dog, protagonist and narrator.
Jamie: human alpha-male. An opportunist adman, it was his idea to time share Eliott.
Penny: Jamie’s trendy wife, a Colour Consultant .
Paul: Penny’s brother, an IT consultant.
Adriana: Paul’s partner, she works in banking, but she’s flamboyant and Italian, and Elliott adores her.