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Guinea Pigs Don't Bounce

the new book from Author Denis Chirgwin

Guinea Pigs Don't Bounce is based on extracts from Denis' Chirgwin's diary covering the first year of Animals at Home, the pet care company he and his wife set up on the Isle of Wight in 2003. The company has since developed into a nationwide chain of 60-plus area franchises. Launching Animals at Home was very much a leap into the unknown for Denis. His early encounters with a variety of animals – and their equally diverse owners – provide a series of hugely entertaining snapshots of pet ownership and care in the UK. Denis tells it like it was – the ups and the downs, the successes and the failures, the straightforward assignments and the bizarre, the pleasure and sometimes the pain of caring for other people's much-loved pets. Humour binds it all together. The book is illustrated throughout in full colour with delightful cartoon images by Dave Ball. Published by Animals at Home, Guinea Pigs Don't Bounce is just the first collection of Denis's wonderful diary extracts. Watch out for the sequel – Phoebe the Freebie.

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"The couple are well-spoken, perfect gentlefolk. Mr G runs a shipping company from Yarmouth. His wife is a teacher at a private school on the mainland and is not able to come home at lunchtime to look after Poppy, their manic Bearded Collie puppy. She is only six months old, has never been schooled, cannot understand any commands – and is great fun! They also have one of the largest ginger cats in the world. He's not fat, just imposingly enormous, one of those felines that you can imagine being talked about in the papers or on TV as a mysterious wild Big Cat. "A puma-like animal with strange colouring was reportedly seen dragging a cow downhill for a mid-morning snack ... Could be a very enjoyable job....
  • Kept me laughing for hours - Lee
  • A great read from the front cover to the last page - Mark
animals at home founder denis chirgwin     guinea pigs don't bounce a book about the humour of working with animals
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