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"Can a cynical comedy writer and his actress wife learn anything from an adopted dog? You'll laugh watching them try because it's a true story and a touching story, but mostly just a funny story." --JAY LENO
"A dog with a wickedly funny voice..." --JULIA SZABO of The New York Post
"Jinky's a star! This rescued mongrel knows what's important in life, and his take on
If you love to laugh, you'll love Jinky, the bat-faced terrier mongrel rescued from the pound by a
"My mom used to be somebody, but she doesn't want to remember who that was. She was in movies, on TV, she made records, and was an underwear model. Now she just lounges around in her underwear for no pay. My dad is a writer--or at least he sleeps at the computer a lot."
Jinky's "mom" and "dad" might be complainers, but Jinky is just happy to be alive. He enjoys every minute and he can't understand why his lucky, pampered
"My life began in a cage in
Now Jinky lives in a beautiful house in the Hollywood Hills. He has a pool and a Jacuzzi and sports cars and a fat blond terrier girlfriend named Finley who loves to lick his ears and dry hump him on the couch.
Jinky went from an unloved and abandoned pet to sleeping in bed with his mom and eating delicious food off his dad's plate.
Jinky knows what's important in life, and he wishes his mom and dad could stop worrying about their status in
But Jinky's "tail" is not just about his hilariously self-obsessed parents and their friends. And his message is not just that happiness is not about how much we have, but how we love. His is a tale about how hope, perseverance, and even one small act of kindness can change a life.
Beverly Hills Courier
By Kelly Hartog
Jinky the dog at the launch of
his book, The Diary of Jinky, Dog of A
at Book Soup. His mother, Carole Raphaelle Davis, was on
hand (pictured below) to sign autographs, due to the
fact that Jinky lacks opposable thumbs.
Actress, activist, animal lover and Amanda Foundation supporter Carole Raphaelle Davis, recently added another “A” to her credentials: Author. Well, technically, it’s her dog, Jinky, that’s the author, but apparently he’s happy to defer all media enquiries to his mother.
The Diary of Jinky: Dog of A Hollywood Wife, had its inaugural launch recently at Book Soup. Jinky is
Jinky has a lot to say, including how he was rescued from “death row” at the San Pedro shelter, after being abused and eventually abandoned by his original owners. Moving to his home in the Hollywood Hills, Jinky now basks in the glory of his new found family, including his girlfriend Finley – also a rescue dog – and of course his owners Davis and Emmy-winning writer Kevin Rooney. He has also adapted well to swimming in the family Jacuzzi and taking vacations in
His insights delve deep into the glamorous and not-so-glamorous
Part of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to various charities that promote animal adoption.