Secrets of a Pet Nanny: A Journey from the White House to the Dog House
Date: April 2017
Duration: 4 hours 55 minutes
At aged twenty-eight, Eileen Riley had an enviably glamorous life; her globe-trotting career as a diplomat took her from the corridors of power at the White House to postings in Cameroon and Papua New Guinea, and finally, London-where she decided to give it all up to become a professional dog-sitter. But her diplomatic skills were to prove invaluable in her new career. Secrets of a Pet Nanny is a fabulous and very funny collection of tales about the dogs she has looked after, from pedigree puppies to rare Tibetan terriers. Riley is a true dog devotee, but that does not prevent her casting a caustic eye across her charges-and their devoted owners. Part dog memoir, part outsider's perspective on the eternal relationship between dog-owners and their beloved canines, this is sure to appeal to animal-lovers of all stripes.