It's a Dogs Life and This is Mine is a humorous look at the life of Shadow and some of his memorable friends. Black and white cartoons explore the daily, sometimes quirky, and often Zen-like activities of dogs-and their interactions with their family pack. The inspirations for these cartoons are observations of the author's dogs, past and present, and stories shared by friends and family. and coloring book!
Allen has been an artist for nearly all his life. He is a graduate of The Evergreen State College, where he received a BA in Fine Art. In addition to his first book, It's a Dogs Life and This is Mine, he is an artist and craftsman with works in many private collections, and teaches art in Bend, Oregon. He is loved, constantly and unconditionally by his dog, sometimes by his wife, and occasionally by his teenage sons. Allen loves his family, and until the skunk incident, he loved his dog, Shadow; though he still loves him, now he loves him at a distance--until the smell wears off.