The UK’s Frances Lincoln Children’s Books will publish How to Look After Your Human: A Dog’s Guide in June of 2016, a book written by a dog belonging to Scottish tennis star, Andy Murray. From The Scotsman:
Frances Lincoln publisher Rachel Williams, who acquired worldwide rights to the book, said: “Maggie Mayhem has been dispensing valuable life advice to her thousands of adoring fans on Twitter and we simply couldn’t resist her wit and charm.
“Maggie Mayhem has trained some of the world’s most stubborn humans (namely her housemate Kim Sears) and so there is no better canine to explain the complexities of human behaviour and guide us through the ownership journey.”
Murray and Kim have another Border terrier called Rusty and they are regularly spotted walking the pets in their hometown of Oxshott, Surrey.
Maggie has gained more than 28,000 followers on Twitter since an account in her name was set up five years ago. Her profile picture is a painting by Kim of the pooch wearing Murray’s Olympic gold medal.
Maggie has tweeted such pearls as: “Kate Middleton’s dog is stealing my column inches. This has not gone unnoticed, and I’ll step out without underwear tomorrow to compensate.”
On Murray’s birthday this year she tweeted: “Happy birthday @andy_murray thanks for cleaning up my vomit just now #lifeskills #yourewelcome.”
It’s possible Maggie will be getting some help to write and illustrate the book from Murray’s wife, artist Kim Sears. As well, Williams reported that Maggie Mayhem’s fee will be donated to charity.