I would have to say that The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption is a must read for any dog lover. It is not an easy book to read and I have to say there were a few times that I had to put it aside for awhile. It made me cry but it also helped me understand the breed better and what a bad rap they get. This book touched me in ways that made me reach for my own dogs and shower them with kisses and tears.
Am currently reading a new book, called Lost and Found, by Jaqueline Sheehan, that features a dog. Brief synopsis:
a contemporary tale of grief featuring Rocky Pelligrino, a woman reeling from her husband's death. After her husband dies of a heart attack, Rocky leaves behind her career as a psychologist in the Berkshire Mountains and moves to Peak's Island, Maine, taking a job as an Animal Control Warden. Her first catch is a black Lab with an arrow lodged in his shoulder. She takes him in, searches for his owner and tries to solve the mystery behind the arrow's origin.
'Miss the Bed" was written by the actor, John O'Hurley. From the book jacket:
My life is richer for the presence of dogs.
For dogs, there is always time to appreciate the simple joys in life - the pomp and parade to the kitchen each morning; riding in the car with their heads out the window . . . the soft feel of the grass in the backyard, always worthy of a roll or two; the singular sound of the word "walk", which apparently sounds like "lotto winner" to them.
My dogs have taught me to appreciate more fully and assume much less. The fact that I can have a dog as a companion means that my life is filled with abundance.
I am a mucn better person with a dog in my lap.
I just started reading a book called "Lost and Found" and it involves a young woman who becomes a widow to soon and a dog she rescues. I have a feeling the dog is going to be a very healing force for the woman. I think I'm going to like it, but I'll let you know for sure when I'm done.
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