on January 1st 1970
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I thought this was a cute book (told from the dog’s POV) about one dog’s search for purpose in life. Although in this book the dog wan’t just one dog he was Toby,Bailey, Ellie, and Buddy. He was born, he lived, he died to be reborn again. In each of his lives he searches for his purpose.
This book was sad at times and happy at times. It also probably helped people to look at dogs, and other pets differently. There has always been a lot of talk about just what animals feel, are owners placing human emotions on them, do they have souls, do they think as we do. In this book, the dog definitely has a soul and has thoughts and emotions.
This book came highly recommended to me. I enjoyed it but I did enjoy “The Art of Racing in the Wind” more. What is great about this book is that it can be enjoyed by most readers – young and old alike. Yes, parts are very sad. But owning a pet is a great responsibility as is letting that pet go. WE learn a lot from our pets: love, companionship, responsibility, and coping with loss. People love dogs..dogs love people. It’s the perfect match.