Saturday, October 9, 2010

Reading in the down time

What I'm reading: A Dog's Purpose, by W. Bruce Cameron


       My mom couldn't put this one down. As soon as she finished, she passed it along to me. This book spoke to her because the term 'dog lover' is an understatement when describing my mom. The thing that has me captured is the sentence on the inside flap of the book: "All dogs go to heaven...unless they have unfinished business here on Earth."
       A Dog's Purpose is told through the eyes of a dog. For praise of the book, I've included the link but the site does not provide a description of the book. So here it is:
       This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog's Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here?
       Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog.
        But this life as a family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders-will he ever find his purpose?
        Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog's Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on Earth is born with a purpose.

I haven't gotten too far into it yet, but I am enjoying it so far. I'll keep you posted. ;)

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