... or anyone who has ever looked at a pet and wondered "What is that dog thinking??" I found myself telling my two huskies "You're a good dog" over and over!
Because I have owned dogs of these breeds, it was clear to me that the author really understood the differences in dogdom. My German Shepherd was a search and rescue dog like the one in this book, and could have been the full-on model for the voice in this dog. It made me miss my dearly departed dog, but it also made me marvel at how accurately depicted these animals were.
The deaths brought tears of course but so did the amazing ending. Not to give it away, but the books just gets better and better as it goes. I could have listened for another 12 hours.
George Wilson was fabulous. You really felt like the dog was talking. Never overdone, with just enough enthusiasm to be a golden, and just enough seriousness for a German Sheperd.
THe book made me both laugh and cry. A great read! Worth every star.
This was an enjoyable read from beginning to end. I loved the way I was able to see the world through dogs eyes. It made me laugh, smile and even get teary eyed. I definately recommend it.
This is one of those great stories that is even better because of the narrator. I highly recommend giving this one a listen.
Ayatollah of Rock n Rollah
I really enjoyed listening to this book on a few trips I had to make to Oklahoma City for radiation treatments. Despite what I was going through this book helped to take my mind off of it. I laughed, I cried - went through the range of emotions. I absolutely loved it.
Bruce Cameron does an amazing job of imagining what goes on in a dog's head. It has changed the way I interact with my fur baby - "What would Bailey like in this situation."
I've wondered if some of my dogs have been through life a time or two. They come to you with a "been there, done that" style and are smart as whips. The author does an amazing job of capturing that thought and fleshing it out.
Keep tissues at hand.
Say something about yourself!
I was completely wrapped up in this story! I couldn't stop listening! While there were certainly touching moments I was never complete heart broken or sobbing at the story (which is a good thing!) because it is more "touching" than "sad" and so very good. If you are a dog person (and even if you aren't...) to glimpse this animals devotion even just for a few pages is an amazing thing. I highly recommend this.
If you are a dog lover, you MUST read this book. You will laugh, cry, smile, nod knowingly, and shake your head in anticipation of the dog's actions. Excellent story. One I'll never forget.
Just confirmed what I believed about my "little shadow". I believe! I believe! Listen to this audio book; you won't be sorry. George Wilson's voice only helped to enhance this story. Can't wait to read Cameron's next book!
The story seemed to "drag" a bit at first but I kept listening because it was a "dog story" and soon I couldn't shut it off! and when I finished I listened to the whole story again!! Mr.Cameron has a gift of incredible insight into the Dogs thinking. I do believe he has the whole "system" figured out! It has certainly helped answer some of my questions why some dogs seem to have "old souls", they just seem to "know" things. It is a shame we humans don't appreciate them more! I also wonder now about the horses purpose......