In 1906 I was barely over 14 years old, and it was my wedding day. My older sister, Helen, came to my room, took me by the hand, and sat me down on the bed. She said, "You've always been a good girl, Maude, and done what I told you. Now you're going to be a married woman, and he will be the head of the house. When you go home tonight after your party, no matter what he wants to do to you, you have to let him do it. Do you understand?"
"The voice. The reviews were right."
When newly divorced Ellen has trouble sleeping, her friend, Alexandra, tells her, "Get a dog." A visit to the local shelter brings Skip into her life. The injured Golden Retriever is soon running things, arranging her romances, and teaching her to laugh again. When she begins to date, he disapproves the dentist and the salesman, and even threatens to bite the bartender. Will the handsome Vegas firefighter make Skip wag his tail? Anyone who ever loved a dog will laugh along with Skip, a most unusual canine.