The playful, epic adventure of a 160-pound English Mastiff and the 20-something girl who grew up alongside her - Marley & Me for a whole new generation.
Lauren Watt took her 160-pound English Mastiff to college - so of course after graduation, Gizelle followed Lauren to her first, tiny apartment in New York. Because Gizelle wasn't just a dog; she was a roommate, a sister, a confidante, a dining companion, and everything in between.
Together, Gizelle and Lauren went through boyfriends, first jobs, a mother's struggle with addiction, and the ups and downs of becoming an adult in the big city. But when Gizelle got sick and Lauren realized her best friend might not be such a constant after all, she designed an epic bucket list to make the absolute most of the time they had left.
Bursting with charm, this unique coming-of-age story of a girl making her way through life is a testament to the special way pets inspire us to live better, love better, and appreciate the simple pleasures. Gizelle's Bucket List is the humorous, poignant lesson our pets teach us: to embrace adventure, love unconditionally, and grow into the people we want to be.
Beautiful! Cute and innocent. Great story. Tender moments. I'm glad the author included the story of her mother, it helps to explain why Gisele meant so much more.
I had to have my 16 years old Yorkie euthanized 3 months ago, so I was very hesitant about reading this book. Turns out I didn't want to stop listening to the audio book! Truly a celebration of life, love and joy. I finished this book not in sadness but in loving remembrance of my dog that gave me so many years of joy and unconditional love. Thank you Gizelle, thank you Lauren! S. Hartwell
This book is like a dog! It's a fun companion that makes me feel happy when I'm listening to it! Lauren is a fun and playful person and having her voice tell me about her adventures with Gizelle makes me feel young and playful myself (which I am!) my advice to the listener is to enjoy the story, have fun with it. I came away after listening always feeling a little happier, a little more empathetic and a little more loving.