Told from the perspective of a dog, whose single soul is born and reborn again as s/he finds his purpose in life.
To see humans through a dog's eyes is very telling. This dog, who carries several names and situations throughout the book, shows the very worst as well as the very best of the humans around him. In each of his lives he experiences a wide range of the dog condition - wild dog, stray, puppy mill, rescue, service dog, and family dog.
I found myself laughing out loud several times as I read just how silly we humans probably look to our dogs. How excited we get when our dogs sit for a treat or pee outside!
My heart was beating out of my chest at how this dog was able to sense evil in other human beings. This is something I always believed and have seen with my own dog. My own dog is so calm and sweet, passive even, but once...just once...he growled at someone in our home, fur standing on end. His message was loud and clear to me, but especially to them. God, I love my dog.
Back to this book, which was highly recommended by a few friends of mine who have great taste in books - Erica and Ann Marie. THANK YOU! I have a feeling this book is going to make its way around my whole family. I rank A DOG'S PURPOSE right up there with another one of my favorites, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN.
I laughed, I cried, I reflected on my own life. One thing I can say with certainty - I will never look at my Bo the same way again. He must think I'm an idiot sometimes, but he is loved, especially by his boys!
**A DOG'S JOURNEY, the sequel to A DOG'S PURPOSE is now available!
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About the Author:
W. Bruce Cameron is the New York Times bestselling author of A Dog's Purpose and 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, which was turned into the hit ABC series. He is a nationally syndicated columnist who has twice received the National Society of Newspaper Columnist’s award for Best Humor Columnist. He lives in California. Visit him on the Web at www.wbrucecameron.com.
*Disclosure: I purchased a copy of this book from my local Indie Bookstore.