Thursday, May 29, 2008

Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen

“The life of a good dog is like the life of a good person, only shorter and more compressed,” writes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen about her beloved black Labrador retriever, Beau. With her trademark wisdom and humor, Quindlen reflects on how her life has unfolded in tandem with Beau’s, and on the lessons she’s learned by watching him: to roll with the punches, to take things as they come, to measure herself not in terms of the past or the future but of the present, to raise her nose in the air from time to time and, at least metaphorically, holler, “I smell bacon!”

This is a short book, I read it in a half hour, but anyone who has loved a dog will relate. Its 82 pages made me laugh and made me grateful for the years I, hopefully, still have with my dogs. The book is also filled with beautiful photos of all different kinds of dogs. 4 stars

1 comment:

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