Sunday, July 22, 2012

A Dog's Journey

I have a lot of time to read in my commute.  I usually run into the library on weekends and grab a couple of books off the New Releases shelf and that will tide me over for a week.  So one day, I noticed this book was in my pile to read, and I will thrilled!  


A Dog's Journey was a wonderful read.  It is the story about a dog, who is re-incarnated several times, trying to find the purpose of his lives, and understanding that it is his role to care for a woman, CJ.  The dog meets CJ as a baby, a teenager, a young woman, and then as a older daughter caring for her sick mother, and each time she has an increasing and desperate need to be unconditionally loved, as only a dog can do.  It isn't until their final meeting where the dog knows he has done his job of caring for, protecting, loving, and being a true companion to CJ, and other people he has run into along the way.

I have to tell you, I laughed at times, I full on sobbed at times (in a packed train during rush hour with tears streaming down my face) and I smiled at times knowing that our dogs pick us, and what a wonderful idea it is that they may be looking out for us over and over again through their own path.

A great book - as long as you don't mind accepting a tissue from the man next to you on the train (yes!).  Well worth reading.

And Finn enjoys the extra hugs I give her now after I read it too.

29 comments:

  1. Wow! That book really sounds pawsome! Wow you got a tissue from a guy on the train. Mommy will have to keep that in mind --maybe her Mr. Right is sitting on a train with a spare tissue to hand out. You never know -- we will tell our Mommy to start reading more books in public places!

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  2. OMD... THAT sounds like a Roller Coaster of emotional words.

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  3. Great review Finn
    Mom said she saw it at Barnes and Noble.andwill have to check on it
    Hugs
    Madi your BFFF

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  4. Lovely review. Have a great Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. The book sounds wonderful! We're going to have mom look for it!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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  6. My mama has read "A Dog's Purpose" to me (by the same author) and it made my eyes get a watery kind of feeling. It no was crying of course, probably just my allergies. Mama was sad for days; she says she no can read any more of his books! But since I is very brave, maybe I will pick it up at the libraries.

    Love,
    Reuben

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  7. Oh, this sounds like a really good book. We'll have to look to see if we can find the book locally. Thanks for the review!

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  8. It sounds like a really good read, but not for me I'm afraid as I can't read any dog stories. They are inevitably sad at times... and I don't like being so sad that I cry.

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  9. What a great review! I am definitely adding this to my "must read" list! Thanks!

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  10. We'll certainly look out for that book. Thanks

    Love and licks, Winnie

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  11. Sounds like a great read!
    Nola

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  12. Thanks for the book review. My human is now going to read that book.

    Woofs,
    Riley

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  13. Sounds like a pawsome book!
    Stewey

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  14. You know a book is good if it can bring tears to your eyes, thanks for sharing!

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  15. I love your reviews. I'll have to check it out.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  16. Did you read "A Dog's Purpose"? It was the predecessor to this book and in my humble opinion - it was way better. If you haven't read it give it a try!

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  17. Woof!
    I'm sure me and my hooman picked each other drooly right. Now if Keeper reads those books and weep it will surely make me woofy distraught!

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  18. Wow, you gave me Goosebumps there!

    Sounds like an amazing book. I will add that to my books to read while travelling. I usually read books about dog information... I think it's about time to read dog novels.

    Huggies and Cheese,

    Haopee

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  19. This sounds like an excellent book, one that I would enjoy!

    I'm currently reading "A Dog's Purpose" by the same author, at the insistence of my mother. So far I've read the first 2 chapters (she just lent me the book today!) and am looking forward to reading more.

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  20. What a wonderful book. We will definitely tell our pawrents about the good read.:) Thank you for the suggestion.:)

    Love,
    Teddy Bear & Sierra

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  21. This sounds like a terrific book! Thank you so much for the recommendation!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

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  22. Oh I don't think I could handle it--I generally avoid sad books and movies as I am such a softie! Sounds like a great one though.

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  23. Sounds like a very moving book.

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  24. It DOES sound like a most wunderful book. I will make sure to tells mom 'bouts it.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

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  25. Finn
    That sounds like most bootiful and touching book. Mommi is an incessant weedew, but I think she cooldn't handle the teaws pawt wight now
    Thank you fow visiting and give yoow Mom some of those vewy speshull Finn licks and love that you have
    Smoochie kisses
    Asta

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  26. Sounds wonderful! I am always looking for a good train read!

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  27. Sounds like a good read

    urban hounds

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  28. Oh I am definitely going to read this book now. Hope can get a copy from the local library...too bad my dog is not around to lick my tears away...

    I miss my boy.

    Sankissjuice

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