Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Novels With Nell - A Dog's Purpose

For the past three years I have been begging my parents to get a dog. Granted I did this with a bit selfishness as I wanted all the fun of a dog and none of the responsibility since I played it off as my parents needing to get a dog. At some point down the road (probably a few years down the road) once I've established myself in a place or career I would LOVE to get a dog for myself. Right now it certainly would not be fair for the dog and I'm just now learning to take care of myself so it doesn't really make sense but one day I am hoping that it will. My dream dog would be a mini golden doodle and I just discovered that a neighbor in my apartment complex has one. I may or may not have sat and waited in my car for it to come down the stairs with its owner so that I could pet and admire it. 

In the time until I *hopefully* eventually get a dog it's always fun to play with friend's dogs. Fortunately, Nell has two great dogs that seem to like me enough to give me the confidence that I could be a decent dog owner. In this week's "Novels with Nell" you'll get a full taste at how much of a dog person Nell is! 


By: W. Bruce Cameron

Haven’t you ever wanted to know what your dog was thinking? How man’s best friend sees us and our human tendencies and habits? Well, with this book, you can (ha)! A Dog’s Purpose, is told from the perspective of a dog, making it a clever and humorous read. I’ll warn you though, there are some tear-jerking moments, so have a tissue ready and maybe leave this one at home and stick to the magazines at your next doctor’s visit or flight if you would prefer not to cry in public. There’s a sequel called  A Dog’s Journey, that I also loved, and a A Dog’s Purpose is now a movie too, for all you non-readers who are looking for a heartwarming story (*see above suggestion about having tissues*).

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So go give your dog(s) an extra treat and some belly rubs today just because, and have a great Wednesday!

“This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, this touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here?

Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8 year old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?

Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh out loud funny, this book is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.”


3 comments :

  1. I think my mom read this book years ago and loved it! I read Marley and Me when I was younger and ended up bawling my eyes out at the end... this book sounds lovely!

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

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  2. I thought the title of the book sounded familiar - it was a movie, no wonder! I don't think I'd quite be able to read it. I'm way too emotional!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  3. I definitely don't think I could make it through this book without crying my eyes out! I am such a big dog lover and talk about my lab, Forrest, like he's my child!

    xoxo, SS


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