A Dog’s Purpose- A Novel For Humans by W. Bruce Cameron was given to me by a friend. I love to read and especially love books about dogs…is that a surprise. Books about dogs, books written from the dogs perspective, books that have a dog as a main character, they all are of interest to me and I enjoy seeing how other people draw their dog characters. Because every dog is different and every person has a uniquely different experience with each dog in their lives, books become more interesting.
Here was my problem, this book came with a warning both from the friend that gave it to me and from the inside jacket. “This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives” There was going to be a a dog or multiple dogs that lost their lives. I hate that. I hate when it happens in movies and I hate when it happens in books. Inevitable I know, but I hate it anyway. I hate it even more because my wounds are still rather raw and tender after having lost Pepper in April.
I read it anyway, in two sittings, with Leinie and Frappy both curled up on the couch with me. I needed the moral support and the comfort. They helped because I found that I had tears streaming down my face almost the whole way through. It was deeply moving and for me quite cathartic.
I can’t tell you much more other then to go find this book and read it. It would be a wonderful holiday gift for the dog lover in your life…just make sure you warn them.
“This moving and beautifully crafted 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.” -Jacket for A Dog’s Purpose- A Novel For Humans