The USA Today best-selling author of How to Eat a Cupcake and All the Summer Girls returns with an unforgettably poignant and funny tale of love and loss, confronting our fears, and moving on... with the help of a poodle, a mutt, and a Basset retriever named Seymour.
As a pet bereavement counselor, Maggie Brennan uses a combination of empathy, insight, and humor to help patients cope with the anguish of losing their beloved four-legged friends. Though she has a gift for guiding others through difficult situations, Maggie has major troubles of her own that threaten the success of her counseling practice and her volunteer work with a dog rescue organization.
Everything changes when a distraught woman shows up at Maggie's office and claims that her dog has been stolen. Searching the streets of San Francisco for the missing pooch, Maggie finds herself entangled in a mystery that forces her to finally face her biggest fear - and to open her heart to new love.
Packed with deep emotion and charming surprises, Dog Crazy is a bighearted and entertaining story that skillfully captures the bonds of love, the pain of separation, and the power of our dogs to heal us.
©2015 Meg Donohue Preuss, trustee of Preuss Family (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
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I have to say this is by far one of my favorite books I have read in a long time. I adored the backdrop of the dogs. The unparalleled and incredible bond between human and their furry companionsst incredible. But the book is so much more than dogs...it is about fear, illnesses, friendship and love. It is about how interactions, even those that seem small and uneventful at the time, can be amazing life changing interactions. The book is about how certain people are brought into your life for a reason and these unsuspecting people just may be the ones that change your life for the better! I adored the way people (through friendship and love) and animals (with cuteness and slobbery cuddles) can help those struggling with various issues. I really would love a sequel to this book...what happens after the ending. How do they all fair? What is next for my new friends? I want to continue with these characters. I want to know if they continued to be happy. I felt so connected to these characters that I was sad when the book ended. I want to know more...actually I NEED to know more!!!. 5 stars with hopes for a follow up novel!!! Do you hear me Ms. Meg Donohue????
"Excellent story - wonderful characters!"
Donna Postel is a favorite narrator of mine and I am so grateful that I stumbled across this story. I was drawn in immediately and did not want to set it down until i could follow the story to the end. The imperfect, vulnerability displayed by the characters was so refreshing and endearing. I too lost a flat-coated retriever mix/rescue in the past months and i was not expecting that detail...the book walked me through a little more of my own grief while following along with Maggie.
"Consider tissues being close by."
This is good help with my continued grief. the Narrator has a nice flow that aides with the story.
light read. good characters. liked the dogs and relationships with the humans. was predictable though.
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