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Dog Years: A Memoir Hardcover – Deckle Edge, March 13, 2007
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With every sentence that I read, I kept thinking to myself, "YES! That's what my dog does!" or "I know that is what my dog is thinking!" He truly spoke to the pet moms and dads and siblings in the voice of the dog.
Mr. Doty explained that dogs are more than just pets to some and sometimes others cannot understand how important they are in our lives. They are there for all major life changes and are affected by them just as much as we are.
This is a wonderful book that dog parents and siblings can relate to - from the beginning with the adoption of his dogs until the last, sad, final day which every pet owner dreads. He captured the way we think dogs think perfectly. This book is sure to be a hit amongst pet owners and pet lovers. It's one you cannot put down until the last page is read.
Whether you are a dog lover or not, DOG YEARS is not to be missed.Read more ›
"Dog Years" is, among other things, about connections...the most intimate kinds, of course. It is also about yin and yang, the pull of life tugged by the presence of death (and the loomingness of the latter). It is about philosophy and reality, poignancy and resignation, humor and grief. There is even Judy Garland mixed with more than a whiff of Joan Didion. Hope crosses with depression, as does love and separation. Yet it is the author's gift for finding just the right words and setting the right tone that makes this book such a glorious memoir.
"Dog Years" is a complex and articulate work. I highly recommend it to anyone who has ever lost a loved companion...it is that good.
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Written by a very deep, deep thinking poet about his two dogs lives, the love and bond and the pain of such short canine lives. Read morePublished 8 days ago by TurkWink
Intellectual story. Learned a lot about dog and people relationships.Published 9 days ago by Judy O
Be sure to have a box of tissues or a large handkerchief when you delve into this book. Dog lovers will identify with soooooo many of the interactions the author has with his... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Quilter Sammy
Mark Doty is always a thrilling read. This was heart wrenching and lyrical and a great tribute to our beloved dog companions.Published 27 days ago by Cborges
Having lost my own rescued dog in June, I probably was too close to a faithful friend's death to read this objectively. I cried from cover to cover. The book is. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mary Lou Crane