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Dog Years: A Memoir (P.S.) Paperback – April 8, 2008
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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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've learned that love always leads to loss. No matter who or what we love, we will lose it, in life or in death. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Judi K. Middleton
A good, sad, too true story about good puppies growing old. Two lover's and how they travel the distance that will make you happy... make you cry... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Constance Orcutt
Maybe not for general readers, but for anyone who enjoys books about dogs. The author addresses the ups and downs of our attachments to dogs, detailing his most intimate... Read morePublished 17 days ago by SoCalRN
This book reminded me of my uncle, Lee, who was a writer with deep thoughts and wandering s. I love dogs and have had to say goodbye to several.... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
Well-written, but a tear-jerker for me, as it deals with the lives and deaths of two wonderful dogs, and I recently lost the-love-of-my-life cat.Published 4 months ago by DF
I enjoyed the heartfelt emotion expressed by the author for his 4 legged companions. But the story was complicated and drug out by terms used that the average person does not... Read morePublished 5 months ago by NaNa
Very good reading, a bit boring in places but was part of the story. Hard to follow at times.Published 5 months ago by bonita neubauer