I just finished your book and have told the family that it will be required reading material for our family. What a great book- it brought back some sad and happy memories about our dog, Maverick. He was a toy poodle (never groomed) that we grew up with. We had him from the time I was 4 until he died when I was 18. He was like a brother to us. For the last few years, he was blind, and eventually he got outside and was struck by a car. He still had the courage to walk up the driveway with his side badly hurt. As my twin brother and I drove him to the vet to have him put to sleep, I will never forget what happened. The song “Seasons in the Sun” started to play. With the lyrics- Goodbye to you, my trusted friend. We’ve known each other since we were nine or ten. Together we’ve climbed hills and trees…
He was a black poodle, and there is a line also of , You were the black sheep of the family….
I will never forget that day, and that day was 34 years ago. Really enjoyed your book and the reality of just what our dogs do for us.

Mike from IN