This delightful book is told from one dog's perspective as his soul is reborn and lives four different lifetimes. We are first introduced to a stray mutt, a Golden Retriever who loves his boy and learns what it means to be a 'good dog', then a German Shepard and finally a Black Labrador. Each time his soul is reborn he is able to apply lessons from his previous life to his current situation, all while striving to find purpose in his existence.
A Dog's Purpose was a quick read that made me smile at the dog-eye view of the world and laugh at, among other things, what they may be thinking when we use our sing-songy voice to tell them to go do their business in the yard! Most of all, I spent the weekend really watching Bella to see if I could tell what she might be thinking about her life with us!
And wondering, how much did she really love or loathe when I dressed her in that tutu?!?! I mean she looks happy, but what was really going on in her head? I know that Matt thought I was absolutely ridiculous...
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Next month we are reading Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.