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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Bad Dog: A Love Story

Bad Dog:  A Love Story

This book tells the story of Hola, a Bernese mountain dog, and Martin, her alcoholic owner.  In order to give both of their lives more focus, Martin decides to train Hola for the Canine Good Citizen test--no easy feat for a dog with certain Marley-esque qualities.  But the bond between the two is strong and both are willing to work to help the other succeed.  Along with detailing the training of Hola, Martin talks about his and his friends battle with alcohol, the dissolution of his marriage, and the growing connection between he and his dog.  Having lost my dog two weeks ago to bladder cancer, this book was good therapy for me.  It is a must read for dog lovers.  I enjoyed the references to dog literature, especially the references to the Susan Conant dog mysteries.  I recommend this book.  I received this book from the Amazon Vine program for review. 

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