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SPRINGTIME READS FOR PET LOVERS

05/07/19

 

Springtime is here - the perfect time to relax outside with your furry pal(s) and enjoy a great book. Here are some of our recommended reads for pet-lovers. So swing in that hammock, or curl up on the front porch, and enjoy! 

The Art of Racing in the Rain

By Garth Stein

In this book, we are introduced to Enzo, a dog-philosopher who spends his time listening to his race-car driver human, Denny Swift, and the television. It is through these observations that Enzo gleans insight about human life. As Enzo faces his final hours, he reflects on all that he has learned. The result is a heart-wrenching, yet funny and uplifting read about a dog’s perspective on the human condition.

Hero

By Jennifer Li Shotz

Hero is a retired search-and-rescue dog who now spends his days with his 12-year-old human, Ben. When Hero and Ben discover an injured young, stray pup named Scout, they are led down an unexpected, dangerous path. When Scout goes missing, Hero must revisit his past skills to track down Scout and bring him home safely. This book speaks to the true bond between a boy and his best canine friend.

Homer’s Odyssey

By Gwen Cooper

Gwen is in a low-paid job and suffering from a recent break-up when she adopts Homer: a 3-week-old, eye-less kitten who has been abandoned. Little does Gwen know that Homer – expected to be a life-long underachiever – will survive being trapped alone for days, and go on to save Gwen’s life. As the book comes to a close, we learn that Homer has taught Gwen a thing or two about love as well.

Whether it makes its way into your book club, or you curl up with it on a quiet afternoon, we hope you enjoy these reads.