I spent last weekend reading A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. What a delight! Cameron is most often recognized as a humor writer, having penned three funny novels including one that was the basis for the TV show 8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter. In this book, he takes a more serious turn, although he allows his humor to shine through a few times. (After his family buries a recently departed house pet, the dog digs her up for them, reasoning, “they can’t possibly have meant to bury a perfectly good dead cat.”)
Snow Valley Heroes: A Christmas Tale is the third in the delightful Planet of the Dogs series by Robert J. McCarty. The premise of the fantasy series is that dogs once lived on a separate planet, but came to earth occasionally to teach us about loyalty and love, helping us mere humans to find peace.