This heart-melting tail (I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist) is about the loving and cyclical relationship between Lisa Edwards and her dog, Boo. Boo was born disabled and, with Lisa’s expertise and help, he goes on to become a therapy dog for humans with disabilities. Boo, along with his brothers Atticus, Dante, Porthos, Callie and Pinball, teach Lisa some invaluable life lessons.
I love animals, all of them. But I’m always hesitant to read a book about dogs or watch a movie about dogs, because of their inevitable short life-span. Somewhere in a dog movie or book, I know there’s going to be loss and it’s always very hard to take. The same is true in this book, but I’m in awe of the way Lisa writes about losing one of her boys.
Best quote from the book:
“The universe is a very efficient place that continuously re-creates itself, turning matter into energy and energy back to matter time and time again. In short, it recycles itself, and we and all we know are simply the by-products of stellar waste. Somehow, as dying stars scatter themselves on the solar winds to be born again as flowers on a distant planet in the spiral of this unremarkable galaxy, I knew Atticus would move heaven and earth and stardust to find a way back to us. We just had to give him time.”
Beautiful words, yes?
If you’re in the mood for a good cry, similar to what “Beaches” does for us (damn you, Bette Midler, and your heavenly singing voice!), then you must read this book. Cry for happiness. Cry for sadness. But then also laugh at the stories of Boo and his cute and inspiring antics.
You’ll also want to keep your furry friends on your lap while you read this book. No doubt you’ll be reaching out to pet their furry little bellies while you read about Lisa’s amazing animals friends.
Buy “A Dog Named Boo” on Amazon.
Learn more about Lisa Edwards, her pups and her dog training business here.