At first glance, this book appears to be a book about just dogs, but it is much more than that. When Carol gets toward her end stages of cancer, she lets others know she is looking for a permanent home for her Bull Terrier dog, Harry. Harry is high maintenance, due to his peculiar quirks and medical issues. Through a series of coincidences, Martha Teichner, CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, finds out about her desire to re-home Harry, and eventually (after many mini-meets, doggie sleep overs, etc.) agrees to keep Harry. Harry and her dog, Minnie, got along beautifully, each fulfilling a need for the other. But more than just the "dog" story ensues, as Carol and Martha become good friends, and their friendship causes Martha to be there for Carol until the end.
This story is beautifully told, and the descriptions of life in New York City made me feel like I was a part of it. The book is very well written and clearly shows how much animals can become a part of our lives, but the part they can have in bringing humans together, too.
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