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Saturday, March 6, 2010

GnL Recommend

This week because the weather has been pretty nice here in the great state of Wisconsin the girls and I have been spending a little more time outside walking and burning off some of that winter "flab." But there was a new release this week that both Gus and Laci decided was going to be their recommendation for the week.

Synopsis (from Barnes and Noble):

Bestselling author Nick Trout is back with another touching and heartfelt story from the front lines of veterinary medicine….a tale of two dogs who forever changed the way he thought about life, death, fate and love.

Helen is a ten-year-old cocker spaniel found neglected and abandoned in a restaurant parking lot one rainy night. Despite her mangy condition and terrible smell, Ben and Eileen fall in love with the pitiful creature and decide to take her in. But just as Helen is rescued from a sad life on the streets and enveloped in a loving home with all the creature comforts an old dog could ask for, a tumor is discovered and she's given a devastating prognosis. All Ben and Eileen want is for Helen to beat the odds and survive for one more summer so that she can have one chance to swim in the ocean on the family's annual trip to Prince Edward Island. In short, they want a miracle.

Meanwhile, fourteen-month-old Min Pin, Cleo, is suffering from chronic leg fractures which is devastating for her poor owner, Sandi. While Cleo is visiting Sandi's daughter, Sonja, in Bermuda, a third fracture happens. Distraught that the injury happened on her watch, Sonja makes a plan to fly Cleo to Boston to get the specialist care she needs before Sandi even finds out. Enter Dr. Trout who presides over what should be a fairly routine surgery...until the unthinkable happens.

Love is the Best Medicine immerses readers in the true life drama of beloved pets whose lives hang in the balance. Every page underscores the profound bond we have with the animals in our lives and the incredible responsibility Nick carries as theirhealer. Certainly Dr. Trout has an impressive array of fancy equipment, training and skills at his disposable, but his most important tool (as he powerfully illustrates here) is a fundamental belief in the power of hope, humility, and grace.

Fresh, charming, and intensely affecting, Love is the Best Medicine is a one of a kind story only the winsome Dr. Trout could deliver and is destined to become a favorite for animal lovers.



Emidy said...

This seems so great for pet owners. Sad, but great! Awesome pick.

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Lily Child said...

Jamie, I have an award for you! :)

Melissa said...

Aw... this sounds like a great book! I may have to get it and one for my vet! :)