I loved this book and didn't want it to end. It is a delightful story about a single woman who finds a stray and takes him home with the intention of finding a home for him. In the process she falls in love with this whimsical boxer and ends up keeping him. A wonderful story about companionship and love. I highly recommend this book.
This book by Louise Bernikow expresses quite well the love between a person and their dog. I ordered this book because of the cover photo. It reminded me of the boxer that was a member of our family for 10 years. The heartwarming story that Bernikow tells of her relationship with her boxer will appeal to anyone, dog person or not.
I love animals and especially dogs. This is the cutest story about a dog found with antics galore. I found myself smiling as anyone who has ever had a dog can relate to this loveable dog that gets brought home. True story.
An abandoned dog. A woman who lives in an apartment in New York. One needs a home; the other needs a companion. They become friends, share everyday living in the city together. She learns that the boxer is her true friend; the one who remains loyal. They do things boxer-style in the city. A fun, quick read for the animal lover.
I don't know, something about this book just didn't sit right with me. I think for two reasons. One, she never really seemed to choose to be or not to be a dog person. Being a dog person, it is hard to see such vehemence about endearing dog things. Two, I didn't see the point of her using such masculine language. Granted, it wasn't all the time, but I just lose interest when a female(or males for that matter) use words such as "piss". I think totally unnecessary.
I didn't HATE the book, it just isn't something I would choose to read again. In fact, it took me longer than usual to finish the book. Not my cup of tea, but that is just my personal preference. I tend to be more conservative than most.
From the back cover: "Relatively indifferent to the natural world and happily independent, writer Louise Bernikow knew nothing about caring for pets. But one day while running along Manhattan's Hudson River, she came across an abandoned boxer and did what her mother always warned her against: she brought the strange male home. In this offbeat and comical story of their first year together he introduces her to the world of dog runs and to a local dive where the bartender pulls pints from the tap and dog biscuits from the drawer. She introduces him to the eccentric neighbors and to life as a media hound. When they meet a handsome man and his equally handsome dachsund, life takes an unexpected turn for both of them. A remarkable tale about companionship, wonderfully written and captivating to the last."
This was a cute book. If you are a dog lover, you will be highly entertained as the decidedly non-dog person author becomes a dog person because of her accidental meeting with Libro. Some of the book was predictable, but not totally so. It was a quick read and endearing, though not particularly memorable. If you want something light and entertaining for the beach or a trip, this is the ticket.
What a heartwarming story!!! Though I did NOT like 2 particular events (page 64 and 151). But despite those 2 things, the book was adorable. The writer made me laugh out loud, but I had to warm up to her. She was VERY out of touch with animals and dogs before she found Libro. But boy did he do a number on her! I would love to meet this dog in person. I was already a huge fan of boxers before reading this, but the star of this book shines like no other. He did his breed and his owner proud! If you are a dog person, I definitely recommend this for you! A quick and heartwarming story that will make you smile :)