This is the BEST story about a dog that I have ever read. I laughed out loud, cried, was horrified, touched, and couldn't put this book down until I read the whole thing. My dog Barley also has a psychotic fear of thunderstorms-he tries to jump out the windows! Had I read this book before I named him, I would have named him Marley instead of Barley. Anyone who has ever loved a dog will LOVE this book.