There are dogs who saved their owners' lives. Some dogs served during wartime. Some dogs brought hope and laughter into the lives of people suffering from disease and disaster. And one dog played a hero on TV and acted the part off-screen, too.
This makes a great bedside table book because the chapters are fairly short and it's easy to read one chapter at a time each night before you go to bed. However, you might become so engrossed in the stories that you just want to keep going.
If you own dogs, the stories in this book might not come as much of a surprise to you. If you don't own dogs, you'll be amazed at some of the things that dogs are capable of doing. There's a reason why dogs are chosen as therapy animals, guide animals, and so forth. Can you imagine cats doing these tasks?
While I'm not sure if my dog sisters back home would have any idea what to do if I was lying on the frozen ground having a heart attack in front of them (the crazy one would probably just freak out and start shaking and giving herself a heart attack!), I am sure that as long as they live, they will remain loyal to the family and always be ready to greet us when we walk in the door.
Man's Best Friend: True Stories of Great American Dogs is published by Abingdon Press and is available to purchase now. I received a free autographed copy at Book Expo America 2014 with no obligation to review the book.