Good Dog, Stay

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Thorndike Press, 2007 - Pets - 105 pages
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"The life of a good dog is like the life of a good person, only shorter and more compressed," writes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen about her beloved black Labrador retriever, Beau. With her trademark wisdom and humor, Quindlen reflects on how her life has unfolded in tandem with Beau's, and on the lessons she's learned by watching him: to roll with the punches, to take things as they come, to measure herself not in terms of the past or the future but of the present, to raise her nose in the air from time to time and, at least metaphorically, holler, "I smell bacon!"
Of the dog that once possessed a catcher's mitt of a mouth, Quindlen reminisces, "there came a time when a scrap thrown in his direction usually bounced unseen off his head. Yet put a pork roast in the oven, and the guy still breathed as audibly as an obscene caller. The eyes and ears may have gone, but the nose was eternal. And the tail. The tail still wagged, albeit at half-staff. When it stops, I thought more than once, then we'll know."
Heartening and bittersweet," Good Dog. Stay," honors the life of a cherished and loyal friend and offers us a valuable lesson on our four-legged family members: Sometimes an old dog can teach us new tricks.

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The narrative is easy to read and entertaining. - Overstock.com
It was a good read, with adorable pictures. - Goodreads
It's an easy read - lots of dog pictures. - Goodreads
Most of that time was spent looking at the pictures. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

Reading a book by this author is always a delight. She captures so much with a small amount of words. Naturally when finding a book about a special dog, logically, I know that somewhere in the pages ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shirley - Goodreads

Good Dog, Stay should be rated among the very best in books that extol that very special bond shared by dogs and their human companions. Anna Quindlen's memoir of Beau the black Labrador is one of ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Author Anna Quindlen was born in Philadelphia on July 8, 1953. She graduated from Barnard in 1974 and serves on their Board of Trustees. Quindlen worked as a reporter for the New York Post and the New York Times and wrote columns for the Times. She won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary before devoting herself to writing fiction. She has written both adult fiction (including Object Lessons, Black and Blue and One True Thing, which was made into a motion picture starring Meryl Streep) and children's fiction (Happily Ever After and The Tree That Came to Stay). Currently, she is a columnist at Newsweek. Her title Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake made The New York Times Best Seller list for 2012.

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