A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie

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Random House Publishing Group, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 271 pages
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In a profound, funny, and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, bestselling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life. A retired service dog, Trixie was three when Dean and his wife, Gerda, welcomed her into their home. She was superbly trained, but her greatest gifts couldn't be taught: her keen intelligence, her innate joy, and an uncanny knack for living in the moment. Whether chasing a tennis ball or protecting those she loved, Trixie gave all she had to everything she did, inspiring Dean and Gerda to trust their instincts and recapture a sense of wonder that will remain with them always. Trixie lived fewer than twelve years; in this wide world, she was a little thing. But in every way that mattered, she lived a big life.

CBS Sunday Morning featured A Big Little Life in a rare interview with Dean Koontz that focuses on his philanthropic efforts with and affection for dogs. View it here: http://youtu.be/40bWUc6k_J8

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Author Dean Koontz and his wife, Gerda, were married a number of years and had no children before they decided to adopt a dog. They brought home a golden retriever who was unable to complete her time ... Read full review

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User Review  - KerryAlanDenney - LibraryThing

Love my Golden Holly Jolly, a therapy dog. Involved in a R.E.A.D. program too. Einstein and Trixie were the dogs who made me decide on a Golden after I lost my wonderful 16 year-old American Eskimo Sadie Milady. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda; their golden retriever, Anna; and the enduring spirit of their golden, Trixie.

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