Good Dog. Stay

Good Dog. Stay

Audiobook CD - 2007
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"The life of a good dog is like the life of a good person, only shorter and more compressed." So writes 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 they 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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2007.
ISBN: 9780743571999
0743571991
Branch Call Number: 921 Q753q2
PS3567.U336 G66 2007
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (ca. 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 cm.

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Jun 29, 2016

I like this read/audio, the authors voice is pleasant, the quality is not perfect. It is a great sadness to have a animal companion die, I'd venture to think even more so with a dog because they are more companionable than cats. I have had great cats die, but I never took them for walks or had them stare so intently as a dog does. This audio downloads in just one segment, so I cannot forward what I've heard numerous times...I keep falling asleep.

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annekim9
Feb 03, 2008

I loved this 45 minute (one disc) unabridged book. Anna Quindlen is both author and reader. It meant more to hear Anna herself tell the tale of her beloved black lab Beau. A definite tear jerker, Anna tells us about Beau from puppyhood to his old age and death, in her characteristic wise and wonderful way.

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