A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
Forge Books; First Edition edition (July 6, 2010)
Thanks to all who stopped by to share a funny story about their dog because I believe a dog’s purpose is, in part, to bring us joy! There were some great stories: Leo the Greek dog who gave up running away when he found his perfect home; Donnie, a pit-mix, whose enormous size belied his gentle nature with a baby robin; Sarah, a lab mix, who used her toy to conceal stolen blueberry scones; JJ, a 120 pound Mastiff, who grabs a toy and heads for the nearest lap when he is spooked; a mini-German shepherd who loves the UPS man; Charlie whose appetite for chocolate and coffee made one Christmas very memorable; and Liza, a doxie-chihuahua mix, who likes to snuggle beneath a blanket and between her mom’s legs every morning.
But I had to pick only one story which made me laugh and it was Heather’s story…which reminded me of how Caribou used to lure Argus off the couch with his favorite toy so she could steal his spot. Heather wrote:
I have two dogs; Daisy and Cookie. Daisy is much bigger than Cookie and often picks on her. I had given them both a rawhide chip and Daisy all but inhaled hers. Cookie liked to carry them around rather than eat them. She’d lay the chip next to her on the floor guarding it. Daisy would try to steal it and Cookie would growl at her, pick up the chip, and set it down again. On one such occasion, out of the blue Daisy started barking. It was the kind of bark typically reserved for trespassers. Daisy jumped up, growled, and ran out of the room toward the door barking. Cookie let out a warning bark and followed Daisy toward the door. Daisy let out another deep bark and Cookie went on out through the doggie door. Daisy flipped herself around, sprinted back into the room and stole Cookie’s left behind chip. She immediately started gnawing on it. Cookie came back into the house with a strut believing she’d fulfilled her duty only to find Daisy eating what was left of her chip. Cookie lay on the floor with a heavy sigh finally realizing she’d been duped.
Congratulations, Heather – Daisy and Cookie have won you a copy of A Dog’s Purpose!
I’ve sent you an email to get your snail mail address.
For those of you who entered but did not win, I hope you’ll consider purchasing the book!!