The Divinity of Dogs 

Reviewed By  Janet Mawdesley       November 26, 2014

 

Author  Jennifer Skiff

Distributor:       Booktopia/Amazon 
ISBN:                 9781743315415
Publisher:         Allen & Unwin
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Website:    http://www.allenandunwin.com 

It has long been said that a dog is man’s/woman’s best friend but it is not until you hear tell the myriad of stories that underline just that and often more, that you feel the love, given unconditionally to their humans by all the doggy characters who share in the pages of this book.

Love, laughter, joy and happiness, all given in a timely manner are illustrated in story after heart-warming story about people, dogs, life and the difference a little furry character called a dog can make in a life.

Each story comes with a chuckle, a lesson that has been given or learnt, with each tale being unique to the teller, as this collection has been gathered together from people far and wide who wish to pay tribute to their furry family member who, somehow, seem to have the right answer in time of despair, crisis, grieving and family fun.

 For those of us who have been blessed to have a dog as a family member you can easily relate to the love, joy and sometime despair (at the antics) along with their uncanny ability to sense so very much on a spiritual plane, they give to you and your family.

Always sad when they have to leave, always earlier than expected, they leave behind them many of life’s lessons and always a huge feeling of love, given as only dogs can: with love.

Make sure you have a box of tissues handy when reading these tales as some of the stories will bring a tear, but overall most will inspire, enlighten, amaze and bring a chuckle to the lips as these unique, furry, friends live on though thoughts love and the written word.

And in the final words of The Divinity of Dogs what could sum up the lessons a dog’s life will and can teach us better than Jennifer Skiff’s summation of the words which have graced the pages:

“May the lessons you’ve learned in this book help carry you through life. “