I finally read Marley & Me by John Grogan. It’s the best-selling book where the guy chronicles the life and antics of his dog, Marley. You’ve probably heard of it.
It made me chuckle.Â It made me cry. And it made me think about Lucky.
This summer, my family and I had to put Lucky, our 19-year-old Corgi mix, to sleep. It was one of the worst days of my life. I’d had Lucky since I was a kid. He was the best $10 pound dog that money could buy. He was sweet and playful and affectionate and a total ham. I miss him.
While Marley & Me was a good book, it can’t hold a candle to one of my all-time favorites — Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. It’s one of the most touching stories I’ve ever read. Someday, maybe I’ll be able to write a book like that. In honor of Lucky and all the joy that he brought into my life.
What about you? What’s your favorite animal-related book? Inquiring minds want to know …