This is the third book by Dr Nick Trout that I’ve read. In it, Dr Trout weaves a tale based on two actual clients and their dogs who inspired him to consider his role in healing.
The book carries the appropriate subtitle ‘What two dogs taught one veterinarian about hope, humility and everyday miracles’
In this book we watch the stories of Cleo, a Miniature Pinscher and Helen, a Cocker Spaniel, unfold. The dogs and their owners don’t know each other, but their stories intertwine because of Dr Trout’s involvement with both dogs.
It’s never easy when we find out that our dog is seriously unwell, and we all want to believe in miracles to keep them with us for a little while longer. This theme of love for your dog will resonate with most dog parents.
I didn’t like this book as well as Tell me where it hurts, Dr Trout’s other autobiographical story. It was, nonetheless, a good read.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand
For other book reviews:
I’ve previously reviewed The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs, a novel by Dr Trout. Read it here.