Title: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author: Garth Stein
Let me first say that I LOVED THIS BOOK! I cannot say enough good things about it. I myself am a dog lover. I have three dogs, and reading this book added a little extra love in my heart for them.
The book is narrated by a dog, Enzo. He tells the story of his life, through his eyes and wisdom. Have tissues handy. It is not a sad, depressing, story, but a tender and endearing one. You will fall in love with Enzo and before you know it, you have read all 321 pages of the book. I don't want to say too much about the plot, but I guarantee you will love it!
The book is full of great thought provoking quotes. One of my favorites is on page314:
"I know this much about racing in the rain. I know it is about balance. It is about anticipation and patience... [it is also] about the mind! It is about owning one's body... It is about believing that you are not you; you are everything. And everything is you."
That is all I have. Here are my babies!
Ginger. She is a Japanese Chin. She is sweet and loving.
Grace. Another Japanese Chin. She is spunky and naughty.
And finally Duke. A Corgi. He is obedient, gentle, and kind.