Some friendship last a lifetime. Some friend just for a period of time, but leave such a mark on your soul that when you lose it that it feels like a piece of you was cut out. That is what is like to own a dog. They love you as much as you love them. They grasp for the peaceful moments with you. They lick your tears away since they can’t wrap their paws around you. Unless you have owned a pet, it is hard to imagine or describe that kind of love. The impact of a dog in your life is an indescribable joy. However, one author decided to take on the task with the tale called A Dog’s Purpose: A Novel for Humans.
A Dog’s Purpose: A Novel for Humans is the story of a devoted dog reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. I personally loved this story because I remember some of my moments with my dogs over the years. I laughed at the shock of he goes through with reincarnation because he doesn’t react well to finding himself as a girl or tiny dog. I cried when reincarnation of Bailey said good-bye, because it is so beautifully written that I can see Bailey in front of me. Bailey never forgot any of his owners and what each of them contributed to his life. He never gave up on believing that he will meet them in his next reincarnation and he entered their life for a reason (and he kind of did.).
Now if you don’t have time to read this quick read then you can watch the motion picture version A Dog’s Purpose. I have watched the movie and cried just as hard; I am not ashamed to admit. When you finish the movie or the book then I suggest Dog’s Journey (the motion picture version of this is in theater currently) the second part of A Dog’s Purpose: A Novel for Humans. It follows Bailey as he tries to figure out what to do next in his life. It is just as compelling as the first part, and yes you will cry in joy and sadness again.
Have you ever had a friend just for a period of time, but leave such a mark on your soul that when you lose it that it feels like a piece of you was cut out? Have you ever wondered what your dog was thinking while looking at you?