Caring for them is also a gift in disguise; it’s not optional.
Their needs can motivate and inspire us to keep moving.
Keep breathing, at a minimum.
Daisy Hickman shares with readers once again her gift of lyrical prose. In A Happy Truth: Last Dogs Aren’t Always Last, the storyemerges as if she paints with a fine brush in delicate colors. Hickman’s story unfolds as one filled with immense love among dogs, cats, and humans.
This fascinating story drew on my imagination to the exclusion of the outside world. It was as if I quietly sat in the midst of the storytelling and watched the story unfold. Animal lovers will discover a sense of magic in these pages. And not-yet animal lovers may be converted.
Hickman shares stories of a variety of pets. Some finding her family. Family searching for the “right” pet. Traveling in the middle of the night with ill companions, and walking with happy dogs. Each example brought me close to home and evoked memories I had not considered for some time.
Growing up with dogs, I related to stories of energetic puppies alongside older dogs. Often the older ones showed patience with their newly chosen younger family members. Since my marriage some 38 years ago, cats have become the animal to share our lives. Currently, we enjoy the antics of two cats; yet, over time we’ve loved and nurtured three others.
Hickman shares bits of wisdom about the love and care afforded to our animal family members. Often, out of the blue, she asks her readers a question, and I found myself answering many of them. In other words, you, the reader, become the author’s companion as she tells her story.
We talk to our pets, doesn’t everyone?
I recommend this book to anyone who loves animals. Readers considering adding an animal may find it helpful. And those readers looking for a beautiful story to read will be delighted.
A Happy Truth will make an exceptional gift to someone on their birthday or at any other time.
Thank you, Daisy Hickman, for this beautiful example of what we can learn from our animal friends.
Some people doubt that animals and emotions coexist, but it seems
we would have to be slightly oblivious to overlook the
endless and poignant ways in which they try to share
their understanding, awareness, and generous affection with us.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review and nothing more. Opinions expressed here are solely mine.
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