And a Dog Called Fig Review

Review by Darla

Helen Humphreys tackles several things in this short, little memoir. She is in the process of raising a new Vizsla puppy named Fig. As she begins to devote the majority of her time to little Fig, suffering through puppy bites and puppy messes, she fondly remembers other dogs she has known, especially her former Vizslas, Charlotte and Hazel.    And as most writers do, she begins to record her observations. She ponders coping with grief, her life choices, and her often overwhelming need for solitude. She considers the need within her to write and why people, authors especially, need dogs. She chronicles several famous authors and their dogs, pictures too!   It’s a grand book for anyone that has lost a dog or recently gotten a new one, for that matter. I would recommend it to anyone that enjoyed Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas, Say Goodbye for Now by Catherine Ryan Hyde, and A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

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