Friday, April 19, 2013

Day 19. Rosalie

Book 80.
Dogs are family. And like family, it's difficult to see them get older and suffer the pains that accompany aging.

Rosalie is a dog. She's an old dog. Sixteen, and loyal as she ever was to her family. A young girl narrates this story in a voice as understanding and wise as any child could be. With each explanation, always shared so matter-of-factly, the audience understands more keenly how much Rosalie is suffering. And yet, she remains a constant companion.

This book immediately reminded me of Elisha Cooper's Homer, for it's delicacy and respect for man's best friend.
I miss my dog.

- Matthew

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