G1172 Book Review of The dog at the gate how a throw-away dog becomes special by Sunny Weber

Name of Book: The dog at the gate

Author: Sunny Weber

ISBN: 978-0-9966612-4-9

Publisher: Pups and Purrs

Part of a Series: Pups and Purrs

Type of book: dogs, animals, bonds, friendships, special, heaven, cats, humans, mistreatment, neglect

Year it was published: 2018

Summary:
Can a dog like Max go from years without a bath to unconditional love and acceptance?

Or will his new family abandon him again?

Puppy Max doesn’t have the easiest start in life. He faces hunger, living alone outside, a vicious dog next door, and menacing raccoons. Just when he thinks it can’t get any worse, he is abandoned at an animal shelter.

Max is rescued and fostered in a home complete with canine companions - Miles, a benevolent fellow Australian Shepherd, and cantankerous, bossy little Muffin. He also lives with three cats, two parakeets, and one incredible mistress.

Fans of classics like Black Beauty, Thomasina, and Beautiful Joe, which feature redemptive bonds between animals and people, will find The Dog at the Gate: How a Throwaway Dog Becomes Special offers a touching tale of love and triumph.

Characters:

Main characters include Max, an Australian Shepherd pup who was given a rough start in life. Max tries his best to adjust to life and to be a good dog, but unfortunately it's not enough. The are other characters such as human owners, pets, birds and other dogs that provide a unique opportunity for displaying the spectrum of different personalities.

Theme:

Through kindness and patience it's possible to move mountains

Plot:

The story is in first person narrative from Max's point of view and it's a linear tale that goes straight from his birth to his death, and Max's life is anything but boring. I also loved watching how kindness and patience have helped Max overcome the adversity he was dealt with in life. The tale is poignant and heartbreaking.

Author Information:


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Meet the Author:

Sunny Weber has over 25 years of experience in animal welfare advocacy. She is a professional humane educator and believes compelling storytelling reflects her passion for seeing the world through the eyes of the animals she teaches about.

Real stories are Sunny’s key to making deep impressions on young minds, for the future of animal welfare lies in sensitive people who will have the power to alter the negative impacts of previous generations and bring about positive change for all inhabitants of our planet.

Sunny has developed educational programs regarding compassion, respect, and care of domestic and wild animals. She writes extensively on animal issues in fiction, non-fiction, and blogs.

Sunny lives in Colorado with dogs and cats. Their yard is a Certified Backyard Habitat for birds, squirrels, rabbits, pollinators, and any other creature with fur or feathers who wanders in.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Linked-In

Opinion:

I have read the authors previous two novels, and I have to say that this book instantly became a favorite of mine. It's definitely emotional, sad, but at he same time there is hope that things will get better. I also would imagine that I will give this book to my son when he becomes older so he can continue developing empathy for our animal companions.

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Nov 11 – ROCKIN' Book Reviews – book review From Wild to Mild / guest post / giveaway
Nov 12 – My Journey Back – book review The Dog at the Gate / giveaway
Nov 13 – Locks, Hooks, and Books – book review The Dog at the Gate / giveaway
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Nov 14 –Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of From Wild to Mild / giveaway
Nov 15 - Svetlana's reads and views – book review From Wild to Mild
Nov 15 - Rosepoint Publishing – book review From Wild to Mild
Nov 15 – Jypsylynn – book review The Dog at the Gate
Nov 18 - ROCKIN' Book Reviews – book review Hurricane Dog / guest post / giveaway
Nov 19 – FUONLYKNEW – book review The Dog at the Gate / giveaway
Nov 19 - Blooming with Books – book review From Wild to Mild / guest post / giveaway
Nov 20 – Locks, Hooks, and Books – book review Hurricane Dog / giveaway
Nov 20 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review The Dog at the Gate / giveaway
Nov 21 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of The Dog at the Gate / giveaway
Nov 21 - Svetlana's reads and views – book review Hurricane Dog
Nov 21 - Books for Books – book review The Dog at the Gate
Nov 22 - FUONLYKNEW – book review of Hurricane Dog / giveaway
Nov 22 – My Journey Back – book review Hurricane Dog / giveaway
Nov 25 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review of Hurricane Dog / giveaway
Nov 25 - Blooming with Books – book review The Dog at the Gate / giveaway
Nov 26 – FUONLYKNEW – book review of From Wild to Mild / giveaway
Nov 26 - Books for Books – book review Hurricane Dog
Nov 26 – Jypsylynn – book review of Hurricane Dog
Nov 27 – Locks, Hooks, and Books – book review From Wild to Mild / giveaway
Nov 27 - Svetlana's reads and views – book review The Dog at the Gate
Nov 28 – My Journey Back – book review From Wild to Mild / giveaway
Nov 29 - Jypsylynn – book review of From Wild to Mild
Dec 2 - Books for Books – book review From Wild to Mild
Dec 2 - Mystery Suspense Reviews – book review of From Wild to Mild
4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

Comments

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful book and series. Must-reads for every dog loving book lover.

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  2. Thank you once again for your kind review of my book! Sunny

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