Dogged Optimism: Lessons in Joy from a Disaster-Prone Dog – Belinda Pollard

I confess I approached this book with some misgivings. I am a dog lover, but having a dog as the subject of a book can sometimes render the account over-sentimental and unrealistic for my taste. How wrong I was – Dogged Optimism is an accomplished, inspiring piece of writing that had me completely hooked from the first page to the unexpected and gratifying end. The author relates the highs and lows of her life from the time she acquires an Australian Terrier, Killarney Karinya, a lively bundle of determination that is afraid of nothing. From the word go, Killarney...

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