Starter Dog: My Path To Joy, Belonging, And Loving This World, by Rona Maynard

STARTER DOG: My Path To Joy, Belonging, And Loving This World, by Rona Maynard

Starter Dog: My Path To Joy, Belonging, And Loving This World, by Rona Maynard

When Rona Maynard’s husband of nearly 50 years said one evening, “Let’s get a dog,” she was inclined to say, “Let’s not.” Indeed, as an online description of Starter Dog notes, this book is “an irresistible tale of reluctant dog ownership full of heart, humor, and wisdom.”

But, eventually, a dog does make his way into her life. Casey, a rescue mutt trained to be “adoptable” in a program that employs prison convicts, quickly wins Rona’s heart. Despite her initial doubts, this dog with “the torn right ear, the bowlegs a bit spindly for the barrel chest, the woebegone air conveyed by his long snout,” nearly immediately becomes, in her view, “the One.”  

As this beautifully written, enthralling tale unfolds, we see that Casey has done much more than satisfy Rona’s husband’s decades-long desire for a dog; Casey has shown Rona a new way to see and experience the world around her.

About the Author:

Rona Maynard is an author, speaker, and mentor to other writers. She lives in Toronto with her husband of 50 years, Paul, and their “starter dog” Casey.

A gift from Rona: Every book needs a bookmark. You can get an autographed and paw-printed Starter Dog postcard from Rona, which makes a great bookmark for whatever you happen to be reading, by sending her a note here. Just mention TheDogsLife website!  

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