I just completed my first read book in…um, I’m not sure how many years…and I LOVED IT!!!! Yes, you all know I was reading Water for Elephants but when I heard about this book and got hold of it, I HAD to read it. Being the dog lover I am, this one grabbed me quicker then the elephants…Oh I’ll get back to the elephants but Enzo caught my attention and didn’t let go….
The book was full of racing information which as one who has never had any interest in car racing, I felt a bit lost at first but I felt like if Enzo got it, I would too and I loved how he explained how the racing world and things you needed to know in it could also be used in the real world. We’re all “driving” through this life of ours and being good drivers is important, though I never looked at it like that before this book.
The ending is a tear jerker, especially for animal/dog lovers like me….anyone who has ever had to say goodbye to a beloved four legged friend will need kleenex and LOTS of it at the end here, but it doesn’t just end sad…it leaves you feeling good, believing Enzo got his wish at last…
My Bently Bear is sick….I’m terribly worried he could have Laryngeal Paralysis. He has been coughing every now and then since summer and breathing very hard. I have my window in my bathroom open every night- even in the minus temps- so that the dogs don’t get too hot and all the other dogs are fine, Bently acts like he is in a sauna. He’s been on medication now for almost ten days to see if it helped any and at first I thought it was…but then he started breathing really hard again and has had foam around his mouth and his tounge looks purplish…so we’re going to the vet today after work and taking blood to test him and see if he could suffer from this LP. There is procedures they can do to make his life easier if he has this, but it isn’t without risks and I’m left wondering if it’s right to prolong a dog’s suffering for my own benefit. I guess we’ll cross that river when we get to it. If it was talk of a simple operation and then we’d never have to deal with this again, ok, but when there can be just as many complications afterwards…you have to weigh your options. It’s one of the things I hate most about having my fur babies…having to play God over their fates when need be.
Keep your fingers crossed and read The Art Of Racing In The Rain if you haven’t already…I promise you- you’ll LOVE IT!!!
Until next time my friends….