Wednesday, November 2, 2011

You Had Me At Woof


I just finished one of the most amazing books


Julie Klam wrote this book about her life as a single, 30 year old living in NYC. She visits a psychic in search of a lover. Little does she know that a man would soon enter her life. That little man was a 2 year old Boston Terrier rescue who she instantly fell in love with. The book follows her life with Otto- the joys, the hardships and the lessons learned. It is such a beautiful book. 

It is no secret that I love Ernie. He is more than a pet, he is my sweet baby boy. He is so much greater than the expectations I had for bringing a puppy into our home. This book helped show me that I am not the only one with such a strong, emotional love for my dog. 


"Everyone talks about it, but animals are so selfless and their love is unconditional. They aren’t angry with us for more than a few seconds and their actions don’t mask ulterior motives." page 148


"A very wise dog woman once told me that dogs find owners, not the other way around. They pick you and they choose to stay with you. In that way, they are also giving you the end of their life. The deeper the bond, the harder it is to say good bye. I know I’d rather have any amount of time with a dog I love and suffer the mourning than not have the time at all." page 151


"The National Institute of Heath has proven that owning pets has significant health benefits including the boosting of survival rates for coronary care patients. Dog ownership promotes regular exercise, being near a dog lowers its owner’s blood pressure, and when a person interacts with a dog, the central nervous system releases several hormones that cause feelings of pleasure- included in that is oxycontin." page 258




27 comments:

Jen said...

That sounds really good! But is it sad? I can't do sad dog books/movies. Especially now that Daisy is so old and I'm overly attached to her and my biggest fear in life is when she dies. I do feel bad for people who never have a dog and get to experience that companionship.. it's such a great thing!

lowercase letters said...

how sweet. i don't have a dog but i have horses, so i think i can understand the relationship.
i also just finished reading a book {for the second time!} and am posting about it today.
i found your blog through a comment you left somewhere. :) you are very lovely and have a cute blog. :)

Elle said...

how sweet. im going to add that to the list of books i need to read! thanks for sharing!!

birdie to be said...

Such a sweet pup!

Al said...

Thank you for this! In my recent move to Istanbul, I had to leave the three loves of my life home with family and friends. I am going back to the states in December for good, and honestly - they are what I most look forward to again. Nothing in the world compares to the selfless love of a K9 companion...

Alana said...

Aw! So sweet! Mike keeps begging me for a dog, but I'm just not ready (germaphobe here!). But this makes me reconsider!

Carolyn said...

I'm definitely going to be adding this to my must read list!!! :)

Holly said...

This books sounds really good! I've been looking for a good read recently. I'm thinking this may be it! Love the pictures of you and Ernie too :)

-Holly @ Eight Six Eleven

simply megan. said...

I've been looking for a new book!! This just may be it!! Thanks for the recomendation!

Meg {henninglove} said...

i should read that book. i feel the same way about our dogs, they have brought so much joy into my life and i can't even think about them leaving, or what my life would be like without them :-(

Heather said...

While in San Diego this past week, my sister-in-law's mother-in-law (are you still following?! ha!) mentioned this book over dinner. I definitely think I need to get it now!
I have never been an animal person. Until we got Hartley, I had no idea I could love something like I do him :) So I totally relate to how you feel about Ernie! :) xoxoxoo

Karen said...

I'm reading this with my dog on my lap right now :) The last picture is too cute Ruthie!! I love it!

Krista said...

Ernie is so darn cute, I can totally see why you have fallen for him :) That face is irresistable!

Christina said...

I'm going to have to find that book! I'm loving the photo shoot with Ernie! He's such a sweet looking pup!

angie on maui said...

Oh, Ernie is so cute...such a sweet, precious little face!

And why do I sense that this book is going to be a total tear-jerker?! I could not agree more; animals/pets are so unconditional in their love. They give us SO much and ask for so little in return. My Hubs and I were just talking about how we feel that we are "ready" for a pup in our lives. :) We have one cat who runs the house, but we are both eager to expand the family...just haven't decided on what kind of dog just yet.

I love the idea that our pets pick us and not the other way around. I think that is so true!

LindsayNicole said...

Just started following your blog and LOVE it! It is awesome. I just got back into it and am looking forward to your posts!

-Lindsay

lindzaynicole.blogspot.com

Claire-Christine said...

Awwww girl, what a sweet post :-) Those pictures look really great too! You are a natural beauty as they say. I cannot wait to get my dog (the main excitement in my next phase of life besides marriage, houses, etc. haha). I can feel those benefits around doggies and I just know my special puppy is patiently waiting for me when it's the right timing! XO

Sami said...

Awe, I love everything about this post! That book sounds amazing, I will definitely be checking it out.

Nora said...

You made me wanna read that book and because of your precious frenchie? right? well i love him/her:) how sweet!

Ashley said...

I totally believe that dogs pick their owners. When we went to look at a litter of labradoodles to pick out our dog, we had every intention of getting a female. However, one dog made a beeline for us and sat by my side the whole time with his paw on my leg. Needless to say, we took him home. I always say he chose us. :)

Sara, Luke, and Brooklyn said...

I'm crazy in love with my pup too! Dogs are the best. :)

Erin said...

This is so sweet! You and Ernie made me smile super huge tonight! I like this book from what I am hearing and I really need a dog in my life...stat! :)

Heart n Soul said...

cute ... look at those ears!!!

Krystina said...

Sooooo obviously I need to read this book! Just reading those few quotes, I love it! It is absolutely insane how much a puppy dog changes and adds to your life! :)

xo katrina said...

who couldn't love that sweet puppy face?

Dawn said...

Ernie is so cute! I just want to hug him. I have two sweet angels of my own, Clementine and Winston. They're pretty special.

Stopping by from Soleil Solene. :)

Kodi said...

I just finished reading this book and I feel the exact same way about it.

It made me realize I'm not the only one that cherishes and loves my little furballs as much as I love another human being.

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