A Dog's Journey: A Novel

By W. Bruce Cameron

The direct sequel to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Dog's Purpose via W. Bruce Cameron

Buddy is an efficient puppy.

After looking for his goal via a number of eventful lives, blood brother is bound that he has stumbled on and fulfilled it. but as he watches curious child readability get into risky mischief, he's yes that this little lady is particularly a lot wanting a puppy of her personal.

When blood brother is reborn, he realizes that he has a brand new future. he is delighted while he's followed by way of readability, now a colourful yet youngster. after they are all at once separated, blood brother despairs―who will look after his girl?

A fascinating and heartwarming tale of wish, love, and endless devotion, A Dog's Journey through W. Bruce Cameron asks the query: can we fairly look after our pets, or do they look after us? greater than simply one other endearing puppy story, A Dog's Journey is the relocating tale of unwavering loyalty and a love that crosses all barriers.

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The girl snapped a leash onto Sadie’s collar and led her away. Margaret held me so I couldn’t persist with my mother—clearly, anything used to be happening. “I’m going to name you Toby, ok? Toby, you’re an exceptional puppy, Toby. Toby. ” Margaret crooned to me. “Your identify is Toby. ” It happened to me that my identify needs to be Toby. i used to be stunned—Toby were my first actual identify, lengthy, some time past. Margaret evidently knew that. people comprehend every thing, not only tips to take motor vehicle rides or the place to discover bacon but additionally whilst canines are stable or undesirable and the place canines should still sleep and what toys they need to play with. nonetheless, i used to be astounded to listen to Margaret name me Toby. I’d consistently marked each new lifestyles with a brand new identify. What did it suggest that i used to be Toby back? Did it suggest it was once all beginning over, that i might subsequent be named Bailey? Sadie didn't come again, and progressively I got here to appreciate that this position choked with girls draped in blankets was once my new home—a domestic like none I’d ever been in. For the main half, I lived within the fenced-in zone, even though at evening i used to be introduced in and installed the room the place I were born. I wasn’t lonely, though—throughout the day ladies could pop out to work out me, frequently tossing a rubber ball or pulling on a toy with me. I quickly realized to acknowledge so much of them through scent, even supposing their arms all have been cloaked in comparable scents. What used to be bewildering was once that not like the other lifestyles, there has been no unmarried individual for me to maintain. extra girls than i may ever count number might play with me and check with me and feed me. It used to be as though i used to be the puppy for everybody there. Margaret taught me a brand new command: “Be nonetheless. ” at the beginning she could carry me down and say, “Be Still,” and that i notion she desired to strive against, yet she saved asserting, “No, no, Be nonetheless. ” I had no proposal what she was once announcing, yet I knew that “no” intended i used to be doing whatever mistaken. i attempted licking her and squirming and each different trick i'll think about, yet none of them happy her. ultimately I gave up in frustration. “Good puppy! ” she stated, giving me a deal with even supposing I hadn’t performed something. This went on for a number of days until eventually eventually it dawned on me that “Be nonetheless” intended “just lie there. ” as soon as I made that connection, i may lie down and never circulate for so long as she sought after, although i'll scarcely include my impatience—why did we need to wait goodbye for me to get a deal with? Then Margaret took me locations I’d by no means been earlier than contained in the construction. I observed ladies sitting and ladies status and ladies eating—this final workforce appeared the main fascinating to me, yet we spent no time with them earlier than relocating on. Margaret sought after me to “Be nonetheless” whereas sitting in people’s laps. I didn’t care a lot for the total operation, yet I cooperated. “See how solid he's? reliable puppy, Toby. strong puppy. ” One lady went to a sofa to lie down and that i was once put on a blanket subsequent to her and given the command. the lady used to be laughing and that i used to be demise to kiss her face, yet I did as i used to be informed and bought a deal with out of it. i used to be nonetheless mendacity there immobile, conserving out for an additional morsel, while numerous girls accrued round me.

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