Canine University Reviews:
Title- Amazing Gracie
Authors- Dye, Dan & Beckloff, Mark
Publisher- Workman Publishing Co. ISBN- 076111937X
This book was written by the guys who started the business Three
Dog Bakery, a bakery that caters specifically to canine tastes. It's not
so much a story of how the business was born but about their dog Gracie, a
deaf Great Dane who became something of an inspiration for enjoying life.
This is Gracie's story, an unwanted misfit of a puppy whose "breeder" was
about to euthanize her because of her deafness; and a man who desperately
wanted a special dog in his life again.
I'm not a person who really likes sappy dog stories. Having lived
and worked in the dog world for most of my life I've seen the downside of
humanizing dogs. Many times when people put lots of human feelings into
dog language, the end result is detrimental to the dog.
Thankfully in the case of Gracie it simply enhances the story, and
illustrates the wonderful quality dogs add to life. Gracie, named so
because of her intial lack of grace as a pup became somewhat of a legend as
the Three Dog Bakery became increasingly popular and successful. The sense
of humor throughout the book will make you laugh at the antics of this
mammoth of a dog that steals her way into the hearts of these men. Of
course, you will also cry just as hard at the end when Gracie's long life
comes to a graceful end.
The writing is excellent and the text is an easy read, one of those
books you can devour in an evening or savor over the course of several
bedtimes. If you are looking for a gift for someone special or just want
to relax and remind yourself why you own a dog, this ones for you. Enjoy !