Woodrow on the Bench: Life Lessons from a Wise Old Dog (MP3 CD)
The advance reader's copies of this book came with a pack of tissues and some bacon cookies. Anyone who has ever loved an old dog, or any elderly animal will rejoice and bawl their eyes out reading about good boy Woodrow's last year on this planet and how he and his awesome human made the most of it. Wise, funny, and Bostoncentric, this memoir inspires us all to be more present in the moment with our own interspecies soulmates.— Mary
When I say Jenna Blum's upcoming Woodrow on the Bench wrecked me and that I'm now sobbing eating all the chocolate, I mean it in the best way possible.--Jodi Picoult
Jenna Blum's wonderful moving memoir, is a girl and her dog story for the ages --Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain
The New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Those Who Save Us pays tribute to her beloved black Lab, Woodrow, in this beautiful memoir that recalls the last six months of his life and the ways in which he taught her to live.
For anyone who's ever loved an old dog.
Since she adopted him as a puppy fifteen years earlier, Jenna Blum and Woodrow have been inseparable. Known to many as the George Clooney of dogs for his good looks and charm, Woodrow and his Mommoo are fixtures in their Boston neighborhood.
But Woodrow is aging. As he begins to fail, the true nature of his extraordinary relationship with Jenna is revealed. Jenna may be the dog parent, but it is Woodrow, with his amazing personality and trusting nature, who has much to teach her. A divorc e who has experienced her share of sadness and loss, Jenna discovers, over the months she spends caring for her ailing dog, what it is to be present in the moment, and what it truly means to love.
Aided by an amazing group of friends and buoyed by the support of strangers, Jenna and Woodrow navigate these precious final days together with kindness, humor, and grace. Their unforgettable love story will reaffirm your belief in kindness, break your heart, and leave your spirit soaring.
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