It felt like this story was written for me, but I also believe this story is written for my humans too. Everyone can learn so much about life, friendships, and determination. I was a lost spirit, searching for a connection like all the dogs and the humans in Dumpster Dogs. The canine and human character connections give words to how humans and animals are so universally alike. Unified by our kindred spirit, this writer truly understands me, and I would share my kibble with her anytime!
This represents a well written and intriguing anthropomorphic study of our canine brethren, once again demonstrating their virtuous superiority over the Homo sapiens who breed them.
The proximity of our Dumpster Dogs environment to the conditions in which the homeless exist in our urban cities is not lost on the reader, nor is the inconvenient truth that none of us would rescue the dispossessed humans who live amongst us while we at least would entertain the thought of bringing home a Dumpster Dog.
I licked the buk a lot and I think you should fetch it from the store and reed too.
I thought it was woofyerful and I’m hungry for more. But generally I’m just hungry.
Thanks for writing such a wonderful book. It’s hard for non-furs (no offense intended) to really understand a dog’s perspective. You have captured it so beautifully. You must have some fur blood in your pedigree.
Anyway, I loved the book in many ways, not only did my human Adam read it to me, but the corners of the pages were really satisfying to chew on. I am a Great Pyrenees, so I was hoping that one of the friends would be some type of mountain herding dog, but I love Riley and Sophie. It was great the way the friends melted humans’ hearts, one of my favorite things to do although many are scared of me just because of my size. When Adam brought me home when I was a wee pup, I whined all the way there, because up to that time car always meant that I would lose someone, either fur friend or human. So even though I was never abused I could relate to the pain and fear that each of the fur friends had endured. I loved Mosley’s howling – sometimes I have a deep, long bark that I just can’t suppress, and when I’m especially happy I roll on my back and swim the backstroke in the air.
Please write more books about the fur friends. Adam and I will be looking forward to reading them.
A charming and engaging narrative of a canine’s story. A story to bring tears to eyes and warmth in hearts. Relatable for adults, children, and fur friends, alike. Dumpster dogs uses clever anthropomorphism to sew threads of canine and human interconnectivity. This crafty tale entices all readers with a delicate account of the metaphorical wanderings of a lonely and misunderstood canine who eventually finds a family and a home.
I love The Dumpster Dogs; it is my favorite book. I look after my family the same way the Dumpster Dogs looked after Mr. McGooley. When there is something wrong, I know it, just like the Dumpster Dogs. I put my head on my Mommy’s neck when she does not feel well and never leave her side. Even though I am rewarded with many treats for my kindness, I do not look after them just for treats, I look after my family because I love them.
Reading the stories of loss and abandonment felt by each of the Dumpster Dogs cracked open my heart. By the end of the tale, I cried alongside the happy ending.