October 22, 2008

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Distracted by Sweetness

The boss ma'am is off work this week and she is blaming ME for not getting as many things done as she would have liked. She says that she is distracted by my sweetness and wants to spend all of her time curled up with me. Quite frankly I'm not sure how I feel about that. It doesn't sit right with me that I'm getting blamed for something because I always like to do what's right, you know. But on the other paw, I do like to hear how sweet I am. And I love to curl up with my ma'am.

Luckily the boss ma'am has not been too distracted to read. She and I have most recently read Lost and Found by Jacqueline Sheehan. This book comes as a recommendation from good friend Kiko, who gives it two paws up. I have to agree.

The story is about a lady named Rocky who unexpectedly loses her husband to a heart attack. This happens in chapter 1, so I'm not spoiling anything for you. Rocky is a psychologist but she is unable to cope with her grief and tries to escape her pain by reinventing herself in a new town. Some quirky island locals and an injured black Lab help her to find herself again. It's a sweet story with...get this!...a happy ending. My favorite kind of book.

Here are Rocky's thoughts after finding the injured dog:
"It was bad enough that the dog was injured and was now recovering from surgery, but something else was really wrong with him, something that Rocky had seen in his eyes on the day she found him. He had lost someone and it was horrible for the dog. Rocky knew that food, a warm bed, lots of water, and encouraging words would not be enough. He longed for someone."

And of course, Rocky does too. As she searches for the dog's lost someone, she finds joy and healing for herself.