Thursday, April 14, 2011
Started Early, Took My Dog
I recently read Kate Atkinson's newest novel, Started Early, Took My Dog. Early on, Jackson Brodie, the PI who anchors four of Atkinson's books, gets a dog. He witnesses someone abusing a small dog and decides to hit the dog's abuser and take his dog. The dog, a border terrier, is with Brodie the rest of the book. And him having this dog really made me want a dog. (I had a Beagle puppy for five days when I was five years old but haven't been around any since.) I started researching dogs on the internet. And thinking about taking dogs on walks. Then, last week at work, I learned of a situation where someone had to give up her dog because it snapped at her granddaughter. So I called my wife, asked her what she thought, and now we have one. And its just a great as I thought it would be.