To Love a Dog
The Story of One Man, One Dog, and a Lifetime of Love and Mystery
A moving and engaging exploration of life alongside man's best friend
Tom Inglis and his Wheaten terrier, Pepe, have lived together for eighteen years: countless days of walks and play and the odd bit of chaos. Now, though, they are both getting old.
To Love a Dog tells the story of Tom's life with Pepe, and looks at the ancient connection between humans and dogs. It explores why we take on the hassle of caring for these pet animals who rely on us so completely, who can create mess and upset in our lives, and who will probably die before us, leaving us behind to grieve.
Wise, life-affirming, and often deeply moving, this is a book for everyone who has ever loved a dog.
Praise for To Love a Dog
A little gem of a bookBrendan O'Connor
Quietly devastating ... A touching testament to the relationship between one man and his dogBusiness Post
Beautiful ... I heartily recommend it to anybody, whether you have a dog or whether you don'tJohn Toal, BBC Radio Ulster
It's a brilliant book ... And I can recommend it really highlyPat Kenny, Newstalk
Masterly ... it uses its subject to explore more than meets the eyeDublin Review of Books