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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (122 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dana Jennings Narrator: Dana Jennings Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A must-read for every dog lover—a short, tender, and uplifting tale of a cancer survivor and the life lessons shared with him by his beloved family dog. 

Our dogs come into our lives as “just the family pet,” but before we know it they become drinking buddies and fuzzy shrinks, playmates and Cheerios-munching vacuum cleaners, alarm clocks and sleeping partners. And, in their mys­terious and muttish ways, our dogs become our teachers. 

When Dana Jennings and his son were both seriously ill—Dana with prostate cancer and his son with liver failure—their twelve-year-old miniature poodle Bijou became even more than a pet and teacher. She became a healing presence in their lives. After all, when you’re recovering from radical surgery and your life is uncertain, there’s no better medicine than a  twenty-three-pound pooch who lives by the motto that it’s always best to play, even when you’re old and creaky, even when you’re sick and frightened. 

In telling Bijou’s tale in all of its funny, touching, and neurotic glory, Jennings is telling the story of every dog that has ever blessed our lives. The perfect gift for animal lovers, What a Difference a Dog Makes is a narrative ode to our canine guardian angels.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy | 2/20/2014

    " "What a Difference a Dog Makes" is a wonderful tribute to our canine friends. Dana Jennings captures the spirit of dogs and their relationships with us. I could see the dogs that I have known and loved in little Bijou. This is a great book to read curled up with your own furry friend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anna | 1/24/2014

    " I'm wanting to study to become a veterinarian and this book really was an eye-opening helpful read! I realized a lot of the things my dog and I do, are not as weird as my boyfriend says they are. ;] Whenever your dog licks your toes, they think it's a salty, yummy, delicious potato chip! That was probably my favorite part. But not only was this book about the love your dog has for you, it was about the care and loyalty a dog really can do for you, especially if you are like Dana and have cancer. This was an inspiring story and I recommend it to dog lovers everywhere! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 1/20/2014

    " Cute, sweet tidbits from one dog and her person. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathy | 1/20/2014

    " Audiobook. A feel good story about living through cancer and life with a dog. "

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