A DOG'S WAY HOME is a beautifully written story told from a
dog's point of view. I loved this book and after I share it
with my family, I will place it in a place of honor...
BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR. W. Bruce Cameron also goes to the top of
my favorite authors and I will read his other books as well
as enjoy A DOG'S WAY HOME coming to theaters soon.
Lucas Ray found a puppy in the abandoned building across
from his apartment where he lives with his mother, a
disabled veteran. The building is set to be demolished but
Lucas knows there are still cats living in the site. He
has been feeding and trying to get the cats out to safety.
When the puppy, about eight weeks old, jumped into his arms,
he decided he would keep it. His apartment did not allow
pets, but he and his mother worked out a plan to walk her
early in the morning when no one was around and late at
night. Lucas immediately began to train his female pup with
NO BARK and GO HOME. They named her Bella and she loved
Lucas, her human, and did everything she could so he would
love her. Her favorite thing was to be next to him in his
bed when he gave her a treat from his fingers that he called
A TINY PIECE OF CHEESE. Pure delight.
Lucas got into an argument with the contractor who arrived
with a bulldozer to level the structure and animal control
and the police were summoned. Lucas won this battle but
shortly after, while his mother was walking with Bella a
truck appeared and "the man in the hat" took Bella away.
This man had a bad reputation for capturing dogs that he
claimed were Pit Bulls. According to BDL, a BREEDING
DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION, a pit bull breed could not
reside in Denver. When Lucas picked up Bella he was warned
that if she was picked up again she would be euthanized.
Bella was unfairly and incorrectly labeled, but he only
needed two of his worthless buddies to attest to his
pronouncement and she would be killed.
Now Lucas had serious problems. He had received an eviction
notice about Bella's barking and was being forced to move. To
find a new place that did not adhere to the BDL would take
time. In the meantime, he took Bella to Durango to live
with a couple until he could get set up home. Bella, heart
broken at the separation from her human, escaped to start
on her two year, 400 mile journey across the wild and
relentless rocky Mountains to GO HOME to her beloved human,
I took this journey with Bella and met many good and some
not so good people along the way. The animals, Big Kitten
and Dutch, were unwavering in their love and loyalty to
Bella, as she was to them. A homeless war vet who cared
for Bella brought the tears. Happy tears for the reunion of
Lucas and Bella. Please read this book, you will love it.
Kudos to W. Bruce Cameron and 10 Stars!
From W. Bruce Cameron, the author of the #1 New York
Times and USA Today bestselling novel A DOG'S PURPOSE
Lucas Ray is shocked when an adorable puppy jumps out of an
abandoned building and into his arms. Though the apartment
he shares with his mother, a disabled veteran, doesnâ€™t allow
dogs, Lucas canâ€™t resist taking Bella home.
Bella is inexplicably drawn to Lucas, even if she doesnâ€™t
understand the necessity of games like No Barks. As it
becomes more difficult to hide her from the neighbors, Lucas
begins to sneak Bella into the VA where he works. There,
Bella brings joy and comfort where it is needed most.
After Bella is picked up by Animal Control because pit bulls
are banned in Denver, Lucas has no choice but to send her to
a foster home until he can figure out what to do. But Bella,
distraught at the separation, doesnâ€™t plan to wait. With
four hundred miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness between
her and her person, Bella sets off on a seemingly impossible
and completely unforgettable adventure home.
A classic story of unwavering loyalty and incredible
devotion, A DOG'S WAY HOME is a beautifully told, charming
tale that explores the unbreakable bond between us and our
pets. This fantastic and exhilarating journey of the heart
is in the same tradition as the beloved bestseller, A DOG'S