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All Dogs Go to Kevin

All Dogs Go to Kevin

Everything Three Dogs Taught Me (That I Didn't Learn in Veterinary School)

ALL DOGS GO TO KEVIN is a humorous and touching memoir that will appeal to anyone who has ever loved an animal or lost hours in James Herriot’s classic veterinary stories.

You can’t always count on people, but you can always count on your dog. No one knows that better than veterinarian Jessica Vogelsang.

With the help of three dogs, Jessica is buoyed through adolescence, veterinary school, and the early years of motherhood. Taffy, the fearsome Lhasa; Emmett, the devil-may-care Golden; and Kekoa, the neurotic senior Labrador, are always by her side, educating her in empathy and understanding for all the oddballs and misfits who come through the vet clinic doors. Also beside her is Kevin, a human friend who lives with the joie de vivre most people only dream of having.

From the clueless canine who inadvertently reveals a boyfriend’s wandering ways to the companion who sees through a new mother’s smiling facade, Jessica’s stories from the clinic and life show how her love for canines lifts her up and grounds her, too.

Above all, this book reminds us, with gentle humor and honesty, why we put up with the pee on the carpet, the chewed-up shoes, and the late-night trips to the vet: because the animals we love so much can, in fact, change our lives.

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Genre: Nonfiction / Pets / Essays & Narratives

On Sale: July 14th 2015

Price: $25.98 / $28.98 (CAD)

ISBN-13: 9781478904151

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"ALL DOGS GO TO KEVIN is a delightful, funny and heartwarming tale (tail?) of the many dogs that have come through author Jessica Vogelsang's life. It also has the added bonus that Vogelsang is a vet- so she knows stuff! I laughed and recognized myself and thought of the many, many dog people I will gift this book to. ALL DOGS GO TO KEVIN is a real treat (and not the slimy kind that your dog brings into your bed)."—Julie Klam, New York Times-bestselling author of You Had Me at Woof
"Dogs have a lot to teach us and a lot to tell us a lot about ourselves. Told with subtle, self-effacing humor, ALL DOGS GO TO KEVIN is one woman's journey of personal growth, as reflected in her personal and professional relationships with people and dogs, to an enriching understanding of the importance of love and nurture in our lives."—Larry Levin, New York Times-bestelling author of Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love
"Jessica Vogelsang is a warm and widely respected veterinarian, and in her funny and often poignant first book, her gifts are on full display. ALL DOGS GO TO KEVIN is a love letter to the canine species written by a true friend to animals."—Dr. Marty Becker, author of Your Dog: The Owner's Manual
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