by Suzanne Clothier. I had seen this book mentioned several times and finally ran across it at the bookstore.
This was my vacation read, and I can't think of a better book to enjoy while on vacation with Pepper and Abby. I really, really, liked this book, not only because she made me more aware of the subtleties of my dogs' responses and feelings, but also because she freely described her past mistakes, how heartbroken they made her, and how she learned from them and went on. Even though she has years of experience and study, I still felt like I could relate to her on some level. The book left me with a renewed appreciation for my dogs' importance in my life, and even more of a realization that I will probably learn more from them than they will ever need to learn from me. Very touching and enlightening.