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Bruce Cameron is my favorite dog author, both “A Dog’s Purpose” and “A Dog’s Journey” were read in 4-hour cover-to cover inhalations. I encourage anyone who loves dogs to read these 2 books, in fact as I am cutting and pasting quotes into this post I am crying just a bit.

Some Bruce Cameron quotes:

“You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.”

“The job of a good dog was ultimately to be with them, remaining by their sides no matter what course their lives might take. All I could do now was offer him comfort, the assurance that as he left this life he was not alone but rather was tended by the dog who loved him more than anything in the whole world.”

“But humans drive the cars and decide when dogs eat and where dogs live and clearly this was something else in their power – they could find their dogs when they needed them.”

“I guess I had never bothered to consider that there might such a thing as a boy, but now that I had found one, I thought it was just about the most wonderful concept in the world. He smelled of mud and sugar and an animal I’d never scented before, and a faint meaty odor clung to his fingers, so I licked them.”

“Some people just don’t appreciate having a dog around. It’s sad to think there are people like that. I knew Gloria was that way—maybe that’s why she could never be truly happy.”

“You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.”

“My dog’s name is Tucker, and his DNA is unidentifiable and suspect.”

“As I sat in the sun on the wooden dock that jutted out into the pond, I knew this to be true: my name was Buddy, and I was a good dog.”

“A bouquet of wonderful scents met my nose, and my heart leaped when I realized who I was smelling.
‘Molly!’ I heard someone call.
I whipped my head around everywhere and there they were, the people I’d been smelling. Everyone I’d ever loved in my life, standing at the edge of the water, smiling and clapping. I saw Ethan and Hannah and Trent and CJ standing in front, along with Andi and Maya and Jakob and all the others.
‘Bailey!’ Ethan yelled waving.
My names was Toby, and Buddy, and Molly and Max and Bailey and Ellie. I was a good dog, and this was my reward. Now I would get to be with the people I loved.
I turned, whimpering with you, and swam toward those golden shores.”