I look at my dog, who is so full of personality, and often wonder what he is thinking. Do dog's have complex thoughts like humans? Do they experience emotions like humans? JoJo: A Dog's Tale: an Autobiography takes you inside the mind of a Yorkie Poo while he "tells" you the story of his life. You meet JoJo in a pet store and follow him through his life to include many ups (such as meeting his mate, Lily, and having a baby, Coconut) and downs (to include being abused and abandoned).
The book is written as an autobiography and is published by Banbury Publishing. Sande Donahue, a free-lance writer, adopted JoJo. She contacted Dr. Kim Ogden, a nationally renowned animal communicator, and together, the three of them were able to develop JoJo's autobiography
The book is a light read and is mildly entertaining, yet not for someone who enjoys being intellectually stimulated. It would be a good book for a young reader or even to be read to younger children. It can help children understand how important it is to treat your pets right and how much responsibility it is to have a dog. The message of the book is that dogs are not emotionless and thoughtless beings, they are very similar to humans.
It was interesting to consider how a dog views the world and does make me think more about the way my dog tries to communicate with me using barking and body language. I did find that as I was reading the book that I wanted to be closer to my own dog. There were parts of the book I could have done without, like JoJo's telepathic conversations with "Big Dog" who was physically nowhere near JoJo. There was a problem with the editing of the book as the gender of JoJo's puppy alternated between being female to being male. Despite these issue, I did find that I cared enough about JoJo, Lily, and Coconut to keep reading in order to make sure that they got the happy ending they deserved.
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