A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog

In a profound, funny, and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, bestselling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life. A retired service dog, Trixie was three when Dean and his spous, Gerda, welcomed her into their home. She was superbly trained, but her greatest gifts couldn ’ t be taught: her keen intelligence, her innate joy, and an uncanny knack for living in the moment. Whether chasing a tennis ball or protecting those she loved, Trixie gave all she had to everything she did, inspiring Dean and Gerda to trust their instincts and recapture a sense of wonder that will remain with them always. Trixie lived fewer than twelve years; in this wide world, she was a little somethin. But in every way that mattered, she lived a big life.
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Published August 25th 2009 by Hyperion Books (first published August 1st 2009
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She was a child, entrusted to our care so that we might find in ourselves greater tenderness than we had imagined we possessed. " I literally just finished listening to Christopher Lane ’ s brilliant performance of Dean Koontz ’ s poignant A Big Little Life: A Book of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie, stopping only long enough to blow my nose and wipe the tears from my eyes before writing this review.Blurb…In a profound, funny, and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, bestselling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life.

But in every way that mattered, she lived a big life.I can ’ t find the words to use that will make you understand how awesom this boo is.

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He and his girlfriend are kind, trusting, funny and dog lovers.

Great read but like I said, very, very sad in the beginnin.

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I will try to rate this book from each of these perspectives.The Animal Lover- 3.5/5 stars! So I 'm the type of person who loves all furred and feathered creatures, and I love to hear life-changing stories about how these animals effect humans.

One would expect these stories to be quite unique if its worthy of filling 300 pages, but odds are your dog is more plausibl than the bestselling novelists'.For example, some chapters are dedicated to recounting the time Trixie showed signs of remembering the word " Nacho " even though it had been year since last mentioned, or that she would never pee on the Koontz 's property but rather chose the neighbors land, or how she would sit in a chair and watch television, seemingly enthralled.

It 's arm and fuzzy to read about one an 's love for his cat, but even with his intriguin and bestselling prose, Koontz loses my interest during these dull chapters.The Semi-Koontz Fan- 4/5 starsPerhaps the people who will enjoy this book most are n't even that interested in bird, but ones who visit their Barnes and Noble every 3 months to pick up the latest Koontz novel.

As another reviewer mentioned, it ’ s worth slugging through the memoir just to sneak a glance at the behaviou of a hugely successful author.Fans, of course, have seen and heard about Trixie long before her death and the publication of this essay.

The bi about the dog are nice, but this is the stuff real Koontz fans wo n't want to miss. -- -- -- -- -The Final Conclusion: Ultimately this is an okay nove.

Koontz is n't trying to write a persuasive essay, he 's just jotting down what his heart tells him as he recalls Trixie after her unexpecte death.

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From the ouse that he mentions took 10 years to build ( with several floors, in-home theater, elevator, " sweeping staircase ", ocean view, etc etc) to Trixie 's weekly appointment at the groomers ( this is in addition to the 45 minute daily morning brushing she gets at home, which should not be confused with the shorter afternoon brushing.

Trixie, of course, deserves 5 stars.

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I have n't read any of Dean Koontz 's books, but was given this one by another dog lover.

If you love dogs or even just like them, you should read this books.

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