This is a slim volume of just 55 pages, with several photos of some of the 17 dogs that shared their lives with the author and his wife. It’s a little memoir, well-written, with no real point besides reminding the author of the good times he and his wife had with the dogs. With that many dogs, he surely had many humorous or poignant anecdotes he could have shared, that would have made the dogs seem more real to the reader, but instead it’s just a brief catalog of the dogs and how they acquired them. Freeman is an accomplished musician and directed the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY for 24 years. There are many musical references in the book, so if you’re also a musician, you’ll appreciate these, otherwise, they won’t mean much.
Susan M. Ewing
Past president, Cat Writers’ Association
Past secretary, Dog Writers Association of America
Award-winning author, 14 animal books
“Cats! Train Your Owner” (Flash Cards)
Numerous magazine articles