Love Is the Best Medicine; Dr. Nick Trout
Dr. Nick Trout a surgeon at Angell Animal Medical Center, located just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. The animal hospital is a first rate facility with the most modern equipment to be found. In this story Dr. Trout shares with his readers some fascinating insight into the world of animals. In a touching story about two dogs who changed the way he now thinks about life, death, fate and love.
The two special dogs who helped transform Dr. Trout were, Helen an older cocker spaniel found neglected and abandoned outside, in a restaurant parking lot one rainy night. Helen was found by Ben and Eileen, who fell in love with this pitiful creature with mange and in bad need of some TLC. When they decided to take her in and give her a chance at a good life, they soon found out some bad new when a tumor was discovered.
The other dog was a fourteen month old mini pinscher named Cleo who kept breaking one leg after another. Cleo's fairly routine surgery results in anything but routine. What happens links the two families, their dogs and Dr. Trout. Each learns important lessons about life, death and love.
The story is alternating chapters about each of the dogs and their owners. I LOVE all animals, but own cats. Even if you are not a dog owner, Love is the Best Medicine is one of those books that should appeal to anyone who has ever loved and lost a pet. If you understand the amazing power and effect animals can have on our lives, I think that you will enjoy this book. I did have a little problem with the flow of the story, but I still enjoyed this sometimes sad, but also uplifting story. Isn't this the cutest cover ever?
RATING - 3.5 stars - Library Book