Friday, March 19, 2010

Nubs: The True Story Of A Mutt, A Marine And A Miracle

Book Review

When I took Cookie for her first grooming appointment, the groomer told me, "You don't choose a dog, the dog chooses you." Reading Nubs reminded me of what she had said.

It starts out in October of 2007, when Major Brian Dennis and his group of fellow marines drove into Iraq, to help train Iraqi soldiers. The first time he saw Nubs, he saw that his ears were cut off with just a small area left over. Brian gave him the name Nubs because of that. He would pet it and gave it a little food since Marines could not have pets at the out post.

After a couple more visits, Nubs wanted to be with Brian but he couldn't take him back with him as the Marines do not allow soldiers to have pets. Seeing the humvees drive off, he follows their path 70 miles from Iraq to Jordan finding his way to Brian's outpost. Brian saw him there and knew if he dropped him off, he would just find his way back.

This book is a wonderful story for both children and adults. It is a book that most children can read. It shows how a little kindness goes a long way as well as the unbreakable bond of dog and owner. It's a book that tells you  that you'll never know when your life can change and how it can change for the better. It shows how dogs who've had a rough life can move past the past and enjoy life to the fullest.

This is a book you'll find in the children's section of most bookstores or at Amazon. You can also find it at your local library.

Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle

It's been fun being off of school this week, because I've been able to write more posts than usual. Now, I'll be going back but I'll try to write at least four posts a week. I hope you all have a great weekend.

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