What the Dog Ate
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“The vet handed Maggie Baxter a plastic specimen bag containing a pair of size-tiny lavender thong panties extracted from her dog; but they were not hers. Or rather, they were hers now since she’d just paid $734 to have Dr. Carter surgically remove them from Kona’s gut.”
This is how Maggie Baxter, a practical, rule-following accountant, discovers that her husband of seventeen years is cheating on her. All her meticulous life plans are crushed. When he leaves her for the other woman, Maggie and her the-world-is-my-smorgasbord chocolate Lab, Kona, are left to put their lives back together. As Maggie begins to develop a Plan B for her life, she decides to be more like Kona. No, she’s not going to sniff crotches and eat everything that isn’t nailed down; rather she’ll try to approach life with more ball-chasing abandon. Finding herself in situations where she begins to go through her usual over-analysis of the pros and cons, she stops and instead asks herself, What would Kona do?
Ultimately, Maggie realizes it’s never too late to start over, and this time, if she wants tail-wagging joy out of life, she’s got to be ruled not just by her head but by her heart.
“What the Dog Ate” is a funny, tender story of mending a broken heart and finding love and a new life right under your nose, with woman’s best friend at your side. If you enjoyed Claire Cook’s “Must Love Dogs,” you’ll love “What the Dog Ate” and be rooting for Maggie and Kona.
What The Dog Ate
Loved this book! Great story ...real characters.....could not put it down. The story had a lot of different layers and likable characters.
I highly recommend it!
What the Dog Ate by Jackie Bouchard
Loved, loved this book! Laughed out loud several times because I saw my yellow lab, Harley all through this book. Also related to Maggie very well as I went through a similar breakup and divorce 10 years ago and would have not been able to get through it if it hadn't of been for my Golden Retriver, Oliver.