Dog Gone

Dog Gone

A Lost Pet's Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home

Large Print - 2016 | Large print edition.
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As Fielding Marshall hikes on the Appalachian Trail, his beloved dog bolts into the woods and vanishes. Gonker,a six-year-old golden retriever mix, has Addison's disease. If he's not found in twenty-three days, he will die. With a big heart, intelligent humor, and a deft touch, Pauls Toutonghi tells this true tale of loss, love, and resilience.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410494009
Branch Call Number: Large Print 636.7527 Tou
Characteristics: 311 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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Jun 23, 2017

I loved the dog and Fielding's family. But I wonder Fielding ever grew up!

Aug 16, 2016

At first, I found Fielding to be seriously annoying. Fielding is Gonker's dad or 'owner' who in my opinion, failed to take good care of Gonker in his early days (living in a decaying shack, not bringing Gonker to the doctor earlier and allowing people to spit in Gonker's mouth as a party joke. This 'party joke' was written lightly about which I can't respect because I don't believe that's good treatment of a dog). But Fielding and his parents make up for his failings by putting in maximum and strategic effort into the search for Gonker. This element of the story is the most powerful and uplifting. The family's love and relentless search for Gonker is perfectly and poetically captured by the author. It's a page-turner as well- you'll get through this book fast.

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