By Jessica Vogelsang
ALL canine visit KEVIN is a funny and touching memoir that would attract somebody who has ever enjoyed an animal or misplaced hours in James Herriot's vintage veterinary tales.
You can't continually anticipate humans, yet you could continuously anticipate your puppy. not anyone is familiar with that higher than veterinarian Jessica Vogelsang.
With the aid of 3 canines, Jessica is buoyed via formative years, veterinary university, and the early years of motherhood. Taffy, the fearsome Lhasa; Emmett, the devil-may-care Golden; and Kekoa, the neurotic senior Labrador, are regularly via her facet, instructing her in empathy and knowing for all of the oddballs and misfits who come during the vet health center doorways. additionally beside her is Kevin, a human pal who lives with the joie de vivre most folk merely dream of getting.
From the clueless dogs who inadvertently unearths a boyfriend's wandering how you can the better half who sees via a brand new mother's smiling facade, Jessica's tales from the health center and lifestyles express how her love for canine lifts her up and grounds her, too.
mainly, this booklet reminds us, with light humor and honesty, why we post with the pee at the carpet, the chewed-up footwear, and the late-night journeys to the vet: as the animals we like lots can, in truth, swap our lives.
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All Dogs Go to Kevin: Everything Three Dogs Taught Me (That I Didn't Learn in Veterinary School) by Jessica Vogelsang