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Two Dogs and a Parrot by Joan Chittister, to be released October 13, 2015 by BlueBridge
Genre: nonfiction, stories and reflections
(Book quotes from an uncorrected proof; final copy may differ)
Book beginning, first chapter:
Danny was an unexpected birthday gift from a friend. The small convent, in the small town in which we were teaching at the time, was also "not the kind of place that dogs belonged," I suppose.But the difference was that this time, we were all agreed to give the situation a try.
And that's where Danny came in.Page 57
Danny was a big red Irish setter. To those who know, the very name, Irish setter, rings of action and excitement and an unbounded, and unboundaried, love of life and of people. The problem was that I was not one of the people who knew that...
The woman had been coming to the monastery to see me for several months now. She was a fragile but valiant personality. Nothing much ever changed in her life, but she went on functioning regardless.
Joan Chittister, one of our leading inspirational writers, invites us to embrace and celebrate the deep bond between humans and animals.