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Earl Duarte is at war. He’s fighting his aging body and dementia, not to mention his daughter’s efforts to move him into an “assisted living” community. Then an unexpected canine visit provides a peculiar dose of pet therapy with astonishing consequences.

Bargain on 12th - 16th Apr 18
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"How much is that Doggy? has a very unusual taken on the pet therapy premise, and a few remarkably touching moments. "

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An old man living alone, Earl's days are taken up with fighting kidney disease, and his daughter's attempts to put him in a home. When a small stray puppy invades his life, Earl finds things are beginning to turn around, but quickly learns that miracles can come at a very high price.

How much is that Doggy? has a very unusual taken on the pet therapy premise, and a few remarkably touching moments. On the flip side, there are some definitely disturbing elements for animal lovers, and it is a rather dark story.

The problem is that I never really felt engaged with it. The set up was well done, but once the stray appeared the story started to run through events very quickly. There was a lot of telling rather than showing, and weeks were skipped in one sentence. This is the rare situation where a slightly longer story with more fleshing out might have worked better.

As it is this isn't a bad story, but for me it just lacked a certain spark.

Rating: 3



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