We're signing up for heartbreak,
We know one day we'll rue it.
But oh the way our life lights up
The years a dog runs through it.
With enchanting line drawings throughout, this slim collection of poetry evokes powerful emotions. I laughed out loud at the poem about Linda Pastan's feckless dog-training techniques, fought a lump in my throat through verses about a dog providing soul-fortifying comfort while the author grieved, and shed tears when the topic turned to saying goodbye to a beloved canine companion. Dog lovers will be profoundly moved by this warm and wise little anthology. (CH)