I haven't read it yet, BUT I plan on it. I just read the review for it in People Magazine and it sounds perfect! I do know that the dog's name is Enzo and the author is Garth Stein. He must have a huge heart to be able to write like this.
Wonderful book!!started and finished yesterday.Kinda wondered at first about all the car racing stuff till I realized it was a parable on how to live your life.It would be a great book for someone mourning the loss of a loved dog.