The cute photo on the cover of this book makes it irresistible, in particular to dog lovers! But there is much more to this book than initially meets the eye. The author writes movingly about the mutual love she shares with the main character; a love that surpasses all others. The feeling is contagious; once read, you just know that you will remember this dog for all time. The author cleverly entwines her love for animals in general, with powerful descriptions of the natural beauty surrounding her home in the blue mountains of Nilgiris, India. A chance meeting leads her to finding her human soul mate; this adds a very interesting dimension to the story as does the gourmet element! Together with their four legged friends, the couple embark on a journey away from the confines of a materialistic and chaotic world and build a life together beyond most people's wildest dreams. Not many of us would be confident enough to pack our bags and ride off into the sunset in search of a better way of life, but reading the book makes one consider the possibility. If it is out of the question, becoming an owner of a lovable Cocker Spaniel, would appear to lift the spirits no end! This is a compelling book which lends itself to a second or even third reading! Highly recommended.