Those who love dogs will understand the deep connections we form with our beloved pets. Alex The Mutt chronicles the relationships of the author with a few of these members of her family, all rescue animals. The first ones set the pattern for the level of commitment, and the joy that results when we welcome a rescue dog into our homes. The last one, though, becomes a greater challenge, turning to heartache when Perlin has to admit that Ty cannot remain with her. Don’t let that deter you from reading, however. Ty does find a “forever home” where he is happy.
Perlin writes with a sureness that leaves no doubt that she lived what she speaks. Her love for and dedication to her dogs is boundless and comes through clearly.
This is a short read, but animal lovers will resonate with the warmth and intimacy Perlin portrays.