The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs

The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs

Paperback - 2013
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After fifteen years, Dr. Cyrus Mills returns to rural Vermont to inherit the Bedside Manor for Sick Animals, the failing veterinary practice of his recently deceased and long-estranged father. Cyrus, a veterinary pathologist far more comfortable with cold clinical facts than living, breathing animals (not to mention their quirky, demanding owners), intends to sell the practice and get out of town as fast as he can. Then his first patient - a down-on-her-luck golden retriever named Frieda Fuzzypaws - wags her way through the door, and suddenly life gets complicated. With the help of a black Labrador gifted in the art of swallowing underwear, a Persian cat determined to expose her owner's lover as a gold digger, and the allure of a feisty, pretty waitress from the local diner, Cyrus gets caught up in a new community and its endearing residents, both human and animal. Sensing he may have misjudged the past, he begins to realize it's not just his patients that need healing.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401310882
1401310885
Branch Call Number: TROUT N
Trout, N
Characteristics: 340 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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Debbi_0
Sep 15, 2014

cute story, warm-hearted wrap up to problems a la "It's A Wonderful Life"!

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JudithE
Oct 30, 2013

Not bad, but I found his non-fiction better.

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MarieGaffney
Jun 25, 2013

The humor of this author in writing this delightful mystery is enough to give a pleasant yet quick read. It is easy to fall in love with every character since they all are so realistic. Despite the certainty that Frieda Fuzzypaws won't get killed by our friend Dr. Cyrus Mills the veterinarian from the start, it is a total surprise as to how the ending will come about for either of them.

books_oh_my Mar 25, 2013

nice read but a bit too light for me

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