Beloved basset helps owner through a tragic loss
Here’s a great book about how a dog really helps a person. Basset hounds are really funny looking, don’t you think?
Walt Appel looks to blend the hysterical antics of a lovable, low-to-the-ground basset hound named Buster with the tragic loss of the author’s wife in Walt Appel looks to blend the hysterical antics of a lovable, low-to-the-ground basset hound named Buster with the tragic loss of the author’s wife in Buster the Ferrari Basset Buster arrives in the Appels’ lives when their friend, a canine foster parent, visits for dinner one night with the crazy canine in tow. The dinner guest clearly has no intention of taking Buster back home with him, and it soon becomes apparent why.
The dog quickly turns the couple’s world upside-down, and effectively puts an end to a peaceful household and those quiet walks in the park. Buster seems to have a knack for wandering into Baltimore’s busy streets, interacting oddly with others, and digesting foreign objects that cost a fortune to remove. The couple learns to love Buster, and finds themselves attached to what has become their companion.
Appel’s true story reaches a life-altering time when his wife Christina is diagnosed with brain cancer. Through her two-year battle, she never loses hope. When she passes away, Buster stands by Walt’s side, and helps ease his master’s pain.
This tribute to a family pet strives to move beyond the simple tales of an animal lover and to delve more into the joy of life. Filled with the escapades and exploits of a creature with a true gift for living, Buster the Ferrari Basset aims to portray one dog’s profound effect on the lives of his owners and the healing power contained in the simple ritual of sharing love.
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