Presented in an atypical way, this is an uncomplicated philosophy fable, written by a dog with a gentle heart and a human voice. As this puppy develops into an older and well-adjusted dog we find this is remarkably similar to the way in which we need to grow into confident and effective adults. Our dog tells his story from before his birth and throughout his life until after he dies. While he grows from a puppy to an adult dog he is helped in his development by the simple philosophical guidance of his owner's friend.
As his life continues, he experiences many joyful and wonderful times, but also some that are arduous and sorrowful; yet as each year passes he finds out how to cope with these setbacks more easily. He lets us know how he learns good behaviour and how to live contentedly with his family. He comes to understand the appropriate way of approaching other dogs and other people, and finds that this makes life happier, not just for himself but for those around him.
We come to see that the problems he meets in life are remarkably similar to our own problems, as we too have to learn how to cope with “triumphs and disasters” and need to build up our inner strength and wisdom to do this. Come with him on his life's journey and realise – perhaps with some astonishment – that this is your personal life journey too.