I was completely fascinated by the training process for a search and rescue dog from the dog's perspective. Cameron does a great job describing what it's like and imagining how a dog would puzzle out what humans want it to do. The story goes along at a pretty fast clip through Ellie's life with a lot of tear-jerker moments, but things always work out in the end.
Ellie's Story by W. Bruce Cameron
Tags: Animals, Contemporary Fiction, Tear-Jerkers