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    Someone to look up to.

    Beautifully written. Anyone who has ever loved a dog will laugh and cry along with Sirius.
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    DELIGHTFUL, HILARIOUS. AN EXCEPTIONAL READ!

    Someone To Look Up To is a delightful story about a dog born in the Pyrenees with two sisters and four brothers. But Sirius is no ordinary dog and he’s certainly no straw-fowler. He’s a Soum de Gaia, born of better stock. From first bite to tail-length drools, power launches and flying, Sirius is a unique dog. A dog that wants adventure, a dog that yearns for that breath of love. What I loved about this book was a dog’s-eye view of humans, intuitive and hilarious. So well written I’m convinced I can now speak dog. One by one the puppies leave with their new owners and Sirius finds a new home. Real family, real pack. Being lonely and getting to the meat of a cushion is what it’s all about, especially when you need a little attention. Just a little persuasion with a pair of melting brown eyes and a few washing up sponges to soak up the stress. Not to mention the re-emergence of a tea towel, thank Dog. Humorous, clever, and with a touch of foreboding to whet the appetite, it’s not the type of book you can put down. I couldn’t stop thinking how it would all turn out. And so I grabbed a cup of coffee and read on. Thank you for the wonderful experience of being in a dog’s head. I’ve often wondered what a dog's world was all about. Now I know. I give this book five stars because I read it in virtually one sitting.
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    Life Through The Eyes Of Syrius The Great Pyrenees

    Gill's first hand narrative from Sirius' the Patou's (Great Pyrenees Dog) view re-affirms many beliefs I have held myself after being master to a one and a half year old Pyr named Sophie who had two previous masters. What we do, especially if we don't understand the nature and instincts of a particular breed can and do cause scars and behaviour problems. Gives a positive mention to Behaviourist Trainer Michael Hasbrouck. It is heartbreakingly realistic in its exposition of various toxic dog owners, what living in limbo in a S.P.A is like and what even some very reputable old world breeders can be like.
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    If you’re looking for a great book about animals,

    Sirius de Soum de Gaia was born, along with two sisters and four brothers, to two of the best show dogs in history and has always been told to keep his head high, regardless of anything that might happen. It is quite hard for Sirius to do that when his master gives him to a family that doesn’t want him and brings him to an S.P.A. refuge. After several weeks at the refuge, Sirius’ brother, Stratos, comes; Sirius is overjoyed. Unfortunately, just a few weeks later, Stratos is put down, and Sirius is sent back to live with his breeder. Sirius thinks that this life is better than being in the S.P.A., even though Sirius is kept away from all living things except for cats and chickens. Sirius is content until he hears the news that HE is going to be put down. Will he survive? And if he does, will he ever be happy again? Opinion: Someone to Look Up To is a very moving book about the trials of puppyhood. It has excellent imagery such as “skies so blue they dazzle, snow so white the glitter bursts against your closed eyelids, mountains dancing in the winter sunshine, dancing all the year round.” You are invited into Sirius’s world as Jean Gill describes the vivid feeling of the first bite and many other moments. If you’re looking for a great book about animals, you have found it! Enjoy! Reviewed by a LitPick student book reviewer Age: 11
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    Someone to look up to

    An excellent story and quite different. A real tearjerker but heartwarming all the same.
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