In this collection of short stories, Michael Z. Lewin gives Rover, his canine narrator, a voice that speaks for dogs everywhere. He endows Rover with enough intelligence, spunk, and compassion to combat the injustices committed against his fellow canines by fate, unthinking humans, and even other dogs.
Rover is a dog with street smarts, a bit of an attitude, and a lot of charm. On his daily travels, he rescues damsels in distress and shares his hard-won wisdom with young, ignorant puppies. But Rover is a lighthearted wanderer as well, always ready for an adventure.
This ingenious look at a dog’s life from his own point of view is never “cute.” It offers ground-level perspectives on human life. The sometimes humorous, sometimes dreadful perils a dog faces are strangely believable. It’s a book that will captivate every dog lover, and, indeed, everyone who enters Rover’s world.