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This touching and unpretentious memoir is so much more than a story about a relationship between a pet and his owner
How far does one go to assist and comfort one's soul mate? This lovingly crafted book answer's that question. It made me laugh and it made me cry. It is an utterly compelling read.— jjReads
This book is one of the most wonderful stories I have ever read. It grabbed my heart like no other story has. I highly recommend that you buy this book. You will want to read it over and over again. I received it at 6:00 PM and started to read it, I could not put it down. I finished it at 8:30pm and my heart was full of love for Laurie and Gunny.— Patricia A. Moller
"The Endless Path: A Memoir" by Laurie Duperier takes the reader to another dimension, the spirit, mind and emotion of her beloved dog. How often have you wondered what your "best friend" is thinking? This book helps you enjoy that journey, the endless path.— Amazon Customer
I bought this book hoping to finally bring relief from losing one of my pups six years ago. Little did I know, it helped me so much with letting go of my dog, Bella, on January 5th. This book should be on any animal lovers shelf.— Susan Graziosi
[It] is a wonderful account of a wonderful relationship [that] helped me understand how to deal with my own dog and take more advantage of time.— Martin Z
I must admit I was skeptical about the premise of this memoir, but Laurie Duperier's intimate expression changed my mind. Her passion and shear, unconditional honesty doesn't allow for skepticism.— Sharan Z Jayne
This is a great book, charged with true love feelings that shows us the power of love between a dog an her owner, with no barriers, not even death. I sure recommend it!— María
It's been a long time since I read a book that touched me the way this one did. It opened up a whole new, beautiful world to me and completely changed the way I interact with my animal friends.— Beth
This was a lovely book. My cat is in renal failure and has IBD and she recently had to be taken to the ER for a severe infection. It was touch and go for a few weeks after she came home. A friend mentioned this book to me and I bought it and read it aloud to her. She enjoyed that a lot I think, but the book gave me great comfort and helped me find strength during a very difficult time. So many people do not understand the bond that can exist between a person and a pet, and how difficult it can be to make the life and death decisions for them.— Marquesse
Laurie's sentimental memoir, The Endless Path, was a beautifully written story. The novel was both charming and magnificent. I enjoyed every single chapter, and I have gained a greater understanding, appreciation, and love for animals, especially dogs. Gunny's story is both triumphant and emotionally captivating. The memoir presents itself in such a wonderfully conversational tone, that when you begin the first page of the story, it is as if Laurie is sitting right in front of you telling it. I thoroughly enjoyed the memoir, and I highly recommend it to anybody who loves animals. I am convinced that this memoir would even convince the most cruel person to have some compassion toward animals after they finish reading it. It is so beautiful and uplifting to read about someone who truly has a deep care and genuine desire to help animals as much as Laurie does.— Catie
Once you have lived with a dog, you realize that they have emotions; they experience love, joy and sadness. Laurie’s connection with her dog, Gunny, was extraordinary. She takes us on the journey they shared from his puppyhood to his passing – and beyond. Though this book may challenge your beliefs, in whole or in part, it is an amazing story of love and devotion.
Oh, and did I mention the book is co-written by Gunny? His thoughts on the human and animal condition are full of insight and wisdom. This is a great book for dog lovers, but I have to say it’s a great read for anyone. If you happen to have loved a cat, horse, or any other animal who you felt was more than just a pet, this story should really touch you.
Happily, the book is also very well written!— Maureen
I am tempted to begin, “If you have ever loved a dog…”, but the fact is you will be deeply touched by Laurie and Gunny’s story if you have ever loved anyone with all your heart. This intelligent and well-written memoir recounts the challenges of sharing life with a dog who is not completely a dog, from the day Gunny arrives as a wedding present from her husband Juan Carlos, through his improbably long life.
The experience changed Laurie’s perspective, her career and her ideas of how far she would go to save someone she loves. Laurie’s love also changed Gunny and helped him realize who he was and what his life was about. Gunny, who co-authored the book, has a lot to say about the interdependent lives that people and animals share and he says it with wisdom, simplicity and a voice completely his own.
This a great read and a book you will want to share with your friends and loved ones.— Mark
This is a beautiful, touching story that I could totally identify with. I love dogs and especially labs. I have used a communicator to talk to my dogs and it has really opened up my mind and soul and allowed me to know them on an entirely different level. If they could read, I would give them this book and I am sure they would love it, too! I can't imagine how Laurie survived seeing her soulmate so sick so many times! I thank them for writing about their path and allowing me to travel it with them.— Jane Bupp
It is not often that we are given the opportunity to participate in a magical and uplifting journey
It is not often that we are given the opportunity to participate in a magical and uplifting journey that exposes the soul of inter-being interactions. Reading "The Endless Path" out loud in the evenings took our family on such a trip. We were transported and transfixed by Laurie's and Gunny's story and joined "Gunny's Army" as we walked along with them on this always inspiring, often harrowing but never disheartening journey. We would close the book each night, sometimes with tears in our eyes, often with smiles on our faces, and always with hope.
For us, HOPE is the heart of this story. Since we are facing many of the issues that confronted Gunny and Laurie, we needed to learn the secrets of gaining the most our of our relationships and how to travel the road we are facing with dignity, love and courage. Every time Mila Luna glides into the warm waters of Gunny's Rainbow in Laurie's comforting arms, we are reminded of the observation by Yogi Berra, "It is not over till its over!" We are happy that Laurie's and Gunny's journey is not over.— Mila Luna, Pamela and Irv