Pure JoyAudiobook CD - 2013
In this funny, lovely, moving memoir, Danielle Steel tells the story of how she met a dog the size of a mouse with a personality that could light up an entire room. From Minnie's arrival at home in San Francisco to clothes-shopping jaunts in Paris, her adventures provide the perfect backdrop for a heartfelt look at the magic that dogs bring to our lives and how they become part of the family. We meet Steel's childhood pug, James; and Elmer, the basset hound who was steadfastly at her side in her struggling days as a young writer. We also meet Sweet Pea--unveiled in a Tiffany box for a dog-loving husband--and all those lucky dogs who shared a household of nine children, other canines, and one potbellied pig. As Steel reflects on the beloved pets who have brought joy--and sometimes chaos--to her home through the years, she also shares her thoughts on the trials and tribulations of bringing a new dog into a household, the challenges of housebreaking and compatibility, and the losses we feel forever.
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 
Edition: Unabridged, Library edition
Copyright Date: ℗2013
Characteristics: 3 audio discs (approximately 3 1/2 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 computer disc (color ; 4 3/4 in.) digital,optical,stereo audio file,CD audio