When Mark Doty decides to adopt a dog as a companion for his
dying partner, he brings home Beau, a large, malnourished golden
retriever in need of loving care. Joining Arden, the black
retriever, to complete their family, Beau bounds back into life.
Before long, the two dogs become Doty''s intimate companions, and
eventually the very life force that keeps him from abandoning all
hope during the darkest days.
Dog Years is a poignant, intimate memoir interwoven
with profound reflections on our feelings for animals and the
lessons they teach us about living, love, and loss.