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The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs

[a Novel]
Trout, Nick (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs


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After fifteen years, Dr. Cyrus Mills returns to rural Vermont to inherit the Bedside Manor for Sick Animals, the failing veterinary practice of his recently deceased and long-estranged father. Cyrus, a veterinary pathologist far more comfortable with cold clinical facts than living, breathing animals (not to mention their quirky, demanding owners), intends to sell the practice and get out of town as fast as he can. Then his first patient - a down-on-her-luck golden retriever named Frieda Fuzzypaws - wags her way through the door, and suddenly life gets complicated. With the help of a black Labrador gifted in the art of swallowing underwear, a Persian cat determined to expose her owner's lover as a gold digger, and the allure of a feisty, pretty waitress from the local diner, Cyrus gets caught up in a new community and its endearing residents, both human and animal. Sensing he may have misjudged the past, he begins to realize it's not just his patients that need healing.
Authors: Trout, Nick
Title: The patron saint of lost dogs
[a novel]
Publisher: New York :, Hyperion,, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 340 p. ;,21 cm
Notes: Subtitle from p. 1 of cover
Summary: After fifteen years, Dr. Cyrus Mills returns to rural Vermont to inherit the Bedside Manor for Sick Animals, the failing veterinary practice of his recently deceased and long-estranged father. Cyrus, a veterinary pathologist far more comfortable with cold clinical facts than living, breathing animals (not to mention their quirky, demanding owners), intends to sell the practice and get out of town as fast as he can. Then his first patient - a down-on-her-luck golden retriever named Frieda Fuzzypaws - wags her way through the door, and suddenly life gets complicated. With the help of a black Labrador gifted in the art of swallowing underwear, a Persian cat determined to expose her owner's lover as a gold digger, and the allure of a feisty, pretty waitress from the local diner, Cyrus gets caught up in a new community and its endearing residents, both human and animal. Sensing he may have misjudged the past, he begins to realize it's not just his patients that need healing.
Alternate Title: Patron saint of lost dogs
ISBN: 1401310885
9781401310882
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Report This Nov 12, 2013
  • jonnyquick rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A great heartwarming yet heartbreaking story of a "veterinarian" who struggles to maintain a practice in the shadow of a father he chooses to disparage for reasons of his own. This book is filled with excellent characters, both human and canine/feline and was a delight to read. Made me laugh, made me cry, made me enjoy this book immensely. Highly recommended.

Report This Oct 30, 2013
  • JudithE rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Not bad, but I found his non-fiction better.

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  • MarieGaffney rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The humor of this author in writing this delightful mystery is enough to give a pleasant yet quick read. It is easy to fall in love with every character since they all are so realistic. Despite the certainty that Frieda Fuzzypaws won't get killed by our friend Dr. Cyrus Mills the veterinarian from the start, it is a total surprise as to how the ending will come about for either of them.

Report This Mar 25, 2013
  • books_oh_my rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

nice read but a bit too light for me

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