JL was great at writing from the animal's point of view. you get the feeling he knew what he was talking about. there is no way you can read this book without feeling that the dog is a person, but also that this is a very realistic way of describing the dog's life. a dog gets kidnapped by a man, who turns out to be a rather nice fellow. adventure in this story, great dog psychology which always amazes me. i won't give away the dog's adventures but they are interesting, there is a lot of lovely details and particularly detailed descriptions of how the dog thinks, and the story is touching on a very human level.