A dog named Beautiful : a Marine, a dog, and a long road trip home / Rob Kugler.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Rob Kugler's A Dog Named Beautiful is an uplifting and unforgettable story of a US Marine, his extraordinary dog, and the road trip of a lifetime."--Provided by publisher.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: US Marine Rob Kugler not only gave a year of his life in service to his country, but he had also lost a brother in the fighting. Lost in grief, Rob found solace and relief in the one thing that never failed to put a smile on his face: his chocolate lab Bella. When Bella developed cancer, the prognosis wasn't good. Instead of waiting at home for the cancer to spread after amputating the cancer-riddled leg, Rob and Bella packed their bags and hit the road. As they criss-crossed the country Rob and Bella met people quick to make friends with this incredible three-legged dog, and shared hope, love, tears, and laughs. -- adapted from jacket
    • Content Notes:
      Prologue -- One man and his dog. A new life on three legs ; Let out to run free ; Only one problem-- me -- Everyone's a friend ; Gentle warrior -- A long way from home. Lemons ; A bird to chase ; Flag-draped box ; I will never leave you ; A sense of accomplishment ; My entire world -- Unconditional love. Pawsivity ; Mike's sunset ; Just one more ride ; Funny how we show our love ; From beginning to end ; The end of the line ; Come, find me on the beach -- Epilogue.
    • Other Titles:
      Marine, a dog, and a long road trip home.
    • ISBN:
      9781250164254
      1250164257
    • Accession Number:
      2019002979
    • Accession Number:
      on1050277832
      1050277832
    • Accession Number:
      fay.649351
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      KUGLER, R. A dog named Beautiful : a Marine, a dog, and a long road trip home. [s.l.] : Flatiron Books, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 18 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Kugler R. A Dog Named Beautiful : A Marine, a Dog, and a Long Road Trip Home. Flatiron Books; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.649351. Accessed October 18, 2019.
    • APA:
      Kugler, R. (2019). A dog named Beautiful : a Marine, a dog, and a long road trip home. Flatiron Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.649351
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Kugler, Rob. 2019. A Dog Named Beautiful : A Marine, a Dog, and a Long Road Trip Home. Flatiron Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.649351.
    • Harvard:
      Kugler, R. (2019) A dog named Beautiful : a Marine, a dog, and a long road trip home. Flatiron Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.649351 (Accessed: 18 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Kugler, R 2019, A dog named Beautiful : a Marine, a dog, and a long road trip home, Flatiron Books, viewed 18 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Kugler, Rob. A Dog Named Beautiful : A Marine, a Dog, and a Long Road Trip Home. Flatiron Books, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.649351.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Kugler, Rob. A Dog Named Beautiful : A Marine, a Dog, and a Long Road Trip Home. Flatiron Books, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.649351.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Kugler R. A dog named Beautiful : a Marine, a dog, and a long road trip home [Internet]. Flatiron Books; 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 18]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.649351

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2

*Starred Review* Kugler was the youngest of a blended family with six step-siblings. When his parents divorced, his mother retained custody and Kugler found a father figure in his older brother, Mike. Mike encouraged Kugler to follow his footsteps and join the marines for a better future. Before deployment to Iraq, Kugler and his then-girlfriend, Charli, adopted a chocolate Lab puppy they named Bella. Bella became Rob's best friend, his traveling companion, his inspiration, his healer, his everything. Twelve years later, learning that Bella had terminal bone cancer, Rob knew they had to share one final, epic road trip. Traveling cross-country, the pair met with marine buddies, participated in veteran-support-group events, and learned to appreciate living in the moment. The author expertly balances his personal journey through past trauma and to finding inner peace with Bella at his side with inspirational insights all readers can appreciate. Kugler's interactions with other veterans throughout his journey feel like a tribute to our armed forces. This sweet story honoring the bond between animals and their people is a must-read for fans of A Dog Called Hope (2017) and Travels with Charley (1962), and anyone open to a good, cathartic cry. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 March #4

In this emotionally wrought memoir, marine veteran Kugler writes of his eight-year-old chocolate Lab Bella, who was diagnosed with bone cancer and and helped Kugler through a difficult time in his life. After a deployment to Iraq in 2008, Kugler was forced to retire for medical reasons. Back home in Broken Bow, Nebr., he battled depression and contemplated suicide, yet Bella was his rock: "She is my one constant. She loves me unconditionally." After Bella was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and had her left front leg amputated, the two set out on a trek across America. "She's helping me find something I so desperately need," Kugler writes. Through flashbacks, Kugler recounts a poor but loving childhood, and stories of his brother, Mike, who was killed while they were both serving in Iraq. As Kugler and Bella travel, Bella's unassailable enthusiasm inspires Kugler to cope with his depression while she instills passion in those they meet. "She's spreading happiness and inspiration.... This dog with three legs and terminal cancer still loves life," he writes. Bella lives months beyond what doctors thought ("These adventures are keeping her alive," says her vet), and it is through Bella that Kugler meets a woman and forms a relationship that lasts after Bella's death. Kugler's heartfelt and uplifting story reveals the transformative power pets can have. (May)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.