A Review of “Woodrow on the Bench” by Jenna Blum

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Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Woodrow on the Bench” by Jenna Blum, Harper, Oct. 26, 2021. On Tour With Suzy Approved Book Tours

Lindas Book Obsession Reviewed “Woodrow on the Bench”, by Jenna Blum, Harper, Oct.26,2021. On Tour With Suzy Approved Book Tours

WOW!! Jenna Blum, author of “Woodrow on the Bench” has written a captivating, emotional, memorable, compassionate, and heartfelt memoir. This is an amazing book for anyone that has lost a pet, or in the process of taking care of an ill animal. I wish that I had this book, many years when my beloved Tina passed away on Mother’s Day. Tina Zagon was my first dog, and I often wonder if I waited too long to help her end her suffering. I do know that as a piece of my heart was broken, some people would say, “Get a grip on it Linda, it’s not a person, it’s only a dog.” That same day an article in Newsday mentioned that dogs and cats were considered part of a family, and that the people were grieving. If I only could have pointed out the beautiful memoir that Jenna penned, that shows how much Woodrow, Jenna’s beloved dog connected people in the community that were dog lovers.

Jenna would take Woodrow across the street in Boston to his favorite bench, and Woodrow was a “people magnet” As Woodrow aged, cars would slow down, so that Jenna could get him across the street. Neighbors had special treats when he went to visit. Woodrow seemed to charm everyone.

This is a story of love, friendship, kindness, and lasting memories. Jenna was a wonderful “dog Mom” to Woodrow, and her memoir is such a special and thought-provoking dedication. I would highly recommend this beautifully written story.

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