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Where the Red Fern Grows
Where the Red Fern Grows | Wilson Rawls
A loving threesome, they ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan had the brawn. Little Ann had the brains, and Billy had the will to make them into the finest hunting team in the valley. Glory and victory were coming to them, but sadness waited too. Where the Red Fern Grows is an exciting tale of love and adventure you'll never forget.
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📚 - Where the Red Fern Grows

🎬 - Hotel for Dogs

🎧 - Gonna Buy me a Dog, The Monkees

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 🐶🖤🐶 4w
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I‘m a 62 year old man and I still can‘t read this book without having a tear in my eye. I think this book is one of the sweetest books ever. If you‘ve never read it get yourself your own copy because you will want to read it over and over. I‘ve read it At least 20 times over the years and I never tired of it. It is Beautiful.

audraelizabeth I have a feeling my dogs are going to be like that, i hope not but seems that way as they are laying down currently not 8 feet apart. 2mo
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I nice old read, interesting from as a dusty old American books perspective.

MaggieCarr First book I ever read that made me cry in public. I'm a weeper so the fact that I made it until 6th grade was incredible. 4mo
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Just read this for the 1st time. And now I guess I‘m gonna be sad the rest of the day.

KristenDuck Haven‘t read this yet but my boyfriend warned me I‘ll cry! 4mo
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Congrats @Crazeedi on your milestone!! #20kGiveaway

The first book I remember reading is Where the Red Fern Grows. The adventures of Old Dan and Little Ann were so wonderful. And no matter how many times I reread it, this one still makes me cry. 💛🐕

Crazeedi I love the pictures of this book! Thanks for sharing! 6mo
sixgun Beautiful Vizsla! 6mo
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It was a good month in books. I finished reading the tagged book to the kids tonight and could not keep from crying. 😭 My 5 year old said if it‘s so sad I should eat the pages 🤣
#Finale #ANewChapter

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s hilarious 😂🤣 7mo
MommyOfTwo @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yea it made me stop crying for a bit 7mo
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I'll play...
1. I read anything and everything but remember Where the Red Fern Grows particularly fondly.
2 exploring the neighborhood and later the hills near my house with my dog
3 dishes. Still hate dishes.
4 uh, probably my Star Wars action figures
5 Harry Potter. The adventures I would've had if it had been around when I was a kid

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 7mo
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A wonderful story full of life lessons in adversity, perseverance, friendship, love and death, beautifully and simply written in a manner that elementary school aged children can comprehend and learn from. How is missed this as a kid is beyond me.

Reecaspieces My mother keeps telling me to read this! I guess I must now! 7mo
WhatThePuck Since you missed this....please tell me you've read The Bridge to Terabithia and The Giver! 🤣💗 7mo
Loric The giver yes. The Bridge to Terabithia no but will add it 7mo
mrp27 I just read this for the first time recently as well, so good. 7mo
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"You were worth it, old friend, and a thousand times over."
2019 started off with another book crossed off The Great American Read list. I somehow lived my life not hearing about this book until this past summer. I read it for "life experience". It is a beautiful story. I can see how this book might be helpful with pre-teens beginning to experience life: its highs and lows. #wheretheredferngrows #wilsonrawls #litsy #DustyBookshelf #LitsyReads

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Went to the #SHPL library today and saw this awesome display near the children‘s section!

Book and movie, anyone?

JamieArc One of my favorite English courses in college was where we would read a book and then watch the adaptation. I loved it! (And then our final project was writing a screenplay for a book of which a film hadn‘t been made - that was a lot of fun!) (edited) 7mo
CrowCAH @JamieArc I had a class at University called Adaptation and we read the stories and then watched several adaptations; I loved it!!! Your final sounds amazing!-hope you make it a movie 😉 7mo
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10/12 for #GARBingo round 2 - 22 #GARBingo books total. Even if I don‘t get to the last two before the finale, I am happy with the results of this challenge! I started only having read 9 of the books.. I did a couple of rereads in round 1, but I‘m at least close to 30 of them now!

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A simple but sweet story about a boy and his dogs. Definitely a tearjerker (animal stories will ALWAYS get me). I wasn‘t super impressed by the plot (not a fan of hunting), but probably a great relatable tale for many young boys, especially those who like dogs and/or hunting. #GARBingo

shellleigh33 Love the book!! 10mo
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Latest Audiobook. For #GARBingo Round 2. What‘s the official Great American Read end date? This might be the last one I get to.

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Working on arranging my “new” bookcases.

AJones Lovely image. 💛📚 Your tagged book is one my favorites that I shared with my son. It has a very powerful message about friendship. In your photo, what book is just left of “Pax?” 11mo
Purrsistently @AJones that‘s for sure! I bawled my eyes out- and I was 20 when I read it for the first time. 😅 11mo
Purrsistently @AJones left of Pax is Wolf Hollow! 11mo
AJones Thank you. And stacked! The beautiful award seals draw me in. 11mo
Purrsistently @AJones it does have a beautiful cover💕 11mo
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I spent yesterday afternoon here, enjoying the weather, listening to the homemade wind chimes and re-reading a favorite childhood classic.

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Why did I never have to read this???🤔

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This book was fantastic!! Loved it.

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Working on some classics.

Tamra 😭 11mo
SassyBookworm That movie broke my heart as a child! I definitely couldn‘t read the book 😭💔 11mo
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Walking by the kiddo's bookshelf just now, I saw she's so excited about her #nextread that she put it face out, so she can look at it every time she passes by. We picked it up at Costco today so she can bring it on a trip in the near future, and she said "I can hardly wait! I want to start it now!" ?? #raisingreaders

LazyDays Aww!💓💓 11mo
Tamra She‘ll need a box of tissues! 😭 11mo
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The first book I ever loved!

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1. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
2. The Black Stallion (I didn't know it was that old! I read all the books as a kid, had no clue the movie was as old as me)
3. Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
4. @Bibliophagist (hi! Random Litten tag 😋)


JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 12mo
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“Men," said Mr. Kyle, "people have been trying to understand dogs ever since the beginning of time. One never knows what they'll do. You can read every day where a dog saved the life of a drowning child, or lay down his life for his master. Some people call this loyalty. I don't. I may be wrong, but I call it love - the deepest kind of love."

#QuotsyAug18 #dog #quote

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"People have been trying to understand dogs ever since the beginning of time. One never knows what they'll do. You can read every day where a dog saved the life of a drowning child, or lay down his life for his master. Some people call this loyalty. I don't. I may be wrong, but I call it love--the deepest kind of love."

❤❤ I love this book! ?

Mcoun I have forgotten this book from my childhood. May be time for a re-read. 13mo
Jas16 The first book that made me ugly cry. 13mo
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#10booksthatchangedme Day 7


And for a while every time I changed schools that was the book I had to re read. Like 6 times. I kept telling teachers I read it in my previous school, and it didn't matter I still had to read that book and only that book during silent reading.

It's because of this book that I hate all sad dog books, and lost my love of Benji. Ughhhhh

ladym30 Agree, hate all sad dog books! 13mo
WritethebookAnniemae I think I had to read this in middle school. 13mo
LibrarianRyan @WritethebookAnniemae probably. I did a lot of school changing between 4-6 and every stinking time!! 13mo
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I went in knowing the dogs died and expecting to be devastated. However, I wasn't. I understand this book is beloved, most likely because of the relationship between the boy & his dogs. I know it is a culture shift but the treatment 😢 Reading it as an adult, I found some of it problematic particularly how he described women. The end was so graphic in its gore it took me out of the emotion of the boy's loss. Here is my dog who leads a happy life.

amb Also I wrote review I was happy with and Litsy crashed and I couldn't remember what I had said. This review isn't as eloquent. I know that the way I treat my dog (as a child) is not the way everyone does, so my views on this are skewed. I would always rather see a million humans die than one dog get hurt (in my fiction anyway, I'd rather not see either IRL) (edited) 13mo
tammysue Love your thoughtful review! And what a cutie, looks like a happy pup!! ❤️☺️ 13mo
amb @whatshesreadingnow thanks! I'm trying to improve my reviewing skills 13mo
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Grabbed 2 books for my son at Goodwill...Where the Red Fern Grows was one of my favorites growing up!
#goodwillhaul #childhoodfave

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I finished listening to this audio. A very good book but very sad in the end. Children and adults will love this story which is a interesting classic. Captures the powerful bond between man and his best friend. #thegreatamericanread #1001books #wheretheredferngrows

sudi I'm so excited to read this book, i have it on my TBR for #garbingo. A classic i never read as a child 😞 1y
EadieB @Sudi Get tissues ready! 1y
sudi @EadieB why are all the children related books so sad, i finished reading bridge to terabithia and i was crying during that too 😢 1y
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LazyDays They made me read this is school. Cruel thing to do I cried ugly with this one. 1y
EadieB @LazyDays Maybe you should have read it at home with your mom or another adult so you could discuss it afterwards. 1y
LazyDays Maybe, I should have thought of that then ☺ It is still a book I own today, I can't seem to let it go💜 1y
EadieB @Lazydays It‘s good to hold on to that one that touched you so much then you can read it to your kids so they don‘t have the same experience that you had. 1y
LazyDays Very true💜 1y
Tamra This was, along with Old Yeller, were traumatic childhood reads. 😭 1y
TheEldritchProfessor I still have my copy of this too. I think it may have been the first book that ever made me lay it down and just sob for half an hour or so. I‘m not sure why I keep it, because I couldn‘t bear to read it again... I guess just because it was such a powerful experience. 1y
rubyslippersreads @TheEldritchProfessor I‘m like that with The Yearling. I have a lovely copy, but don‘t think I could stand to read it again. 🦌 1y
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BridgetteM Have your tissues handy! 1y
TheWordJar Love this book, but 😭😭😭 1y
EadieB @BridgetteM @TheWordJar Can‘t wait to listen to the audio. I‘ve got my tissues ready! Thanks for the warning! 1y
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LaraReads 💕💕💔 1y
sloanghost Oh noooo 😭 but truly one of the best dog stories of all time 1y
tracey38 Wonderful book. And so sad. 😭😭😭 1y
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Sitting on our new patio furniture and enjoying the fantastic weather today. Reading my second book for #GARbingo. Another one I never read as a kid.

rather_be_reading the best spot to read! 1y
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Yes, I‘ve been wanting to read Crime and Punishment & Gilead for a while so it makes me more motivated
I feel like I must vote for Where the Red Fern Grows, because it was hugely impactful on my when I was a kid. We read it in school and I hated it and I cried so much, but I realized at that moment I realized the value of a book that makes you cry. #garthoughts

Traci1 That's how I felt about Where the Red Fern Grows. I sobbed and sobbed over that book and felt like the teacher who assigned it was a masochist. 1y
CoffeeK8 @Traci1 I read ahead in class when I wasn‘t supposed to and began sobbing in my seat in the middle of class... so embarrassing 1y
Hoopiefoot @CoffeeK8 @Traci1 Me too! I had a feeling it was going to be sad so I read ahead to prepare myself. Instead of being prepared I sobbed when I read it myself and then again when we read it aloud. I still haven‘t recovered from that. (edited) 1y
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It's always interesting to re-read a book you loved as a child as an adult. This holds up to the test of time. Didn't cry but still a good read.

CoffeeK8 Oh man... this book! I don‘t know if I could be brave enough to reread it 1y
Alfoster Our 5th grade teacher read it out loud to us. I was hooked! Now reading it to grandkids I get choked up!😍 1y
sudi I'm looking forward to reading this for my #garbingo read 1y
DarcysMom This book traumatized me in 4th grade. I don't know if I am brave enough to give it another read. 1y
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The first book I read in school that I actually enjoyed. I‘ve read this book at least three times, love the story and the adventures!

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It‘s no longer #MagicalMonday, but I was tagged by the illustrious @MrBook , so I‘m posting on this ehem... #TerrificTuesday.

1. 🎶 Rock and/or pop when combined with strings (esp. the violin 🎻).
2. Judy Blume, although I loved James and the Giant Peach and the tagged book.
3. 📚🖋
4. Something that I know that individual recipient would love. 🎁 #BonusIfItsBooks ☺️
5. Sweater weather; a beautiful blue sky with a cool, gentle breeze.

Seekingtardis It should always be sweater weather! I love a big snuggly hoodie!! #terrifictuesday 😂 1y
dgingo @Seekingtardis I love cool weather! 🧥🧣 And yes, that hashtag. 😂 1y
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I loved this book as a child. Did a lit study with my group of fifth graders... all boys. Not a dry eye at the end.

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1. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
2. Marie de France
3. Using the same knife to scoop jam and peanut butter
4. @Maewyn 📚😊

Of course these all change based on the whims of the day. Especially #3, but seriously, who does that?! >.>

Thank you @JenlovesJT47 for making today's #TuesdayTidbits

Maewyn I do that. ☺️ I do wipe the peanut butter off with a paper towel first. 😉 1y
taraWritesSci @Maewyn That's probably the more rational way of dealing with it, to be honest. 😛 1y
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This HF novel by Wilson Rawls is classic literature that is well suited for LCs in grades 3-5. This is a story about a boy who lives in the Ozark Mountains in an area where hunting is prevalent and hunting dogs are a must. The boy saves up to buy his own dogs, and the story follows his adventures with his dogs. We find out what the title means at the end of the novel. This is a heartwarming story perfect upper elementary. #ucflae3414sp18

AndreaG I would use this novel in LC, providing comprehension questions for discussion. This link would be perfect for LCs as it has pertinent questions, per chapter, for students to discuss. https://www.scholastic.com/content/dam/teachers/activities/migrated-files-in-bod... (edited) 1y
AndreaG ELL 2 is in place for this strategy as it encourages small group and group conversation. UDL: 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 (edited) 1y
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📚📚‼️‼️Oh my Gosh, there‘s so much nostalgia in books that I reread as an adult that I loved reading in school!‼️‼️📚📚
What is your favorite book that you read in school?

angel1 Where the Red Fern Grows and Of Mice and Men were my 2 favorites😍 1y
APLitlife Love love love! 1y
tammysue Anything from Judy Blume! 😍📚 1y
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Jadams1776 The Mouse and the Motorcycle and Indian in the Cupboard 1y
sudi I liked reading Nancy Drew And Goosebumps in middle school 📚 1y
Gharv The Summer of the Monkeys! 1y
LeslieO Harriet the Spy 1y
yourfavouritemixtape I read so many Enyd Blyton novels 😆 1y
MrsSpencer @LeslieO one of my faves!! 1y
MrsSpencer @Gharv that‘s a greaT one!! 1y
MrsSpencer @sudi loved goosebumps! 1y
MrsSpencer @Jadams1776 I loved those too!! 1y
MrsSpencer @angel1 oh my goodness mine too!! 1y
iamcourtneyb A Wrinkle in Time! I made my middle schoolers love it, too, by teaching it in class (some of them claimed they hated it, yet every time they see me even years later, they throw me a few quotes from it lol!!) 1y
JoyNorstrom I wish I knew the title. It was a WW2 book where children hid gold bars under snowmen ⛄️. Does anyone know what book it is? 1y
MrsSpencer @JoyNorstrom snow treasure? 1y
Tigre70 I must‘ve read Where the Red Fern Grows a hundred times! 1y
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The only books to ever make me cry 😭.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Have you read Tell the Wolves I‘m Home? A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Nightingale or Suzanne‘s Diary for Nicolas? 😪😭😭😭 💔💔💔💔💔 (edited) 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have Me Before You, but haven‘t read it yet.... 1y
amber_ldsmom I haven‘t read any of those! I‘ll put them on my tbr list. 📚 1y
Eggs 1000 splendid suns-gahh😭😭Nightingale 😭😭Great Alone😭😭 1y
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You‘ll cry because of the dogs.

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Where the red fern grows,
Streams in the dessert,
A separate peace,
Stumbling into grace,
A perfect mess...
Lust for life❤️ #spinepoem #spinepoetry #booksandshelfiesM18 #day8

MissAimz_55 Amazing ! 1y
Amabear @MissAimz_55 thank you! I really feel this poem! It was harder then I thought it would be but I love it 1y
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Pizza & Sudoku as I finish up this audiobook. I don't know if my heart's prepared for what's about to happen. #24in48 #ThrowbackReadathon

umbrellagirl I remember this one 😞 2y
annahenke It‘s not prepared. No one is. 2y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Nope. No. 2y
CoffeeK8 I vividly remember reading this in 5th grade and reading ahead in class when I wasn‘t supposed to... it was messy. 2y
mgallo1968 My heart just made a little skip reading this! Cried like a baby when I read this one... 2y
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#SobStory The first novel that made me sob was Where the Red Fern Grows. I was in sixth grade and the teacher read it to us. I didn‘t want to full out cry in class, so I checked out the book, took it home and read it again so I could let it out and cry. Dogs dying, turn me into a basketcase. @Elle_Skeldon

SALeahey I remember reading this in 4th grade and also crying my eyes out. Thankfully, many of the other girls in class also lost it, so I was not alone. 2y
APLitlife @SALeahey I have tried to get my kids to read it, but no go. My daughter knows the ending and does not want to read about that. 2y
SpiderGoddess Same!! Second grade field trip, bawled like a baby! 2y
Elle_Skeldon Oh wow...that's a good one! Absolute tearjerker without a doubt! Thanks for entering! 📚🤓📚 2y
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“There is a little good in all evil.” #bookslikethis #sculptedmychildhood I wish they would read half the books now a days that I read in school as a child #somanyclassics

cobwebmoth Welcome to Litsy!🎉 2y
CocoReads Welcome to Litsy! 2y
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Clwojick Welcome to Litsy! I hope you enjoy our friendly little corner of the internet ❤️ 2y
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My sweet baby isn't suffering anymore. Thank you all for the kind words. Sadly she continued to get worse. RIP Pretty Girl.

merelybookish I'm so sorry! 😞 2y
Wife I'm so sorry 🌹 2y
Chessa I'm so sorry for your loss. ❤️ 2y
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ReadingSusan So sorry 😢😢 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Aww. Sending hugs. 💕💕 2y
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cewilf 😞so sorry for your loss 💕 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto So sorry for your loss. 😭 2y
DebReads4fun So very sorry. 2y
Soubhiville Oh, I'm so sorry. 2y
BekahB I'm so sorry for your loss. 😢 2y
Jennick2004 Sending love over the Rainbow Bridge 💚 2y
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NatalieR My heart is breaking for you. 💔 I‘m so sorry for the loss of your sweet girl. She was very lucky to have you in her life. 💙💙💙 2y
SoniaC @NatalieR thank you I miss her so much. 2y
NatalieR I‘m sure you do. I know how that feels. 😢 I‘m sorry I didn‘t see your post sooner. 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs! 2y
Graciouswarriorprincess @SoniaC You‘re welcome. I only saw the post today. Know that you are in my prayers. Hugs! 2y
SoniaC @NatalieR I really do appreciate everyone‘s support. 2y
SoniaC @Graciouswarriorprincess The support during this time has meant so much. 2y
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TricksyTails 😔 I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending you lots of hugs ♥️ 2y
tpixie I‘m am so sorry. Hugs 🤗. It‘s hard to lose our pet babies 🐶 2y
SoniaC @tricksytails Thank you 2y
SoniaC @tpixie Thank you it really is hard. She was a really sweet girl. 2y
tpixie @SoniaC She was adorable. It‘s hard. I hope memories will bring you comfort. 🤗🐶🤗 2y
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britt_brooke Just seeing this. 💔💔💔 ((hugs)) 2y
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For #sentimental, I chose the first book I remember that made me bawl my eyes out at the end. I don't cry over books often, but I can't handle sad dog books. Especially this one now that I have my own hound, an ex-hunting dog pictured here lying in his favorite spot. #fallintobooks

Bookzombie 💕🐶 2y
booksandsympathy I grew up mostly in Oklahoma, so this book got read a lot in school. And the movie got watched a lot as well. It's sad, but amazing. 2y
Lmstraubie 😢😢😢 2y
diovival Ugly cried when I read this the first time. Felt a whole other range of emotions rereading this as an adult. I kept thinking back to Bambi while reading. 2y
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