What an amusing book this was. I really enjoyed reading about the author’s life with a rooster who just had to have his own way.
Brian’s life changes when he falls in love with Pamela. They move in together, with her two daughters, and the many pets Pamela has. This includes a pet rooster. As expected, hilarity ensues. The author’s struggles to get his life back under some kind of control are comically retold, with enough self-deprecation and absolute honesty that it makes this a must read for all animal lovers.
I do have to warn you, though, that there is a chapter on the author’s loss of his dog. It’s utterly heartbreaking and very difficult to read (think Marley and Me). I just mention it because I wished I’d skipped over it. But it is wonderfully written and, if you can stomach it, definitely worth the tears.
The rest of the book is fun and funny, making it hard to put down. Buddy the rooster is just a ball of personality that will steal your heart from the moment you meet him. It was actually sad to finish the book because of this reason.
I do recommend this book to animal lovers and to everyone who would like a fun book.