Heartwarming, funny and charming with lots of dogs.
Dr. Cyrus Mills returns to his small hometown in Vermont to takeover the Bedside Manor for Sick Animals, a veterinary clinic that his father had run. Cyrus has been estranged from his father for the past fourteen years, estranged enough to change his name to his mother's maiden name; however his father willed him the practice and home. A practice that is in financial ruin, the exact thing that Cyrus does not need. He has lost his veterinary llicense in South Carolina due to a misunderstanding and needs money to get his license back and now save his father's practice.
I don't think I could dislike a book like this, not with a dog named Frieda Fuzzypaws. It was an easy read with sections broken up by the day of the week, since Cyrus has one week to earn the money to pay the bank in order to keep the veterinary practice open. Every day Cyrus is faced with a new issue on top of raising money, a very much alive dog that he was supposed to have euthanized, blackmail, and coming to terms with the failed relationship with his father, to name a few. With whimsical characters, both human and animal alike, I was be enchanted by The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs.
This installment picks up several day after The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs. Dr. Cyrus Mills has sorted out his veterinary license and is now running a slightly more successful practice at Bedside Manor. So successful, in fact, that their competitor, Healthy Paws is threatening them. Cyrus now has a whole new set of issues to deal with, including Healthy Paws, the woman he's trying to date's mysterious new male friend, a Healthy Paws veterinarian that he was set up with on a blind date and, of course, all the new cases at the veterinary office. That includes a very sick cow, an obese cat, a taxidermy dog and a very real service dog whose owner has died.
This is another funny, heartwarming and fast-paced read with Dr. Cyrus Mills. My favorite character in this installment was again a dog, Stash- short for Mustache. Stash is a dog who lives to serve and has a wonderful bag of tricks. I always enjoy reading about how Dr. Mills solves the veterinary cases and there are a few really interesting ones in here. There's also another batch of wildly entertaining human characters, which Dr. Mills ends up solving some of their issues, also.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.