In A Big Little Life, Koontz gives you an insider's look at what it was like to be part of the Koontz family while Trixie was alive.
While very similar, in story, to Marley and Me, Trixie is the complete opposite - she's been trained to help handicapped people but because of an injury had to retire.
Seeing as this is a book about the life of a dog, you know the ending will be sad (as most animal stories are) but Koontz adds his special blend of humor so the death is that much more heartbreaking.
After learning about Trixie, you'll come to agree with her family when they say they believe she was something more than a dog.
Excellent read - 5 out of 5 stars.