The Art of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein
I liked this book a lot. The entire story is told from a dog's point of view. I now find myself looking at Baxter and imagining what he is thinking or why he is doing what he is doing.
Enzo is a dog owned by a race car driver. The driver eventually marries and has a child. This is the story of Denny and his family as understood by Enzo. He's a smart dog--and a thinker.
I like the view that dogs are reincarnated, and when they are ready-- they return to earth as men.
This is a story of love, tragedy, and victory. I wiped tears more than once. And best of all, this story will make you love your pets even more. Stein is right: No one knows us in quite the way that they do.