Erica Sonzogni


Dependable, Primary, Ocd, Anxiety, Dogs, Rescue, Friends

Document Type

Book Review


Charlie the Dachshund’s life revolves around doing the same rituals to get through the day, needing every task to be perfect, and worrying constantly. He goes to bed thinking that everything turned out okay because of this predictable schedule. One morning, Charlie gets a call that his friend Hans got stuck in a pipe. To help his friend, Charlie must forgo his rituals and focus his efforts on saving Hans. With Charlie and his friends’ ingenious thinking, Hans is quickly freed and able to play. That evening, when Charlie reminisces about the day, he realizes that his former routines have not helped him. Instead, Charlie learns that he can handle the unpleasant events that come his way, especially with the help from his friends.