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A Dog's Purpose Chapter 26

By W. Bruce Cameron

Chapter 26

  • The dog formerly known as Ellie, Bailey, and Toby is reborn yet again.
  • Our dog is confused, because he believed he had fulfilled his purpose and would be released from this cruel mortal coil.
  • But the universe said wrong, and here the dog is yet again. This time, he is a black puppy born to a dog breeder.
  • The runt of the litter, ElBailTob is sold at a bargain to a guy named Derek.
  • Derek gives the dog to his girlfriend, Wendi, who isn't supposed to have dogs in her apartment.
  • Wendi names the dog Bear, but she can't bear to take care of him very well.
  • Wendi doesn't feed Bear enough, or exercise him at all. Bear feels his life has no purpose.
  • Unable to care for Bear, Wendi gives him to her mother, who doesn't want him, either.
  • That's not going to help with the abandonment issues.