Admittedly it is not my go to area of reading but I have come to appreciate it more in recent years. Back in 2013 my beloved dog, Ivy passed away. Here she is:
Not long afterwards I came across a book of poems called Dog Songs, The writer was someone I'd never heard of before called Mary Oliver. Little did I know I was about to read the works of a Pulitzer Prize winning poet! Dog Songs is a love letter to our four-legged friends and speaks to the special relationship we have with them. I used the book as a grief journal, sometimes simply penciling in "Yes!" at something Ms. Oliver wrote. Other times I wrote more. It was very cathartic for me.
(Sorry if this is illegible - it's a personal indulgence to put it here in order for me to remember that I did this on that day when my memory is totally shot.)
I have gone on to read more of Mary Oliver's poetry.
I will end with a quote from Mary Oliver's Dog Songs.
"What would the world be like without music or rivers or the green and tender grass? What would this be like without dogs?"