That Dog! by Nanette Newman
Actress and author Nanette Newman has written this joyful and touching story about the relationship between a boy and his dog. Barney loves digging and stealing lamb chops, but most of all Barney loves his owner Ben as much as Ben loves Barney. Nothing could ever replace that dog. But after Barney dies, Ben slowly and reluctantly discovers that there is room in his heart for another special sort of dog.