This book was so sad but so good. It was told from the perspective of a veterinarian who died from cancer and was overlooking her former life. Her husband, David, is now left to care for their pig, two horses, 3 dogs, and an innumerable number of cats. He is overwhelmed with grieving, their care, and trying to get back to work. His life collides with Helena's friend, J.C. when she gets kicked out of her chimp research study. The story escalates from there and is will definitely bring tears to your eyes.