Veni, Vidi, Vici taps into the human desire to connect with the animal world nicely. Jackson knows her subject intimately, and that comes through loud and clear in Venis story.
Four Stars (out of Five)
Jackson uses a simple, straightforward writing style to convey Venis thoughts. There are no fancy words or detailed thought processes, but the absence of these elements only highlights the simple-minded nature most dogs have, without suggesting that Veni isnt smart in a very canine way.
Veni is larger than life, and her voice makes for fun reading.
Veni is a Pumi puppy from Hungary, but she has recently been adopted by a new family from the United States and moves to their ranch in California. In this collection of letters, Veni describes her new life for her auntie back home.
At first, she doesnt think its fair that she has to leave her old home, learn English, and learn to get along with her new doggie housematesLevi, another Pumi who teases her, and Demi, a standard poodle who hates her right from the start. Whats more, it seems her new human mom trains dogs for a living, and now Veni has to learn to be on her best behavior all the time. And thats not easy for a dog who likes to get into so much trouble! She also exchanges letters with some puppy pen pals and runs the risk of getting sent to Soledog Dog Prison due to her wicked ways.
Written with humor from a puppys perspective, Veni, Vidi, Vici shares the crazy events of one dogs first years with her new family.