|G.P. Putnam's Sons|
Many dismissed Mia’s complaints about Eddie as ridiculous. A dog was a dog, right?
Wrong! With as much attention as Jim paid the dog, Mia sometimes felt like the mistress on the side. Years pass and Mia tries everything to win the dog over without success. They are living in sunny California, when she is recalled to New York. They try a bi-coastal relationship again (Jim and Mia had one while dating), and when the kids are off to college, Jim agrees to move to New York permanently. Mia plots to leave Eddie behind, but Jim is not leaving his big galoot.