^^^ Between Old Yeller, Marley and Me, and the North Dakota DOT Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, I don't know which ending left me tears more. Damn you for bringing that up.
Right now my fiction book is The Wrecker by Clive Cussler, and for non-fiction it's Pat Summit's autobiography.
I own a Lab, don't get me started. Saw Marley and Me on a flight a few years ago and was a blubbering mess. Old Yeller didn't help either.
As for the ND specs...Release the Bakken.