Many children’s books personify animals to convey a certain message. THE PUPPY WHO WANTED TO BE A BOY is one of them. It is the story of a Labrador puppy who would rather grow up to be a boy instead of a dog. Throughout the story he strives to become a boy. “Maybe if I eat pizza I’ll grow up to be a boy, ” he hopefully says. But of course he does grow up to be a dog. However he is trained to become a special dog-a service dog for a Wounded Warrior. The message is “Accept who you are, but be the best that you can be.” P.S. Oh, by the way, do you know that some fictional stories turn out to be true? In a small town, south west of Chicago, there is a real puppy training to become a service dog for a Wounded Warrior. His name is LOU.