Today what I read is that Opal found a dog at a store. A part I didn't like was that Opal's dad didn't let her keep the dog I hate when parents do that. Like why can't he just let her keep the dog??? Especially one that was a stray, the poor dog had neither a home nor food. Obviously Opal named the dog Winn-Dixie mostly because that's where she found him. Opal's dad is a preacher and because of that there is more reason to keep the dog. This is a great book.