Love at First Bark is delightful novel by Julie Klam in which she introduces you to the life of three different characters Morris, Clemmie, and Jarhead. The story of each of these dogs has away of melting your heart. It is the tale of each dog which reminds us why we must advocate for the dogs who have lost their best friend.
The story of Morris pulled at my heart-strings as Julie relentlessly attempts to find a placement home for lovable pit bull left tied to a sidewalk post on a hot summers day. It is her fear of abandoning this dog in need is something I can relate to having been in the same shoes with my own dog.
We discovered her wandering in the front of our house, no tags, no collar, it was as if she came to us, and chose her home. We took her around the neighborhood no one had ever seen her before, went to the local vet to see if there was a chip and there was nothing.
In the end, I had to take her to the pound and my heart was torn into a million little pieces. It was without thought or fear I put my name down to adopt her if no one would claim her within the next 7 -10 days. It was a week later I got a phone call from the city animal shelter and Sadie has become a warm part of our family.
Julie Klam’s novel Love at First Bark woofs up a delightful read reminding us that sometimes we need to take the lead advocating for the strays who have no voice. A dog is truly a mans best friend they have the ability to connect us with others and keep us company on the coldest of days.
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