Saturday, October 22, 2011

Love at First Bark

This is Annie.

Four years ago, we adopted Annie from the DFW Lab Rescue organization. 
She was an older dog (not a puppy), with an unknown past, 
but she'd obviously had training, she sat on command, shook hands, 
walked well on a leash, and was house-broken. 

She's the best decision we've ever made! 
Don't underestimate the power of a pet in your life!

I grew up on a ranch around tons of animals, 
and when we adopted Annie, 
it was finally my chance to share a love of animals with my boys.  
And love Annie they do. 

I was excited when I had a chance to read and review Love at First Bark 
by Julie Klam for BlogHer Book Club and Penguin Books.  
The author shares a few of her rescue stories and bits about her life.

It's a quick, easy read, especially if you like dogs, and I enjoyed it.  

But, I'll admit, no matter how huge a dog lover I am...
I don't understand the passion and energy some people put into animal rescues. 
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE animals, 
but I've never felt the need to do so much for them on the same level as the author.

However, when you decide to get a pet, please adopt!
There are so many animals out there who need homes.
Rescued animals have lived a harder life and need love.
Donate, adopt, foster.

I was compensated for this BlogHer Book Club review but all opinions expressed are my own.


Anonymous said...

it's always good to hear rescue & adoption stories... i love that that's how ya'll got her! She's a beauty!!! =)

happy weekend

Romina said...

It was kind of you to adopt the dog, she looks sweet and gorgeous and she deserve to be look after by you.

Anonymous said...

She looks sweet. Our dog Oscar came to us when he was 4.5 years old.