I adore both of them and don’t know where I’d be without their love and companionship. On the weekends, two of my favorite things to do are play with our puppies in the backyard or watch a family movie with Blake and Sydney curled up at our feet.
If you’re an animal lover like me, you know how powerful the relationship can be between you and your pets. The bond is so strong that they become more than just pets; they’re family members (who are just a bit on the furry side).
Saved: Rescued Animals and the Lives They Transform is a terrific book of stories about people who adopted pets in need and discovered they were actually the ones who needed rescuing. Each story is touching, heartwarming, and will bring tears to your eyes—especially when you see the beautiful photographs that accompany every tale.
There’s the story of Bill, a man who made it through a shattered romance with the love from his dog, Jack. I think my favorite might have been Phil, a down-on-his-luck guy who found an orphaned fawn, nursed it, and now takes long, healing walks in the woods with the fully grown deer, Li’l Buck. Page after page, you can’t help but be moved by the dramatic stories of rescued animals.
It makes me want to adopt a dog just like my brother did a few months ago! Maybe we have room for one more in our house?
Have you adopted a pet? Have your animals changed your life? I want to hear how they’ve impacted your family!
We have four copies of Karin Winegar’s amazing book, Saved (which is now out in paperback), that we’d like to give away to the most touching stories. Post a comment, tell us about your pets, and we’ll send out a copy of Saved to the four most powerful pet tales.
I can’t wait to read them all!