"I had no doubt that whoever had been out there had meant to harm me but had been foiled by one small, determined dog."
What would we do without our dogs? They are there for us when things are going great and when we are at our worst. And they still love us. Dogs bring an intense loyalty and love to our lives that no other pet--or human!--can match. When we want to give up, they come to us with wagging tails and goofy smiles, asking to go for a walk or play tug-of-war. Nothing can lift our spirits like our dogs.
In this heartwarming collection of true stories, you will meet many dogs--some big, some small, some rambunctious, and some serene. Each of them has played an important part in the lives of their humans. You'll meet a three-legged survivor who helps heal a broken family, a funny mutt who brings laughter to a house filled with anxiety, a local celebrity pup who brings smiles and customers to a couple's store, and many more ordinary and extraordinary canines.
So share a treat with the special dog in your life and dig in to these uplifting tales.
Callie Smith Grant is the editor of The Cat in the Window, The Cat on My Lap, and The Dog Next Door. She is also the author of several nonfiction books for young readers and adults, as well as many animal-themed stories and poems that can be seen in Guideposts anthologies and in magazines such as Small Farmer's Journal.