I was waiting in the car with Caitlin yesterday while Rob went into Papa John's to order a pizza. A woman was standing on the deck nearby, talking on the phone loudly enough that I couldn't help overhearing every word. She was telling about dog books she had read recently, Marly and Me, From Baghdad with Love..
I haven't read either one, so I guess I'd better order them now, but it started me thinking about one I read last year, One Dog at a Time: Saving the Strays of Afganistan, by Pen Farthing. It is the true story of a British marine who intervenes when he sees a dog being mistreated, and how the incident starts him on a mission to rescue as many dogs as he can. The story brought both Rob and me to tears. I highly recommend it.
Thank you, unknown lady, for reminding me.