Bark Up The Right Tree
Bark Up The Right Tree: Lessons From A Rescued Dog is a sweet little story told by Jesse the Labrador Retriever with a little help from her human, Ruth.
Jesse’s story begins shortly after she loses her family when they drop her off at an animal control shelter, but her life turns around when she is adopted by Ruth and her husband Hugo. She soon discovers a love for squeaky bones, being dried off after a bath, and new friends[both the two-and four-legged kind]. Ruth’s dream for Jesse was to become certified both as a Canine Good Citizen and as an International Therapy Dog, and with both love and work, the dynamic duo reached their goal. Shortly after, they began to aim for something new: Ruth would like to develop a volunteer-based group for adopted children and rescued pets where the two could interact and support each other. A few of Jesse’s friends get them started with the donation of a small play wagon so that Jesse can pull children around the neighborhood, and Ruth and Jesse hope to raise awareness of their Kids ‘n’ Kritters project.
This little book is a fun read, and the end of each chapter features a “paws” for lessons learned: Jessie tries to highlight the main points to take away from her story. Everyone can appreciate little reminders such as let go of the past; make good use of today! Jesse’s story is a lovely one, and demonstrates the healing power of love.
10% of sales of Bark Up The Right Tree go to Open Doors, an Amazing Grace Foundation’s Kids ‘n’ Kritters project.