The Blue House Dog

4 The Love Of Animals

A New York Times story that ran in 2001 about a homeless dog wandering around a suburban part of New York City, struck a chord with me. It took nine years for my picture book, THE BLUE HOUSE DOG, (Peachtree Publishers/August 1, 2010) to come out. The boy was wounded by his loss, just as the homeless dog was wounded when his owner died. Dogs find their way inside you, and you want to keep them there,” Cody says.

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