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The Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival

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Dogs have been mans best friend for thousands and thousands of years, acting as companion, hunting partner and protector in a relationship that has benefitted both parties. Nowadays, nearly 75 million dogs have homes with American families, where many sleep in your beds, accompany you to school, and eat your unwanted broccoli at the dinner table. However, millions of dogs are born in the United States each year without a place to live. Many of these animals find themselves in shelters, and many, if they are not adopted, are put to sleep. Rescuing Rover takes readers into the heart of the dog overpopulation problem. Covering puppy mills, pet stores and backyard breeders, author and photographer Raymond Bial does not shy away from the grim realities of this crisis. Where do all these dogs come from? Why arent there enough homes? Why should you not buy a pet from a pet store? What does it mean to be a puppy mill dog?

But then he takes readers into a local animal shelter and shares with them the ins and outs of daily life there. Who runs animal shelters? Where do the pets come from? How long do they stay? Who plays with the cats and feeds the dogs? And most importantly, how can you adopt one? With captivating images and in straightforward prose, Rescuing Rover is an introduction to what it is like to be a homeless pet in America, and a call to arms.

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Nearly 75 million dogs live with American families, where many sleep in our beds, walk us to school, and eat our unwanted broccoli. However, millions of dogs are born in America each year without a place to live. Most of these animals find themselves in shelters, and many, if they are not adopted, are put to sleep. Raymond Bial takes readers into the genesis of the dog overpopulation problem, covering puppy mills, pet stores, and backyard breeders, and then he profiles a local animal shelter, sharing with readers the ins and outs of daily life there. Who runs animal shelters? Who plays with the pets? How long do they stay? And how can you adopt one?

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Bobbi and Bob Cat are the best of friends. When their hometown of New Orleans was struck by Hurricane Katrina, many lost everything. But not Bobbi and Bob Cat—they still had each other. Only by staying together could they survive. This is the story of their remarkable friendship.

About the Author

Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery are the best of friends, just like Bobbi and Bob Cat. They first saw the Two Bobbies on Anderson Cooper 360° and found hope in the Bobbies story of friendship and survival. Kirby is the acclaimed author of many books for children, including the 2007 Newbery Honor Book Hattie Big Sky. Mary is the author of many picture books, including Mary Veronicas Egg. Kirby lives in Kenmore, Washington, and Mary lives in Eureka, California. The authors will be donating a portion of their proceeds to Best Friends Animal Society. Visit their Web sites at www.kirbylarson.com and www.marynethery.com

Jean Cassels has illustrated more than fifty nonfiction nature titles. Her other titles include Groundhog Stays Up Late and Brer Rabbit Captured! Jean lives with her husband in New Orleans. They left the city with their three dogs a day before Katrina, and it was six weeks before they could return home. Although there is still much left to accomplish throughout the city, Jean is glad to say that through the efforts of the residents and the visitors who have come to help, New Orleans is making a comeback. Visit her Web site at www.jean-cassels.com

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CSargent08, November 23, 2010 (view all comments by CSargent08)
A beautiful story of two unlikely friends who took care of each other when nobody else could.

My husband is a survivor of Hurricane Katrina and was there with other members of the military when the storm took out his hometown and scattered his family and friends. Our son brought this book home from school last night. We both cried when we read it to him. It's hard to believe that a children's book was so touching. Thank you!
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Patrick Lonergan, September 21, 2009 (view all comments by Patrick Lonergan)


Although set during the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, the true nature of the story is the intense friendship between a cat and a dog who were presumed to have been abandoned in the wake of the storm. The two rely on each other for survival in the barren streets, are displaced to a makeshift animal shelter, and ultimately find a new home halfway across the country when their plight is told on cable news. There's even a surprise twist that makes their story all the more touching and heartwarming.
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ashtonslc, August 21, 2008 (view all comments by ashtonslc)
A beautiful story of the strength of courage and friendship and two special friends who refused to be parted - even by Katrina.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780802797544
Author:
Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Illustrator:
Cassels, Jean
Author:
Nethery, Mary
Author:
Bial, Raymond
Author:
Larson, Kirby
Author:
Cassels, Jean
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Science & Nature - Disasters
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color Illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in 1 lb
Age Level:
05-08

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"Synopsis" by ,
Nearly 75 million dogs live with American families, where many sleep in our beds, walk us to school, and eat our unwanted broccoli. However, millions of dogs are born in America each year without a place to live. Most of these animals find themselves in shelters, and many, if they are not adopted, are put to sleep. Raymond Bial takes readers into the genesis of the dog overpopulation problem, covering puppy mills, pet stores, and backyard breeders, and then he profiles a local animal shelter, sharing with readers the ins and outs of daily life there. Who runs animal shelters? Who plays with the pets? How long do they stay? And how can you adopt one?
"Synopsis" by ,

Bobbi and Bob Cat are the best of friends. When their hometown of New Orleans was struck by Hurricane Katrina, many lost everything. But not Bobbi and Bob Cat—they still had each other. Only by staying together could they survive. This is the story of their remarkable friendship.

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