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Loved Love at First Bark -- and I'm a Cat Person!
on October 21, 2011
In her latest book, Love At First Bark, Klam offers more doggie tales with profound insights into why we humans need the companionship of our four-legged friends. Human-animal relationships help us with our human-human relationships, by allowing us to see what we humans are capable of (generosity, caring, risk-taking) and by the examples set by animals of how much more wecould be capable of (unconditional love, boundless energy, housetraining). Her book You Had Me at Woof was wonderful, and Love at First Bark is a great follow-up.
Klam falls in love with just about every dog she meets and I have no doubt they fall in love right back. I am lucky enough to have met Klam and in person she is every bit as warm, funny, and just a little bit nuts as she is on paper. I finished up reading Love At First Bark last night before going to bed and when I woke up this morning, I felt good; I was energized and positive and ready to go. That a book about dog rescuing, from the troubled streets of Upper Manhattan to the desolation of the Ninth Ward in New Orleans, can make a person feel hopeful about life says a lot about Julie Klam, and also about the bond between animals and humans, a source of sustenance that goes both ways and that cannot be denied.