Ken Foster finds himself surrounded by an ever-growing collection of stray dogs, and describes the dogs who found him: a beagle abandoned in a New York City dog run, a pit bull in a Mississippi truck stop. Their circumstances offer a grounding counterpoint to his own recent misfortunes: the shock of New York City after 9/11, the deaths of two close friends, a near fatal heart condition and the evacuation of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. He writes eloquently about the world of animal shelters, the nature of compassion, and the empowering effect of rescuing--and being rescued.
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Reference, Pets
Subgenre: Personal Memoirs, General, Dogs / General