Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival
The Best Gift
For those of you who don’t know, I am an animal lover, and my all time favorite thing in the world is to receive is a good book or pictures about unusual animal friendship...and I have received plenty over the years from friends. This book, Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival by Kirby Lawson was given to me by one of my coworkers at the library who not only knows my love of animals, but also knows that I adopted my present dog, Matey, from Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the rescue group that found the main characters in the book. She knew I would love it, and I did. And I wanted to share it with you.
In this story, the “two bobbies” are a cat and a dog that form a special bond when they are left by their owners after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. They take us on their journey to find a new home. It demonstrates the love that can exists between all sentient beings in a beautiful and surprising way. Bobbie the dog, and Bob Cat….well, the cat!...teach us how natural it is to care for one another despite our supposed differences. It also shows us that animals may, in fact, exceed us in their natural instinct to know when kindness and protection are needed. You can check out Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival at your local library.
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is a 3500 acre animal rescue society located in Kanab, Utah. The animals come to this sanctuary in the canyon from far and wide. Some are ill, some have been neglected or abused, and all are homeless. But once they're there, they receive everything they need, physically, emotionally and psychologically to thrive and to find good homes. For those few who are never ready to take that next step, Best Friends is their safe haven for life. There really is nowhere else like it on earth. I recommend you visit their website and see what an amazing organization they are.
Barbara learned about Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in the early 90’s and was a contributing member for many years. She was so impressed by the work they did, that she has visited the sanctuary twice to rest and volunteer in the beautiful 3500 acre setting in Southern Utah. On her last visit she met her current “best friend” Matey, a 10 year old cattle dog mix. Unbeknownst to her, an intern had written a book about Matey after working with him at the Sanctuary. She was thrilled when the book was given to her when she arrived to pick him up, and hopes to write another book based on her journey with Matey.