By Janice Mitchell
I was attracted to this book for several reasons. I love animals and am an animal advocate. I have almost always had dogs, including Shelties. I cannot imagine buying from a puppy mill or anyone who may get their puppies from one.
Lucy Blue was rescued from a puppy mill. She was taken in by Second Chance Sheltie Rescue. From there, Janice Mitchell took Lucy Blue into her home as a foster dog. So began Lucy Blue’s road to recovery and that of a normal life.
This book is so much more than just a diary. It tells of the heartfelt experiences with Lucy Blue. It describes her rehabilitation and the healing process. We learn of the methods Janice used for Lucy Blue, including the reasoning behind the methods. We learn what works for these very special dogs and why these methods work. We see Lucy Blue’s growth and healing, of both her body and her spirit.
The book will make you cry and it will make you think. Lucy Blue made it out of a puppy mill, but there are many who do not. I wish everyone could and would read this book. We need to put an end to puppy mills and those who support them.
Please think of Lucy Blue and those like her when you add a new puppy to your home. Consider carefully your source.